Hatchi Retro Virtual Pet on Android App Review

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It’s time to meet Hatchi, your newest retro virtual pet on Android. It is a Tamagotchi-like creature that will evolve through time as long as it gets the love and care that it needs from its loving owner. Well, enough for the introduction and letâ

Virtual pets are very popular among Android users. That’s because these pets would act like a real pet that would need your care and attention. Hatchi, on the other hand, is a retro virtual pet. It is called as such because it will make you feel nostalgic as you will think of those days where you used to raise your loveable Tamagotchi. Even its low resolution graphic interface is very similar to the said virtual pet game. It’s just that with Hatchi you would no longer make use of keychains. It is purely an app that you can download and install on your Android tablet or smartphone.

But that’s not all. The characteristics of Hatchi and Tamagotchi are very similar. You give your virtual pet a name and it will start as a cute egg. Every day, you will need to do a variety of tasks to keep your pet happy and healthy. It must not feel ignored and neglected. You will also be able to keep track of your pet’s status. And speaking of which, there are six important elements that you need to keep in mind while raising your Hatchi. The first thing that you will constantly need to track is its level of hunger. When your retro virtual pet goes hungry, you will need to feed it with delicious foods such as fresh fruits, pizza, ice cream and hamburgers. There’s also the hygiene, smarts, activity, energy and happiness level. There will also be a time wherein your pet will feel sick and unhappy.

The above stated elements are interrelated and would apparently define the whole wellbeing of your pet. In other words, the wellbeing of your Hatchi will reflect on your character or personality. It some way, the app will show your capacity in raising a real-life pet. It is also very suitable for those who don’t have the opportunity to raise an actual pet.

I, for one, used to be very fond of Tamagotchi. It’s just that I never really had the chance to raise my own virtual pet but thanks to Hatchi, I finally did. It is pretty simple to play and it doesn’t have a lot of eye-catching graphics. But mind you, that’s what makes it unique. It is the simplicity that would get you hooked to the game as it aims to stick to its true purpose and that is to give you the chance to bond with your retro virtual pet. Believe it or not, Hatchi is a good remedy for your boredom and loneliness.

Portable Pixels’ Hatchi retro virtual pet for Android app can be downloaded from the Google PLAY Store for $0.99. Just like everyone else, you too can experience the joy of seeing your very own Hatchi evolve. It’s a virtual pet that can be owned by players of all ages!


Kent Maureen Peligrino
Posted on Jul 27, 2012
Sarah Royal Muleshe
Posted on Jul 27, 2012