Welcome to my Clawee review.
This app I will be reviewing today says can you win prizes from controlling a claw machine from your phone.
Now it wasn’t me who came across it; it was actually my sister who came to me and showed me the game.
Since the game has a lot of toys on offer and appeals to a young audience, I could see why she was interested in this game.
However, when she explained the game and some of the issues she was having, it did look a bit sus.
So not only for her but for any of you who wants to know if this game is legit, I decided to go ahead and download the game for myself.
Can you win prizes from claw machines by playing remotely, or is this just a big scam?
Let’s get into the post.
Clawee Review Summary
- Owner: Gigantic Ltd
- What Are They?: Claw Machine Game
- Cost: £2.99-£239.99
- Verdict: Legit
- Recommended: No
What Is Clawee?
Clawee is an app that brings the claw machines to you.
These aren’t virtual but actual claw machines that you would find in a typical arcade.
So it’s like actually playing it in person, but instead, you’re connected to one from the comfort of your phone.
And instead of using a button, your tapping buttons on a screen to control it.
This is what intrigued me to do this Clawee review, as I never knew this was possible.
Various prizes can be won from several machines that seem to be held in some location.
However, I have no idea where these are.
I was surprised to learn that this game has been around for nearly a year since it’s at the top of the grossing charts in the Play Store.
I am not sure if this is because of the current situation and with some arcades not being open, but it’s safe to say there is a lot of hype still.
The game is at 1 million installs, and out of 70 thousand reviews, the average rating is at 3.9 stars.
How Does Clawee Work?
To start playing, you have the luxury of it available on both IOS and Android.
Once installed, there are three sign up options you can connect using an email, Facebook, or Google account. There is a fourth option, and that is to sign in as a guest.
When you get into the game, you are given a bonus of 400 free coins. This will allow you to have a couple of goes of some of there games.
With this amount, you will have enough to test out some of the beginner machines.
But you’re limited to just them to start off since the better prizes require more coins then you are initially given.
If you want to make the most of these, then I recommend selecting games carefully.
As while there is a daily bonus, you won’t get too many coins given to you for free.
Over the course of the first week, you will get more free coins just for logging in to the game, however nothing substantial.
After this introductory week, you will need to make a purchase at least once a week to keep on getting bonuses.
My Experience Playing Clawee
I was expecting to win anything going into playing this game, but I thought I would try my luck at some of the machines.
I had played them in actual arcades before and lost money from not controlling the claw properly.
So I thought if I was to pick up a reward that it would be very unlikely.
I started with a Yoshi toy, which cost me 200 coins to have a go.
When you are ready to play, you need to click on the toy and then press play.
If anyone else is in the lobby also playing, you will be added to the line and will have to wait until they’ve finished.
On the first go, I was able to pick it up, and surprisingly I was able to coup it up fairly easily and got a win.
Here’s a screenshot of the winning message:
I had at the back at my head that it wouldn’t be that easy, and of course, I was right.
As once I had claimed the prize, I was taken to a shipping page where you basically have to pay to receive the reward.
There are two shipping methods:
- Free: Take between 2 and 7 weeks for you to receive the reward; however, you must purchase the VIP membership.
- Standard: Again, the prize will come within 2 and 7 weeks; however, it costs 700 coins.
No matter what way you look at it, you must pay something to get a reward, and this is where I became skeptical.
A lot of the apps I have reviewed that claim to give ‘free’ stuff or make it look easy are never just.
Just as you would expect with this one, there is some catch that covers themselves.
What Can You Win?
If you want to win big gadgets like Xbox Ones or iPhones, this isn’t a game for you.
I know some claw machines will let you win these rewards; however, with Clawee, the products are cheap.
The products on offer consist off:
- Cuddly Toys
- More Coins
Here is an example of just a few of those items:
The better the prize, the higher the number of coins required for an attempt at it.
It’s worth saying that not every prize is available right off the bat even if you have the coins, as a lot is locked for VIP members only.
How Much Do You Need To Spend?
When my sister first showed me around the game, she was telling me how at first, she was getting free coins.
However, after a week, she stopped receiving them.
This is because to play the game and win prizes. You are encouraged to put money into it. This means you can’t even play for fun, which sucks.
There are two ways to spend money. You have the catalog of coins where you can buy 166 to 52,800 coins.
