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Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise by Microsoft




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  • Comic Mischief
  • Mild Cartoon Violence
Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 17.
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  • Platform: Xbox 360 , Xbox One
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Developer: Rare
  • Category: Simulation

Product Details:

The original Rare Ltd. team behind "Viva Piñata" has reunited to bring gamers "Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise," the newest piñata adventure that invites gamers to return to magical Piñata Island. Unfortunately, not all is well on the island, as Professor Pester along with his gang of Ruffians have wiped out Piñata Central's computer records, which poses a threat to parties everywhere. To help Piñata Central, players must gradually rebuild the computer database by sending piñatas at full candiosity to parties all around the world. While thwarting Professor Pester's evil plot, players still build and maintain piñata gardens - using their creativity and imagination to attract, trap, protect, train and manage more than 100 different piñata species.

Available exclusively on Xbox 360, "Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise" reinvigorates a colorful and engaging gaming experience on the Xbox 360 platform. Now with full cooperative and online gameplay modes, the "Viva Piñata" franchise opens its doors even wider with a new game that provides hours of fun for gamers of all ages, fans of the animated series and animal lovers alike.


  • Social. The world of Piñata Island is an inviting and rewarding place to be. Family members and friend now can share in the joy of creating a garden by simply plugging in an extra controller. The second player has access to all tools, actions and activities, but he or she also can collect magic by helping. Player two can spend magic by tinkering items, healing a sick piñata or filling a piñata candiosity meter. It's a new way to play.
  • Customizable. "Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise" allows players' imaginations to run wild by providing them with expansive freedom and choice.
  • Your garden. "Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise" also offers a vast level of customization within your main garden. Now, along with planting grass, trees and flowers, and digging ponds and lakes, players can place sand and snow in their garden to make exotic species of piñata feel more at home. Players also can choose to enhance their garden with themed object packs - make your garden into a space center, a pirate cove or a haunted graveyard. Buy objects to change the weather, or new toys for your piñata to play with. You have total freedom to create any kind of paradise you want!
  • Your piñatas. Thirty-two new species of piñata can run, crawl, fly and swim into your garden in "Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise." Large, small, fierce and cute, the new piñatas will join all your favorites for thriving activity throughout your garden. Among these new species are sour piñatas that will infiltrate and wreak havoc in the garden. In "Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise," players can choose to either tame sours, or feed them candy to keep them sweet.
  • Piñata Vision. A never-before-seen feature called Piñata Vision allows players to plug in an Xbox LIVE Vision camera and interact with the game through the use of printed cards that feature a unique barcode. With Piñata Vision, gamers can simply flash a piñata card up to the Vision camera, and the content will drop directly into the game.
  • Accessible. "Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise" reinvigorates the franchise with additional game modes and features that make it even more accessible to players of all ages and skill levels.
  • Just for Fun Mode. Designed for beginner players, kids and those just looking to explore Piñata Island, this mode allows players to jump into the garden and interact with the unique piñata world. In this mode the difficulty has been turned down and the fun has been turned up. Sour piñatas stay away, resident piñatas remain healthy, weeds don't plague your garden and you have an infinite chocolate coin bank account, allowing you to turn your garden into a veritable utopia of colorful creatures.
  • Standard Mode. Presenting a challenge for experienced piñata gardeners and dedicated gamers, the Standard gameplay mode provides a more tricky option, where players must keep a watchful eye on their garden. Sour piñatas, feuding species, weeds, illness and limited money call for you to exercise problem solving and creativity to build and maintain an environment where piñatas can flourish and grow.
  • Player Guide System. Replacing the traditional tutorial, the optional Player Guide System directs players through a series of loose goals to help them master the fundamental aspects of "Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise."
  • Show Off. Using the new photo mode in "Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise," you can snap, print and upload pictures of your unique garden or customized piñatas showing them off to your friends. You also can photograph your piñata and turn it into a piñata card, share it with your friends so they scan it and put it into their own garden using the Xbox LIVE Vision camera.
  • Piñata and character interaction. All your residents are now capable of performing dazzling tricks, which you can teach them using the new trick stick tool. Watch as piñatas play together, perch on each other and interact in new ways to make them more appealing.
  • Spontaneous. "Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise" is a constantly changing world where anything can and does happen. Rivalries, injuries, illness and fights - if you turn your back, who knows what your piñatas will do?
