Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (1993)

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Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine is a falling block puzzle game developed by Compile and published by Sega. It was released for the Genesis/Mega Drive in North America and Europe in November 1993, and was ported to the Game Gear and Master System in December 1993 and June 1994, respectively. The plot revolves around Sonic the Hedgehog series antagonist Doctor Robotnik kidnapping residents from Beanville and turning them into robots, with the purpose of removing all joy from the planet Mobius.
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine is the Westernized version of Puyo Puyo and replaces its characters with those from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, being primarily based on the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog animated series. The gameplay is reminiscent of Tetris, in which the player must organise different coloured shapes as they fall down a board. The game received mostly positive reviews, with critics praising the gameplay but criticising the difficulty.

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Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine can be a good time or a great time either, but, it can be repetitive easily. I played it on its "single-mode" where you advance to predetermined stages with different enemies, the difficulty spikes can be punishing but once you manage to understand your opponent's strategy you may counter it, this aspect was the thing I liked the most and gives you a good challenge.

For the negative sides, there are like 2 songs for this game and the same background and it really feels through your gameplay, it doesn't feel that you advance at all and can be disheartening because the enemies will give you a lot of trouble. I didn't Vs a human but it seems to me that if you have a rival with a similar level than yours, both of you will have a fun time. I think that DRMBM for what it is can be very enjoyable, but, its fun may weary faster than you expect.
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