Digimon Review (Bandai)

What It Is

The digital monsters you loved in the '90s are back in the Megalithic Mainframe. The new Digimon devices come in an assortment of bright colors and finishes, including glow-in-the-dark. But the play is the same: hatch and care for a digital monster, and ultimately, train him for monster battles. Using the exclusive Dock 'n Rock feature, you can connect your Digimon to a friend's so your monsters battle.

By pressing the three buttons on the side, you'll be able to scroll through different on-screen icons to check your monster's health, feed it, train it, battle, clean up after it, heal its wounds, and more. You can also send your monster into battle with a random monster or with a friend's monster. To battle a friend, select Digivice Communication, and when the word "battle" appears on the screen, connect your two devices at the metal docking points and press B.

Eventually, your monster will grow up, and then you'll be able to hatch and care for a second monster that can tag-team with your first monster in battles.

And yes, your monster might die. But you can hatch another egg and start over again.

Is It Fun?

For those who remember playing with Digimon and maybe even watching the TV series, these new Digimon will bring back lots of memories. But nostalgia factor aside, we think that today's kids will have fun training and battling monsters, too, especially when they can battle with their friends.

Who It’s For

Digimon is for ages 8 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

One cell battery is included.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    1 cell battery required