Hatchi, the Tamagotchi-style iPhone game that was released earlier this year, was launched on Android earlier today. The game, which was a bestselling app in the UK, Australia and elsewhere upon release into the iOS App Store, has a price tag of 64p and requires a device with Android 2.1 or above. More details in the press release below…
Remember Tamagotchis? Hatchi, the Retro Virtual Pet, Comes Alive on Android
Hatchi, the retro-looking Tamagotchi-style app that quickly rose to become one of the best-selling iPhone games in the UK, Australia and many other countries, has been hatched today on Android. Just like it did for iPhone users, Hatchi is sure to get the nostalgia burning for all those who cared for a virtual pet back in the 1990s when they were at the height of their popularity.
Just as with the keychain-sized Tamagotchi pets, Android users now will feed, clean, play with and generally look after their pets to ensure they grow up to be healthy, happy little Hatchis. The Hatchi monster will go through several stages of growth, and will develop differently depending on the quality of care the player provides. A successfully raised Hatchi monster will be smarter, happier, and require less attention.
In its review of Hatchi, Gizmodo raved, “Hatchi is nearly identical to the original Tamogatchi down to the low-fi LCD graphics, which is precisely why we love it. Well, we also love it because we’re socially awkward nerds, and we could really use something to distract us from the painful, crushing loneliness.”
Touch Arcade reviewer Brad Nicholson remarked, “It’s hilarious, but I really, really, really don’t want Big Poppa Pump (his Hatchi monster) to bite the dust. I’ve somehow bonded with the thing, as silly as that sounds, and the competitive part of my brain wants to see an evolution based on my meticulous play.”
For more information about Hatchi, visit www.hatchiapp.com