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Doctor Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

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!

Basically, this is just Compile's Puyo Puyo puzzle game revised for the American audience. 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. If you've ever played Kirby's Avalanche for the SNES, this is the EXACT same game. 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! 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): Arms, Frankly, Humpty, Coconuts, Davy Sprocket, Skweel, Dynamight, Grounder, Spike, Sir Fuzzy-Logic, Dragon Breath, Scratch, and then 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.

Grounders Area
Coconuts' Area
Scratch's Area
Robotnik's Area

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine- Sega Genesis, Sega Megadrive, Game Gear

Game Codes And Strategy Guides Courtesy Of Jared Matte A.K.A. The Green Gibbon , Secrets Of The Game Sages , and Radical City

The Code Bank

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 the last stage 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

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

First Appearances: None

Comic Adaption: None

Summary: None

Various Screenshots

Each stage is usually broken down into "Tetris" like stages. And because there are LOTS before you ever get to Doctor Robotnik we'll only show various screenshots instead since many of the stages require only differening points of strategy and no huge variation in technique.