You know those arcade machines filled with expensive prizes that require you to complete some seemingly impossible task? Well, a man in the US got so sick of trying to beat the odds, he got his own daughter to hop inside his local mall's machine to retrieve all of the goodies on offer.
According to Kotaku, the man is now wanted by the Salem Police Department after he was filmed sending the toddler inside a Bandai Namco BarBerCut Lite cabinet, so she could retrieve a number of Nintendo-themed prizes. A hostess at a restaurant opposite the machine who saw the act said the man ran off with multiple prizes including a "Gameboy DS" (reportedly a 3DS) and a brand new Nintendo Switch.
Two people came in and I heard them say, ‘That’s so unsafe.’ So I went outside and all I saw was the toddler’s head peeping out of the front of the machine.
For anyone who is unfamiliar with the prize cabinet, here is Bandai Namco's official description:
If you're looking for the perfect prize redemption game with no strings attached, you've come to the wrong place. BarBerCut Lite is that perfect game, but those strings are supposed to be there!
The concept is simple: use the two control buttons to make the scissors cut a string and release your hanging prize. Hold down one button to move right and line it up, then hold down the other button to move forward. Just let it go when you want to cut. Anyone can understand the game on their first try, making it a hit for all ages! There are no cheap consolation prizes, and no lightning fast electronics that make players skeptical of any chance at winning. When players notice a cut string hanging in the machine - symbolizing a prize that another person has already won - they feel compelled to try to win a prize of their own. That instantly makes this game more addicting than any other prize redemption game, and those repeat-plays will land right in your cash box! The versatility of BarBerCut Lite's prize mix capabilities provides operators with plenty of options. BarBerCut Lite can dispense high-value prizes as large as 8.5" x 11" x 4" or as small as a DVD case!
Have you ever tried to win a Nintendo game or device from a prize machine before? Did you ever feel like climbing inside to retrieve the prize? Tell us in the comments.