Tamagotchi Keitai Akai
Bladeagotchi will no longer be updated from the start of 2012, as I lost nearly my entire collection in the floods of 2011. Bladeagotchi is now archived and kept online for historical purposes only.
The Tamagotchi with a Red Screen!
In early 2005, when the rest of the world were getting version two Tamagotchi Connexions/Connections, Bandai released the version two in Japan under the name "Tamagotchi Keitai". Keitai's had a new feature the V2's didn't have - Keitai's can communication with Japanese mobile (cell) phones! (For more info on normal Ketai's, visit Natasja's site).
And then, on 23 July 2005, Bandai released a special version of the Keitai - called an Akai. The twist was that Akai's have a red screen with red icons and red pixels, instead of the traditional black!
Keitai's can talk to V2 Connexions/Connections, but I haven't had any luck getting them to breed. I also haven't been able to get the Akai's to talk with a version one Connexion/Connection/Plus. They can communciate with the home Deka, the shop Deka, and all Keitai's (including the Hanuretchi's).
As I've already said, the screen has red pixels (the little squares in a grid pattern that takes up most of the screen), and so are the icons. Although this is a pretty nifty effect, the screen can be rather hard to see at times. Good lighting is essential, and they're practically impossible to photograph. Having said that, it's not as bad as you think, but you just need to be prepared.
The games include catching the poop with the trash cans (but miss the gotchi points that come through sometimes), going postal where you have to nudge the letter into the box, and swimming (guess if it will come first, second, or third). Akai's can not be debugged.
Six colours and designs where originally released, and then many more came out. If you want to see them, then take a look at this page I specially made.
As you can see from the photos above, all the food on the Akai is red based. So there is red sake, watermelon, radish, and other items I can't identify. I think the bottom left photo is a tulip? Interestingly, after you give your character the wine three or four times in a row, it will refuse to drink anymore. Is it drunk? LOL.
The instruction manual is something like 50 pages long, so I don't think that I'll be translating it into english any time soon. They're pretty easy to get the hang of, though. I highly recommend getting at least one of these.
As with the Tamagotchi Connexion/Connections/Plus/Ketai's, you don't need to have more than one unit to have Tama babies - three days after the Tama changes into an adult, a Matchmaker (called Mrs Busybody) will appear on the screen with a suitor. Beware, if you keep rejecting them, Mrs Busybody will stop coming and your Tama will die of old age later.