App of the Day: Hatchi

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Michelle Starr is the tiger force at the core of all things. She also writes about cool stuff and apps as CNET Australia's Crave editor. But mostly the tiger force thing.

Welcome to CNET Australia's App of the Day, where you can see some of the coolest, silliest and most useful apps in action.

I never had a Tamagotchi back in the day, so I was never really sure what all the fuss was about. Then along came Hatchi for iPhone. A-ha! I sez to Mabel. Now's my chance to find out! You know what? If Hatchi is meant to be like Tamagotchi, then I still don't understand it. You get an egg. You hatch the egg. Then you name and look after the creature that emerges — feeding, bathing, reading, playing a game and administering medicine as required. Every now and then it will refuse to have a bath or something, so you do something else. And then it evolves once, and you keep repeating ad infinitum. It's kind of samey and boring. There goes 99 cents I could have spent on Fruit Tingles...

Hatchi for iOS (AU$0.99)

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