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The era of visiting carnivals and arcades may be over, but Prize Claw is a free iOS app that aims to re-create that old time feeling. The main problem is an overly cluttered interface that takes some time to figure out without delivering much of an incentive to keep playing (at least for free).
Prize Claw's interface is packed with ads and other information that made it hard to find the claw controller at first. There is a Help screen with instructions about the game, which helped us get oriented. Apart from the cluttered screen, we also weren't impressed with the restrictions that limit you to a certain number of grabs. In order to acquire more, you'll need to spend some cash to upgrade. With successful grabs, you can unlock things like a much stronger claw or the bomb. You'll also get rewarded for completing a set, such as bears, animals, cars, and dolls, which you can trade in for more grabs, cash, and other rewards, but we didn't feel this was enough to hold our interest for long.
Overall, we felt that Prize Claw is the kind of app that you tend to play just a few times before moving on. And while you could beef up the game by paying money, the free version didn't offer much reason to keep playing. There are better options for whiling away your free time.
Welcome to Prize Claw, from the makers of the smash-hit free casual game Coin Dozer!For years, you've been going to the arcade, carnival, or theme park, trading cash for the chance to grab toys and candy with a motorized claw. Claw games are filled with tense moments of maneuvering the crane into place, wondering if youre lucky enough to get that toy, coupled with the triumph of your prise dropping through the slot! Prize Claw recreates that happy experience for women and men of all ages no trip to the casino to play the slots needed on your iPhone while adding many exciting new features! Step up to the machine and maneuver the claw to grab coins, gems, a stuffed animal, cars, dolls, and much more! This game is much more than the standard grabbing you get from arcade crain machines, however: Prize Claw is filled with all sorts of unique items, powerful effects and challenging missions. Special gems grant an effect to enhance your collection power, and you can trade the prizes you collect for extra special bonuses. Prizes aren't the only thing you can trade in: the coins you collect can be spent to upgrade your claw, activate new powers, and even customize your machine! If you run out of grabs, don't fret! It won't take long before you receive more. Keep checking back to complete your collection, increase your skill with the grabber, reach a higher level, and unlock more stuff! Features: More than 60 prizes to collect toy cars, a stuffed mouse, and much more! Multiple machines to play on with different prizes, powers and looks! A special puzzle to complete for each machine! New 3D graphics with customizable machines, claws, and joysticks! Simple to play, but with tons of challenging missions to earn a bonus prize! Earn extra bonuses for playing every day! Huge variety of bonuses and effects!Stay tuned for future updates in 2013!Prize Claw is also available on the iPad!Also try out the other Game Circus titles like COIN DOZER and HORSE FRENZY!
What's new in this version:
Improved Show Stopper and Big Top machines!Bug fixes!