Those damn crane games frustrate us so much. All we want it the little stuffed monkey, and we keep getting the ugly gray stuffed rhino. Or sometimes nothing at all. That’s why we usually stick to the “play until you win” type crane games. RoboCrane is a new Japanese crane style game that could make these games interesting again.
Users will have to steer a robot to win the prize they want, which would add a whole new element of feel to the classic boardwalk-style game. The RoboCrane concept is currently being tested in Japanese arcades. — Andrew Dobrow