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The Revival of Tamagotchi – Collective memory of 90’s feeders

The Revival of Tamagotchi – Collective memory of 90’s feeders

Before the rise of Digimon and Pokemon, Tamagotchi has been a hurricane around the world. No matter how old you are, you should be at least affected by the ways of raising a pet.

BANDAI, the launcher of Tamagotchi, is revived because of its cuteness and simplicity of device. Tamagotchi is a egg-shaped device who contains a “electronic chicken” from the planet of Tamago. The invention of digimon is somehow based on its features.

Compared to the breeding devices today, the function of Tamagotchi is relatively easy and simple. The breeder just need to clean, play and feed Tamagotchi in order to raise it. Pretty simple, right? That’s how the 90’s people love this kind of device because it provide a space for those people loves to feed and grow with Tamagotchi.

However, Tamagotchi only takes few years and it was replaced by Digimon from BANDAI and Pokemon series from Game Freak.

Digimon and Pokemon basically kept some features from Tamagotchi. For instance, trainer need to feed and take care of their monster from different kind of status, such as sickness and poisoned. The concept of breeding animal was kept.

BAIDAI tried many ways to revive Tamagotchi from other platform such as android and IOS. The results was not so well because people love fancier features like battling with other trainers and better graphic for the monster.

Fortunately, BAIDAI will release the 20th anniversary version of Tamagotchi in 2017. When most people look for the stimulation from intensive graphic and user experience, there are some people who want to keep thing simple as they were, like Tamagotchi.

You just need to feed, clean and play with it when you have leisure time instead of occupying your whole life. Does that make you wonder Tamagotchi should be the one we seek for?


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