The ufo catcher machine that granted me 3 lovely alpaca princes.
How. How do you defeat this? I fed a machine just like this so much money and that stupid strip wouldn’t budge from the sticky orb of shame.
A lot of arcades mark the location that they place the tab on with a marker line. Ideally, you can find one that someone else has already moved away from the line before giving up (and essentially did half the work for you already) and you swoop in before it gets reset. Just aim to hook it on one end of the D-shaped tab thing and turn it as much to one side as possible and then hook the other end and turn it in the other direction as much as possible. It will wiggle itself off semi-quickly if you turn it from one extreme to the other (within 2 extreme back and forth’s for me). The 4 I won (one was for a friend) took me 11, 3, 12 and 8 tries respectively. I only got lucky in finding an easier pre-played position for one of them (the 3-try alpaca). The other 3 were all won from the fully reset position. My tactic is that I “waste” the first try just to figure out how far the claw opens and if it goes down straight or if it turns/tilts to one side when it does it’s grab. Sacrificed to ensure maximum accuracy on subsequent grabs!