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    FAQ
    by Seth0708
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    I. Basics
    II. Modes
    III. Story Mode Quotes
    IV. Passwords
    V. Closing
    
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    					BASICS
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    Doctor Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine was the original North American version of Puyo Pop! Like
    most puzzle games, the objectove seems simple, but becomes more complicated as you (or you foe)
    utilize strategies to pummel the competition.
    
    To read through the rest of the BASICS, you need to understand the key I've used.
    
     ______________________
    |         KEY          |
    |----------------------|
    |  B  | Blue Bean      |
    |  R  | Red Bean       |
    |  G  | Green Bean     |
    |  P  | Purple Bean    |
    |  O  | Orange Bean    |
    |  X  | Grey Bean      |
    |  H  | Hasbean        |
    |______________________|
    In this, and all Puyo Pop! variations, two colored blobs fall from the top of the screen in
    groups. Your goal is to line four or more of the same color up. Your lines can be straight:
    
    |      |    |R     |
    |      |    |R     |
    |      | OR |R     |
    |RRRR  |    |R     |
    --------------------
    Or they can bend like this:
    
    |      |    |      |    |      |
    |      |    |R     |    |      |
    |R     | OR |R     | OR |RRR   |
    |RRR   |    |RR    |    |XXRR  |
    --------------------------------
    Or thet can be in a "box" shape:
    
    |      |
    |      |
    |RR    |
    |RR    |
    --------
    Of course every good competitive puzzle game has a catch. Doctor Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine has
    Grey Beans. Grey Beans drop on your foe's side whenever you make your beans disappear (and vice-
    versa). Grey beans do not match up with any color and only go away if another group of beans
    disappear that are touching them. Now what determines the number of Grey Beans that fall you
    might ask? Well the more beans you combo, the more Grey Beans that fall. What's a combo? Well
    here is an example of on:
    
    |      |
    |RG    |
    |RG    |
    |RRGG  |
    --------
    The Red Beans will disappear, causing the Green Beans above them to fall taking out more beans.
    Here are some bigger combos:
    
    |B     |    |  ORGB|    |      |    |BGO   |
    |BR    |    |  OGGB|    | O BG |    |PPPP  |
    |BROO  | OR |  RRGB| OR | OOOB | OR |GGGP  |
    |BBRROO|    |  ROOB|    | GGGBB|    |BBBOOO|
    --------------------------------------------
    Even Grey Beans can be used to make combos:
    
    |G     |
    |XB    |
    |XBBB  |
    |GGGX  |
    --------
    Just remember that anything you can do, the enemy cna do too. In the real game, you'll have to
    screens going at once (one for you, the other for your opponent, Hasbean will be in the middle
    doing who knows what):
            ____
    |      |    |X     |
    |      |    |XXXXXX|
    |OOOXGG|____|XXXXXX|
    |BBBRRR| H  |RRBBOX|
    |PPPGGG|    |BBRROO|
    --------------------
    A winner is declared when someone's screen fills up with beans or more specifically, when the
    spot from which the beans fall is blocked:
    
    |   P |    |XXXXXX|
    |   O |    |XXXXXX|
    |   R | OR |XXXXXX|
    |   B |    |XXXXXX|
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    Experiment with different combinations and you may just surprise yourself.
    
    PRACTICE MODE ONLY
    In Practice mode sometimes a large green-colored bean will appear. This bean destroys an entire
    column when placed.
    
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    					MODES
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    There are three basic modes to chose from:
    Story
    Versus
    Practice
    
    Story mode takes you through all of Doctor Robotnik's robots in an attempt to save Mobius
    Versus mode allows to players to play against each other
    Practice is just like Story mode, but you don't have to compete against anyone
    
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    					STORY MODE QUOTES
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    Introduction
    [Doctor Robotnik stands in front of his mean bean machine with Grounder and Cluck]
    "Witness my evil dream to rid Mobius of music and fun forever. My latest invention the mean-bean
    steaming machine will not only dispose of those fun-loving jolly beans of Beanville, but turn
    them into robot slaves to serve my evil purposes. Robots. Bring me those beans.
    [Grounder and Cluck teleport of the screen and Doctor Robotnik begins to laugh maniacally]
    
    Stage 1- Arms
    "Beans, beans let me give you a hand -- or two. I've to prepare Dr. Robotnik a beautiful bean
    feast. Come to Arms my beauty."
    
    Stage 2- Frankly
    "Arms is always to wrapped up in himself to do anything useful. I'm a bright Spark and I recon I
    know how to beat you."
    
    Stage 3- Humpty
    "Gracious. You're here already? I'm shell-shocked. But please eggscuse me if I spoil you chances
    of seeing Dr. R."
    
    Stage 4- Cocanuts
    "I'm Cocanuts and I'm Dr. Robotnik's favorite robot because I'm gonna finish you in a flash."
    
    Stage 5- Davy Sprocket
    "A squirt like you has been reuniting too many beans. I reckon I'll have to pioneer some new
    techiniques."
    
