From Sega Retro
|System(s): UFO Board|
|Number of players: 1-2|
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UFO Catcher (ＵＦＯキャッチャー) is a crane game released by Sega in 1985, and marked the start of a line of machines bearing the "UFO Catcher" name.
The 1985 model is a boxy machine with a pink/red finish intended to attract female players. It is reportedly more susceptible to breakdowns than later versions, and the angluar nature of the cabinet was at one point identified as a safety hazard.
During development the machine was known as Eagle Catcher (the claw being an eagle's foot), although was reportedly changed due to mechanical limitations, creating a crane that looked more like a UFO. References to this older name can be found in technical manuals and part descriptions.