Everyone who goes to arcades, visits service stations or has watched Toy Story will be familiar with the claw grab games. By wagering a couple of quid you can move the claw to a position in the hope that when released it will grab you cuddly toys and other exciting prizes.
Inevitably the claw game doesn't go as you'd like and you feel a tad cheated! But, you still play on despite knowing the chances of winning are not in your favour. If you do win then it's usually a consolation prize that'd would have been a lot cheaper to actually go out an buy!
Now the thrills and spills of the claw grab game have been brought up to date with Mr Green's Grabba Dabba Dough. The game looks exactly like a claw grab game in an arcade and it comes with some exciting music. It's designed to entice you in - and that part of the game works! The aim of Grabba Dabba Dough is to grab toys from the machine - each toy has a prize value attached. Get the unicorn and you take home the jackpot.
You can play Grabba Dabba Dough from 50p a game up to £10. We suggest trying it at 50p first! There's no free play option so a cheaper wager lets you get a feel for things. Game play is simple - you select your wager and then hit "Play". Bizarrely you then have to hit "Stop" to start the claw. The claw then moves from side to side until you hit the "Grab" button".
Once you've clicked grab, the claw descends and pulls out a toy. Don't get excited as this point as you've not won! The claw has to drop the toy down the chute before your prize is guaranteed. Just like in a real game the claw can drop the prize or miss the chute. We actually got the Jackpot Unicorn in the claw but it missed the chute so no win.
So Close But So Far
We found that Grabba Dabba Dough was happy to pay out small prizes (50p, £1 and Mystery) but any bigger prizes always missed the chute. Of course this is exactly like the real thing. The feeling of being so close to a big prize spurs you on to have another try.
Grabba Dabba Dough is a lot more exciting than the standard scratchcard or instant win game. We enjoyed playing it, although ultimately it did leave us frustrated at not getting a big prize - just like the real thing in fact.
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