Players who picked up the Nintendo Switch remake of the classic action adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening last week have started to flow into the game’s Trendy Game shop, where you can bet some rupees for a chance of winning something in a crane game. Trendy Game was available in the original Game Boy title, but unlike that iteration, the remake uses physics to determine whether or not you get the object. This means that it’s surprisingly easy to not get anything even if you hook the item.
It’s total bullshit. But also, the whole thing probably plays more realistically now — crane games are hardly fair. Still, it’s hilarious to watch people grab items cleanly, only to have the conveyor belt fail them, or to have it slip out of reach anyway. On Twitter, players are sharing footage of crane fails, as well as bemoaning the whole experience.
The crane game in Link's Awakening can eat my ass pic.twitter.com/nEGoJ5GbGH— rayyyyyyyy lmao (@RayNarvaezJr) September 21, 2019
Oh boy Link’s Awakening remake is so fun except for the crane game. That can just not exist anymore https://t.co/oTq5AO7z8X— Loobie (@Luigiadvance) September 21, 2019
the way the things can jiggle out of the claw in the link's awakening crane game pic.twitter.com/uMpBvExqf5— Fonz AWA (@uhfonz) September 20, 2019
I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MUCH THE CRANE GAME CHEATS NOW IN THE LINK'S AWAKENING REMAKE— Sky... 2! (@Taco_Night_) September 20, 2019
I mean it's now realistic to real crane games at least. I caught the seashell 6 separate times before I ACTUALLY got it
I picked up the Link's Awakening remake, and I love that they put actual physics in the crane game because it's just as broken as most game physics.— Vulpatrino (@Vulpatrino) September 21, 2019
I picked up a seashell and it just vibrated violently before shooting out the side of the claw.
The new Link’s Awakening crane game is the 7th circle of hell— David Bass (@doctordake) September 20, 2019
Finally got Link's Awakening for Switch today. Found the crane minigame, it was hard getting prizes because sometimes it yeets the prizes away randomly lol.— Gaming Badass: Electric Boogaloo 2 (@DatElectricLoaf) September 23, 2019
ok I'm watching a stream of Link's Awakening remake and I'm ready to convict the intern responsible for the crane game with crimes against nature.— Armored Chocobo (@ArmoredChocobo) September 22, 2019
whoever put actual physics on the crane game in link's awakening hates joy— one pun man (@failnaut) September 22, 2019
When Link’s Awakening remake was announced: “What did we do to deserve this ”— Chris Mize (@chrismize) September 22, 2019
Playing the crane game in the remake: “What did we do to deserve this ”
The best part? The garbage win factor isn’t really stopping anyone from being addicted to the crane game anyway. If anything, it’s just motivating people to try more and more.