  • It's happening outside. Pester knows where your garden is, and he's got a few nasty tricks up his sleeve to make piñata life difficult. Foil his plans by sending your piñata around the world to save parties everywhere. Also, you must deal with new, untamed sour piñatas with bad attitudes and more troublesome Ruffians who will try to spoil your creation.
  • It's happening inside. Pester will try to block piñatas from ever reaching your garden, but you can break the blockades and teach him who is in charge on Piñata Island. However, don't underestimate Pester - he's likely to make some personal appearances to attempt to put you in your place.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A game that will keep you occupied for hours! For people who want to play a game that isn't too challenging and want to relax, then this game is for you! Managing your own garden isn't too easy as you think. Maintaining balance in the garden can be challenging but overall can be fun! Have fun unlocking new piñatas and plants to create a wonderful garden!
    Date published: 2016-06-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Colorful, magical, and fun Viva Piñata Trouble in Paradise doesn't do *that* much to improve upon the original Viva Piñata. However, it's hard to say there was much to improve upon in the first place. There are few games whose core mechanics are as addictive, fun, and simple as Viva Piñata's. You make a garden, fill it with plants, animals (or in this case, Piñatas), and structures, and that's that. You attract and unlock more plants, animals, and structures as you go, and your garden becomes more and more diverse and complex. As boring as real-life gardening might seem to some, the Viva Piñata games are, no doubt, very entertaining. I've played this game for many hours, creating the perfect paradise for my piñata pets. The multitude of secrets to uncover and the variety of mechanics to employ in perfecting your garden (including taming, planting, trapping, and breeding) provide for virtually limitless play time, and the option to create multiple gardens allows for the creation of personalized biomes. However, there is one major thing standing in the way of complete satisfaction: a garden limit. Once there are a certain amount of things in your garden, that's it: No more of anything else. This "complexity limit" is a huge bummer for me, as it prevents players from creating a bustling metropolis of piñata homes, or a giant farm, packed to the max with piñatas. The limit somewhat necessitates the usage of multiple gardens, and were it not for its existence, Trouble in Paradise would be virtually perfect. (Well, barring a few annoying creatures called "Sours" and "Ruffians" that live to destroy your garden.) However, I still recommend this game, especially if you need a break from high-action, fast-paced titles, and want calmer, more plan-based gameplay.
    Date published: 2014-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great game for hours of play time This a great game not just for kids but for Adults too. The graphics and sound is great and the ideas are endless. It can easily take time away from you when you get sucked into it.
    Date published: 2013-10-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from An insane amount of fun! For those of you who think this game is just for kids, that is not the case! Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise is a lot of fun for all ages. It hasn't seen namy changes in gameplay from the original, but it's still worth buying if you played the first game. Some new Pinatas have been added, and the ability to travel to two different areas, where you can trap new Pinatas and take them back to your garden. You can buy supplies to keep your Pinatas happy from the many different merchents in the game. And some of them have different uses, like bieng able to catch Pinatas you've already collected, or tinkering object into somehting new. My only complaint is the game starts really slow. You have to play for a coupe hours or so before the real game kicks off. You can also play online, but I had more fun with the offline experience. It was more rewarding to earn my Pinatas and keep them happy myself. Also there's no reliable way to keep Pinatas that can potentially eat a Pinata you want to keep, unless you earn the trophy for romancing that Pinata seven times, and you have to keep all seven baby Pinatas in your garden, which takes up a lot of time and space. But, you can just do what I did and creat a different garden for romancing. You can even send Pinatas back and forth between gardens. But even with it's minor flaws, this is one of the most entertaining games I've ever played!
    Date published: 2012-08-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Entertaining This game can be played over and over again. It never gets old. The graphics are very clear and colorful. I would recommend it to anyone. Even teenagers.
    Date published: 2012-07-27
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not work This was the second time I've ordered a pre-owned game and it would not work. Xbox couldn't read the disk, so I took it to Gamestop and turns out the disk had a burn on it. Also, the case was broken. I do not know if this is a good game or not because I didn't play it. Just got my money back :( Never order pre-owned games!
    Date published: 2012-05-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best game ever!!!!!!!!!!!!! im already in level 60 and i dont get tired of it great game for kids teenagers adoults and everyone... i love it and im 14!!!! my cousins are always playing it... its even better than halo assassin's creed and batman altogether combined!!!
    Date published: 2012-01-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A game that is soothing This game I love to play over and over again. It has so many "animals" that I forgot how to get each one. I mean I usually play the mode where you have unlimited money and supplies and the creatures are so much easier to get. And this game reminds me of Pokemon where yo go into different regions and each "pokemon" is there only in its terrain which I love.
    Date published: 2012-01-21
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