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Tamagotchi craze back, this time it's online and exclusively on Android

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Tamagotchi craze back, this time it's online and exclusively on Android
Before everyone started carrying around their smartphones, back in the 1990's everyone carried around a Tamagotchi. The little plastic toy, made by Bandai, was a virtual pet whose quick, healthy progression from infant to adult was determined by how timely your feedings were, how often you played with it (usually a modified game of rocks, paper, scissors) and cleaned up its waste. If you took proper care of your Tamagotchi, it grew up to be a fine specimen. But if you never fed or played with it, your Tamagotchi would die. Not to worry, though, you could start all over with a new infant.

Screenshots from Tamagotchi L.I.F.E.
Screenshots from Tamagotchi L.I.F.E.
Screenshots from Tamagotchi L.I.F.E.

Screenshots from Tamagotchi L.I.F.E.

By the time people started carrying around more complex electronics like smartphones and tablets, the Tamagotchi was seen as being ancient history. But guess what? The Tamagotchi craze has returned, this time as an exclusive Android app by the company that popularized the toy to begin with, Bandai. The app, whose full title is Tamagotchi L.I.F.E., is a free download available in the U.S. and Canada. Bandai says the Tamagotchi experience is better than ever with the app, which brings color and a higher resolution to the virtual pets.

If a dose of nostalgia is what you need, click on the sourcelink and get ready to be interrupted every 5 minutes so that you can feed, play with, and clean your Tamagotchi.

source: TamagotchiL.I.F.E. via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 16 Feb 2013, 11:22 8

1. DWillyEfect (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Well, this takes me back to 5th grade.

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 12:39 4

4. legend1 (Posts: 100; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


hahaha me too

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 11:27 3

2. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5639; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Id prefer hey you pickachu

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 23:37

10. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)


was that the one you had to shake?
i think i had that too... lol

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 11:56 4

3. imkyle (Posts: 948; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Takes me back to 1996. Still have mine too.

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 13:08 2

5. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Ily tamagotchi >(*-*)>

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 13:23 8

6. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Who's the loser thumbing everyone down

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 14:19 6

7. imkyle (Posts: 948; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Probably some 14 year old who doesn't understand what we are talking about.

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 18:04 2

8. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Lol your probably right.... Youngstas nowadays haha

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 19:15 1

9. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Careful they might do a drive by trolling

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 02:37

11. lukasound (Posts: 149; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


why only US and Canada?!?!

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 22:59

12. Gsmalltheway (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)


They need to make a digimon app and let us battle

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