Arcade Claw Machine Action for Kids With DollGrabber

Price: $1.99     Rating: 6/10     By Anna PapachristosDollGrabber

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying your luck at one of those claw machines they have in the mall, only to have wasted your quarters and still not snag that stuffed animal you wanted. However, with DollGrabber, the first app by O.A.T mobile, you can enjoy the same basic experience without popping in coin after coin.

To start a new game, users must first tap “Insert Coin” in the bottom left corner of the screen.  This will start you off with five attempts to pick any of the 33 unique dolls available in this app.  To pause any time during your game, tap the center of the machine twice.  It’s that simple.

DollGrabber also tracks high scores.  If users score 30 points or more in one game, they earn a bonus game.  Each unique doll you grab is then saved and displayed on your “Winnings” shelf, which can be viewed at any time.

Like regular claw machine games, DollGrabber is a game of skill and luck that can be as exasperating as it is entertaining.  When playing, it is hard to accurately judge the depth of the machine, making your doll grabbing attempt a lucky shot in the dark.  However, one you do finally grab whichever doll you happen to land upon, the satisfaction just isn’t quite as rewarding as winning a real doll you can hug and cuddle, especially since you do still have to shell out a good $1.99 to download DollGrabber in the first place.

However, it may prove to be a good investment for those with children.  DollGrabber may also be welcome to those looking for some stress relief, as it does not provoke much thought and distracts one from the pressures of everyday life, even if just for a short while.  Also, with the promise of updates featuring new dolls and toys, DollGrabber will still provide users with something to keep them coming back.

DollGrabber requires iPhone OS 2.0 or later and is compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch


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