Do you look back at some of the toys from the 90s with a fond yearning? If so, you might be interested to learn that one of the biggest sellers from the past is about to reappear this summer.
A couple of decades ago, there wasn’t a child alive who didn’t have their very own Tamagotchi to take care of. From feeding it regularly to showering it with love, keeping your Tamagotchi alive was a serious business.
A new generation of children is about to discover the fun of having their own Tamagotchi as the toy is being re-released in the summer of 2021. Here’s what you need to know about the new style of egg-shaped plastic pet.
An Immersive Experience
The new Tamagotchi will be called Tamagotchi on Wonder Garden and you’ll be able to enjoy a far more immersive experience. For example, when it comes to food, it’s not simply a case of clicking a button and dropping in random meals to keep your pet fed.
Instead, you’ll be able to visit other towns within the Tamagotchi world and collect tasty morsels that you think your digital pet would like to eat.
For a more immersive gaming experience, you could do the same in real life. Using the Publix weekly ad you could stock up on some tasty goodies which match what your Tamagotchi is eating. With great deals such as ribeye steak for just 8.99 per lb, you can enjoy brand new recipes alongside your Tamagotchi pet without breaking the bank.
What to Expect
The Tamagotchi of the past was enough to be an utterly absorbing toy but the Japanese manufacturer Bandai has made it even better. In the same way that Nintendo improved on the original GameBoy with the GameBoy Advance, the Tamagotchi has also had a facelift. With more sophisticated functions and options, this handheld digital pet will appeal to more than just the youngsters.
Although the Tamagotchi trend may have passed in the west, it’s still considered a staple toy in Japan. There have been a couple of limited re-releases over the years, but Bandai has now decided to completely overhaul the toy with brand new activities to try out.
Your Tamagotchi will still need plenty of attention and if you fall short, it will die and you’ll have to start over once more. This means you’ll need to take care of its essential functions, as well as ensuring that it feels happy.
The good news is that there’s a suite of new functions that you can use to keep your Tamagotchi feeling happy. You can help it grow to maturity, find a Tamagotchi mate, and it can even have children. You Tamagotchi will engage with its owner on a whole new level, celebrating birthdays and generally just sharing the love.
As before, you won’t be able to just switch off your Tamagotchi when you need a break as it will still beep when it needs attention. If all of this sounds like too much hard work, the new version allows you to drop it off at a daycare centre for the times when you’re too busy to look after it.
Get Ready for the Tamagotchi Launch
If you’re feeling excited about the idea of reuniting with one of your favourite toys updated with extra features, you’ll have to wait a little longer. Bandai has said that it will be available in 2021, but not until the summer months.
If that seems a long time to wait, you could content yourself in the time being with one of the retro models which are available from auction sites such as Ebay. True, they won’t have the full range of extras but it will get you in good practice so your new pet has the best chance of survival!