Everyone loves a go at the arcade claw machine, but winning is harder than it looks. Here are a few claw machine tips and tricks to help you win that prize you have an eye on:
- Pay Attention to the Player Before You. You can learn a lot about a claw machine by watching the player in front of you play. Pay close attention to the way the claw grips the prizes and how smoothly the crane moves. This will help you better gauge your own moves when your turn comes.
- Carefully Pick Your Prize. Generally some prizes are in a better position to be won than others. If there’s a prize you really want, you might need to first target another plush to free up the one you really want. Either way, you want to go for a prize that is sticking out or on top of the pile. Also, keep in mind that round prizes are generally harder to grab than angular prizes.
- Fell Out the Claw. On your first attempt, pay special attention to the way the claw grips and how low it descends. This will be crucial info for your second attempt. You may even want to pick a new target after you get a better feel for the claw and a greater understanding of how it operates. Every claw is a little bit different!
- Use the Claw to Move Prizes Around. Your first instinct is always going to be to go right for the prize, but sometimes it is better to use the claw to bump the prize into a better position to set yourself up for a successful second attempt.
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