How To Play Nippon Ichi’s Bean Sprouting Game MameQue

By Sunjun . August 18, 2013 . 12:02pm

c20130807_mameques_16_cs1w1_x720 Nippon Ichi Software’s new iOS app, MameQue (Bean Quest) was recently released in Japan on August 7. The game is a far cry from their usual hardcore RPGs, it’s about players raising cute bean-shaped creatures called Mamenon and send them into dungeons to hunt for treasure.


To create Mamenon, you must plant beans in your farm and combine them with items that will lead to different types of Mamenon. For example, if you combine a bean with a leaf, it will grow into a Mamedanuki.



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Each Mamenon also requires a different amount of time to grow. Once it is ready for harvest, you need to pluck it out of the ground with a flick of your finger.


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In addition to beans, you can plant seeds that grow into abilities or accessories.



Once you raise several Mamenon, you can line them up into a party and send them into a dungeon. You can also connect with another player and join forces. While they’re inside a dungeon, they will proceed automatically and their progress will be displayed over time.

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When your Mamenon clear a dungeon, they will return with items and experience points.



If they fail to complete a dungeon, they will retreat. If they use up all of their energy, they will also turn back into a bean. However, they will retain their experience points, so they can grow back into a more powerful Mamenon.




Until August 12, Nippon Ichi Software is holding a campaign in which players can get a Mamenon exclusive to their prefecture. People in Hokkaido can get a Mamenon resembling a salmon-wielding bear, whereas residents of Gifu can get a Mamenon based on the houses in the World Heritage Site Shirakawa-go.


Players can also get the Mametallica and Mamehei, based on The Witch and the Hundred Knights until August 18.

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  • Andrew Arndt

    it´s crazy cute

  • Malon


  • Rogerrmark
  • Chim_era

    you know …. I really want it! Too cute for ios !!!! ;)

  • TrannyMagic

    I want my unborn baby to be just as cute.

  • AkuLord3

    Diabetes levels of cuteness, and seems like a fun game to pass the time

  • Ståle Laastad

    adorable! wants it!

  • DesmaX

    “If they fail to complete a dungeon, they will retreat. If they use up all
    of their energy, they will also turn back into a bean. However, they
    will retain their experience points, so they can grow back into a more
    powerful Mamenon.”

    N1 game, alright.
    I could play this, if I had an iPhone

  • Arcana Wiz

    they all are a new level of moe, i would play it if i had a IOs.

  • Pekola

    Tempted to ask in the NISA forums if they have plans to localize this.

    Hopefully with all the special event beans like the Prinny and Metallica, ect.

  • Justin Grant

    Legasista anyone?

  • Frenzytoast

    A few unmentioned and very useful tips:

    You can level up accessories by having 2 of the same kind and tapping on a farm block. Once there, tap タネ (tane=seed) which is the 2nd tab available next to マメ(mame=bean). Once inside the Tane tab, there will be 2 sub tabs to access. The first リスト (list) shows the available seeds you have to plant. The second 強化配合 (kyouka haigou = Strengthening Combination) is the tab you want. As stated before, you need to have 2 accessories of the same type. There will be three boxes in a [ ]+[ ] = [ ] format.
    The first box has ベース above it meaning Base, or the weapon you want to upgrade. Once you enter the base Tane, you can only place a Tane of the same type in the second box. Once both seeds are placed, then tap 植える(ueru=to plant) on the bottom right of the screen. Weapon upgrades cost 100 silver coins and seem to increase in 50 silver coin increments per additional level.

    You can also set the floor you want your Mame’s to clear before returning. So if you don’t want to have an entire party revert to beans by being defeated this is a helpful option. First you must send out Mame to a dungeon. Once they’ve been deployed you can then tap on the same dungeon you sent your Mame to. You’ll arrive on a screen that has your line of deployed Mame.
    There are 5 buttons available on this screen. The top left 戻る (modoru=back) will send you to the previous screen. The top right ダンジョン詳細 (danjyon shousai=Dungeon Details) will provide details like monster element types, how long it takes to clear the dungeon and what items can be found. The bottom left button 獲得アイテム (kakutoku aitemu= Acquired Items) will show you any items that your Mame team has picked up in the dungeon. The bottom right button 返却 (henkyaku=Return)This button will have your Mame team immediately leave the dungeon. The Bottom middle button is 進行状況 (jinkoujyokyoku=State of Progress) shows what floor your mame team is on. This button is also the button that you can set the floor on. While on this screen there is a white box near the top left that has a floor number in it. Whatever you set this floor to is the floor your Mame team will clear before returning. By default it’s set to the final floor of the dungeon.

    From today to September 1st (August 31st for the states), there is a special event dungeon that is available for a limited time “オーロラ平野” (o-rora heino=Aurora Plains)
    The monsters here range from level 10-15. The first time you clear this dungeon you will receive a マメフロート (mamefuroto=mame float) which is a special Mame only available here.

    Feel free to message me with any questions you have about this game.

    • Divi

      In the bean planting area,on the 3rd tab of mame, where like recipe for beans lies. there is an error saying something about service and what not for me. What is that error?(technically what destiny is saying)

    • d3stiny

      hi i have a problem with 進化配合. couldn’t do it for the first time. how do i proceed?

      • Guest

        I am also having the same problem.

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