Christmas is here! Time for another Mean Bean Machine giveaway!

Merry Christmas everyone, hope you’re having a great day and have received many gifts and eaten many fantastic meals. Last year I gave away four copies of Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, so I decided to bring some more beautiful beans to the community.

Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine is an americanized clone of Puyo Puyo, which was the first game in the popular-in-Japan series. Instead of fighting various demons of Satan you end up battling Dr. Robotnik’s robots in hot puzzle action.

While the Puyo Puyo series has done numerous things to modernize the series, I still find the rules of the original to be the best. It’s basically a frantic rush to bury your opponent. No reversals, comebacks or anything like that most of the time. It’s the puzzle game equivalent of a six-shooter duel except you have to set up Mouse Trap to fire the gun. I love it.

So why would I give out copies of this game? It’s one of my favorite Genesis games, and I think it’s a pretty fun twist on the puzzle genre. Also Scratch is in it, the best robot chicken ever. (Sorry Seth Green). Last but not least, I’m PRETTY sure no one else is giving out copies of Mean Bean Machine. So there’s no chance of people going “Oh I got this from Aunt Jenny.” Fuck that, Aunt Jenny wouldn’t dare touch this mean bean majesty.  
 

 Disclaimer: Does not come with the Christmas themed "Robotnik's Christmas Casserole Catastrophe" DLC.

So here we are again, I’m giving out 10 copies of Mean Bean Machine to the first ten people to post. In your post please put down your steam ID (example: http://steamcommunity.com/id/recspec ). From there I’ll add you and gifts will be delivered! First come, first serve, once they are gone, that’s it!

It’s been a fun year here at Giant Bomb, here’s to an awesome community. You all are the best.
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Posted by RecSpec

Merry Christmas everyone, hope you’re having a great day and have received many gifts and eaten many fantastic meals. Last year I gave away four copies of Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, so I decided to bring some more beautiful beans to the community.

Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine is an americanized clone of Puyo Puyo, which was the first game in the popular-in-Japan series. Instead of fighting various demons of Satan you end up battling Dr. Robotnik’s robots in hot puzzle action.

While the Puyo Puyo series has done numerous things to modernize the series, I still find the rules of the original to be the best. It’s basically a frantic rush to bury your opponent. No reversals, comebacks or anything like that most of the time. It’s the puzzle game equivalent of a six-shooter duel except you have to set up Mouse Trap to fire the gun. I love it.

So why would I give out copies of this game? It’s one of my favorite Genesis games, and I think it’s a pretty fun twist on the puzzle genre. Also Scratch is in it, the best robot chicken ever. (Sorry Seth Green). Last but not least, I’m PRETTY sure no one else is giving out copies of Mean Bean Machine. So there’s no chance of people going “Oh I got this from Aunt Jenny.” Fuck that, Aunt Jenny wouldn’t dare touch this mean bean majesty.  
 

 Disclaimer: Does not come with the Christmas themed "Robotnik's Christmas Casserole Catastrophe" DLC.

So here we are again, I’m giving out 10 copies of Mean Bean Machine to the first ten people to post. In your post please put down your steam ID (example: http://steamcommunity.com/id/recspec ). From there I’ll add you and gifts will be delivered! First come, first serve, once they are gone, that’s it!

It’s been a fun year here at Giant Bomb, here’s to an awesome community. You all are the best.
Posted by Gamer_152

I'm not posting to take a code, I'll leave those for others. Just wanted to say it's always good to see people giving stuff away around Christmas. Keep up the good work.

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Posted by Video_Game_King

@Gamer_152 said:

I'm not posting to take a code, I'll leave those for others. Just wanted to say what the hell is up with that image?

This is now my response.

Posted by dankempster

I would love one of those copies, if there are still any available. I remember playing this game for hours on end with my family years ago as a youngster, and with the whole household gathering together again tomorrow for Boxing Day, it would be awesome to be able to whip out my laptop, launch Mean Bean Machine and relive some of those memories. My Steam ID is http://steamcommunity.com/id/dankempster. Merry Christmas to you RecSpec, and here's to a great 2013.

