Reviewed by MagikDragonz
Do you remember the old craze of Tamagotchi? Me too. Scary wasn't it?
I got one of those Tamagotchi toys and totally enjoyed it! Meanwhile,
I didn't have any idea Bandai was making a Tamagotchi game. Soon enough
I heard about it when I was getting a little sick of Tamagotchi but I
put it on my Christmas wish-list anyway. When I got it for Christmas I
didn't believe how great the game actually was!
Graphics 9 out of 10
The graphics are great, they're no Nintendo 64 graphics but they are pretty
good for Game Boy. Some of the people characters are anima. All of the
characters are very... umm... perky looking. But don't expect your little duck
Tamagotchis to be electrocuting stuff like our pal Pikachu from Pokemon
though, all these characters are too perky and happy. Kind of sick isn't it.
Music and Sound 8 out of 10
The music is great at some points in the game but it gets a little
repetitive and a little on my nerves sometimes. That stupid happy go
lucky music can get to your head sometimes. It's also all happy when
your Tamagotchi gets sick and is about to die. In this game the
Tamagotchi doesn't do that rather annoying beeping noise. Instead it
hops around and stuff, so the sounds are fairly good. I have to admit
they are better than the toy.
Game Challenge 8 out of 10
I don't exactly understand what the challenge is exactly, but it is
challenging to keep up with your Tamagotchi sometimes. It may be
happy at one point and then it needs exercise. There is so much stuff
just like a real pet would need. It is much more realistic than the little
beeping toy. You can teach your Tamagotchi basic math ( eg. 1 + 2=3),
make it catch some falling balls ( don't ask) or you can play the traditional
smile game. But even these games get more challenging as your Tamagotchi
grows older. And I guess another challenge would be to take good care of
all your eggs the guy at the laboratory gives you? Yeah that is pretty
hard too. It is hard enough to keep one Tamagotchi happy, and having
3 at a time can be too much if you're not experienced.
Game Play-Fun 7.5 out of 10
This game can get boring sometimes if you're doing the same thing
over and over. I find the funniest parts of this game are entering your
Tamagotchi in tournaments such as races, beauty and intelligence
contests ( my little Tamagotchi, Rosie, won the beauty contest)
and when your Tamagotchi grows. But this game is still very very
fun and is much more fun than the original toy.
This game can get on your nerves sometimes if your Tamagotchi dies
(I lost my pal Rosie and it was a very sad moment, *sniffle*) or if
your Tamagotchi won't obey you or whatever. Sometimes if you're
trying to play a game, it gets hungry and then it doesn't want to play
the ball catching game so it gets you all upset and confused. Tamagotchis
can be really moody.
Replayability 10 out of 10
This game has a great replay value. You get 8 eggs per game (you can
save your game so you can always go back later). You can hatch and
raise up to 3 Tamagotchis at a time and find out what each egg grows
into. Also they say there's some "hidden egg" so I guess you can try
to get that.
Game Value 7.6 out of 10
It depends on what you pay for this game. I wouldn't pay over $45 for this
game because it's not like the greatest game in the world. But if you really
like Tamagotchi and virtual pet type stuff you will love this game. But
$45 and under is a reasonable price I wouldn't pay more than that.
Overall 8.5 out of 10
This game is really great. Virtual pet games such as this are very rare
and unique. I'm glad that they decided to add more features to this game,
such as tournaments, etc. because it adds more life to the game. Do not
expect this game to be some copy of the toy on the Game Boy, because it
really isn't. There is much more stuff to do and any Tamagotchi/virtual
pet lover will like to play this game. I just wish that there was a Pikachu
game like this one for Game Boy.