Tamagotchi has finally made its way to our phones—‘90s kids rejoice!
Sort of, anyway.
If you’ve been hankering to revisit your youth by killing a Tamagotchi pet (or, you know, dozens) but just can’t bring yourself to carry around that clunky iconic keychain you now have another option. Head over to your App Store and you’ll find BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe’s latest release, My Tamagotchi Forever. Just like the original version Millennials grew up with, gameplay involves tending to your pets every need, including ridding its floors of numerous curly turds. That, however, seems to be where the similarities end.
As you can see in the trailer below, My Tamagotchi Forever is a far cry from the 8-bit version you might be familiar with. Instead of barely distinguishable blobs wandering your screen, you’ll be met with a creature much closer to what you would expect for 2018. Whether this was a good idea or not remains to be seen, considering it might make the whole pooping/death thing a bit more…real. Difference in pet appearance isn’t the only change, though. Responsibilities are a bit more involved and you can venture out of the house into a little Tamatown for some mini-games and even AR.
Check out the video below for a full preview of My Tamagotchi Forever, and then go download it for yourself to see how it compares (you know you’re going to).