Tamagotchi has made its way to your smartphone, well, sort of!
If you have been hankering to revisit your 90's youth days by killing a Tamagotchi pet (or you know, dozens) but just cannot bring yourself to carry around that clunky iconic keychain, you now have another option.
You can head over to the App Store and you will find BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe's latest release, My Tamagotchi Forever. Just like the original version, the gameplay involves tending to your pet's every need, including ridding its floor of numerous curly turds, but that is where the similarities end.
As you will see in the trailer below, My Tamagotchi Forever is a far cry from the 8-bit version you might be familiar with. Instead of barely distinguishable blobs wandering on your screen, you will be met with a creature much closer to what you would expect for 2018. Whether this was a good idea or not, it remains to be seen, considering it might make the whole pooping/death thing a bit more... realistic.
The difference in pet appearance is not the only change, responsibilities are a bit more involved and you can venture out of the house into a little Tamatown for mini-games and even AR.
You can have a look at the trailer below of My Tamagotchi Forever, and go and download it for yourself, if you want. (The 8-bit Tamagotchi still remains our favourite).