How to Play

Outline

A realistic claw crane game is reproduced to your smart phone.
The prizes are cute stuffed animals that are very soft and limp. Realistic soft feel make you feel being healed.
They are over 140 kinds of numbers. New friends come up every day. Let's aim at the completion of the collection.
The operation is simple. Just press the movement buttons and release them with sufficient timing. Swipe the screen to look into prizes from a favorite angle.
For the ones who felt mortifying for having not been able to get prizes at a game arcade. Get as many prizes as you want in this game.

Controls in the Game

[ the Game Display area and the Control Panel area ]

The screen is divided into two sections.
The upper large area is " the game display area", where you can change the viewpoint by touching the screen.
The lower oblong area is "the control panel area", that always displays buttons of the housings.
The display target of the control panel area is automatically switched depending on the situation of the game.
Blinking buttons in the control panel area can be pushed.

[ Starting a Play and Resetting the Prizes]

Start Button:
Starts operation of the crane.
Reset Button:
Resets kinds and arrangement of the prizes.

[ the Crane Operation ]

Lateral Movement Button:
To keep pressing this button makes the crane move lateral.
Releasing it makes the crane stop.
Depth Movement Button:
To keep pressing this button makes the crane move to the depth direction.
Releasing it makes the crane start descending.
Fast Forward Button:
When the crane returns, to keep pressing this button makes it move fast.

[ Operation of the viewpoint ]
You can move the viewpoint by touching the Game Display area.
Examine the prizes from the viewpoint that is easy to look, to plan a strategy depending on the situation.

swipe (flick, drag, rub the screen):
Moves the camera to look from favorite angles.
pinch open (movement as to extend a screen):
To move two fingers away makes the camera zoom in.
pinch close:
To move two fingers close makes the camera zoom out.

Game Screen

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coins:
The number of your coins is displayed here.
crane:
Operate this crane to put prizes into the exit.
prizes:
There are various kinds and size.
exit:
By dropping prizes here, they will be added to your collection.
mode switching button:
Switches Practice mode and Challenge mode.
control panel:
Buttons for starting plays, operating the crane and so on, are displayed here.
sound button:
Switches sound's ON/OFF.
menu button:
Opens Menu screen.

Practice Mode and Challenge Mode

This game has two modes of "Practice" and "Challenge".

[ Practice Mode ]
Played in the right side of the housing.
You can play this mode without consuming coins.
This is useful for practicing how to get prizes, or for earning coins by selling acquired prizes.
However, in this mode, only the prizes in your collection come up.
To add new kinds of prizes that you have not taken to your collection, you have to play in "Challange" mode.

[ Challenge Mode ]
Played in the left side of the housing.
Coins on hand are consumed on every 1 play.
On the other hand, new prizes comes up steadily in this mode.
Let's expand your collection by taking these prizes.
In addition, bonus coins you get when you clear all the prizes are more.
Challenge to this mode using the coins which you saved in "Practice" mode.

*There is no difference of the difficulty of the games in Practice mode and Challenge mode.

About Coins

Your coins are consumed in the Challenge mode playings and in the resetting the prizes.
The number of your coins is displayed on the upper right corner of the screen.

[ Increasing Coins ]
You will get coins on the following conditions.

The First Start:
You have some coins from the first start of the game.
Daily Bonus:
Every time the date changes, you get bonus coins of the constant number.
Completion Bonus:
When you take all the prizes of either mode, bonus coins will be added for a celebration.
The amount of completion bonus of Challenge mode is larger than the amount of Practice mode.
Selling Prizes:
You can sell your prizes from your collection for coins.
The selling prices vary according to rarity of the prizes.
Purchasing in the Shop:
In the shop, you can buy a large quantity of coins at a time.

Resetting the Prizes

The prizes are reselected and repositioned on the following conditions.

When you press the reset button.
When you take all the prizes of a certain mode.
When a date changed. (Challenge mode only)

For the reset with the reset button, coins are used. But, under the situations like that the placement of the prizes has become impossible to get, you might ought to reset.
The kinds of the prizes is updated when they are reset. In the challenge mode, new prizes appears steadily. Please make the most of that.
On the contrary, beware when you have a prize you want in Challenge mode, if you step over the date, it will be reset forcibly. You should take the prize on the day.

