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8.3 out of 10

Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise

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Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise Review

Cheat Code Central
20 December 2012
Overall 8
8.0
Design 7
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Gameplay 8
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Expert Review

Game Freaks 365
21 April 2009
  • Excerpt: The Xbox 360 is not exactly known for games that appeal to children. Perhaps that is why Viva Pinata, based on a Saturday morning cartoon, did not fare too well on the Xbox 360. Oddly enough there is a history of games from Rare (which is owned by Microsoft) releasing their properties on the Nintendo DS. Of course it was formerly owned by Nintendo and the titles are handheld games for which Microsoft lacks a competing product.
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Portable ecosystem as lush as the console version.

Common Sense Media
14 December 2008
  • Summary: Parents need to know that this great ecosystem game will appeal to both adults and children. Younger kids can play around in Playground mode without the main mode's consequences and restrictions, whereas older kids and adults will find the deep simulation compelling. The animals are actually pinatas, and while they don't "die," they can burst and disappear, leaving behind candy. Since this is an ecosystem, some pinatas eat others, and not all pinatas get along.
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Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise Review

VideoGamer.com
31 October 2008
  • Excerpt: What is it? Ever since we first played Viva Piñata we couldn't shake the feeling that its true home isn't on the Xbox 360. The Nintendo DS, a handheld played by people of all ages and skill sets, home to plenty of family friendly titles, seemed like a better fit. With Microsoft owning Rare this looked unlikely to happen, but it has. Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise is Rare and THQ's even more family friendly version of Viva Piñata.
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Overall 8
8.0

Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise

games xtreme
10 October 2008
  • Summary: Alan Titchmarsh might tell you that gardening is great... but Rare Software have taken gardening to all new levels by introducing candy filled pinata creatures into the equation. Help them grow or smash them for chocolate, your choice!
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Overall 8
8.0

Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise

Thunderbolt Games
4 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Addiction is a wonderfully obscure problem. It’s a problem that at the time feels fantastic, even though you know it’s not doing you any favours. In a game, should we be applauding its addictive nature or condoning it? If a game is addictive then surely that can only be a good thing? Well, in Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise you’re bound to get quite hooked, as its rewarding nature insists you do.
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Gameplay 7
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Graphics 9
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Sound 7
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Control 9
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Addiction 7
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Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise

Nintendo World Report
2 October 2008
  • Summary: Hey, didn't I play this game two years ago?
  • Pros: Addictive, deep gameplay, Easy to use controls, Impressive visuals
  • Cons: Can't move piñata houses, Managing the madness can be an exercise in frustration, Unprovoked piñata fights ending in destruction
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Overall 8
7.5

Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise

Video Game Generation
2 October 2008
  • Summary: There’s a certain irony in the thought that one of Nintendo’s biggest competitors in the console market could provide one of the best games for their handheld, but sure enough, that seems to be the case with Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise . This game isn’t perfect, nor is it a replacement for the console versions.
  • Pros: Now a portable addiction., Very stylized and crisp.
  • Cons: No Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection support., Episodes break up action.
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Overall 8
8.3
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 8
8.0

Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise

Game Boyz
1 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Viva Piñata is a game which got its start on the Xbox 360. Developed by long time developer Rare, it was loved by many, but unfortunately it was not nearly the commercial success it should have been which was surprising given how the game scored so positively amongst critics. But Rare, along with Microsoft, fully believe in this franchise and they have continued move it along in so many directions.
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Overall 8
8.0

NDS Review - 'Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise'

WorthPlaying
27 September 2008
  • Summary: In Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise players will inherit a neglected garden on Piñata Island and turn it into a piñata paradise by tending to all aspects of cleaning the garden, growing and maintaining vegetation, caring for and breeding piñatas, as well as attracting new piñata species.
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