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Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (8-bit)

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Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Game Gear, Sega Master System, Palm OS, Virtual Console
ROM size: 256 KB
Peripherals supported:
Sega Game Gear
Gear-to-Gear Cable
Genre: Puzzle
Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code Rating
Sega Game Gear
EU
1994-01 €? 2446
Sega Game Gear
UK
1994-01 £29.99 2446
Sega Game Gear
US
1993-12[1] $34.95[1] 2446
Sega Master System
EU
1994-07-26 €? 7123
Sega Master System
UK
1994-07-26 £29.99 7123
Sega Master System
AU
1994 $? FDRR00SEC
Sega Master System
BR
199x R$? 025360
Palm OS
US
2003-04-14[2] $19.95 ?
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
US
2013-06-13[3] $2.99[3] CTR-N-GARE Everyone
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
EU
2013-06-13[4][5] €2.99[4] CTR-N-GARP 3+
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
UK
2013-06-13[4][6] £2.69[4] CTR-N-GARP 3+
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
DE
2013-06-13[4][7] €2.99[4] CTR-N-GARP 0

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine is a puzzle game for the Sega Game Gear and Sega Master System. It is similar to its 16-bit counterpart for the Sega Mega Drive, but contains an additional Puzzle Mode that is not present in the Mega Drive version. This version was included as an unlockable game in Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, and later as a default game in the compilation Sonic Mega Collection Plus (which itself featured in later compilations).

For information on the storyline and gameplay common to both versions of the game, see the article about the 16-bit version.

Gameplay

Scenario Mode

This is the game's story mode, in which Has Bean must "Battle Robotnik's ranks of robot flunkies in order to save Beanville!" The player competes against computer-controlled characters in 13 stages. Most of these characters are also found in the pilot and 1st episode of the show, and each one is based on a corresponding character from the original Puyo Puyo game. The pilot even has a scene that looks striking similar to the continue screen in this game.

List of opponents

Stage Opponent Based on Password
1 Arms Draco Centauros N/A
2 Frankly Suketoudara RefugeeBlueRedHas
3 Humpty Sukiyapodes YellowBluePurpleBlue
4 Coconuts Harpy RedPurpleRefugeeGreen
5 Davy Sprocket Sasoriman BlueRefugeeRefugeeHas
6 Skweel Panotty HasPurpleRefugeeYellow
7 Dynamight Zombie BlueRedRefugeeHas
8 Grounder Witch HasPurpleYellowBlue
9 Spike Zoh Daimaoh BlueHasYellowPurple
10 Sir Ffuzzy-Logik Schezo Wegey BlueYellowRedGreen
11 Dragon Breath Minotauros PurpleBlueRefugeeYellow
12 Scratch Rulue PurpleBlueRedHas
13 Dr. Robotnik Satan YellowRedGreenBlue

Puzzle Mode

Compile took the puzzle mode from Nazo Puyo, released a few months earlier, and added them to this version of Mean Bean Machine. The Puzzle Mode unique to this version requires the player to solve increasingly difficult puzzle challenges.

Lesson Objective Password
1 Eliminate all red beans. N/A
2 Eliminate 10 beans at a time. PurpleYellowHasHas
3 Eliminate all red beans. PurplePurplePurpleYellow
4 Eliminate 3 waves of beans. GreenGreenPurpleBlue
5 Let 10 pairs drop in. PurpleGreenYellowPurple
6 Eliminate 11 beans at a time. BlueGreenRedGreen
7 Eliminate 4 waves of beans. BlueRedGreenPurple
8 Eliminate all beans. BlueGreenRefugeePurple
9 Eliminate all blue beans. GreenYellowPurpleRefugee
10 Eliminate all beans. RefugeeHasRefugeeHas
11 Eliminate 5 waves of beans. HasBlueRedHas
12 Eliminate all beans. PurpleHasYellowGreen
13 Eliminate 4 waves of beans. YellowPurpleYellowHas
14 Eliminate refugee beans. YellowRefugeeRefugeePurple
15 Eliminate 5 waves of beans. RedPurpleYellowBlue
16 Eliminate 9 beans at a time. GreenRedGreenHas
17 Eliminate 4 waves of beans. RefugeeHasYellowBlue
18 Eliminate 5 waves of beans. YellowHasRedBlue
19 Eliminate all red beans. PurpleRedHasBlue
20 Eliminate all beans. RedYellowBluePurple
21 Eliminate 18 waves of beans. RedBlueYellowGreen
22 Eliminate all red beans. YellowGreenRedRed
23 Eliminate all red beans. RedBlueRedYellow
24 Eliminate 11 waves of beans. RefugeeGreenRedYellow
25 Eliminate 18 beans at a time. RedYellowHasPurple
26 Eliminate 18 beans at a time. BlueRefugeeRedYellow
27 Eliminate all blue beans. RefugeeBlueHasGreen
28 Eliminate 5 waves of beans. RefugeeYellowYellowPurple
29 Eliminate 5 waves of beans. BluePurpleRedHas
30 Eliminate 7 waves of beans. BlueYellowPurpleHas
Ending N/A RedGreenHasHas

Also released in

Production credits


Manuals

Physical scans

Game Gear version




Sega Game Gear
85 Sonic Retro Average
Based on 4 reviews
Publication Score Source
GamePro 68 №55, p150[1]Media:GamePro US 055.pdf
segamaguk 92 №1, p106/107
Sega Power 92 №53, p38/39
Sega Pro 89 #29 Pg 58
Game Gear, US
Meanbeangg-box-us back.jpgNospine.pngMeanbeangg-box-us.jpg
Cover
Mbm gg us cart.jpg
Cart
DRMBM GG US manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
DrRMBM GG EU backcover.jpgDrRMBM GG EU Spine1.jpgMeanbeangg-box-eu.jpgDrRMBM GG EU Spine2.jpg
Cover
Mbm gg eu cart.jpg
Cart
DRMBM GG EU manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, PT
GG ROBOTNICK PT.jpg
Cover
DRMBM GG PT manual.pdf
Manual

Master System version




Sega Master System
91 Sonic Retro Average
Based on 2 reviews
Publication Score Source
Sega Power 92 №53, p38/39
Sega Pro 90 #29 Pg 68
Master System, EU
Meanbeanms-box-eu.jpg
Cover
Dr Robotniks Mean Bean Machine SMS EU Cart Top.jpg
Dr Robotniks Mean Bean Machine SMS EU Cart Back.jpgMbm ms eu cart.jpg
Cart
DRMBM SMS EU manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, AU
Mean Bean Machine MS (Australia).jpg
Cover
Mbm ms AU carttop.jpg
Mbm ms AU cart back.jpgMbm ms AU cart.jpg
Cart
DRMBM SMS AU manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR
Mean Bean Machine MS (Tectoy).jpg
Cover
DRMBM SMS BR manual.pdf
Manual

External links

  • Nintendo catalogue pages: US, UK

References

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (8-bit)
Main Article | Bug List | Cheat Codes
Sonic games for the following systems
Sega Master System
Sega Game Gear
 1991  Sonic the Hedgehog     1992  Sonic the Hedgehog 2     1993  Sonic Chaos | Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine     1994  Sonic Drift | Sonic Spinball | Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble     1995  Sonic Drift 2 | Tails' Skypatrol | Tails Adventures | Sonic Labyrinth | Sonic 2 in 1     1996  Sonic Blast    
 Unreleased  Sonic's Edusoft