One door's red and the other's blue,
The Chiefs won Super Bowl number two!
What can Patrick Mahomes and company do to bring home number three?
Welcome to another edition of Nostalgia Game Review, where I showcase old school games and give my opinions on such games. This edition covers Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine.
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine was a game initially released for the SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis on November 26, 1993. There was a release on the SEGA Game Gear and SEGA Master System in December 1993 and June 1994 that followed. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine was developed by SEGA, Compile, and the Sonic Team. Mean Bean Machine is based on the Japanese series Puyo Puyo.
The game is set on the planet Mobius, where bean-like creatures roam. Dr. Robotnik concocts a plan to enslave the citizens of Beanville by kidnapping them and turning them into robot slaves. His end goal is to rid the planet of all fun and joy and he hopes to do this through his "Mean Bean-Steaming Machine"! What a jerk! You must face his henchbots and beat them to stop Robotnik from achieving his end goal.
I will admit that I'm not the best Puyo Puyo player on the planet. It's difficult for a commoner such as myself to pull off chains of 12 (my personal best is three; don't laugh at me). So to all elite Puyo Puyo players, I tip my cap to you.
With that being said, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine is a fairly addicting game. The pursuit of huge chains and varying puzzles are awesome. However, there are drawbacks. First, the game is difficult for non-Puyo Puyo players, even on the easiest mode. When you get to Dr. Robotnik on the hardest mode, you're practically going up against an elite Puyo Puyo player. This is a part of why I feel Puyo Puyo is a bit of a niche series. There's also the fact that there are many Puyo Puyo clones out there, as Aaron Thomas of GameSpot points out. Granted, it is a reskin that uses the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise to boost sales. However, the game doesn't have much in the line of originality.
Overall, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine is a game that is nice for a round or two. It's addicting and can grasp fans for a bit. However, it is not a game for casual gamers that aren't familiar with the Puyo Puyo series.
Today was supposed to be Opening Day for Major League Baseball. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic interfered with those plans and postponed the season until further notice. Still, there are a list of things I miss about America's pastime.
The San Francisco 49ers made a surprising turnaround, finishing 13-3 and making the Super Bowl. What can the 49ers do to finally win their sixth Super Bowl?
The resurgent Green Bay Packers made it all the way to the NFC Championship before losing to the San Francisco 49ers. What can the Pack do to get back to the Super Bowl?
The Tennessee Titans took a magical run to the AFC Championship before being beaten by the Chiefs in the AFC Championship. What can the Chiefs do to get to the Super Bowl?
With there being no NCAA basketball tournaments due to the coronavirus, here are some March Madness moments to quench your thirst.
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With most people being quarantined because of the Coronavirus, I am going to join the fray. Here's a list of games that I'll be playing during my quarantine.
The Seattle Seahawks made a valiant effort to come back against the Packers in the divisional round. However, they fell just short. How can the Seahawks get Russell Wilson his second Super Bowl title?
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