Yeah, they are a scam alright. I haven't found many people who actually
have beaten one of those things. My uncle is the only person I've met
who has any luck at all with those machines, and he says it is because
there is a trick to getting things out of one of them. They usually put
the heavy stuff on top so it is particularly hard to get to the lighter
smaller toys on the bottom that the arm could actually get out without
much difficulty. The entire purpose of those machines seams to be to
take your money without much of a real chance of getting anything out of
them. Still they have been out for years so people must still play them
and enjoy them.
I have seen these machines, ---- we have them in England too, and in
America I believe (sinse one featured in the film toystory), ----
though the background music may be various things not just the lambada
The problem is that they are actually a horrendous scam, sinse the
jaws on the crane arm only tighten properly one time in about 50
(there is actually a mechanical switch inside the machine that assures
As to making it an audio game, ---- well I'm personally not sure about
that, sinse it'd be a rather symple one even for a basic arcade game,
and would need a good few extra features to be interesting to play,
and by the time you'd added those features, ---- your probably talking
about a completely different game entirely.
Beware the grue!
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