Sonic Mania has been quite a trip down memory lane since its release, and fans continue to find new secrets in the game, like the Mean Bean mini game, which is very similar to PuyoPuyo. In this article we’ll break down everything you need to know to unlock this little secret, the Mean Bean mini game in  Sonic Mania, and start taking your friends down in this fully fledged version of the Chemical Plant Zone Act 2 boss.

How to Unlock Mean Bean Mini Game

In order to unlock the Mean Bean mini game you’re going to need to start collecting blue spheres in the Get Blue Spheres mini-game, which can be activated from any checkpoint after you’ve found and collected a total of 25 rings in the level. Once you’ve headed into the level, continue grabbing the blue spheres scattered throughout. The more you can grab, the better your odds of earning a high scoring medal.

These medals are the items you’re after, as they allow you to unlock different items in the extras menu for Sonic Mania. It’s a nice little addition to the game, and while you will need to collect quite a few—we’re not quite sure what the actual number is at this moment—to unlock the feature, it’s well worth the wait and the work that is required.

What exactly is the Mean Bean mini game? Well, the easiest way to explain it is that it’s the basically the Sonic version of PuyoPuyo, which is great especially for Xbox One owners, as they didn’t get access to Tetris vs. PuyoPuyo, and since the mode includes five different speeds, as well as the option to play against the AI or against other players, it’s a nice little addition to see in the extras menu.

If you want to unlock some other handy extras in the game, then be sure to check out our guide on how to unlock the Level Select screen, as well as our helpful guide on how to find every Special Stage in the game. We also have a very useful guide on how to unlock the Sound Test, which will let Sonic fans enjoy the wonderful music that they hear throughout the game.

That’s everything you need to know to unlock the Mean Bean mini game extra in Sonic Mania. We’ll have plenty of other handy Sonic Mania guides coming to help you get all the nifty extras that the developers have included in the game, so be sure to check back and see what else the game has to offer as we update our content throughout the coming days.