Parents' Guide to

Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Portable ecosystem as lush as the console version.

Game Nintendo DS 2008
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Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

2 yr olds

its funny they rated it with violence!!! in real life you smash open pinatas at birthdays

Is It Any Good?

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The game features more extensive tutorials for learning how to play, and a new Playground mode that lets players simply let loose and experiment without any of the challenge or restrictions of the main mode. Another noteworthy change is that while the original Viva Piñata game bore little resemblance to the Viva Pinata Saturday morning cartoon show tie-in, Pocket Paradise references it frequently, with narration from several characters from the TV show, including Franklin Fizzlybear and Fergy Fudgehog, and 12 cutscenes taken directly from the show. While the cartoon show itself has received mixed reviews, the addition of these short video vignettes does nothing to detract from the fascinating and fun gameplay.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release date: September 8, 2008
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief
  • Last updated: December 1, 2021

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