These delightful toys were a big part of our lives in the 90s . A Tamagotchi was a digital pet that you had to take care of around the clock in order to keep it happy and alive. It filled the void for many of us who didn’t have pets of our own or else, were too busy away from home to attend to any pets that we had at home. However, with a Tamagotchi, we were able to take this responsibility on the go. We had them hanging on our backpacks and key chains and constantly checked them as one does their cell phone now. So, if you were a fan of them back then, imagine what it will be like to buy one today? Well, you can on Amazon Japan, (for now). However, we are hoping that they will be available everywhere else soon enough.
These digital pets taught us all the value of responsibility.
However, these new toys are committed to keeping their nostalgic appeal by maintaining the same low-resolution graphics. The one difference will be a the new, brightly colored egg shaped exteriors. Even so, keeping the same graphics will give us something to point at to today’s kids to remind them of how awesome it was to look at 3 pixel poop!
Not only that, but it’s a different world when you have to attend to this one device in such a way that it actually grows on you and you feel a sense of accomplishment when your digital pet is alive and happy. There was no greater feeling! It was also fun to compare your skills with your friends.
Thankfully, the thrill is not over and it is available again online in Japan. Let’s just see if Tamagotchi has the same appeal on the world now as it did back then!