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Hello and welcome to my log for unboxing and reviewing tamagotchis (and perhaps other things if I can get my hands on stuff)
But I hope you find this to be very fun and educational!
Note: These are my own thoughts so please don't feel offended if my opinions differ from yours.
I'll see you guys tomorrow!
This is my first review! I'm gonna try to cover as much as I can + post some pictures of mine. So! Lets get started.
I recently bought the pink My Meeba. It was used, and thus didn't come with the plush inside, but I'm happy with it the way it is.
My Meebas take two (2) AAA batteries. It has a sliding screen, three (3) buttons for maneuvering your meeba, as well as a reset button is located on the left of the main screen. Finally, there is another button to open the lid of the cylinder part of the toy.
To start up the device, you have to take it out of "demo mode". To do this, push any button, then set the screen all the way at the bottom for two seconds, then finally set the screen at at the very top. A small animation will play and then you're ready to start it up!
You start off with a little baby blob. they look akin to a tiny raindrop. From here, you have a few things to do. There are no feeding or cleaning options for this toy, which is great if you want something low maintenance or something to pass time. They grow and evolve like a tama, but dont need all the attention of a tama.
The right side of the screen has a few "portals" with cute little animations you can play with, while the left side has different games for you to play! The very top of the screen has a small heart, thats where you can see how many hearts your meeba has. To swim to the "portals" you move the screen up or down, then use the little arrow keys to swim to them until you hear a little "ping"
Evolving your meeba:
Meebas can evolve seven (7) separate times by gaining hearts. They gain hearts by playing games! Once your meeba has at least three (3) hearts, you can choose to evolve it or keep gaining hearts until it has five (5) in total. There are two set games, plus another that changes when your meeba evolves. The games are pretty easy.
The game that you can play in the top portal is a card matching game, match all the cards without too many mistakes and your little Meeba friend will be happy!
The second portal is a bowling game. An arrow goes from left to right indicating where your bowling ball will land. Hit the center button to choose where you want your ball to go.
The third portal changes with each evolution it looks like. I'll update this one as I see my buddy grow.
1st evolution game: Cup game. Meeba will hide under a flower and get switched around 3 times, you get to keep track of your friend and find him by using the arrows and hitting the enter button on the flower you think they're in.
2nd evolution game: Eat the flowers! Your meeba swims through the screen and its your job to help them eat some tasty treats. Hit the enter button to help them eat as many flowers as they can!
Pros and cons:
- Very cute animations and characters!
- Super cute concept
- Easy to pick up and play with
- Innovative design
- Low maintenance
- The sounds can get annoying pretty quick and there's no mute button
- The set games can get tedious after a while, the third game is a life saver
- It feels a bit bulky since you can't take the screen off the tube
- No time or nurturing settings, depends on games alone
Overall: SUPER CUTE! I'd recommend it, but I'm pretty partial to low maintenance "v-pets"
More detail + pictures to come
Part 1: The Viewer Itself
The viewer is a colorful (or not-so-colorful, depending on if you buy it multi-colored or black) unit and has lenses that ensure your VR experience is complete. It is a very powerful rig that allows to do anything from explore the human brain to seeing what should be Inori Aizawa's best friend for gaming, Unity-chan perform live. Rating: ★★★★★
Part 2: The Setup
After getting your package open and getting all the parts out (don't forget the lenses and head strap like I did!), constructing it using the guidelines, ensuring it's on right, downloading the Cardboard app on your Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, or iPhone 6, and scanning the QR code below using the built-in QR code scanner, you're ready to play the base apps. I'd recommend the 360 degree YouTube channel. Then you can download what you want! Rating: ★★★☆☆
Part 3: The Experience Seeing stuff through lenses is fum, and VR is fun. Albeit the fact that the NFC prevents me from doing anything, the experience is fun. Rating: ★★★★☆
Part 4: Overall
Overall, I'd rate it 8.5/10 for its entertainment factor and the ability to amaze yourself with it - whether it be by color or by the VR experience.