Live Lobster Claw Game – Come On, Lobstey!

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By Andrew Liszewski

Ha ha. This reminds me of The Simpsons episode ‘Team Homer’ where Otto is obsessed with getting that lobster harmonica out of the claw game at the bowling alley. But instead of a bowling alley, this claw game is located in Osaka, Japan’s Namba district, and instead of winning a lobster harmonica, you can actually win a real life lobster. Obviously you’d have to up your claw game skills if you expect to snag a moving target like a live lobster, but if you do happen to snatch one the arcade manager will at least give you a plastic bag so you can carry it around with you the rest of the night. I’ve also included a video after the jump of some tourists successfully scoring themselves a tasty lobster prize.

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7 thoughts on “Live Lobster Claw Game – Come On, Lobstey!”

  1. there is one of these in tucson, arizona. its at a restaurant called risky business. a group of friends and i won one and they cooked it free of charge

  2. These have been all over the states for years. I remember playing it the first time about 10 years ago at Dicks last resort in San Antonio. Step it up Ohgizmo….Old news!!!!

  3. I once saw similar thing in Sharila Hotel one time except that there is no prize given away by the owner, hehe. I won’t order and i wont eat lobsters taken out of it alive and they would just die because of me! I am kind to animals, right? maybe to live animals like live lobsters.

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