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Tamagotchi returns with Android app to celebrate 16th birthday

It’s hard to believe that it was 16 years ago that virtual pet craze Tamagotchi swept across the globe, taking the innocence of youth with it as children spent hours feeding their own digital creature, cleaning up its poop, and eventually watching its soul depart from the small black-and-white display. Now, thanks to the newly released Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. from Namco Bandai, we can relive the experience all over again.

The free app recreates the original game, right down to the pixelated pets that populated the egg-shaped keychain. New features include color animations, a collection showcasing all of your Tamagotchi successes and failures, and of course social sharing of pet raising achievements. As the tagline states, “It’s just like the virtual pet you loved, but better!”

Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. is an excuse to take a trip down memory lane for Android users that experienced the game as a child, but it’s also a new generation’s chance to become obsessed with the virtual life of a pet trapped within the confines of its screen. Grab it from Google Play now.

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[via Gizmodo]

 




  • socalrailroader

    Now, how about a Pet Rock App?! I’m 41, yes, I had them :D

    • bmg314

      Maybe a chia pet? ;-)

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      don’t need an app for that; just a picture of a rock will more than suffice. :)

  • Tomáš Petrík

    Oh, here comes my childhood again!

  • Manbo

    Yes, please bring this back so the children can obsess over this pixelated pet!
    Ironically, all the while ignoring their real pet…

    ^_^

  • Kyle Cordiano

    Still have mine from 1996. Damn that was a long time ago ._.

  • RozJC

    Not compatible on my devices! ;-;

  • thedicemaster

    region locked.

    I guess it’s time to pirate another free game.

  • Jordan Caviness

    i had a tamagotchi when i was in 4th grade….i also had the better..NanoPet. in fact…i had two tamagotchis and a NanoPet.lol

  • Covert_Death

    my favorite one was the toy story edition where you had to care for the little green alien buggers….. “THE CLAWWWWWWWWW”

    memories

  • Manbo

    OMG!!!! THAT’S AMAYYYYY-ZA-ZING!!!!!1!!1!one.