* AdaptationDisplacement: Easily the most popular ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' game outside of Japan. Just visit any of the major ''Puyo Puyo'' videos on Website/YouTube and see how many point out the similarities between the game in question and ''Mean Bean Machine''.
* AwesomeMusic: Most of the tracks in the game are great, but the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHDVpFj-5rM Stage 1-4]] theme is particularly catchy.
** One of the best themes in the game is the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t9HvMXU2wo 2-Player Versus Theme]], a remix of the FinalBoss theme from the original ''PuyoPuyo''.
* HilariousInHindsight: This games provides a few example of this. This was [[MemeticBadass the AOSTH verison of Dr. Robotnik]] who starred in this game (and became the Robotnik design used in most of Europe). He is currently well known as one of the most popular characters of [[YoutubePoop YouTube Poop]] due to his infamous quote, "Snooping as usual, I see". Also Complie, the company who co-developed this game, created and owned the Puyo Puyo franchise until they went bankrupt in 2001 and ended up giving the franchise to Sega, who currently has Sonic Team working on the games. [[SonicTheHedgehog Guess what other franchise]] [[CaptainObvious Sonic Team owns?]]
** Also, [[VideoGame/SonicBoom this wouldn't be the last game in the Sonic franchise based on a cartoon]].
** Hell, this wouldn't even be the [[http://seiga.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E3%82%BD%E3%83%8B%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%81%B7%E3%82%88%E3%81%B7%E3%82%8820th?page=1 last time Sonic and Puyo Puyo crossed over]] (albeit in the form of an officially sanctioned fan-art contest)
* ThatOneBoss: Scratch is the last opponent before Robotnik, and he blatantly admits to cheating during the match.