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Live Animal Arcade Games

The Marine Catcher Features Lobster

— November 2, 2008 — Unique
The Marine Catcher lobster game is awesome. It works like any other 'grab a prize' machine except you get a live animal. Curiously, you don't get anything with your lobster so you are left holding it in your bare hands.

If you do win, you can ask the arcade manager for a bag.

Perhaps the game's creators didn't really think the concept through, which is probably why it is so brilliant.

Implications - The Marine Catcher lobster game is located in a busy bar where people have been flocking to try out the new game. It costs two dollars per cast, which isn't bad if you win a lobster dinner! The featured video shows a crowd of people attempting to catch the sea creatures.
Trend Themes
1. Live Animal Arcade Games - The novelty of live animal prizes could attract customers to traditional arcade games, leading to potential growth in the amusement industry.
2. Interactive Marketing - Using live animals as prizes could create a unique and engaging experience for consumers, leading to potential growth in experiential marketing.
3. Ethical Concerns in Arcade Gaming - The use of live animals as prizes could raise ethical concerns and lead to a potential shift in the arcade industry towards more socially conscious practices.
Industry Implications
1. Amusement - The integration of live animal arcade games creates a potential opportunity for growth in the traditional amusement industry as they offer a unique and controversial experience for customers.
2. Experiential Marketing - The use of live animals as prizes in arcade games could spark a new trend in experiential marketing, leading to potential growth in this industry.
3. Animal Rights Activism - The ethics of using live animals as prizes in arcade games could lead to a potential shift in the animal rights industry, towards increased awareness and advocacy against such practices.
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