Bandai Created a PAC-MAN Tamagotchi & Be Still Our ’80s (and ’90s) Hearts


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Whether you were born in the ’80s or ’90s, the new PAC-MAN Tamagotchi from Bandai is sure to remind you of being a kid.

In honor of the 40th anniversary of PAC-MAN (yes, really), Bandai is releasing a new version of the Tamagotchi featuring the famous, yellow ghost-eater as a digital pet. Even if you didn’t spend your childhood helping PAC-MAN chomp ghosts at the arcade, chances are you owned or coveted the Tamagotchi digital pets, which were introduced in ’90s.

“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!” said Tara Badie, Bandai America Marketing Director.

Just like with the traditional Tamagotchi device, owners will raise, feed and play with their pets all with PAC-MAN’s assistance. In addition to rice, you can also feed your Tamagotchi PAC-MAn’s beloved cherries. This special edition features two mini games including a PAC-MAN game, two PAC-MAN mazes and two different shells.

The new PAC-MAN Tamagotchi is currently available for pre-sale and hits store shelves on Mar. 15, 2020.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

All photos: Bandai America via PR Newswire



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