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Dream Catcher (ドリームキャッチャー) is a crane game released by Sega in 1989.
It is effectively a four-player variant of the UFO Catcher, with a rounded shape that was designed to stand alone in the centre of a venue, accessible from all sides. However, if this was not possible due to space constraints, Dream Catcher has the unique ability to be split in half, creating a pair of two-player, hemispherical UFO Catchers that are placed against a wall like traditional units. The game otherwise operates in much the same way as UFO Catcher.
Dream Catcher was designed with young female players in mind. Graphics on the cabinet's glass windows depict a fairy-tale scene, and the UFO mechanism itself was transformed into a Cinderella-esque carriage. The machine's BGM music consisted of tunes from popular female idol singers of the time, such as Yui Asaka.
While in development, Dream Catcher was called Milky Wagon. Remnants of this name remain in the MKW prefix of Dream Catcher's part numbers.