• Publisher: Bandai
  • Release Date: Jan 31, 2006
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 20
  2. Negative: 6 out of 20
  1. Almost everything you'd expect a "Tamagotchi" game to be: almost unbearably cute, easy to pick up and play and fun for anyone who feels a strange attraction to "Pokemon" or "Nintendogs."
  2. A cool game that looks and sounds great, but it's best experienced in very small doses. The low level of interactivity with your virtual pet combined with the very limited gameplay options means Connection Corner Shop gets old quick, but considering the old Tamagotchi products, this one's definitely an evolution of the brand.
  3. A charming mini-game collection, but one that could have used more “oomph” for staying power. Still, families with multiple children will probably want to take a look, as it does offer some variety and no violence.
  4. 70
    Somewhere between a collection of minigames and an adorable brainwashing method, Tamagotchi Connection Corner Shop proves that short bursts of repetition turn off some but for others can prove to be a fun albeit bizarre portable companion.
  5. It's like the fun of "WarioWare" crossed with the ultimate pointlessness of "Nintendogs." [May 2006, p.78]
  6. Simple, wistful, funny and charming, yet grindingly tedious at the same time. A curious contradiction - but fun. [May 2006, p.30]
  7. The game has a refreshingly organic feel to it that is bound to appeal to everyone.
  8. Kids, especially, are asked to play things much worse than this Corner Shop collection. [Apr 2006, p.134]
  9. Corner Shop is silly and fun in the beginning, but the gameplay quickly wears thin.
  10. For the money, Tamagotchi Connection's eleven minigames is definitely not a goldmine of intensely fun gameplay time, but there's still some fun to be had.
  11. 60
    It's not a fun experience in gameplay, but it's certainly good for a smile or two in presentation. It's hard not to let the game's visual and audio appeal in through your gameplay-hating defenses.
  12. It's worth checking out, but please, don't let yourself work in this Tamagotchi sweatshop too long.
  13. Apart from the name, this is not a pet simulator, but rather a collection of quirky minigames. It's fun for a while, but lacks variety and depth to take it further.
  14. Though the art style, from the folks who brought us "Parappa the Rapper," is delightfully bizarre, the rest of the game is pretty bland, simplistic, and repetitive. [Mar 2006, p.87]
  15. Save for a very few highlights, this is a rather soulless game that will bore even the younger gamers whom it has obviously been made to entertain.
  16. 40
    Clearly, Tamagotchi Connection is geared towards younger gamers, as anyone else will become quickly bored with it. But hey, if you have a younger sister or a daughter who's just starting to get into games, this would be a pretty darn good start.
  17. 40
    Players of Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Store can't help but feel they're getting screwed over on both ends.
  18. Beautiful music, cute visuals, and a peculiarly charming attitude make you want to like it. Recognising that it's aimed at younger players makes you want to forgive it. But it cannot be denied that this is a big ol' mess of nice ideas executed badly, with the most important ingredient completely missing.
  19. Sweet, simple fare that children will fleetingly enjoy, but play soon becomes work in a sweatshop.
  20. Mixing cute with boring, Tamagotchi Connection Corner Shop quickly becomes so routine you should be paid £5 an hour to play it.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. AnnabelC-M.
    Oct 15, 2007
    9
    It is rather good, yet designing assigned things is rather boring. It would be better if you could create your own things, your own style and It is rather good, yet designing assigned things is rather boring. It would be better if you could create your own things, your own style and much much more. I have played on it once, but from that I will make this review. It is ok! Not bad for a Tamagotchi game! Full Review »
  2. ShapaD.
    Jun 8, 2006
    10
    Its kinda confusing, but awsome at the same time!!!