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Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise


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Compatible with Nintendo DS™ (NDS™)
Works on all systems sold worldwide.
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features

  • Customization: Design a beautiful and welcoming garden environment to attract piñatas, working up to rare and exotic breeds.
  • Caretaking: Ensure the happiness of piñata residents by tending to their needs and maintaining the garden environment.
  • Collect Them All: Complete the Piñata Pyramid with over 60 piñatas to collect, including 7 brand-new species.
  • Training Mission: Carry out missions with characters from the TV series, including favorites Hudson Horstachio, Fergy Fudgehog, Paulie Pretztail and Franklin Fizzlybear.
  • Multiplayer: Transfer items from your garden to a friend’s garden. Some exotic piñata species can only be attracted using this feature.
  • Playground Mode: Create a lush garden in a short amount of time.

description

Viva Piñata, one of the most acclaimed original family video game franchises ever, finally arrives on the Nintendo DS. Based on the hugely popular Viva Piñata video game for the Xbox 360 and the hit TV series, Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise allows players to turn a neglected garden into a lush paradise that will attract a wide variety of colorful piñatas. Build piñata homes, plant and maintain vegetation, attract and nurture piñatas, decorate the garden and much more. With the swipe of a stylus and their own creativity, players can create the ultimate piñata paradise.

further info

Official Release Date Sep 08, 2008
Genre Simulation
Version  US
  ESRB Everyone
Titles rated E (Everyone) have content that may be suitable for ages 6 and older. Titles in this category may contain minimal cartoon, fantasy or mild violence and/or infrequent use of mild language.
PAX-Code PAX0002234905
Catalog No.  NTR-P-CP3E
Item Code  0785138361819

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YvoCaro (5) on 02, Mar. 2010 15:49 (HKT)
A game for multi-tasking women!
Most of you probably know Viva Piñata from the children’s' television series. But this time the colorful beasties came to the DS. The game originally was available on the XBox, but in pocket size it fits the DS wonderfully. You would think this game was just for kids, but my daughter was bored with it very quickly. While I couldn't stop playing!

You start off with a little plot of land, a weed infested patch with a lot of rubble lying around (in fact, looking like our neighbors garden ) After some instruction you learn to scrape the land clean, and to sow some grass. There, that looks a lot nicer.
In no time at all, the first Piñata arrives, a Whirlm (you know, the piñata name for a worm). This Whirlm is striped orange, and it doesn't require much to be happy in your garden. Just a partner and a little house are required to produce some offspring.
Lucky for you Willie the Builder can build a Whirlm house for a little money (chocolate coins in fact! I'd like them too!!) The Whirlms immediately go into romantic mode, and the next morning the stork delivers a little egg.

Having all those happy Whirlms in your garden is irresistible to the Sparrowmint, who likes nothing better than a little Whirlm snack. To be honest, the "snacking" part was difficult for me at first: the Sparrowmint has to eat a Whirlm in order to be happy, and at first I paused at that, I kind of felt sorry for the happy little Whirlm...(it gets easier after a time..) To settle into your garden it will need a house too. In this fashion you attract all kinds of Piñatas to your hideaway, the higher your gardening skills are judged, the more intricate the species will be. They all need a house, some need special flowers in the garden, or a little pond to be persuaded to stay. In a drop down menu at the side you can click on the shop to get your seeds and other stuff you'll need.

Aside from the colorful animals, the wonderfully detailed garden, trees and houses it's a great game for those who like to collect. There are 87 species to collect, and all kinds of level achievements to get. You get a ribbon for every collected animal, for every animal who's had offspring and every animal will turn a different color after having eaten one special item (like a flower or fruit). Some animals can even be manipulated into a different species altogether!

I can play this game straight for weeks, and then I put it aside for a while. It might be months later that I pick it up again, forever striving for that higher level. It's a relaxed game most of the time, and a great one for those of us who want to be in control without time-pressures.
The only thing that is missing in this game is wifi. Wouldn't it be wonderful to exchange Piñata gifts with your friends all over the world!

9/10
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