There are tons of digital toys in Japan (remember, this is the land that gave the world electronic games!) but sometimes digital toys can get too, well digital: too uninvolved with the real world, especially for young children. The Sumikko Gurashi Sumikko Water is here to change that, bringing to the digital realm actual water and making it a crucial part of the gameplay. Which revolves around what is arguably the cutest group of characters in Japan, the animals from San-X's Sumikko Gurashi series.
The Sumikko Gurashi Sumikko Water is essentially a bottle with an 1.44" TFT LCD screen with a 128 x 128 resolution, and this is where all the action happens. The innovative part, which earned this toy the Japan Toy Award 2022 in the Character Toy Award category, is that the bottle contains actual water. Depending on how you will hold the bottle, this becomes part of the gameplay with the 140 Sumikko Gurashi characters swimming in it or using it to take a bath or to clean their house. All that in six mini games with varying levels that any child over the age of six will enjoy!
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