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Posted September 1, 2008 7:30am


3 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: $1.99
  • SOUND: 3
  • CONTROL: 3
  • FUN: 4
  • VALUE: 4
SUMMARY: Take care of your very own virtual furball

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iGotchi is a virtual pet for the iPhone that uses the same tried and true virtual pet system and adds a specialized touch to it. The app isn't going to be a breakthrough in the world of virtual pets, but it's definitely a nice touch for the first iPhone app of this type.

The game gives you a little ball of fluff complete with two legs. You can change the name, gender, and color of your poof ball when you first create them, giving it your own style. Once the game loads up, your virtual pet is standing right there waiting for some attention. Touching the screen makes the iGotchi move in the direction of your touch as if you were petting it. Plus this gives you some love points.

You need to keep an eye on a few attributes as your iGotchi progresses. Nothing complicated either, but you'll need to follow along with all of the alerts and different needs that it has. You can also head to the store and purchase anything from cheeseburgers to bowler hats depending on how much iGotchi money you've got.

The game does progress even when the app isn't open, but that's all just based on the time. You do need to check back in on it to see how it's been doing and if it needs anything because it can die. Keep in mind that if it dies, you can get a new one, but after so many it resets everything because you're a bad parent. If you're a virtual pet fan, check this app out. But keep in mind, it's no Tamagotchi.