6 Reasons Keeping A Tamagotchi Alive Is Harder Than You Remember

Spoiler: They died.

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When our Tamagotchis arrived, we were unreasonably excited.

The new models are way more advanced than the ones you had as a child. They don't look vastly different, because they use the same grainy graphics, but MY GOD they are.

For starters, they can now communicate.

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The new models allow you to "bump" two Tamagotchis together. This involves holding them back-to-back so they can give each other presents, hang out in the same screen and text each other.

This meant our Tamagotchis went to the park together. OMG.

They also have three new games.

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One of them involves catching stuff, one involves selecting specified images from the screen and the last one involves copying a sequence. They're not ground-breaking, but they're surprisingly addictive.

1. We encountered our first problem when our Tamagotchi eggs hatched.

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Tabatha's turned into a girl. Kelly's turned into a duck. Not wanting to be set back, we abandoned hope of ever having grandchildren and just prayed that a girl could fall in love with a duck.

"Never mind," we thought, feeding them their 95th loaves of bread. "We'll just head to the pub."

Hot trend for 2014: bringing your Tamagotchis to the pub.

Tom Phillips@flashboy

Hot trend for 2014: bringing your Tamagotchis to the pub.

05:24 PM - 24 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

4. No matter how much we fed them or took them to the park, they were never happy.

My tamagotchi is SO SAD I don’t know what it wants anymore

Kelly Oakes@kahoakes

My tamagotchi is SO SAD I don’t know what it wants anymore

05:50 PM - 27 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So Kelly's Tamagotchi jumped on the bus to Tabatha's Tamagotchi's house.

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