The original Tamagotchi is returning, taking advantage of a wave of nostalgia of the 90s that was seen in Nintendo NES and SNES resuscitated.
The enormously popular egg-shaped toy was first launched in the USA. UU 21 years ago after its launch in Japan in 1996, allowing users to hatch and raise their own digital characters.
With a retail price of $ 19.99, the toy, which will be available for reordering from September 30, will come in eight new colors and eight vintage styles.
While the pixelated design of Tamagotchi may be far from the complex games currently available, the firm hopes that the nostalgia factor will be an important point of attraction for those who once had the toy as a child.
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The original Tamagotchi is coming back, taking advantage of a wave of nostalgia from the 90s that has already seen Nintendo NES and SNES resurrect
Reports suggest that the virtual gadget for pets will come with original retro programming.
The relaunch will be launched in two generations: Generation One will require players to guess the next movement of the pet, while Generation Two will have a number guessing game.
& # 39;[Bandai has] They decided to bring back the original Tamagotchi with some new additions that will keep the classic look of the original game, but with new colors that will make the device come alive as never before, "said a representative of the Japanese toy manufacturer's company to Hype Beast. .
MailOnline contacted Bandai to ask if the Tamagotchi will be launched in the UK and how much it will cost.
After incubating a digital creature, users must take care of their virtual pet as it moves through the different stages of life.
Users have to feed it, either a "meal", consisting of a bowl of rice or a "snack" of goodies, and clean up after going to the bathroom.
If they do not take care of it properly, the pet will get sick and may even die.
The very popular egg-shaped toy was first launched in the United States 21 years ago after its launch in Japan in 1996, allowing users to hatch and raise their own digital characters.
Retail at $ 19.99 (£ 15.39), the toy comes in eight new colors and eight vintage styles and will be available to reorder as of September 30
In June of last year, Nintendo released a modern and miniaturized version of the NES console, which is said to be one of the "best video game systems ever created", and the players took it.
The second iteration of Nintendo's NES Classic was available online and in person at stores around the world.
In September, the Japanese firm also resurrected the Super NES console that was launched for the first time in 1991.
It came with 21 built-in games, including well-loved titles like Super Mario World, Yoshi's Island and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
This is not the first time that Tamagotchi has returned.
The virtual pet toy was available for order as a 20 year anniversary version last year and was sold by $ 15 (£ 11.30).
Advance orders started on October 10 on Amazon, before the toy officially arrives in the United States on November 5.
The retro Tamagotchi was re-released for the first time in October last year and sold for $ 15 (£ 11.30). Advance orders started on October 10 on Amazon, before the toy officially arrives in the United States on November 5.
The 20th anniversary version was much smaller than the original one, but the gameplay was very similar, although simpler in some ways
DAILYMAIL.COM TRY THE MINI-TAMAGOTCHI
At first glance, there is one thing that stands out immediately about the new Tamagotchi: it is very small.
For adult hands, this takes a while to get used to.
But the compact design made it much easier to transport without it becoming a nuisance.
Easily fits a key ring, belt loop or purse; I attached mine to my phone box so I could keep it at all times.
A spokesman for the company told Dailymail.com that the toy is 80 percent smaller, with a screen 60 percent smaller than the original.
Still, a lot of the game feels the same.
While the screen is notably lacking in the "Health Meter", there are small indicators that appear when your virtual pet needs something.
If you have gone to the bathroom, a small poo will appear at the bottom of the screen.
And, if you are sick, a small black error will flash in the upper right.
Feeding the virtual pet is simple (press the A button to toggle between the options, then B to select), and it is very nice to see him stubbornly reject the bowl of rice in favor of a sweet.
In a way disappointing, it seems that they have eliminated the option Play, which once allowed you to participate in simple mini-games with the virtual pet.
The most important thing to know is how to turn off the sound (press and hold the C button and simultaneously press the A button).
As I quickly discovered, the persistent beep is not as endearing as it was when I was a child, especially not in a crowded train, or in the middle of the night (although correctly setting the last resolved time).
All in all, the mini-Tamagotchi is a great novelty toy, especially considering it costs only $ 14.99.
Playing with him brings you back to a time prior to current technology, and there is an undeniable childhood joy that comes from discovering that your virtual pet has reached the next stage of life.
-Cheyenne MacDonald for Dailymail.com
"He had a tremendous response worldwide from the fans who were knocking our door down to bring him back to the US, so we brought it," Liz Grampp, vice president of Brand Management in Bandai America, told Dailymail. com last year.
The 20th anniversary version was much smaller than the original one, but the gameplay was very similar, although simpler in some ways.
The toy was launched in six different designs of shells, from pale orange and transparent blue to daring contrasts of two tones directly from the 90s.
Each Tamagotchi included six virtual pets.
"It's about resource management, it's about nurturing, caring for a small virtual pet, and that basic human emotion of caring for something that, I think, never goes away," Grampp told Dailymail.com.
& # 39; What is different is our delivery. Therefore, it is a more classic pixel game, which has a bit of a trend of its own.
"I think that for children who have only grown up playing with iPhones and iPads, they will feel unique, but the game will still feel very familiar."
The toy was launched in six different designs of shells, from pale orange and transparent blue to daring contrasts of two tones directly from the 90s