Parents' Guide to

Viva Pinata

By KJ Dell Antonia, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Animated pinatas are boring and set bad examples.

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 10+


This game sounds so fun.... Can't wait to go play when it comes out!!!

This title has:

Great role models
Too much consumerism
age 10+

It's a show I would rather care less about.

There's that one episode where bikini bunny girls appeared. I don't really see it as fully inappropiate. But still. Other than that, this show is disappointing. Not bad, but disappointing.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Viva Pinata has a lively 3D animation style that will be attractive to older kids but off-putting to kids who are used to slower-moving, less-flashy programs. Also, viewers won't find any of the pesky moral lessons that might accompany a program with such a strong competitive element -- the only positive examples come in the form of the occasional supportive friend (who might show that support by sabotaging another competitor).

It's an open question whether the world needs more kids' programming based on video games -- but even if it does, it needs to be better than this colorful but ultimately dull effort. Fans of the game may find it amusing, but Viva Pinata isn't likely to interest anyone on its own.

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