Sunday, February 26, 2017


This one right here is a pretty fun version, probably one of my favorites I've played with so far.

The EnTama, or Chou Jinsei Enjoi Tamagotchi Plus, was released in Japan in 2005. It came out before the UraTama, and could be considered a more complex version of the English Tamagotchi Connection V4.

Like the UraTama, it has two babies for each regular family group, a boy and a girl, and a single gender neutral baby for the secret family groups.


Your Tamagotchi builds up GUTS Points as it plays games and attends school lessons. The first game increases the first GUTS Points level, and so on.

The first game is a card-matching game. You highlight one of four cards using the left button, and select it using the middle button. Select two cards this way, and see if they match.

The second game is a catching game. You move along two rows with the left or middle buttons to catch the falling clothes while avoiding the poop.

In the last game, you use a hammer to knock down blocks from a block tower to rescue a baby Tamagotchi who's stuck at the top. The hammer moves up and down along the tower. Wait until it's lined up with the arrow next to the blocks to hit it. 


Your Tamagotchi will be visited by a preschool teacher as a child, and by a school teacher as a teen and adult before they get a job.

When they are visited by the preschool teacher, she will attempt to help them sing a little song. They can succeed or fail, but you don't really have any input in this. When they are visited by the school teacher, the teacher will hide a GUTS Point symbol in one of three boxes. Choose the box you think it's hidden in, and if you get it right, that Point level will increase.

The GUTS Points affect what jobs your character can choose between when it graduates from school. It doesn't really matter so much since it doesn't have a mini-game to play for it like with the V4, but more points might result in higher-paying jobs. You receive a paycheck in the mail every day.

Another way that the EnTama differs from the V4 is that you don't choose when to visit the school and the shop, the teachers and shopkeeper come to you at certain times of the day, so you have to be on the lookout for them until y
ou memorize the times they come by. 

The GUTS Points levels also affect what character your Tamagotchi will grow into. Two teen characters, even if they are the same type of Tamagotchi from the same family group, will still grow into different adults if their highest GUTS Point categories are different.


The sound on this one is really nice. It's a bit lower-pitched than the UraTama. The buttons feel really nice to press, too. Firm, with just the right amount of give. Very responsive. 

I feel like the games are a little harder than on the UraTama, and it feels a little harder to build up points for your pet.

Like the UraTama, it's a little longer-lived compared to some other Plus or Connection versions. This gives you the time you need to build up the GUTS Points needed to get your Tamagotchi a good job.

The EnTama's a lot of fun to play with, probably one of my favorite of the Connection/Plus era Tamagotchis I've played with. The characters are cute, and the games are a lot of fun. If you want to get a Japanese Tamagotchi from the Plus/Connection era, it's one I'd really suggest trying out.

Further Reading:
EnTama- Kuchi Family
EnTama- Mame Family
EnTama- Meme Family
EnTama- Oldies, Special, and Hatena Family


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  2. I'm running this Tamagotchi right now and I love it! The only problem is that I can't figure out how to cook. Every time I try to my food disappears. Do you know what I'm doing wrong?

    1. I'm really glad to hear that you like it, it's one of my favorites! :) Now that you say that, I think I forgot to put it in here.

      The foods you're using to cook with both have to be in the same group/have the same symbol by them, and they also have to be in the same group as your current character.

      So if you want to cook with two items with the pencil symbol, they'll have to be part of the Mame-family. For the sparkles, they'll have to be part of the Meme-family. And for the flower, they'll have to be part of the Kuchipa-family.

      Trying to mix different families of items or cooking them with the wrong type of character just makes everything blow up.

      It took me a while to figure that out, I hope it helps!