We’re not sure at which den of fun reader Jake spotted this claw game, but he did notice that there’s kind of a big discrepancy between the variety of toys that it offers, and the variety of toys that players actually get. “I’d hate to see what [their] “Small Choice” has to offer,” Jake writes. Or maybe we’re just bigoted and think that all minions look alike. [More]
The claw crane, also known as a UFO catcher, is presumably a reliable moneymaker for owners of coin-operated machines. The rigs taunt players by making it seem as though they’re tantalizingly close to picking up a prize before letting it slip through their grasps. It takes considerable self control to keep from pouring money into the machine until victory is at hand.