October 2020] "Dean" arrived today, already one day old; alive but
But she survived.
She is of the "Friends" variety. After getting to grips with the
more advanced menu and options I learned she had previously been
named Dean, perhaps short for Deanette or Deanna! Her statistics
informed me she was a girl. I will refer to her here as Tama-Shiroi.
I had ordered two 'Tamagotchi
Friends' but I wasn't intending to start them, at least not
straight away, but since this one had arrived alive (although only
just) I felt I needed to look after her!
October 2020] After a day I had got used to the functions and
decided she needed a companion; this is the key feature of these
larger 'Friends' variety. So I activated the other. Meet Tama-Ao
[I later dropped the naming of the Friends because I couldn't
mentally keep track when they changed and gave birth to new
October 2020] As you may recall, as Gotchi-Wan died "he" laid an
egg! I therefore "had to" hatch that one too. So far it looks like
the previous one. Meet Gotchi-Wan-Wan (or Wan-Wan for short!):
In addition to this I was
curious what pet I would get next with the Chibi. Surprisingly is
was the Mametchi, which I had already called Tama-Neko... and it
does indeed look like a cat!:
Each of the four Chibi
pets have now been different. This makes me think the variety
isn't selected at random, or even governed by how you treat it
I therefore now have four
pets to look after. I call them the "kids" (especially when they
go to sleep at night!), particularly Shiroi and Ao; they can
actually play together at the park, do friend "bumps", and
exchange gifts and food. This is particularly heart-warming; one
morning only one of them had cereal for breakfast (they only have
bread if nothing else) so I instructed some cereal to be given to
the other. The animations are very sweet!
There are some things I
don't like about the Tamagotchi Friends devices though. They are
bulky, although I have got used to this; they don't feel as
portable since they're not discreet if you have them in your
pocket or take one out to quietly tend to it in public. I
therefore leave these at home and they do ok while I am away as
long as they are well fed and happy. I also found their screens to
be difficult to view, I noticed this from the start. They are
higher resolution than the originals/earlier models and have
background scenes displayed when active (this disappears when in a
sort of sleep mode). This makes it more difficult for me to
photograph them to display here. They also don't look like aliens
as per the original idea! Mine have grown to be more like cartoon
children. Still, I'm finding them fun and the games are more
engaging with others to "unlock".
October 2020] Gotchi-Wan-Wan grew... looking now just like Gotchi-Wan!
October 2020] Yesterday Tama Neko grew, but not into anything on
the growth chart!
And then today, Gotchi-Wan-Wan
Don't you think they look
similar!? It makes me think back to Gotchi-Wan and Tama-Dre and
how they grew to something I thought was similar. It must be since
they each get similar attention.
In other news... the two
kids, after playing together numerous times grew up and got
married! I was expecting them to have a trip to the park but they
appeared at a church, then the scene faded to black and they were
presented with a child each. Throughout the day they had the child
with them, but later, they went away leaving the child. I was
quite sad about this, that I missed it happen and there was no
goodbye. Oh well, I then had two new children to raise.
I thought they were boys
at first, but when they grew it said they were girls. They have
grown to look like their mother; maybe there is little variation
with the 'pets' with the Tamagotchi Friends. I have activated a
third to give them a boy to hang out with (and luckily it was a
boy when the egg hatched). This is all getting to be quite a
October 2020] The Tamagotchi Friends celebrate Halloween!
Yes, they had decorated
their rooms! I love how the makers of these 'pets' used their
creative imagination here and I'm now thinking I need to ensure I
keep these going until Christmas to see what happens then!
Well, that's the good
news, but I have some sad; I lost one of the girls... her battery
had run down.
I thought perhaps I could
quickly change the batteries (2 x AAA), or change one at a time,
to maintain the memory, but no, she was gone :-(
There is perhaps a way of
creating a backup of a Friends pet on PC, since there is an option
that implies the recovery of one when you power up the device for
the first time, and there is also a 'PC' option in the options,
but I haven't researched this any further.
November 2020] Tama-Neko died yesterday, as expected; he was 14 days old
- that is how long they have all been lasting... until today! For
some reason Gotchi-Wan-Wan lives on!
I still can hardly
believe that Tama-Neko grew the same as Wan-Wan and not as
something on the widely-published growth chart for the Chibi pets.
Here is my updated chart:
Also, the Tamagotchi
Friends boy and girl did the dastardly-deed and presented me with
twins to look after; a pair of boys. I guess I will have to start
up the one whose batteries failed last week.
Nov '20] Gotchi-Wan-Wan died today at 16 days old; my
longest-living pet so far. I had come to accept they would
automatically die at 14 days no matter how well I looked after
I have started my 3rd
Tamagotchi Friends again (after replacing the batteries), but I
gave up resetting it to try and get a girl companion for the two
boys, as it seemed determined to be another boy... I don't know
how this is going to pan out.
November 2020] More battery-woes...