Posted by Pazy

Id appreciate a copy of Mean Bean Machine, I am a great fan of Sonic and would love an excuse to head back to Mean Bean Machine and try and get past the first level (seriously :|). http://steamcommunity.com/id/pazy

Posted by RecSpec
@Video_Game_King said:

@Gamer_152 said:

I'm not posting to take a code, I'll leave those for others. Just wanted to say what the hell is up with that image?

This is now my response.

It's Robotnik dressed as Santa. Also tits.
Posted by AlisterCat
Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

You must hate Christmas. Giving the curse of mean bean machine to others.

Posted by Lelcar
Posted by RecSpec
@ImmortalSaiyan said:

You must hate Christmas. Giving the curse of mean bean machine to others.

Some people like fruitcake. 
Posted by Ducksworth

So RecSpec kindly declined my Binding of Isaac offer, would anyone else like it?

Posted by RecSpec
@AlisterCat@Pazy@Ducksworth@dankempster: Done, done, done, and done! Enjoy it guys. 
 
One more has been claimed, but I still have 5 of these to give away.
Posted by RecSpec
@Lelcar: And done. 
Posted by Happenstance

Very generous, only ever played it a few times and would love to again

http://steamcommunity.com/id/happenstanceuk/

Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

@RecSpec said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

You must hate Christmas. Giving the curse of mean bean machine to others.

Some people like fruitcake.

I know. Just felt like expressing that I do not like mean bean machine, like at all. It is nice of you to give out games like this.

Posted by Zorkdork

Hi, if you are still giving away copies I would love one, I used to play Puyo Puyo a lot back in the day.

http://steamcommunity.com/id/zorkdork

Posted by Lego_My_Eggo

@Ducksworth said:

So RecSpec kindly declined my Binding of Isaac offer, would anyone else like it?

If it is still up for grabs i wouldn't mind having it please.

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Posted by Demoskinos

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

You must hate Christmas. Giving the curse of mean bean machine to others.

This is the right attitude.

Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

@Demoskinos said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

You must hate Christmas. Giving the curse of mean bean machine to others.

This is the right attitude.

It was a joke.

Posted by RecSpec
@ImmortalSaiyan said:

@RecSpec said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

You must hate Christmas. Giving the curse of mean bean machine to others.

Some people like fruitcake.

I know. Just felt like expressing that I do not like mean bean machine, like at all. It is nice of you to give out games like this.

Don't worry about it. I know you were joking.  
 
Also, that's it. No more copies left, as soon as I the invites get accepted from the other folks, I can send off the rest.
Posted by Demoskinos

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

@Demoskinos said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

You must hate Christmas. Giving the curse of mean bean machine to others.

This is the right attitude.

It was a joke.

Yes, but mean bean machine is still pretty awful.

Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

@Demoskinos said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

@Demoskinos said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

You must hate Christmas. Giving the curse of mean bean machine to others.

This is the right attitude.

It was a joke.

Yes, but mean bean machine is still pretty awful.

Oh, you were siding with me. Never figured that. Mean bean machine is awful. It was pain to have to beat it for the last achievements on Sonic genesis collection. The AI follows no rules and straight up cheats.

Posted by Demoskinos

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

@Demoskinos said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

@Demoskinos said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

You must hate Christmas. Giving the curse of mean bean machine to others.

This is the right attitude.

It was a joke.

Yes, but mean bean machine is still pretty awful.

Oh, you were siding with me. Never figured that. Mean bean machine is awful. It was pain to have to beat it for the last achievements on Sonic genesis collection. The AI follows no rules and straight up cheats.

Oh, you thought I was scolding you. Yeah, fuck no man. Like you said the later levels are impossible if you are a normal human being. Hardest trophy. The only way I was able to get it on the collection was to use the PS Button to "pause" the game to think about my next move.

Posted by Sanity

So i made it to like stage 3 and then the ai started kicking my ass... Neat game though, i'll mess with it some more later.