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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tamagotchi Music Star - Received it today :D

My Tamagotchi Music Star arrived in the mail today. I must admit that my anticipatory (is that a word? ...it is now :D) experience was a mixture of dread and curiosity. To tell the truth I'm still not sure how I feel about this Tamagotchi version. I'm not sure how the whole music theme is going to be incorporated with the familiar experience of raising a tamagotchi. However it's still early for me to say if I like the Tamagotchi Music Star or not. I'll just say what I liked and not liked so far:

The first thing I noticed was that there are no antennas on this version. This is definetaly a positive thing. I had liked the small antenna on the V3 but I think that the antennas on later versions were a little bit over the top. The shape of this tamagotchi is nice and simple, I really like that. Now I have some negative comments about the screen. Although it's a high resolution screen (the same resolution as the V5/V5.5) I think that it looked really faded. Increasing the contrast didn't really help I'm afraid. The contrast option just increases the visibility of all the pixels (including pixels which are supposed to be switched off) which makes it difficult to understand what's really going on on the screen. The buttons is something that I really dislike; I don't know if the particular tamagotchi I bought is defective, but the buttons don't respond very well. I took some pictures of my Tamagotchi Music Star and I'll be commenting on each:

This is the design I chose. I really, really like it. Bandai did a great job on the designs of this Tamagotchi version. Notice the pick on the left; this was included with the tamagotchi (I love freeby stuff :D) and has a code on the back whcih is used on Tama Town (tamatown.com). Also notice the screen, it looks so faded. In the above screenshot you can see the egg. I didn't like that there was a music note on the egg...what's that about? I know that it's supposed to compliment the music theme but it doesn't look right somehow...does anyone feel the same? I'll be talking about the 3 presents later on.


After one minute the egg hatched. I was pleasently surprised to see Petichi back, so cute :) (I named her Cordy). Notice that the three presents were unwrapped to reveal a toy (the duck), 3000 gotchi points (I love it when things get easy ;P) and a musical intrument. Now I haven't really understood if these items can be changed and, if so, how can they be changed? Anyway, the toy is used to decrease stress level but will decrease music skills. The instrument does the exact opposite.


In the above picture you can see the three types of music skills which can be increased by playing the music instrument (mentioned earlier) or playing games.



I don't really know what the above screen means. Maybe it shows what kind of music my tamagotchi likes?

I took some time to visit the new tama town. Logging in was a bit confusing but I have to say that the new Tama town is really good. I LOVED it :D There is a high level of interactiveness involved: you can actually see your character on screen and you can move him/her around the online world. You can also meet other people logged in with their music stars, make friends with them, chat with them exchange gifts and lots of other stuff.


An hour later my tamagotchi grew up into another familar character: Tamatchi: one of my favourite tamagotchi characters of all time. It's starnge that some of the oldest characters are still appearing in the latest Tamagotchi versions. You might recall that Tamatchi first appeared in the P1 in 1996 (the one that started it all).


A few minutes after growing up, an exclamation mark appeared on Cordy's head. I can't recall exactly what I pressed but before I knew it, a small door appeared on the right of the screen, Cordy walked through it and stepped into a huge tub. I was totally not expecting that, it's really cute. Was this something that happened in the V5? (I've never had the V5).

Anyway, sorry for such a long post. I tried to keep is as short as possible. I'll keep you all updated on my experience with the Tamagotchi Music Star, Till then: TTFN :D

20 comments:

Hannad said...

Hehe, I love Music Stars, they are so much fun :3
The "walking to the bath" animation isn't in the V5, but they do take baths in a huge tub. ;)

Rachel said...

No all of the music stars have the button thing but they are fun

Sazzy said...

Hey this isnt about the music star (even though im getting one in a few months :-) but i want to know, with the version 5 has anyone else had the space family for 11 generations?

Clark said...

Loving the info on the Music Star. I have been holding off on buying one until I got a more in dept review. Do you think the screen being so light will have a great effect on seeing?

Thanks for the review.

Jesmond said...

I find the light screen to be a major disadvantage, and it does require some getting used to. Usually I'm squinting and turning the screen towards the best light source to see what's really going on. After using the TMGC+C for 2 months, the screen on the tamagotchi music star is a nightmare :(

Jenna said...

Hey i was tryig to figure out how to log in so your tamagotchi music star could actually be on the computer i wasnt sure what user name i was supposed to use. thanks.

Jenna

Ezzie said...

i have tha same tamagotchi as you and its awesome and you cant change the gifts that it gives you. you can only buy more on tamatown and you can get more by getting married sometimes. theres a lot of differnt ways to get instruments and toys. but dont worry you will always have all the instrument and toys they will never go away (and the girls only play with girl toys and the boys only play with boy toys)

Hope this information helps you
Ezzie

Anonymous said...

I just got the Music Star yesterday and the buttons are really irritating, idk if it's defective or what. Im used to my v3 and the the buttons responded a lot better, sometimes on Music Star I have to press it 2 or 3 times for it to actually work.. Should i take it back?

Anonymous said...

lolz well i got my music star yesterday and yeah the buttons are a bit slow u have 2 press them like 3 times to work but anyway mine wont grow up yet and its been a day any ideas why? i love the design on your one mine is black headphones

Caleb said...

i just bought my music star and i am enjoying it a lot an if your buttons arent running smoothly i think thats because it needs to be broken into because thats how mine was also i my tamagotchi became one of the more recently made tamagotchis so im sure that new ones were in fact added to the music star editions. Also during my few hours of music star gametime i have noticed that playing music games (singing,music blocks ,and note)i have not been able to make money but i am able to level up my skills so can anyone tell me how to make money besides getting it as a gift???

Amy said...

Jenna said...
Hey i was tryig to figure out how to log in so your tamagotchi music star could actually be on the computer i wasnt sure what user name i was supposed to use. thanks.

Jenna

Yeah I had this prob to and I was wonderin if sum1 wud help, plz! I don't how to get my tama on the computer!!! Sum1 help!
xxAMYxx

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Tamatchi_________EQU____D67B1FC 33EF818
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Michael said...

Ye my music star has the button thing to it pisses the hell outa me D:

lauren said...

i am SO dumb at this tamagotchi game, i dont know which v whatever i have! HELP!

TamaFan01 said...

I LOVE the Music Star Tamagotchi. SO fun!!! I got it yesterday and my little Dipst is already a teenager! I must say I am surprised!

Anonymous said...

OMG! I have That Same Tamagotchi! I just Got It Yesterday. I am Loving The New Tamagotchi! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh And I Also Love The Design Too! Its Great! I picked It Out. It was the only one of that design left at wal-mart. I guess they stopped selling the other tamagotchi versions there because music star was the only one there! I love that Guitar Pic! I also Got That, A tamagotchi Movie, and 3 figures with it.


Tamagotchi:

!http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af186/haveacookie98/th_2010-07-0518-34-38409.jpg?t=1278372967!

Guitar Pick:

!http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af186/haveacookie98/th_2010-07-0518-34-51219.jpg?t=1278373005!




3 Figures:



!http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af186/haveacookie98/th_2010-07-0518-39-31797.jpg?t=1278373200!



Movie:


!http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af186/haveacookie98/th_2010-07-0518-41-31788.jpg?t=1278373359!

Anonymous said...

this is so cool!

Anonymous said...

I'm using one of my friends but this is so cool. Mine is a Kikitchi 1 year old and he is so cute. He goes to his school and practices music with his band members.

Anonymous said...

You can only get money by receiving it as a gift or when you are an adult, playing the part time jobs