|Minigame location||Coffee Shop, Club Penguin (app)|
|Date released|| August 22, 2005 |
October 24, 2005 (Everyone)
August 29, 2013 (Club Penguin (app))
|Date closed||Still Open|
Bean Counters is a Club Penguin mini-game that can be played by clicking on the java bean bag in the Coffee Shop. In this game, the player has to catch flying bags full of coffee beans coming out of a truck, while avoiding flying objects. The player must also load the bags onto a platform. You cannot hold more than 5 coffee bean bags, as you will be crushed by weight and will lose a life. You can collect more lives as you advance in levels. There are 5 trucks to unload, therefore, there are five levels. If you finish all of them, you will receive an extra 60 coins added on to the amount of coins that you've already earned. On November 14, 2010, the game was updated with new music.
There are various flying objects that come out of the truck, referred to as obstacles. The obstacles are the anvil and the always middle. In the third through the last level (5th level) there are fish which always land near the "bagging area" or the counter and the anvil would also show up. The fourth level the flowerpot flies out almost always in the middle with the anvils and the fishes flying out as well. The fifth level of the game is the same as the fourth but it goes a bit faster.
- Coffee sack - The player is supposed to catch and load the bags in each level: they will then appear on the counter.
- Extra Life - These tokens give the player one extra life. They only appear in levels 3 and 5. They appear as a penguin's head on a star-shaped background.
- Anvil - Anvil always land near the truck
- Fish - The fish always land near the platform where you put the beanbags.
- Flowerpot - Flowerpots always land near the middle.
In Level 2, the player must catch bags while avoiding flying anvils that come out of the truck.
In Level 4, the player must catch bags while avoiding flying anvils, fish, and flowerpots that come out of the truck.
In Level 5, the player must catch bags while avoiding flying anvils, fish, and flowerpots that come out of the truck faster than the previous levels. An extra life will also appear in some point in this level.
If you hold any bags when any truck is unloaded, keep loading them to the platform before the next level starts, and you'll earn 50 coins for every bag you unload when you do this. Each obstacle also falls in the same place each time.
Click the bottom edge of the top beanbag and click the jellybeans. From there you can choose the difficulty. Hard, Expert, or Extreme. This time it is Jelly Beans you are unloading. The goal of this game is to only unload the colors of jellybeans that are shown on the color wheel. If two colors are highlighted, you are trying to get those colors to the left side. Make sure to grab every bag, but the ones with the wrong hues should be tossed back in the truck.
- There was a cheat to make money when you went to play and clicked the igloo button before the box asking if you want to play popped up, then playing at your igloo. You would keep clicking exit to upload your score. The Club Penguin team has fixed this glitch and you will be removed from the server if you try it.
- It was one of the five original games on Club Penguin.
- The music (and sound) was first added on October 20, 2005.
- On November 14, 2010, the game music was updated.
- On March 11, 2011, the game was given a major update. The penguin in the game was given a new look. The background was also changed, as well as the addition of the candy mode.
- A similar hidden candy level would be in Pizzatron 3000.
- The game is featured in the comic Anvil Counters where a penguin dodges the various flying objects.
- In the version 1.2 update of My Penguin, Bean Counters was added to the app.
Names in other languages
|Portuguese||Empilha a Pilha||Pill the Pile|
|Spanish||Atrapa Bolsas||Sack Catcher|
|French||Rapido Expresso||Fast Express|
|German||Schnelle Bohnen||Fast Beans|