Friday, February 28, 2014

PadGadget’s Flashback Friday – Tamagotchi L.i.f.e Angel

Almost a full year ago , Namco Bandai launched their official Tamagotchi app for iPad and iPhone. I admit, for months, I cared for my pixelated baby, cleaning up its poops, feeding it, and playing games with it. I had fun with my Tamagotchi, but just like the real thing, the fun wears off after a while. I’m ready for a new one.

This week, Namco Bandai launched their second virtual pet app in the form of Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. Angel [1] .

When Tamagotchi Angel launched in 1998, it was a big deal because, unlike its predecessor, the shell was made with “pearlized colors, angelic characters, and a unique touch screen feature” (woah! Touch screen before the iPhone ever existed). It also had a different background graphic, a new mini game, and the ability to turn off the sound (so you wouldn’t get into trouble for bringing it to school).

Tamagotchi life angel 1The 2014 edition includes a virtual version of the pearl-coated original, plus an updated App mode version with better graphics and easier-to-understand action buttons. Players can switch between original or updated graphics by tapping the “Mode” button.

Just like the original, and the previous version of Tamagotchi, players raise the hatchling from infancy until death. Care for your little angel by feeding it, cleaning up after it, giving it medicine, playing games with it, and disciplining it.

Tamagotchi life angel 2In Original mode, tap one of the three buttons to perform the requested task for your angle. In App mode, you will see icons, which represent the different actions. For example, the spoon represents food, the star represents games, and the toilet paper roll represents cleaning up after your angel.

In Original mode, players can play the 1998 mini game, “Shooting Star Game,” that sends the angel flying over a shooting star by pressing a series of A, B, and C buttons.

Tamagotchi life angel 3In App mode, players count stars as fast as possible. It is in the mini game that Joan Jett and the Blackhearts make an appearance. That’s right, the singer who made the phrase, “I Love Rock and Roll” popular has lent her music to the mini game in Tamagotchi Angel.

The song, “Any Weather” is from the band’s 2014 studio release, “Unvarnished.” This is the firs time “Any Weather,” which was co-written with Jett and Dave Grohl, has been included in a game-based app.

Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. Angel is available on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch for free. Download it in the App Store today [2] .

  1. ^ Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. Angel (
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