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Encyclopedia > Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Developer Compile
Publisher Sega
Designer Takaya Segawa, Saori Yamaguchi, Hideaki Moriya, Keisuke Saka (design), Manabu Ishihara, Tsukasa Aoki (programming).
Released Flag of the United States November 1993
Flag of Europe November 1993
Flag of the United States December 1993 (Game Gear)
Flag of Europe January 1994 (Game Gear)
July 26, 1994 (Master System)
Genre Puzzle
Mode(s) Single Player / Double Player / Endless / Puzzle Mode (8-bit versions only)
Ratings VRC General Audiences(GA)
Platform(s) Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, Virtual Console, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, Wii
Media Cartridge
Input methods Control pad

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Gameplay

An in-game screenshot of the last level ofDr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine.

The game is played with two opponents trying to connect as many chains of four or more similarly colored beans as possible in a large grid. As higher chains are achieved, Refugee Beans are sent to the other side. This can only be removed when a neighboring group of beans is matched. The winner is the one whose beans do not reach the top of the grid. There are various modes that allow players to battle each other in various difficulty settings. These determine speed, the initial number of Refugee Beans, and other various things. Image File history File links DRMBM_Screenshot. ... Image File history File links DRMBM_Screenshot. ...


Plot

Dr. Robotnik has hatched a plan to ensure that no music or fun remains on Mobius. To do this, he kidnaps the citizens of Beanville and stuffs them into a giant robotising machine called the Mean Bean-Steaming Machine (hence the name, Mean Bean Machine), so that they become his robot slaves. The player must now defeat each of the robot guards and Robotnik himself to foil his evil plans. Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Mobius is the planet that the Sonic the Hedgehog characters are from in the comic book series made by Archie Comics (United States) and Egmont Fleetway (UK), and in all three American cartoons, including the light-hearted Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, the ABC cartoon Sonic the Hedgehog (known as... For other uses, see Cybernetics (disambiguation). ...


Releases

The game was released in February of 1993 for North America markets. The game was never released as a standalone game in Japan. Compile declined the opportunity most likely because the game was too similar to the popular Puyo Puyo, whose sequel was, at the time, already in development (Puyo Puyo Tsu).[citation needed] When the game finally reached Japan, thanks to Sonic Mega Collection, it became known in that country as "Dr. Eggman's Mean Bean Machine", obviously because Dr. Eggman is Robotnik's name in Japan. Puyo Puyo Tsu (Also known as Puyo Puyo 2, or Puyo Puyo Tsuu) is the sequel to Puyo Puyo, made in 1994 by Compile. ... The main menu screen in Sonic Mega Collection. ...


An 8-bit version was also released for the Sega Master System and the Game Gear in 1993, which featured similar game play, but also included a "Puzzle Mode", in which the player must clear a series of flashing beans amidst a large pile. The Sega Master System ) or SMS for short (1986 - 2000), is an 8-bit cartridge-based video game console that was manufactured by Sega. ... The Sega Game Gear was Segas first portable gaming system. ...


On December 11, 2006, Sega released the game on the Wii's Virtual Console, at a price of 800 Wii Points.[1] The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... This article is about Nintendos emulation feature and download service. ... Wii Points is a payment system that Nintendo uses for its Wii console through the Wii Shop Channel. ...


References

  1. ^ Parish, Jeremy (2006-10-31). Wii Virtual Console Lineup Unveiled. 1UP.com. Retrieved on 2006-11-01.

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