GameShark writes: "Wherever there's a piñata, you can pretty much be assured there's a party. Unfortunately, that wasn't exactly the case when Microsoft released Viva Pinata on Xbox 360 two years ago. While critics offered sweet words for the papier-mâché simulation, it commercially took a few hits. That isn't stopping a sequel from building on the first game's inventive approach in the hopes of attracting more players to the party. Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise may not offer any wild differences from the original game, but it packs in enough new tasty tidbits to make it look worthwhile.
Expect Professor Pester to reprise his role as piñata party pooper in Trouble in Paradise. The fiend has taken out Piñata Central's computers to prevent piñata from being properly sent out to parties around the world. Preventing Pester from purloining the island's adorable piñatas and ruining parties the world over requires you to cultivate a garden to attract the most beautiful varieties. Once they're in your space, you can package them up and send them to parties, saving them from a cruel fate at the hands of Pester. Naturally, you also make a bit of cash for saving your piñata pals, which can go back into beautifying your garden to encourage new piñatas to make it their home."