My Baby Bat: Age 0, Day 1
Running this with a friend! Decided it would be a good spooky pet to run.
This is from the same family of watch pets that made “Ganbare!! Ryuuta-kun” and “Ganbare!! Inuda-kun”. Those are the two that have a dino sticking it’s head out of an egg shell, and a dog with it’s head hanging over a dog house. There’s also a bear, but I don’t think it has the “Ganbare!!” title (My Lovely Bear?). I’ve only ever seen the bat in this shell.
Since it’s roots are in the wrist-watch style, the entire back plate comes off, and it has a place to slide a CR2032 battery inside. Not a fan of the screws they used for the back, tbh.
I was stumped pretty quickly after setting the time. I couldn’t get out of the time screen! Turns out you NEED to hit Reset after setting the time, since that starts the game, while keeping the time you just set.
I’ll be honest, I don’t know what the heck is going on in the hatching sequence.
Once that’s done, I got a weird tadpole!
I’ve never ran anything from this line, so this is all new to me. You have three stats to keep track of, Happy, Discipline, and Hunger. The instructions claim the worm is the meal and leaf is a snack, but the worm doesn’t fill the meter at all. I’ve pretty much just been feeding him leaves, since those do fill the meter.
Happy and Discipline seem to be connected. Haven’t seen one move independently of the other yet.
The game is a left-right style. Each round is a separate game. The pet keeps track of an OVERALL score. You can exit and come back and it’ll pick up when you left off. It won’t tell you the score though. Win three and Happiness increases one heart. Lose three and it decreases one heart. Winning is pretty random, though sometimes I feel like I found a rhythm, then suddenly I’m losing every round.
Not a fan of any type of game that loses hearts over losing a game.
There’s a “Praise” function, which the bat may or may not feel like doing. I’ve accepted this as another game, myself. If he’s happy you praise him three times, Happy goes up one heart. If he’s unhappy you praise him three times, you lose one heart. His mood is totally random.
I really don’t like random games 🙁
Batty will never show poop on the screen. It’s got one of those “status” screens you have to check manually to see if there is poop to clean.
Before putting him to bed, you need to put on his.. bat-pjs, I guess. Then turn out the light. Batty sleeps from 900pm until 800am. You also need to take the pjs off in the morning.
Occasionally I’ll get a call and I won’t know what it’s for. Last time I can’t tell if the alert timed out or if he really just wanted to play the left-right game, as it disappeared after playing that once or twice.
Due to the randomness of Happiness, this pet is already a lot of maintenance. I wonder how hardy it is.