Tamagotchi to make a comeback

Riley Riley

Remember Tamagotchi, the silly kid’s computer toy from the 90s.

The electronic pet had to be fed and nurtured just like a real pet, otherwise it would die.

Both of our kids had one of the damned things and they used to drive parents nuts.

My wife was even conned into taking one to work because my son’s school banned them.

It’s funny in hindsight but Memories best forgotten but it’s time to start shaking in your boots again because the Tamagotchi is coming to a phone near you sometime in the New Year, 20 years after it was first released.

My Tamagotchi Forever will be available for for iOS and Android, and just like the original your job will be to keep it alive.

Created in Japan by Akihiro Yokoi of WiZ and Aki Maita of Bandai, the original Tamagotchi was released by Bandai on November 23, 1996 in Japan and May 1997 in the rest of the world.

Most Tamagotchi are housed in a small egg-shaped computer with an interface usually consisting of three buttons, although the number of buttons may vary.

From small beginnings It quickly became one of the biggest fads to emerge from the 1990s and early 2000s, but it didn’t end there.

As of 2010, more than 76 million Tamagotchis had been sold worldwide.

The point is kids have a hard enough time now parting with their phones, imagine what having to feed a Tamagotchi is going to do.



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