I need more female friends. I need a group. I miss people.
MAIL TIME: So, this arrived recently. It’s Tamagotchi 64: Minna de Tamagotchi World, and it frankly was not at all what I’d initially expected. Mostly in that it’s a board game, and not at all based on that weird one.
The game itself is actually pretty simple- you do laps around the board, accumulating evolution points, and the winner is the first to evolve beyond a standard “adult” form. If you’re familiar with the real thing circa the late 90s, think the secret Bill Clinton-based special adult form in G1, or that Sumo guy from G2. It’s like that, except that every character can evolve to one. And there’s a crapload of original evolutions too.
Like the previously covered Goemon board game video game, it’s ostensibly based on the Japanese board game Sugoroku. Like that Goemon game, though, this mostly seems to extend to the fact that it’s played on a board that has multiple paths and detours one can take. Tamagotchi is a heck of a lot simpler all around, though- and honestly is, in my opinion, about as import friendly as you can get for a game with this much text. Frankly, if you’ve had the patience to read this far, you probably have far more than enough to succeed at this particular title.
If you’d really like an in-depth look at the mechanics and all that jazu, the Japanese Wikipedia page for it is actually surprisingly in-depth. Just use Chrome’s translate function and you’re solid, so long as you’re able to play mental word jumbles a bit. Most interesting is that there’s apparently hidden evolutions that are based on Mario and Wario, but they’re incredibly rare. We’ll, uh, see if I can ever get around to documenting those.
"The first time I got on stage, I forgot about all my problems. We were the opening act at a rodeo, and nobody was there. Only about ten people were in the crowd, and almost all of them were employees. I was so nervous that my hands were shaking. But it was the first time that I’d felt the feeling of playing my own music in front of a crowd, and I’ve been addicted to that feeling ever since."
(Mexico City, Mexico)
I’m sorry but I was totally expecting that to be an innuendo
LOL OH SHIT ITS BACK
I like how the mustard doesn’t even fucking squirt out. Like wow what a worthless ass ghost.
it’s ghost mustard. obviously you can’t see the ghost mustard it squirts out