Has Bean

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Has Bean
First seen: Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (1993)
Species: Robot (formerly a bean)
Gender: N/A (referred to as male)

Has BeanMedia:DRMBM MD US manual.pdf[1] is the main character of both incarnations of Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine. He is an export of a major character from the Puyo Puyo franchise, Carbuncle; he plays a more important role there than he does in the Mean Bean Machine games. Exactly why Compile and Sega left him in Mean Bean Machine is unknown, however to compensate, they changed his name and gave him a new backstory related to these games.


According to the manual he was once an inhabitant of Beanville but was transformed into a robot with Dr. Robotnik's roboticizer. During the game he can be seen next to the score (Mega Drive version only), watching as the game commences. Despite the game's links to Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Has Bean has never appeared in the series.

It is of note that the instruction manual states that matching 4 beans together sends the Beans to the Mean Bean Machine, which then leads to what is called a "horrible fate". The instruction manual also states that he became "un-jolly" after being roboticized. This in combination with the fact that Has Bean is controlling the descent of Beans dropped in his dungeon means that he is essentially another henchman of Robotnik.

Has Bean makes a cameo appearence in the fan game Sonyc. He can be found on a totem pole in the first level.


Has Bean used to be one of the jollier beans in the village... Until Dr. Robotnik changed him into a robot. Usually he prefers to clown around on the sidelines, but he hasn't forgotten his humble past. Occasionally he'll drop into your dungeon and take a little walk. Any beans he walks over change to the same color and disappear.

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine US manualMedia:DRMBM MD US manual.pdf[1]


Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog characters
Main Sonic the Hedgehog | Miles "Tails" Prower | Dr. Robotnik (Supreme High Robotnik) | Scratch | Grounder | Coconuts
Recurring Breezie | Momma Robotnik | Wes Weasley | Mad Mike | Big Griz | Professor Von Schlemmer | Sergeant Doberman | Robotnik Jr. | Professor Caninestein
Others Spelunk the Mole | Rocket the Sloth | Smiley the Shark | Sketch Lampoon | Dr. Warpnik | Prince Charnok | Splog | Boom-Boom | Big Daddy | Catty Carlisle | Music Destroyer | Lucas | Lucinda | Captain Rescue | Edgar Eagle | Ellie | Farmer Peck | Henrietta Peck | Harry the Hucker | Hodgepodge | Sonnette | Goobster | Wallace A. Ditso | Torch | O-Zone | Peeper | Chef Wolfgang Puke | Pseudo Sonic | Lawrence | Hacker | Surff | Princess Bubbles | King Saline | Boogey Man | Dream Meister | Miss Saccharine | MacHopper | Miss Sniffed | Updike | Mayor Fumfer | Guido | Dr. Quark | D.U.F.U.S. | Omletta | Katella | Collie Chang | Angus MacGull | Jebediah Wee | Coachnik | Bert Whoo | Roxy | Professor Turtle | Miss Possum | Six Gun Pete | Black Bot the Pirate | Merlynx | Princess Gwendolyn | King Arfur | Masonic | Penelope | Robotnikhotep | Magma the Volcano God | McMole | Andy Pandatelly | Merna the Merhog | Queen of the Merhogs | Captain John Paul Memo | Lt. Bananas | Colonel Stench | Robot | William Le Due | King Kommamachs | Easy Eddie | Throbbin Screech | Screech's Niece | Henry Walrus | Kwai Chang Crane | Grasshopper | Princess Sally Acorn
DRMBM-specific Has Bean | Arms | Frankly | Humpty | Davy Sprocket | Skweel | Dynamight | Spike | Sir Ffuzzy-Logik | Dragon Breath