Tamagotchi Classic (previously known as Tamagotchi L.I.F.E.) is an app for Android and iOS, first released in 2012, as part of the "Tamagotchi L.I.F.E." initiative. It was the first Tamagotchi release since the TamaTown Tama-Go and Tamagotchi’s subsequent temporary discontinuation, and was later succeeded by the Tamagotchi Angel app.
- 1 Version Differences
- 2 Revisional Differences
- 3 Unused Graphics
Japanese version, app icon differences. Knock down the wall of text and add a few images.
Due to the long and turbulent release cycle of Tamagotchi Classic, the app released in many different forms in different regions of the world.
Initially releasing in the USA and Canada to accompany the “Tamagotchi L.I.F.E.” apparel brand, it adopted the brand’s name. The app was updated a number of times and was unique in that it featured both 1st generation and 2nd generation characters. The app was also free but offered in-app purchases to remove ads. It was later taken off the app store when Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. was discontinued.
Tamagotchi Classic (International)
Shortly after the USA release, the rest of the world received a similar app under the name “Tamagotchi Classic”, so as to not associate with the America-exclusive L.I.F.E. brand. Unlike the original release, however, the app only featured the first generation Tamagotchi characters and subsequent updates did not return this feature. Furthermore, the app was significantly more expensive than its American counterpart, though it did not contain ads. Most recently, the app was updated to include Apple Watch support.
Tamagotchi Classic 2nd Gen.
Later on, a variant of the Tamagotchi Classic app was quietly released internationally containing the 2nd generation characters. The title screen also matched that of the later versions of Tamagotchi L.I.F.E.’s title screen, though it had different characters. Presumably the app was split in two because the popularity of the app suggested there would be a lot of money to be made - given the relative obscurity of the 2nd gen app, however, it would be safe to assume it did not pan out that way.
Tamagotchi Classic (Re-release)
Eventually, when Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. was discontinued and the apps were removed from American app stores, a variant of the Tamagotchi Classic re-released in the USA. While mostly identical, the date on the title screen is given as 2015 instead of 2013.
Each release used a different icon.
Tamagotchi Classic (USA)
|Tamagotchi Classic 2nd Gen.||Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. V1.0
Tamagotchi G1 (Japan)
|Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. V2.0|
Tamagotchi G2 (Japan)
Find screenshots of the original Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. title screens
Each release differed slightly in the presentation of the title screen.
|Tamagotchi Classic||Tamagotchi Classic (USA)||Tamagotchi G1 (Japan)||Tamagotchi Classic 2nd Gen.||Tamagotchi G2 (Japan)|
Cover version differences in each regional variant of the app
Tamagotchi Classic (International, iOS)
The original release, on 26th September 2013.
On 2nd October 2013, this version was released with a few minor bug fixes.
On 23rd April 2015, Apple Watch support was added, along with iOS 8 support.
On 27th April 2015, another version was released, though the differences weren’t specified.
On 8th May 2015, another version was released, with a few minor bug fixes.
General unused graphics
Unused character sprites
|The Tamagotchi series|
|Handheld LCD||Tamagotchi Connection • TamaTown Tama-Go|
|Nintendo 64||64 de Hakken! Tamagotchi Minna de Tamagotchi World|