This is though quite costly, with prices starting at £2.99 and going as high as £239.99.
Moving to the other aspect, you can pay for, and that is the VIP membership.
This costs £3.99 and comes with some perks including:
- 7 Days of daily bonus
- Prize exchange: Being able to convert unwanted prizes back into coins
- Free Shipping: Don’t have to use your coins to get rewards
- Extra Bonuses
- Freebie Tickets
The VIP membership is encouraged a lot in the app in order to get the most out of it. You basically need it.
The good news is that unlike the coin options, it’s not too expensive, and if you do win a reward with your daily bonus paying for this will mean you receive the prize.
But now I’m going onto the part of the Clawee review where I talk to you about 5 aspects you need to know before installing the game.
What You Need To Know About Clawee
1. Popular Arcade Game Brought To You
In times like this, where there are restrictions on public places and some being shut down, an app like Clawee offers the perfect solution.
You don’t need to go to the arcade just to play a claw machine as you can do it from your sofa.
Of those reviews on the store that are positive, many of them say how the game is fun to play.
This is something I can back up myself as even though I was restricted to the two attempts, it was exciting and felt like I was at the arcade myself.
It’s not all dandy with this game, and over the next few points, I will talk you through some other things you should know about.
2. Must-Have A Fast Internet Connection
In order to have fun and win prizes, you must have a fast internet connection.
Since you are connected to the machine over an internet connection, everything needs to be running on point.
If not, you will likely experience lag or delay when moving the claw.
This is something I dealt with, and while I expected it to be perfect and for the claw to stop as soon I lift my finger, it ended up being off by a second or two.
In a game like this one, there isn’t any room for error. Just the slightest delay can be the difference between getting a reward or not.
This is why buying coins for me is a little risky as timing is unpredictable, and unlike playing in real life, its harder to judge.
3. Nothing Is Free
What I think Clawee could do is put in a feature where users can play for free.
As right now, you are forced to purchase either coins or a VIP in order to get enjoyment out of the game.
You have a few goes at the start, but unless you spend, there is nothing for you can do.
This is certainly not an app that you can make free rewards with.
4. Prizes Taking Months
A complaint I found occur numerous times was rewards taking longer than expected.
In the app, it says you can expect to receive a prize within seven weeks; however, some report longer times.
In some cases, users have had to wait for several months, which is to be expected, considering items are being shipped from China.
But what is good is that Clawee does have a reputation of giving out, and if you do win a prize, you should get it.
5. Coin Prices Are Crazy
As I was writing this Clawee review, I asked my sister a few questions regarding the game.
I questioned her with would you rather have a brand new console or 52,800 coins on the game?
She replied with a new console, of course, but it is crazy to think of the many items that you can buy for less than the price of virtual coins in Clawee.
Now I understand some people might just love these games, and yes, you do get a thrill of winning a reward.
However, for the amount you are spending and the rewards that are on offer, you are better off either saving your money or just buying the items yourself.
For the toy I won, which was a Yoshi toy, I could buy it online for a couple of dollars.
But if I tried to win it in-game, for £5.99, I would have two attempts to win the prize.
With the way claw machines are, there are no guarantees, and I could easily miss both.
6. Treads A Fine Line
The last aspect I will talk about is the gambling aspect of it.
What made me think more about this is because my sister, who is very young, came across the game on the app store.
It just shows how accessible these games are too kids.
Now I do understand there is skill involved
but with how the game is set up, it is designed to be addictive.
When you win a few toys, you want to keep on winning, but if you have ever played a claw machine yourself, it is easy to lose more times then you win.
Clawee is an enjoyable game that will offer that arcade experience through your mobile device.
It is possible to get prizes through the app; however, I must clarify that it’s not possible to get anything without paying.
At the very least, you must spend £3.99 to get the VIP. This will lift restrictions and give you free delivery, so if you win with the welcome bonus, you can receive those rewards.
The game isn’t too bad, but I think the prices are unreasonable. You have to spend at least £5 just to get a go at a machine, and with prices going up into the hundreds, it is a little ridiculous.
If your a fan of claw machines, by all means, give it a go as they are legit. Just be ready to put money into the game.
That brings me to the end of this Clawee Review. Have you been able to win anything? What are your experiences playing the game?
Do let me know by leaving a comment down below 🙂