WonderClaw

Wonderclaw is a traditional arcade-type game run by Bigbsy Shadington. Players buy widgits and use them to activate the machine of their choice - then they can fish around inside their chosen machine to grab a prize they (hopefully) like!

Like other NeoCash games, widgits can be brought in packs of 1, 5 or 10. Each widgit gives the player one chance to pull out a prize.

Players can also purchase Power-Ups which enhance their original widgit. At the moment, there are only two different types of power-ups available.

Tier Boost Wonderclaw Power-Up
This upgrades the prize-level you were going to receive. For example, if you had picked a Silver-level prize originally then using this would upgrade you to a Gold-level prize instead.
Large Claw Wonderclaw Power-Up
Allows your Claw to pick up two prizes per widgit, rather than just one!

Playing the Game

First, you need to buy some widgits from the NC Mall and activate them in your inventory. To activate your widgets select the "Activate" option from the drop-down menu when you click on it. Once you've done that, head over to WonderClaw to start playing!

In the game, the first thing you need to do is pick a Machine to play. Click on any one of the machines to find out which one it is, so that you know you are fishing for the style of prize you would like. Don't worry; clicking on a machine doesn't mean you have to use it. You can switch to another machine without spending any Widgets. Once you have picked a machine, then select "Play Game" to use it! After the machine loads, you need to drag your widgit into it to start playing.

You now get 30 seconds to move the claw with your arrow keys until you've got it positioned exactly where you want it. Once you're ready to grab your prize, hit the space bar! The claw will drop and pick up a prize-ball for you. Incidentally, if you haven't hit the space bar by the time 30 seconds is up then your claw will automatically drop then and pick the closest ball.

The pattern on the prize-ball you select does not affect the prize you receive - its all completely random. Once your ball falls you can click on it to see which prize you've received!

Unlike Jubjub Power Bounce, in Wonderclaw you only get one shot at a prize. If you don't like the item you've been given, its just bad luck and you will need another widgit to play again.

Current Machines |Retired Machines |Extras

Current Prize Machines

Jewel Tone |Stormy Ombre |Skeletal

Jewel Tone Machine
(April 2, 2015)

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- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

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Stormy Ombre Machine
(December 30, 2014)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

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Skeletal Machine
(October 20, 2014)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

- Bonus Prize -

Retired Prize Machines

Damask |Beach |Faerie |Garden |Changing Shades |Gypsy |Polka Dot |Baby |Enchanted Forest |Neovian |Tropical |Underwater |Pirate |Rainbow |Royal |Gothic |Patchwork |Cloud |Fire

Damask Machine
(August 6, 2014 - April 2, 2015)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

- Bonus Prize -

Beach Machine
(June 12, 2014 - December 30, 2014)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

- Bonus Prize -

Faerie Machine
(April 28, 2014 - October 20, 2014)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

- Bonus Prize -

Garden Machine
(January 27, 2014 - August 6, 2014)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

- Bonus Prize -

Changing Shades Machine
(November 18, 2013 - June 12, 2014)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

- Bonus Prize -

Gypsy Machine
(August 6, 2013 - April 28, 2014)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

- Bonus Prize -

Polka Dot Machine
(May 15, 2013 - January 27, 2014)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

- Bonus Prize -

Baby Machine
(March 8, 2013 - November 18, 2013)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

- Bonus Prize -

Enchanted Forest Machine
(December 19, 2012 - August 6, 2013)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

- Bonus Prize -

Neovian Machine
(September 26, 2012 - May 15, 2013)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

- Bonus Prize -

Tropical Machine
(July 13, 2012 - March 8, 2013)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

- Bonus Prize -

Underwater Machine
(May 21, 2012 - December 19, 2012)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

- Bonus Prize -

Pirate Machine
(March 16, 2012 - September 26, 2012)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

- Bonus Prize -

Rainbow Machine
(January 9, 2012 - July 13, 2012)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

- Bonus Prize -

Royal Machine
(November 9, 2011 - May 21, 2012)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

- Bonus Prize -

Gothic Machine
(September 30, 2011 - March 16, 2011)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

- Bonus Prize -

Patchwork Machine
(June 27, 2011 - January 9, 2012)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

- Bonus Prize -

Cloud Machine
(June 17, 2011 - November 9, 2011)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

- Bonus Prize -

Fire Machine
(June 17, 2011 - September 30, 2011)

- Wood Tier -

- Bronze Tier -

- Silver Tier -

- Gold Tier -

- Bonus Prize -

Extras

WonderClaw Widgits have been given out free to Neopians.

Widgits Release Date

Bigsby Shadingtons Wonderclaw Widget 1-Pack
This widgit was a free prize available to be claimed from the Altador Prize shop in 2011. The available machines at this time were Fire, Patchwork and Cloud.

Bigsby Shadingtons Wonderclaw Widget 1-Pack
A widgit was given out through the Advent Calendar on December 10, 2011. The available machines at this time were Gothic and Royal.

This article was written by Izzy for The Daily Neopets' Customization & Clothing DB.