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This article was published on April 11, 2017


Classic Tamagotchi are making an anniversary comeback

Classic Tamagotchi are making an anniversary comeback
Rachel Kaser
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Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback riding. Check her Twitter for curmudgeonly criticisms.

In case the 90s children out there were feeling neglected, the original Tamagotchi is coming back. Now a whole new generation of kids can have the fun experience of forgetting about their digital pets entirely only to guiltily check and find them dead months later.

The Tamagotchi, a pet inside a tiny egg computer on a keychain, was originally released worldwide in 1997. Since then, there have been several different Tamagotchi lines, each more intricate then the last. This rereleased original Tamagotchi is taking things back to the basics for the 20th anniversary, though it will be slightly smaller than the original.

Before you get too excited, though, be aware the reborn Tamagotchi are only available in Japan.

Oh well, us Western users can satisfy ourselves with the dozens of other, more recent Tamagotchi models out there with more complex mechanics.

If you’re interested in importing the device from Amazon Japan, each one will set you back about $17.50 for the device itself. Shipping varies, but could cost more than the device itself.

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