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Sega Genesis Sunday – Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine

Today is Sega Genesis Sunday and each week we will be featuring a different Sega Genesis game. Feel free to email us with any requests and we will put them in our queue.

Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, 1993

Sega Genesis Jurassic Park

Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine (MBM) is a puzzle game for Sega Genesis that was developed by Compile with three gamplay modes: scenario, two-player versus, and exercise mode. The game features Dr. Robotnik, whom younger fans of Sonic the Hedgehog may know as Eggman. The TLDR of the Robotnik/Eggman name change is that in Japan he has always been Eggman and the Sonic Team decided to unify and only refer to him as Eggman worldwide. Surprisingly enough, even though Dr. Robotnik is a part of the Sonic storyline, Sonic is not featured in this game at all.

While MBM is a puzzle game, it does have a storyline.  Dr. Robotnik wants to ensure there is no fun or music on Mobius and built a machine that turns the beans into robots. The screen shows two Tetris-like boards where beans fall from the top of the board. There is also a display of the next beans coming up. The object is not to clear your board (left), but to fill your opponent’s board (right) by clearing your beans. In order to clear beans, you must rotate and stack to make groups of at least four like-colored beans. This is the basic gameplay that spans across 13 levels. Two-player versus mode pits you against a friend, in the same gameplay as versus mode but without the robotic story. Exercise mode is just practice. This puzzle game is not especially hard, but it is fun.

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Sega Genesis Sunday – Jurassic Park

Today is Sega Genesis Sunday and each week we will be featuring a different Sega Genesis game. Feel free to email us with any requests and we will put them in our queue.

Jurassic Park, 1993

Sega Genesis Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park is a game based off the hit movie for Sega Genesis that was developed by BlueSky Software. The game features two modes of gameplay – playing as Dr. Alan Grant or as a Velociraptor.

While playing as Dr. Grant, you must navigate through Isla Nublar to the Visitor’s Center to escape the island via helicopter. Grant receives a variety of weapons to combat the dinosaurs that are free from their enclosures. These weapons require ammo, which can be found scattered throughout the levels.  This mode of gamplay has seven levels.

Alternatively, players can play as a velociraptor on the hunt to eliminate the humans from Jurassic Park. This mode spans only five levels. Along the way, other dinosaurs and humans can harm the Raptor, but a hearty diet of meat will replenish its life. The Raptor can only attack by biting or using claws in close proximity, but he can run faster and jump higher than Grant.

This game is definitely a must-play. The graphics are fun for it’s time and the game modes are unique. While it doesn’t necessarily take anything from the movie other than humans vs. dinosaurs, it is a great inspired title. There is a password save option, but each game mode is short enough to play in just a couple of hours.

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