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Viva Pinata Pocket Paradise (DS)

Viva Pinata Pocket Paradise (DS)
alaScore 89

44 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Viva Pinata Pocket Paradise (DS). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. Opinions about the graphics and gameplay are overall positive, but there are some mixed comments about the price.

gameplay, graphics

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Viva Pinata Pocket Paradise (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Expert review by : Tony McGuire (

Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise


Early screens of Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise were worrying, as the last thing the DS port needed was a barrage of minigames similar to the disastrous Xbox 360 spin-off, Party Animals. Thankfully, all fears have been put to bed by this fantastic...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Danielle Riendeau (

Viva Pi?ata: Pocket Paradise Revie


Viva Pi?ata: Pocket Paradise is a thoroughly polished, pocket-sized re-imagining of the original Xbox 360 game.

Ultra-addictive gameplay, great replay value, fantastic overall game design

Chunky graphics when zoomed in to an animal, occasionally feisty hit detection

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Brendon Lindsey (

Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise


When the first Viva Piñata came out, most people had one thought in mind: this seems more like a Nintendo DS game than a Microsoft 360 one. In fact, consumers may have felt the same way as evidenced by the lower-than-desired sales compared to the...

Viva Pinata's style of play fits perfectly with the Nintendo DS model. Pocket Paradise may not look as nice as the original, but it's the true embodiment of the Viva Pinata experience.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Working Man Gamer (

Viva Pinata Pocket Paradise


Family Friendly Gaming |

Expert review by : Kyle (

Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise review


The Xbox 360 is not exactly known for games that appeal to children. Perhaps that is why Viva Pinata, based on a Saturday morning cartoon, did not fare too well on the Xbox 360. Oddly enough there is a history of games from Rare (which is owned by...

Viva Pinata Pocket Paradise does what it sets out to do. Rare recreates the experience of the Xbox 360 title on the Nintendo DS within its hardware limitations. Fans of the original, as well as fans of games like Animal Crossing and even The Sims might...

Expert review by : Damien McFerran (

Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise


The DS and Piñatas – a match made in heaven

However, sometimes the opposite is true; many classic games are released on hardware that is wholly unsuitable and this prevents them from truly flourishing and reaching the audience they deserve

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Tom Orry (

Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise


Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise might not be the perfect handheld game for kids and the whole family but it's pretty close.

Superb presentation ; Brilliant control scheme ; Incredibly addictive

Under 10s may struggle with the complexity

Anything for adults?

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Tom Mc Shea (

Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise


Though you won't find a paradise in your pocket, Viva Pinata makes animal romancing fun while you're on the road.

Tons of depth and replayability ; Graphics are technically impressive ; Collecting pinatas is extremely rewarding ; Touch-screen controls are tight and precise

Rewards system is far too slow ; Animals aren't very cute

Sep, 2008

Technical Merit

Expert review by : NowGamer ArchiveBot (

Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise (DS) review


Pure paradise in your pocket

It’s one of the most appropriate titles on the DS, both in terms of control and overall experience. A definite must-buy.

Sep, 2008

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Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise


Rare's green-fingered love-in hits to DS

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

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


ESRB Rating:Everyone (6+)
PEGI Rating:3+
PEGI Rating Exception:Portugal 4+


Compatibility:Game console
Model:Pocket Paradise
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Viva Pinata


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo DS
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - simulation

Software Family

Microsoft Family:Games