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qwerty123

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 09:43 AM ( #1 )

I've noticed that a ton of little kids around my neighborhood (probably about 7 or 8) are having problems with logout passwords on v4. It all started at my next door neighbor's. (he is a little bit younger). His logout password wouldn't work so he was forced to cancel.
Then the jobs and mail. Its hard for some eight-year-old to understand all the sorta nonsense letters and symbols. (somewhat boring for young children)
Do you think that the reccomended age for Tams should be, like, 9-12, or something like that? :angry:

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 05:49 PM ( #2 )

Not really, the lowest age recommended is 8 years old. If you see them have trouble try to help them. But sooner or later they would figure all of it out. So don't worry.

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 07:38 PM ( #3 )

They'll eventually understand everything in the V4. Even some older people are a little confused with it because they are new to it. Are they new to the V4?

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:25 AM ( #4 )

No. They are NOT new to V4. They just never got it. (One of their parents is totally against the idea of tamatown just because of V4.)

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:34 AM ( #5 )

It's just like everything else they'll have to read the instructions and try their best to learn, and ask for adult help if they get stuck.

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 08:30 PM ( #6 )

I agree that they need to have someone help them out who has read the instructions and know what they are doing, but I have also noticed that the more higher the versions, the more advanced everything gets. I was playing with my V4 earlier, and I noticed how much more complicated the games had become. In the V2 and V3 you had much more simple games that weren't that hard. I can see how a younger child would have trouble with them.

Edited by *~Tabby~*, 09 July 2007 - 08:31 PM.


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Posted 14 July 2007 - 08:38 AM ( #7 )

1) Tamas do have a targeted age. 9-12!

2) I however started at 8. You don't have to be that old (just old enough to not stick it in your mouth). 8 is the average understanding age for tamas and younger than that the comprehension and maturity is questionable.

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 03:25 PM ( #8 )

I think they should make a Tama for older people and younger, the one for 7-10 year olds would be like the V1 and the older one 11+ would have tons of features.

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 08:35 PM ( #9 )

I think the target audience is fine.

I'm 21, and when I got my V4.5 I was extremely confused; my only other Tamagotchi was a P1 and of course that is extremely basic compared to the Connection Tamagotchi (v1-4.5).

The V4.5 says "Ages 8 and up" and I think it fits. Heck, there are children that young running around with cellphones and using computers and such devices are a lot more complex than a Tamagotchi.

I'd like to see Bandai come up with some better instructions because the sheet that comes with the V4.5 only covers the basic features of the Tamagotchi. I am still guessing about so many features, and I don't even have another Tamagotchi to connect with - when I do get another, there will be even more confusion running through my mind, I'm sure.

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 05:13 AM ( #10 )

I think the target audience is fine.

I'm 21, and when I got my V4.5 I was extremely confused; my only other Tamagotchi was a P1 and of course that is extremely basic compared to the Connection Tamagotchi (v1-4.5).

The V4.5 says "Ages 8 and up" and I think it fits. Heck, there are children that young running around with cellphones and using computers and such devices are a lot more complex than a Tamagotchi.

I'd like to see Bandai come up with some better instructions because the sheet that comes with the V4.5 only covers the basic features of the Tamagotchi. I am still guessing about so many features, and I don't even have another Tamagotchi to connect with - when I do get another, there will be even more confusion running through my mind, I'm sure.

I certainly agree with the better instructions. Have you seen Entama's manual? It's extremely detailed! It explains pretty much everything, including Gotchi Point income from the games!

Speaking of Gotchi Points, why is the Tamagotchi currency marked "P" (for Points) in Connexion/Connection, and the currency marked "G" (for Gotchi) in Plus? Never mind.

I've been translating Japanese manuals into English on Notepad and I'm currently making an (indepth) manual for the Tamagotchi Connexion v4.

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 12:31 PM ( #11 )

little kids arnt THAT stupid. How can u be so critical. I am 10 years old and I even know adults who have tamas. :D

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 07:02 AM ( #12 )

Whoa, BanDai just lowered the age limit to 6+! :o I highly doubt that a six-year-old would be interested in a V4; they're pretty complicated and require a lot of involvement (Post, Jobs, TamaTown, etc.).

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:56 PM ( #13 )

1) Tamas do have a targeted age. 9-12!

2) I however started at 8. You don't have to be that old (just old enough to not stick it in your mouth). 8 is the average understanding age for tamas and younger than that the comprehension and maturity is questionable.

I started playing with tamagotchis at age 8 too. It took a death and some illness for me to understand how to play with my version 1. now im in middle school and wonder why i had trouble!

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 12:42 AM ( #14 )

I've noticed that a ton of little kids around my neighborhood (probably about 7 or 8) are having problems with logout passwords on v4. It all started at my next door neighbor's. (he is a little bit younger). His logout password wouldn't work so he was forced to cancel.
Then the jobs and mail. Its hard for some eight-year-old to understand all the sorta nonsense letters and symbols. (somewhat boring for young children)
Do you think that the reccomended age for Tams should be, like, 9-12, or something like that? :(

im 8!(i signed in as my mum)

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 04:38 PM ( #15 )

Not True I got my first Tama in grade 3! wait???? THAT WAS A VERSION1 my bad LOL

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 05:54 PM ( #16 )

HOW RUDE!!!! :furawatchi: :furawatchi: :D :angry: :angry: :angry:
I got my v4 at the age of 8 and I had noo problems with the logout password! :angry:

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 07:55 PM ( #17 )

HOW RUDE!!!! :o :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:
I got my v4 at the age of 8 and I had noo problems with the logout password! :angry:

Whoa, try not to blow yourself up. They're talking about 8-year-olds 'in general'. Or what they've noticed about most 8-year-olds. You just happen to understand the v4 better than the people that everyone else is talking about. Plus you're on Tamatalk so that's a real advantage. If I'd never joined Tamatalk, I can tell you I'd be freaked out when I got my name glitch and I'd find it very difficult to understand the mail and the work process.

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 05:46 PM ( #18 )

I think the target age for version 4 is fine, but I would like to see a Tamagotchi version targeted more towards older fans. The P1 and P2 were pets that appealed to people of all age groups and I'd like to see that again.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 12:49 PM ( #19 )

I've noticed that a ton of little kids around my neighborhood (probably about 7 or 8) are having problems with logout passwords on v4. It all started at my next door neighbor's. (he is a little bit younger). His logout password wouldn't work so he was forced to cancel.
Then the jobs and mail. Its hard for some eight-year-old to understand all the sorta nonsense letters and symbols. (somewhat boring for young children)
Do you think that the reccomended age for Tams should be, like, 9-12, or something like that? :D

Well, it could be. But I know that some people like them and they could be younger. I know someone who is eight who has 2 Tamas, and gets on with them fine!!!

It would be quite sad for some people to be banned from Tamas :(


Best Wishes,


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Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:18 PM ( #20 )

I think it is perfect how it is, the target audience is for almost everyone of all ages! After all you can't really be too old for tamagotchies can you!

Hope i helped and have a great tama day!