For anyone nostalgic for the ’90s virtual pet craze, you can now carry your Tamagotchi in your pocket once again, with a free app released Thursday for Android. The Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. App recreates the experience of caring for and feeding your own pocket creature. The app’s release marks the brand’s re-expansion to North America, after it was a powerhouse in the late 1990s. The Tamagotchi app recreates the classic experience of owning a virtual pet in its Toy Mode, which replicates the classic egg keychain design best known by fans on the phone’s screen. It features the three familiar buttons to navigate the menus. Players can get into “App Mode” by swiping with two fingers, which brings the Tamagotchi into full color on the screen. You’ll be able to access all the menu functions with touch controls from there.
Tamagotchi Back With a Vengeance in Android App
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