** L.I.F.E. **
So, I decided to get this new LIFE app thingy on my iPhone this morning; I figured I would post my experiences with it here for those who don't have any tablets/smartphones, or for those who are simply curious. To sum it up, it pretty much follows the original 1997 Tamagotchi quite closely.
I downloaded the app and it took me through a sort of tutorial (which I pretty much skipped, but it was a nice thought). When it was over, this is what I had:
looks pretty familiar, right?
and then, it hatched!!
good ol' Babytchi! Haven't seen one of these in a while.
I also decided to see what some of those other things on the top were, too. It seems you can change the shell (button in the middle w/ the tama on it):
and also you can see which Tamagotchi characters you have already raised (the button on the right w/ the notebook)
Babytchi was pretty hungry and unhappy, so I decided to feed him (there is a simple MEAL and SNACK option, like on the early Tamas) and play a game!
The game is the exact same one that is on the P1 - you have to try to guess which direction your Tamagotchi will go by pressing the A and B (left and middle) buttons on the tama. If you guess right, Tama will be happy. If you guess wrong, your Tama will be sad. You do this 5 times.
right guess: wrong guess:
then it shows the score out of 5 at the end of the game:
I think it's supposed to be Tama vs. You, but he is happier when he wins.. so I just try to let him win.
Just like a lot of the vintage tamas, this little guy got sick right before he grew, also:
Now I have myself a Marutchi:
I also wanted to see what the magnifying glass does - apparently it just gets rid of the tama shell and makes everything get bigger.
When the shell is visible, they call it "toy version", and when it's not, they call it "app version".
(continued below due to too many pictures)