5 of the best virtual pet apps that will scratch that Tamagotchi itch4
Well, Tamagotchi toys are now making a comeback, yet not a lot of people, be it children or grown-ups, would want a separate device to carry around, just to have a virtual pet.
Luckily, plenty of options exist as games and apps for our smartphones. Most of them are also far more complex, both in terms of gameplay and graphics, than the old grayscale aliens we used to take care of years ago. So, here are five of our favorite virtual pet apps.
My Om Nom
My Om Nom gives you just that – your own Om Nom (or Om Nelle if it's a girl) to take care of. You will have to feed it, play with it regularly, give it baths, and brush its teeth, just so you can keep the little critter happy and growing.
The game also features home customization, so you can buy various decorations and furniture for Om Nom to play with or try to eat in exchange for coins which you get by playing min-games.
Cthulhu Virtual Pet
The Great Dreamer has just awakened, and it's your task to care for him and raise him to his full glory by feeding him anything from fish to his own Witnesses.
As with most virtual pet games, you will need coins to purchase food and activities for your own Cthulhu. These are obtained by taking The Sleeper of R'lyeh on various mini-games and achieving the best score possible.
At first, you will be tasked with choosing the colors of your new fire-breathing friend, and hatching the egg. Once that's done, you will have to cater to its needs until it grows into a huge treasure-hoarding behemoth of a dragon. This includes playing various games with it, giving it a book to read, or just spending some quality time with your scaly companion.
BUDDY is a tiny little humanoid that will walk around your screen, performing different animations and, basically, being useless but entertaining. It will need some very basic cares, such as occasionally feeding it a drumstick or giving it a ball to play, but most of the time, it will just walk around your screen and stay out of your way.