Collection

When you drop a prize into the exit, it becomes yours.

The number and kinds of your own prizes can be referred in the collection window.
To open the collection window, select "Collection" in the pause menu.

Prizes are gathered up to some sets.
You can change the set to display by pressing arrow buttons of the collection window.
Prizes that you don't have will be displayed as "?"
Page names of sets that you don't have a single kind belongs to them, will be displayed as "???".

When you press "Details" button in the collection window, you can read detailed explanation of the prize.
The names, the numbers, the selling prices, the maximum sizes and the minimum sizes of your prizes are displayed.
By tapping "Sell One" button, you can sell your prize. One item will be lost, and an amount of coins of the selling price will be added to your wallet.

[ Maximum Sizes and Minumum Sizes ]
For each kind of the prize, the maximum size and the minimum size that you acquired so far are recorded.
These records will not disappear even if you sell all prizes of that kind.
"A silver crown" is put beside the size indication, when you acquire a prize bigger/smaller than certain sizes.
"A gold crown" is displayed beside the size indication when you acquire a very big prize, a very small prize.
Please try to add gold crown to all the prizes.

Pause Menu

When pressing the menu button, the game will be paused, and this pause menu window will be pop up.

Collection:
Opens the collection window.
Shop:
Opens the shop window. In the shop, you can add coins and so on.
How to Play:
Opens this explanation site.
After that, explanation comes to be displayed on the game screen several times.
Other Games:
Opens the iOS/Android game site of POINTZERO, production company of this game. Please visit once.
Sound Volume:
Adjusts volume of the sound.
日本語/English:
Switches the display language.
Camera Speed:
Adjusts the camera movement speed when swiping the Game Display area to move the viewpoint.
Game Speed:
Adjusts the time scale passing in the app.
Moving the slider to the left makes the time pass slowly. Moving to the left makes it pass fast.
The load of the processing will be more light when you set the timescale slower.
If it's too heavy on your device, move the slider to the left to lower the speed.
Back to Title:
Goes back to the Title Screen.
Quit App (Android only):
Quits this app.

Tips

If you possess at least one, a kind of prizes is included in your collection and appears in the practice mode.
Even if you sell all prizes of that kind, the records of max size and min size will not disappear.
If you have two or more prizes in one kind, sell them to exchange for coins.
But, note that if you sell all, the kind will disappear from your collection.

The art of how to get prizes is about the same with the prize game in the game arcade.
Observe a prize well and ascertain a point that is easy to grab, a center of mass, a direction or the heap condition with other prizes, and plan a strategy.
There might be a prize which can not be gotten at once. But it may be unexpectedly easy to get, if you take the obstructive prizes first, or try several times to gradually put it to the exit.

Credit

Prize Surprise Series:

Limp Zoo

Created by POINTZERO Co.
Concept & Game Design: Masateru Umeda
Programming: Masateru Umeda
CG Works: Masateru Umeda

copyright 2013 PointZero Co.

Claw Crane Cats

Created by POINTZERO Co.
Concept & Game Design: Masateru Umeda
Programming: Masateru Umeda
CG Works: Masateru Umeda

copyright 2013 PointZero Co.

Claw Crane Confectionery

Created by POINTZERO Co.
Concept & Game Design: Masateru Umeda
Programming: Masateru Umeda
CG Works: Masateru Umeda

copyright 2013 PointZero Co.

Claw Crane Puppies

Created by POINTZERO Co.
Concept & Game Design: Masateru Umeda
Programming: Masateru Umeda
Character CG: Junko Kanbe
General CG: Masateru Umeda

copyright 2014 PointZero Co.

Claw Crane Little Pets

Created by POINTZERO Co.
Concept & Game Design: Masateru Umeda
Programming: Masateru Umeda
CG Works: Masateru Umeda

copyright 2016 PointZero Co.

Limp Aquarium

Created by POINTZERO Co.
Concept & Game Design: Masateru Umeda
Programming: Masateru Umeda
CG Works: Masateru Umeda

copyright 2017 PointZero Co.

Links

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If the game does not start by pressing these buttons, please return to the home screen and start it with the icon.