Bandai America is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pac-Man with a new Tamagotchi device starring the iconic video game character.
“Tamagotchi has been an incredible brand for Bandai America for over 22 years! Our 2019 Tamagotchi On release has proved to be a great success and it only made sense to bring two of the most iconic brands together for this huge celebration!” says Tara Badie, marketing director of Bandai America.
In the game, Pac-Man stars as a virtual pet character in the world of Tamagotchi. Players need to keep their virtual pet alive by nurturing it, which is similar to other Tamagotchi games. This time, Pac-Man is there to help by saving kids’ pets from ghosts and bugs. Players can also feed their Tamagotchi Pac-Man’s favorite snack: cherries.
Time will tell if the pet survives from egg to baby to adulthood. Any seasoned Tamagotchi owner knows there is some work involved in keeping those precious pets alive. Depending on how well kids take care of their Pac-Man Tamagotchi character, they could potentially cycle through seven different virtual pets.
Players can also choose from two fun mini-games: the Pac Game and the Catch Game.
Fans can choose from two different Tamagotchi shell styles — yellow or black — as well as a deluxe version (above), which includes a Pac-Man case to protect the device.
Pac-Man Tamagotchi is available to preorder on amazon.com and will be available in retailers on March 15.