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Game centers in Japan promise a treasure trove of riches for those skilled at coaxing small prizes from their crane game glass housings, but endless frustration for anyone who hasn’t had plenty of practice. If you’ve ever been to Japan, you’ve probably played a crane game or two yourself, but we have a feeling you’ve never seen something like the following Twitter users captured. Let’s take a look at 10 strange happenings at game centers across Japan.

Sometimes it seems like the game center is doing all it can to keep you away from your precious prize:

Or even adds in extra obstacles (or prizes, depending on how you look at it):

Quite often, the second place price isn’t nearly as nice as the first:

And it’s even possible to get a prize you never expected:

▼ We’d like to see her do that again.

But any long-time game center goer knows which prizes aren’t quite worth your time:

Even so, sometimes the crane game gods just aren’t going to let you go home with anything, no matter how good you are:

Fight on Crane Game Heros! You’ll get that grand prize one day!

Souce: Naver Matome