With the onset of online games, Playstations and network games, the classic game of virtual pet care still has a large following. Tamagotchi has been well loved by kids and adults alike since it was released way back in 1996.Â Unlike online games or other popular games that young people are hooked up today, you can carry this handy toy gadget anywhere with you. You donâ€™t need a PSP or a computer to have a little fun. Just bring out your Tamagotchi out of your jeans pocket and you would surely let out a smile whenever you see your virtual pet happy and healthy.
The year 2007 was a good year to release the Tamagotchi version 4 from Bandai America. This new version is also called the Tamagotchi V4. Indeed, technology has a big influence on the new Tamagotchi look and feel. It has more advanced features compared to its previous versions.
With Tamagotchi V4, you can do more than the usual thing that you do with your virtual pet. You can play more mini games with it. But the best added feature of the Tammy V4 is that your virtual pet can now even attend their very own school. When you send your Tammy to school or play games with them, it earns Skill Points. Each Skill Points falls under certain categories including Intelligence, Beauty and Social. When you have enough Skill Points for your Tammy, just like what most people do after they graduate, you can choose the â€œjobsâ€ that you wanted for your virtual pet. They can be a doctor, a scientist, a fashion designer or even a rock star. These new feature spices up the normal life cycle of your pet and makes virtual pet care even more dynamic and exciting.
If Tamagotchi version 3 introduced you to â€œGotchiâ€ points, the Tamagotchi V4 now offers â€œGotchi Postsâ€. Throughout the life span of your Tammy, it would receive a series of messages. They come in various forms, like for example- your virtual pet can receive either a bad or good fortune. They can also receive letters and news.
A follow up on the earlier version of Tamagotchi, the Tamagotchi town had also undergone some real makeover. You can log on to TamaTown.com and enjoy the world of Tamagotchi at its best. You can interact with several virtual pets, play games or just discover this fantasy world for your self. You can earn â€œGotchiâ€ points that you can give your virtual pets that allows you to shop for your favorites finds at the shopping area. You can also use â€œGotchiâ€ points to relax and watch a movie in the Tama town, dine out, have a shopping spree or go meet the king of the Tamagotchi world.
Tamagotchi Version 4 still has an infrared capability that lets you interact with your friendâ€™s virtual pets. You can play and exchange gifts and treats with other Tamagotchis. You can store up to 45 friends in your Friends List and choose among 52 characters. You have a total of 20 games to enjoy with your virtual pet. Share your everyday life with a Tamagotchi in your pocket and your virtual companion would surely give you a smile!