I don’t know how I withstood the Tamagotchi craze of the 1990s and early 2000s — I can thank my Game Boy Color for that, I guess — but I understood why it was so popular.
For those who fell into that craze, you might be happy to learn that, in celebration of Tamagotchi’s 20th anniversary, Bandai Namco announced My Tamagotchi Forever for mobile.
Thanks to much more powerful hardware in this day and age, your Tamagotchi is far more expressive this time around that you might remember, with all of them living in a new town called Tamatown.
Aesthetically, My Tamagotchi Forever seems to be inspired by Animal Crossing, a feeling that is somewhat extended to the gameplay, since you can walk around town and interact with other Tamagotchi characters.
As far as taking care of your own Tamagotchi is concerned, your job, as with the original toy 20 years ago, is to make sure they are taken care of.
This means making sure they are fed, cleaned, washed, and get enough sleep.