Tamagotchi resurrected as an Android app

Posted by Trent Nouveau

Bandai has released an Android app based on the original virtual pet in honor of its 16th anniversary.

For the uninitiated, the Tamagotchi was a 90's electronic toy that can best be described as an egg-shaped device which thrived or died based on the level of the player's attention or  devotion.

The free app - dubbed Tamagotchi (Love Is Fun Everywhere) by Bandai - is currently available in Google's Play Store for Android smartphones and tablets.

Interestingly, gameplay is divided into two separate modes: a virtual emulation of the original toy and a new full-screen, touch-enabled mode.

The Toy Mode is clearly designed to attract adults nostalgic for the 90's, while the touch-enabled screen will undoubtedly appeal to a new generation of Tamagotchi fans.

As expected, there is also a bundle of modern features for everyone's favorite toy, including sharing via Facebook, a virtual collection of multiple pets, as well as the ability unlock freshwallpapers and virtual shells.

In addition to the above-mentioned Android version, the virtual Tamagotchi will soon be available for iOS devices as well.