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

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.

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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12 Comments

1. DWillyEfect

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Well, this takes me back to 5th grade.

4. legend1

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

hahaha me too

2. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Id prefer hey you pickachu

10. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

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

3. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Takes me back to 1996. Still have mine too.

5. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Ily tamagotchi >(*-*)>

6. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Who's the loser thumbing everyone down

7. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

8. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Lol your probably right.... Youngstas nowadays haha

9. thelegend6657 unregistered

Careful they might do a drive by trolling

11. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

why only US and Canada?!?!

12. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

They need to make a digimon app and let us battle

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