Read this, and you’ll be a PRO of the “ufo catcher”!! Here goes Saori! The Latest Game Center in Akihabara!
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Here’s the outline of the previous article!”
There’s nothing we can feature for the Articles! Not knowing what to do, Saori(゜∇ ゜)・Mafuyu(^q^)・Aoi( ´_ゝ`) hopped on the train to accomplish the sublime purpose of hanging around... and checking out the latest trend in Akihabara!
After they enjoyed eating lunch at Aoi ( ´_ゝ`)’s recommended stylish café (it clearly looks like a Gundam Café) , which is on the leading edge of anime! Now that they’re full, Saori(゜∇ ゜) is getting ready for exploring the town of Akihabara!
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Alright now... it’s been a long time since I last came here in Akihabara. Speaking of Akihabara, we cannot talk about it without thinking about the sacred place for the Anime Goods, Electric Appliances and Love Live...!”
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “But did you know that the anime goods shops are the only places where we can get the latest anime goods in Akihabara...? There’s the best place to get the latest goods, enjoying being thrilled at the same time!!!”
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Ready?! It’s a game center!!! There are about 10 game centers, large and small, around the Akihabara station! Yep, it’s a mecca of the game center!! Aaaand, what’s the machine, which we can get the latest anime goods from in there...?”
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “It’s a UFO Catcher~!!! This is the best one providing not only the stuffed animals but also the ‘prize figures’ only limited for the Ufo Catcher, especially for those want to get the latest goods, playing at the same time!!”
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “But...”
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Look at the size of this box...!!! It’s just too hard to get something huge like stuffed animals or figures...!!!”
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “I know, right~??? So today, Saori will share three knacks for the Ufo Catcher with you guys!!!”
1. Wanna grab the item? Use a three-arm-catcher! Wanna move the item? Then use a two-arm-catcher!
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “There are two kinds of catchers that have the arms; two-arm-one and three-arm-one.”
●Wait... Let’s check out the tip of each arm, first! If the tips go down, it’s hard to catch the item! But if they run parallel, it’s easy to catch it!
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “The number of the arm is not the only difference though....! There are more huge differences in these two!”
＜Two-Arm-Catcher＞ The power of grasping the items is weak but the one of pushing them is strong. It’s good at hitching.
＜Three-Arm-Catcher＞ The power of grasping the items is strong but the one of pushing them is weak. It’s good at pulling them up.
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “I have to say that the two-arm-catcher is not good at grasping the items at all! Why? Because if it is, we can get the items so easily. Therefore, most catchers in the game centers are purposely set up to be weak!”
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “But! The-two-arm catcher is... so good at pushing the items or hitching the ring sticking out from the items! Even though it’s not good at pulling the items up but it’s good at pushing them down or hitching the rings and lift them up all the way to the spot, since its power of closing towards inside is strong!”
●Illustration! This is how the Two-Arm-Catcher is open! Move the items, using the power of closing towards inside!
●If you want to push out the item, which is located in your side or is about to drop, or simply push them, I recommend that you use the outer arm to the hall (the right arm in the picture below)!
●Hitch the ring and drag it out with the closing power!
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “On the contrary! Three-Arm-Catcher is good at grasping the items! You can target the items, hitching the ring (it depends on the item’s shape though) but it’s so hard to get the items, pushing them out...! Just focus on one way and decide which you are going to target at the beginning!”
2. Know the weak point! Here’s a point for targeting the items with arms.
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “As I mentioned earlier, some arms are not good at lift us something like stuffed animals or figures. So I’ll share some points that the arms should target when you try to get the item, hitching it with you!”
It’s the best spot that you see in the figure box. What you do is to hitch that spot and drag the item, using the closing power. If the arms slide into the hole, you can drag it to a long distance. According to the pro’s advice, you should target the spot that has a little dent.
I recommend that you should target the item that has chains like this picture below but... it’s technically very hard to get it so maybe you should shift it if it’s small.
Insert the arms into their sexy curves! It might be a little hard to lift them up but you might be able to move them for a long distance!
But some stuffed animals’ heads are so huge (The heads are too heavy to be lifted!)! In that case, lift the body part with the arms first. By doing so, it will move ahead little by little ! (Make use of the weight of the head)!
●The Slit of the Box
This is a super high-level technique. As you can see, insert the arms into the slit of the figure box. Even though the boxes get fragile if we keep doing this, once we hitch the slit, it’s super easy to lift them up! You remember the tips of the arms going down, which I mentioned earlier? It’s much easier if you use them!
3.Get familiar with Now-Evolving-Ufo Catcher! What you need in the end is PACIENCE!
What you do is to get the items, shifting the hook that is hitched. It looks easy to do but it’s actually hard to shift it since the hitched spot has all the weights.
This Rubber-Ball-Type is the most atrocious one. Due to the friction of the rubber, it’s hard to slide.
I bet this is the hardest type in all the stuffed animal Ufo Catchers.
Look at a whole bunch of thorns at the bottom...
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Alright everybody... here’s the most important advice from me...”
When you really cannot get the one, just ask the staff at the game center to shift it. They are always your side.
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Alright then! Let’s enjoy in the game center, with all these knacks! I’ll see you all at the next article!”
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