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Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise - Nintendo DS

by THQ
Nintendo DS
Everyone
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews) 82 / 100

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  • Customization: design a beautiful, welcoming garden environment to attract piñatas
  • Collecting: complete the Piñata Pyramid with over 60 piñatas to collect, including 7 brand-new species
  • Caretaking: ensure the happiness of your residents by tending to their needs
  • Missions: complete missions for your favorite characters from the TV series
  • Multiplayer: transfer items – any piñata, accessory or object – from your garden to a friend’s garden

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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0019QEXZW
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 8, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,778 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

In this open-ended sandbox game, players turn a neglected plot of land into a beautiful garden with the goal of attracting as many piñatas as possible to their garden.

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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Disappointed At All! September 9, 2008
By SW
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
First I want to say that the graphics on this game are so amazing! Bright beautiful colors. It really brings out the best of Viva Pinata on XBox 360. The graphics of course won't be EXACTLY like the 360 version, but they are great for Nintendo DS. Right up there with the graphics on Animal Crossing.

When you first start the game there is a tutorial. I was very happy with this, because it wasn't as long as the one on 360. The 360 instructions seemed to go on forever. This was very easy and quick, and everything is easy to understand, easy to control.

You still get the basic tools like the shovel (Tap, Whack, and Make Dirt), watering can, and grass packet. Planting the seeds are the same as on 360. Get a seed from Seedos or at the store, decide where you want it, press the Plant button. Water it, and be sure you don't OVER water it or they will die.

In this game there are garden personalities. Which just means you will see a funny episode every now and then, and it is to bring excitement and entertainment into the game. The episodes are set up just like the Viva Pinata series on TV.

Game Modes:

Garden-This will be your main garden, and basically the game. Be a gardener and Pinata raiser to attract new residents. Try to aim towards 100% completion or make your own personal garden goals.

Episodes-Allows you to play any Episode that you've unlocked. New Episodes will become available as you make progress in the main garden, and playing through Episodes will grant you knowledge of more advanced techniques and tactics.

Playground-As the name suggests, this is the quick and easy way to create a temporary garden where everything is free.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Viva La Pinata September 15, 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
First off, I have to say WOW!

It is incredible how much fidelity to the original game there is.
The big difference in graphics besides the obvious De-Rezing required to get this title on the DS is that you have only the front isometric view. This view can not be spun around, so sometimes it can be difficult to see pinatas around trees. However, I did not realize I was missing this feature till I was a few hours into the game. So, to me, it was not a big deal.

What you do get is the ability to play this game anywhere and not tethered to the TV. For me, that was big. You can play in little increments. Close the lid and the DS pauses the game. Open the lid and pick up later right where you left off.

The other feature that is a big improvement is the touch screen funtionality. Being able to quickly manuver through your garden and select your tools quickly kept this game from being tedious.

Unlike the 360 version, there is no silly maze to navigate when your pinatas romance. This really sped the game up. I am very happy to see that go since it used to drive me nuts.

If you have a collector type personality and enjoyed that aspect in games like Pokemon, this game is for you. I loved attacting new pinatas to my garden. Growing plants and trees. Getting Pinatas to change and evolve. It's just great fun.

I would reccomend this to anyone who liked Pokemon, Animal crossing, or Harvest moon
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Comparable to the Original!! October 5, 2008
By Sandra
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Since I am in transit from one place or another, and often am looking for something to occupy my time during those times, I picked up Viva Pinata:Pocket Paradise on the urging of my brother, who plays the XBox version.

I am not disappointed! It is a very interactive game and it keeps you thinking every step of the way. It reminds me of Sims2 in that you have to be very diligent in caring for your pinatas. So anyone who is a hardcore Simmie will take to this game well.

The only disappointment is that the sounds (apart from the opening intro) are very low - so if you are somewhere noisy, you won't hear some of the warning sounds from the game (like when a Ruffian is messing up your garden).

Other than that, I am very happy with it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Game October 31, 2009
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
-logs on to dads account, no i'm not buying anything-
I love this game, 99% percent of the kids in my class think it's about hitting pinatas with bats, it's not, it's a complicated eco-system of pinata creatures, A GUIDE:

Getting started:
When you first start out 2 or 3 things happen:
1 you have to sign the deed to the garden, you can just scribble if you want too
2 you'll have to name the file, i give it a name based on what the garden happens to be about:
Pretztail Paradise, Bunnycomb ranch, Dragonoche kingdom, ect. or you can do your name
3 depending on whether or not it's your first time playing, you will have to do a few tutorials, no their not at all hard, so don't go awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww this is a waste of my time, their incredibly helpful, so finish them and you have your garden

Starting your Garden:
You will have a weed covered garden when you start out, GREAT! Pull out your shovel and start clearing, leave a bit and keep it through the whole game until you get a dragonache egg (i'll explain), when your about half way done, a little gray worm will wander in, keep working bang on the old junk, the little worm is going to start getting color ignore him and keep working, by the time your done you should have a resident, now you have to prepare to get the guy a home, so call up your favorite builder, he'll do this first house for free, after a bit another wormy thing will come along and you'll have two, select one, drag them together, and they'll do a dance, and you'll soon have another tiny guy to take care off

Getting more pinatas:
As you move along in the game, you must take it upon your self to buy all the seeds you can get, plant them, and soon you'll have new pinatas appearing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great game
Published 2 days ago by michael hubert
5.0 out of 5 stars purchased as gift
This was on the recipient's Amazon Wish List. I purchased it and they loved it. They recommend it to all their friends.
Published 3 months ago by S. Grabowski
5.0 out of 5 stars My son and I love it .
We have such fun playing Viva Piñata : Pocket Paradise . I have to admit I bought it more for me than him so I could play on his DS as well ( I used to play this on X Box... Read more
Published 7 months ago by april
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and challenging
My seven year old loves this game. He can play it by himself without any help from me. I like that.
Published 11 months ago by L. A
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game!
I have enjoyed seeing and hearing my daughter play and talk about the whole new wold of Viva Pinata. It is a very exciting and unique game. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Riva O'Rourke
5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't realize this was from the UK
I now own 4 copies of this fun, addictive game. I play this game for hours. I love it more than the PC or Xbox version. I don't know why I love it so much, I just do. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Wolf
3.0 out of 5 stars I love this game!
I love this game! Unfortunately, it had a problem and it no longer works...:( must buy a new one! I miss it!
Published 15 months ago by M. Paule
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift for the little sister
She absolutely loves the game. I got it for an early birthday present because she had got her tonsils taken out. She still thanks me for it.
Published 15 months ago by jon
4.0 out of 5 stars Son has a blast playing it
My son had me order this for him with his allowance, he loves playing it so much his cousin stole it, but while he had it it was one of the top games he played in his DS, it was... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Tawnda
5.0 out of 5 stars very fun
allows for creativity.
my daughter loves this game. she was especially taken by the fact that you raise the pinatas. Read more
Published 19 months ago by calcifer14
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