Diary of a Tamagotchi

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I have always loved Tamagotchis. As a small child I had quite the collection of them and I would make my mother look after them whilst I went to school. I had a knock off Tamagotchi that was white with black spots and was a dog that you looked after. Over the years I have looked it up to no avail. I have been told it’s either a MGA Puppy which whilst similar do have differences from what I remember or a Dog Gotch which is incredibly hard to find on the internet.

I ended up having all of my Tamagotchi and Digimon stolen and now they are incredibly expensive to replace. I have bought a couple over the years but they just didn’t feel the same as the previous ones that I owned.

In saying that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to purchase the anniversary Tamagotchi when it released. I just had to celebrate the 20th anniversary in anyway that I could. However when I started to use it I was surprised by how different it was.

Below are my thoughts as I spent some time with my new found friend.

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Wednesday

11:40am

It’s time to turn the Tamagotchi on! Oh egg! I wonder how long it takes to hatch.

11:50am

I guess I should have set a time so that it can actually hatch. How embarrassing.

12:06pm

I thought I was a Tamagotchi expert but I have no idea. All I can do is feed this thing? Is there no menu. I am a bad parent. I guess I will just keep feeding this blob until he refuses me.

12:48pm

This blob has done literally nothing this whole time?

1:10pm

It let me feed it ONE thing and then it was full again. This is no child of mine.

1:53pm

This thing hasn’t even done a poo yet? Or fallen asleep?

2:33pm

I lost my Tamagotchi and found it in my pillow case. Still alive and well.

2:39pm

I just Googled it and apparently the anniversary re-release has less features. You can’t interact with it at all. You just feed it and clean up the poo. Whilst finding this out though I discovered the Tamagotchi Mix.

2:47pm

Looks like the Christmas one releasing soon is already sold out. That’s a shame.

3:03pm

Still no poo. This is no child of mine as my own decided to do a poo before she was actually born.

3:35pm

IT DID A POO.

5:40pm

This thing is boring. It has done literally nothing.

7:00pm

Oh it put itself to sleep. Goodnight! Please don’t beep at me during the night!

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Thursday

9:20am

Oh I just realised my Tamagotchi is still in my drawer. I hope it isn’t dead. Oops! I am a bad Tamagotchi mother.

9:50am

It’s still alive! I fed it and well.. That’s it. This is most definitely not the nostalgic trip I was expecting.

11:25am

Another poo. Even it doing a poo is somewhat interesting.

12:06pm

IT EVOLVED. DIGIVOLVED? TRANSFORMED? I DON’T KNOW BUT IT DID IT.

3:45pm

I wish I could interact with this guy. There isn’t even a menu. Just press the same button to clean his poo, feed him or turn off the lights.

8:30pm

Goodnight little friend.

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Friday

9:30am

Oh gosh I forgot about this guy. I hope he isn’t dead. I can’t kill him yet.

9:35am

Oh, he was perfectly fine. I wonder if this one is harder to kill.

10:30am

Since this Tamagotchi is so small I decided to put it on my keys and just check on it occasionally. It seems to be the virtual pet version of a cactus.

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I was very disappointed in what this Tamagotchi actually was. Even if I did more research, I still would have purchased it for nostalgia reasons but I didn’t know they would be SO much smaller than the original. So much smaller in fact that they lack almost all of the functions that the originals had twenty years ago. Whilst mostly trivial these functions make the Tamagotchi more interesting and I found my interest waning fast without them.

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One response to “Diary of a Tamagotchi

  1. It’s a shame that the Tamagotchi had such limited functions. I remember my Tamagotchi always used to get sick, in fact Idon’t think any of my Tamagotchis lasted more than the second stage…

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