GameBoy Color + Pokemon Blue & Yellow = two full years of my life.
Did you have a GameBoy? What kind?
So, fellow children of the 90’s, (and anyone else who is reading this!) you might remember these cute little keychains that were so much more than keychains…
Photo courtesy of Blogagotchi.
According to Wikipedia -
Tamagotchi (たまごっち Tamagotchi?) is a handheld digital pet created in 1996 by Aki Maita and sold by Bandai. Over 70 million Tamagotchis have been sold as of 2008. The Tamagotchi is housed in a small and simple egg-shaped computer. Three buttons (A, B, and C) allow the user to select and perform an activity, including:
- Feeding the Tamagotchi a piece of food or a snack.
- Playing games with the Tamagotchi.
- Cleaning up a Tamagotchi’s waste.
- Checking its age, discipline, hunger, happiness and other statistics.
- Connecting with other friends
- Marrying other tamagotchis
Haha! I remember playing with these little guys for hours! At first, teachers at my elementary and middle schools didn’t care if you had them because they just looked like keychains. But, leave it to that one kid who forgot to turn the sound off on their’s and then we all got in trouble.
I had a couple of them that I can remember, one of which was a Dalmatian. The other was a regular little pink/purple one with different options for the creatures you could have. Depending on the type of egg you got, you could get a tall, skinny Tamagotchi or a small, round one.
After I got bored with those, I got the Tamagotchi game for my Gameboy which gave me a few more options.
Tamagotchi’s were fun ways for kids to occupy their time by, in a way, taking care of something that needed attention. I’m sure it was a positive impact in my life because after that, I moved onto other games and activities that required me to be responsible for the well-being of another.
How about you? Did you play with Tamagotchi’s and if so, which one(s)?