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  • Title: Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
  • System Console: Sega Genesis / Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear, Sega Master System
  • Developer: Compile & Sega of America
  • US Release Date: November, 1993
  • Europe: November, 1993
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Characters: Dr. Robotnik, Bean Folk, AoStH Badniks
  • First Appearances: Bean Folk, AoStH Grounder, AoStH Coconuts, First Sonic-Themed Puzzle Game

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    General Info

    Welcome to the Mean Bean Machine. A puzzle game ala Tetris, Basically, this is just Compile's Puyo Puyo puzzle game revised for the American audience. In fact: its pretty much almost a direct port. If you've ever played Kirby's Avalanche (which came long after this) for the SNES, this is the EXACT same game. :P Multi-colored "beans" fall from the top of the screen, Tetris-style. The object is to align four beans of the same color and make them disappear. Here's where you come in: You can group the bean folk together and allow them to escape! However, there is only a short amount of time before the holding area overfills and bursts open. And the henchbots have noticed you, and are trying to find a way to short-circuit your plans for good! You must move more beans through your dungeon than the henchbot jailer next to you, and at the same time bust your enemy's dungeon wide open. If you succeed, you'll be sent up the line to deal with the wilier henchbots, and eventually with Robotnik himself! This game is based off of "The Adventures Of Sonic The Hedgehog" animated world, and Robotnik appears the part. Scratch, Grounder, and Coconuts are also on your opponent list, which is as follows (in order - all chacters from AOSTH): Arms, Franky, Humpty, Coconuts, Davy Sprocket, Skweel, Dynamight, Grounder, Spike, Sir Fuzzy-Logic, Dragon Breath, Scratch, and finally Dr. Robotnik. (All of the above Badniks were actually from bit-parts used in the AoStH.) On a final note, the Game Gear version included a realy spiffy "Puzzle" mode, where beans were already set up in a particular manner, and forced you to use brainpower to hack 'em down. This one feature makes the Game Gear version superior to its Genesis counterpart.


    On Planet Mobius, the famous home of Sonic The Hedgehog, Dr. Robotnik has returned with three new cohorts - Scratch, Grounder, and Coconuts! This time he has invented a machine that turns the good Mobian folk into rotten robots! Witness his newest plan -- the Mean Bean-Steaming Machine, a nasty device that changes the jolly folk of Beanville into devious little robots that will help the deranged doctor rid Mobius of music and fun forever! Village bean folk are being rounded up and thrown into the Doctor's dungeons, there to await their turn in....The steamer! A challenging puzzle game, this game came out in the famous Tetris clone craze of the early 90's! Pile up four bean folk from the same color clan so they can stick together and escape! The object of the game - Defeat jailers Coconuts, Grounder and Scratch to reach the inner dungeons of the mad Doctor himself!


    Jumping Beans

    At the title screen, press A, B or C to make the beans on the title jump up and down.

    Passwords - Easy And Normal Mode

    Here are the passwords to the last stage in the Easy and Normal difficulty levels.

    Difficulty Password
    Easy Yellow, Has Bean, Blue, Blue
    Normal Purple, Yellow, Has Bean, Clear

    Passwords - Hard And Hardest Mode
    Here are the passwords to all the stages in the Hard and Hardest difficulty levels.

    Level HARD
    2 Green, Clear Bean, Yellow, Yellow
    3 Yellow, Clear Bean, Purple, Clear Bean
    4 Blue, Green, Clear Bean, Blue
    5 Red, Purple, Green, Green
    6 Yellow, Yellow, Clear Bean, Green
    7 Purple, Clear Bean, Blue, Blue
    8 Clear Bean, Yellow, Has Bean, Yellow
    9 Purple, Blue, Blue, Green
    10 Clear Bean, Green, Red, Yellow
    11 Blue, Yellow, Yellow, Has Bean
    12 Green, Clear Bean, Clear Bean, Blue
    13 Has Bean, Clear, Purple, Has Bean

    Level HARDEST
    2 Blue, Blue, Green, Yellow
    3 Green, Yellow, Green, Clear Bean
    4 Purple, Purple, Red, Has Bean
    5 Green, Red, Purple, Blue
    6 Blue, Purple, Green, Yellow
    7 Blue, Purple, Green, Has Bean
    8 Clear Bean, Purple, Has Bean, Yellow
    9 Purple, Green, Has Bean, Clear Bean
    10 Green, Blue, Yellow, Has Bean
    11 Green, Purple, Has Bean, Red
    12 Red, Green, Has Bean, Blue
    13 Red, Red, Clear Bean, Yellow