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90s Tamagotchi game is now free to download as an app

Just remember to feed your Tamagotchi this time.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane. Follow me back to the late 1990s and early 2000s. It was a much simpler time; a time before smartphones and tablets; a time when the only gadget anyone really wanted came in keyring form. Yes, my friends, I’m talking about the era of the Tamagotchi.

If you either can’t remember, or simply have no idea what we’re talking about, Tamagotchi was a digital pet that lived on a tiny electronic device. If you owned a Tamagotchi, it was your job to look after the digital pet, feeding and bathing it, satisfying its endless demands.

Tamagotchi was basically training for adulthood, when we’d one day assume responsibility for a cat, dog, or even a child. In truth, most of us were pretty terrible at looking after our Tamagotchi pets; I know that mine died more times than a I care to admit…

It’s over 20 years since the first Tamagotchi launched in 1997, and to celebrate its anniversary last year, the geniuses behind the toy started working on a special edition of the gadget.

That’s right. As of right now, you can download the official Tamagotchi app for iPhone and Android. Called My Tamagotchi Forever, watch the video below to check it out for yourself:

The My Tamagotchi Forever game takes place in Tamatown, and you can pick your own Tamagotchi just like you did when you were a kid.

Despite the fact that the graphics have come a seriously long way since back then, the core idea remains the same: Care for your pet and pander to its every whim. Should it need food, feed it. Should it need the toilet, clean it up. Charming, right?

As though that’s not enough to keep you busy and entertained, you can also play a load of mini games, where you win coins. You can then use the coins to buy extras, such as outfits, food, and decorations. Let’s be honest here — it all sounds terribly fun and addictive.

My Tamagotchi Forever is available for both iOS and Android, and totally free to download.

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