- Cut Song: While heavily-redone versions of "Theme of Puyo Puyo" and "Brave of Puyo Puyo" were used in the final version, more faithful remixes of both songs are buried within the game's audio data. Some premixes of the later stage themes are also present.
- Recursive Adaptation: A video game based on an animated show based on a video game.
- Sequel Gap: Not a sequel per se, but Sonic Mania contains Mean Bean Machine's game play, both in a boss and an unlockable game mode, twenty-four years later.
Trivia / Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine