Virtual Pet Tamagotchi Returns in Android App Form

Tamagotchi, the popular Japanese virtual pet from the 1990s that beeps when he needs attention, turns sixteen this year. To celebrate, NAMCO Bandai Games has released an Android app version of the little guy.

The free Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. app is based on the original virtual pet and comes loaded with the original characters. These characters have retained their pixelated charm but have been designed with a higher resolution. In addition, the app is updated for the times, as you can share pictures of your pet on Facebook.

If all this talk of virtual Tamagotchi has you longing for the original, there are lots of vintage versions you can buy on eBay.