Nintendo’s “free” crane game for the 3DS requires a dollar for every five tries with the crane. Some companies would just tell you to pay and leave it at that. Not Nintendo. They’ve got a cartoon rabbit ready to explain to you why Nintendo needs to do this.

All screenshots here are from the game/app/3DS-decorating program Nintendo Badge Arcade, which was released in Japan last year and made it to North America and Europe yesterday.

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The blue word balloons in the shot above and this next one represent the player’s dialogue choices.

Bear in mind, folks, Nintendo is also the company that releases a baseball-themed microtransaction-based game that featured a depressed dog with whom you could haggle in order to lower the real-world price of various purchasable items.

Oh, Nintendo. You are so... you.

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