    Stage 6- Skweel
    "I've got more sizzle than a rasher of bacon. I'm hungary and it ain't meals on wheels I'm after
    -- It's you!"
    
    Stage 7- Dynamight
    "Well blow me away! As if Dr. R. hadn't enough stick already. Here I am to provide a little
    explosive action."
    
    Stage 8- Grounder
    "I'm Grounder but you can call me SAM -- 'cause I'm like a surface-to-air missile and I'm gonna
    have you for launch."
    
    Stage 9- Spike
    "C'mon squirt let's see what you're made of. Forget those rivet-brains you've seen. I'm Spike and
    I'm gonna stick it to ya'."
    
    Stage 10- Sir Ffuzy Logik
    "Milord is troubled by thy success, Sire. But thhou are destined to proceed no further. Prepare
    to dueal Lord Robotnik's champion."
    
    Stage 11- Dragon Breath
    "Ol' Ffuzy Fface got got tied knots eh? I guess that's why the boss is sending the boys round. So
    long sucker."
    
    Stage 12- Cluck
    "You've been scratching around here for too long, worm-bait. Time to cross the road and head home
    pal. I'm winnig this by means fair or fowl."
    
    Stage 13- Doctor Robotnik
    [Doctor Robotnik flies in to his lab and jumps from his pod]
    "You dopey dunce-bots. Con't you do anything right? Now I'll have to do my own dirty work and
    blend those beans."
    
    Ending
    [The mean bean machine explodes. As the beans jump for joy, Doctor Robotnik jumps into his pod
    and flies away. The cast is shown (including Hasbean) and night falls. Last we see the credits]
    
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    					PASSWORDS
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    Sega Genesis Passwords:
    Key
    Easy Password
    Hard Password
    Hardest Password
    
    Frankly
    Red-Red-Red-Hasbean
    Green-Grey-Yellow-Yellow
    Blue-Blue-Green-Yellow
    
    Humpty
    Grey-Purple-Grey-Green
    Yellow-Grey-Purple-Grey
    Green-Yellow-Green-Grey
     
    Coconuts
    Red-Grey-Hasbean-Yellow
    Blue-Green-Grey-Blue
    Purple-Purple-Red-Hasbean
    
    Davy Sproket
    Grey-Blue-Blue-Purple
    Red-Purple-Green-Green
    Green-Red-Purple-Blue
    
    Skweel
    Grey-Red-Grey-Purple
    Yellow-Yellow-Grey-Green
    Blue-Purple-Green-Yellow
    
    Dynamight
    Purple-Yellow-Red-Blue
    Purple-Grey-Blue-Blue
    Blue-Purple-Green-Hasbean
    
    Grounder
    Yellow-Purple-Hasbean-Blue
    Grey-Yellow-Hasbean-Yellow
    Grey-Purple-Hasnean-Yellow
    
    Spike
    Yellow-Purple-Hasbean-Blue
    Purple-Blue-Blue-Green
    Purple-Green-Hasbean-Grey
    
    Sir Ffuzzy Logik
    Red-Yellow-Grey-Hasbean
    Grey-Green-Red-Yellow
    Green-Blue-Yellow-Hasbean
    
    Dragon Breath
    Green-Purple-Blue-Grey
    Blue-Yellow-Yellow-Hasbean
    Green-Blue-Yellow-Hasbean
    
    Scratch
    Red-Hasbean-Hasbean-Yellow
    Green-Grey-Grey-Blue
    Red-Green-Hasbean-Blue
    
    Doctor Robotnik
    Yellow-Hasbean-Blue-Blue
    Hasbean-Grey-Purple-Hasbean
    Red-Red-Grey-Yellow
    
    
    Sega Game Gear Passwords:
    Key
    Scenario Password
    Puzzle Password
    
    Stage 2
    Yellow-Red-Green-Blue
    Green-Yellow-Pink-Grey 
    
    Stage 3
    Blue-Red-Grey-Orange
    Grey-Orange-Grey-Orange
    
    Stage 4
    Orange-Pink-Grey-Yellow
    Blue-Red-Green-Pink
    
    Stage 5
    Blue-Grey-Grey-Orange
    Blue-Green-Grey-Pink
    
    Stage 6
    Red-Pink-Grey-Green
    Pink-Green-Yellow-Pink
    
    Stage 7
    Yellow-Blue-Pink-Blue
    Blue-Green-Red-Green
    
    Stage 8
    Grey-Blue-Red-Orange
    Orange-Blue-Red-Orange
    
    Stage 9
    Pink-Blue-Red-Orange
    Pink-Orange-Yellow-Green
    
    Stage 10
    Blue-Yellow-Red-Green
    Yellow-Pink-Yellow-Orange
    
    Stage 11
    Orange-Pink-Yellow-Blue
    Yellow-Grey-Grey-Pink
    
    Stage 12
    n/a
    Red-Pink-Yellow-Blue
    
    
    Sega Master System Passwords:
    n/a
    
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    					CLOSING
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    Doctor Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine is (C) SEGA