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This game surprised me by being immensely charming and addictive, despite the gameplay's simplicity and repetition. I think the cute artwork, lovely little songs, and quirky game style manage to salvage the tedium of serving customers over and over in various Tamagotchi shops. You play a tamagotchi entrepreneur of sorts, who slowly collects businesses from cake shops, to florists, to carwashes and pharmacies! Each shop has a mini-game associated with it to serve customers- for example assembling a cake to the customer's specifications, or making a diagnosis and treatment of their Tamagotchi ailment. I'd say it was more fun for a younger audience, as the minigames aren't massively challenging. It didn't actually take all that long to complete the entire game, and unlock all levels of all the shops- I'd say just a few nights of obsessive playing! After that the appeal is limited... there isn't a lot of replay value, and although you d unlock the princess character, you can't save playing as her, which defies the point.
In Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 2, shop owners must keep their Tamagotchi partners happy by earning Gotchi points through performing mini-game tasks for the customers. Gotchi points can be used to clothe, feed, and care for your Tamagotchi partners. As more points are collected, new types of shops for players to open will become unlocked. Shops not seen in the original such as the Bowling Alley and Sushi Bar will be available, as well as upgrades to old favorites like the Concert Hall where players can sing along to the music with the DS' microphone.