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What Tama is best for a 5-year-old?


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Eternal Mametchi Fan

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:01 AM ( #1 )

Sorry for the dumb question but I'm thinking of sharing one of my Tamagotchis with my 5-year-old brother. He understands what the buttons do and sometimes even cleans up the messes for me, so I think he'll be interested in trying one with me to help him along, of course. So, I've got Nano, P2, Versions 2-6 except V4.5, and Tama-Go (no way am I letting him have my iD L). I'm trying to work out which will be the easiest as well as most interesting...any ideas?

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:07 AM ( #2 )

Any version under the Version 5, and the TMGO. I think the V4 is a bit needy, so I will say V2 or TMGO. :)

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:30 AM ( #3 )

V2, V3, or Tama-go In my opinion. They aren't as needy as the V4 or V4.5 and have less complicated features than the V5-V6

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:58 AM ( #4 )

v5's and TMGO's aren't all that needy and have not too many features.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:22 AM ( #5 )

I would say a Tama-go just because it's a bit easier for little kids to hit the big buttons :) they're still developing all those excellent motor skills and little buttons might be really frustrating for them. Plus a Tama-go is cheap so you won't be regretting making the purchase if he/she accidentally breaks it (5 year olds aren't the most graceful things on the planet). Make sure you take time to explain to him/her how it works but don't create expectations. IE don't get upset if he/she doesn't care for it, forgets it, and/or just doesn't seem interested in it all the time. Kids are all over the place and their attention span may not be equal to you who can sit and give a tamagotchi the care needed. Honestly, when Tamagotchis first came out they were advertised towards 7+ for a reason.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:26 AM ( #6 )

Also agree with WhiteClaw, the bigger the better for a small kid. I don't own a Tama-go so don't know if it's a simple one.
P2 would be easy to take care but that's way too small for a 5y old.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:32 AM ( #7 )

The tama-go. If they get bored of it, that means you can find it. On top of pretty low key care and simple play.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:27 AM ( #8 )

The Tama-go.easiest to take care of

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:51 AM ( #9 )

I was going to suggest the V2 as the easiest / low maintenance pet to care for, but I don't have a Tama-Go and I think the others have made some really practical points.

I'd agree with the others who suggested the Tama-Go:
Large enough to handle for a 5yr old.
Easy to replace / buy another if broken as they are still being sold in many shops.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:41 PM ( #10 )

I think Tama-Go is best. When my brother was younger he loved the TMGO, because it was so simple. Sorry about the short post, but I'm using paid internet.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:05 PM ( #11 )

Not only is it big/easy/everything already stated, but it's CHEAP and easy to find. Cheap is pretty important though.. in case something were to happen to it.

That'd be the deal breaker for me.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:40 PM ( #12 )

I say V1, V2, or Tama Go. The V1 and V2 are pretty simple, in my opinion, and there's lots of cute animations and things like that that he might enjoy. I think he could handle one of those as long as he isn't one of those "let's throw this across the room and stomp on it" type of person.
If not, I suggest the Tama Go, like the others said. It's big, so that it won't slip out of his hands that easily (I hope) and it's simple. I think it's complex enough that he will enjoy it, but not so simple it gets boring.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:39 AM ( #13 )

Thanks for the input, everyone! :D I've decided the Tama-Go would be the best for him (and anyway, I've got 4 of them). I'll teach him how to play the games and stuff, and see how it works out. :)

Edited by Eternal Mametchi Fan, 27 October 2012 - 05:40 AM.