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Review My Boo - Your Virtual Pet Game
Upgrade your old Tamagotchi for this
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 28 Feb 2015, tested on HTC One M8
Features a ton of high quality mini-games, very kid-friendly and charming design, customize your boo with fun unlocks
Spits out quite a few notification reminders, has too many in-app purchases for a kid's game
Back in the 90’s we had these small keychain pets call Tamagotchi Pets. There were some other brands like Giga Pets, but the point was that they were all the rage and we loved spending time bonding and growing with them. The smartphone felt like the perfect platform to bring these back and now it seems like it’s finally starting to happen. My Boo for Android is an app that encourages you to take care of and grow your very own virtual pet.
Now these guys are much more advanced that what we had back then. In fact, we could only really watch them, feed them, and clean up after them. Eventually they would evolve. This app is a little different because there is a lot of interaction to be found here. The first thing you do is start off by naming your Boo and then you’re given a very brief explanation of how to take care of it.
Everything you’d expect is all there. They get tired so you need to give them time to sleep, they need to eat, bath, but they also need to play and that’s where you come in the most. This game has a pretty expansive list of mini-games that would be impossible for me to cover in detail.
The general gist is that the game has taken popular mechanics from other mobile games and turned them into mini-games. Mini-games help keep your pet happy but they also give you coins that you can use to unlock clothes and new stuff to enjoy with your boo.
I think My Boo is an excellent game for kids because it offers so much for them to do in just one app. I love the way it centralizes all of the incredibly fun and responsive mini-games with the boo concept. And to be honest, a lot of the mini-games feel just as polished and high quality as the big name games they’re imitating. No need to hesitate on this one.