GamesRadar writes: "While it may not feel like a true sequel, Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise is near papery-perfection. Everything that was great about the original Viva Pinata is back, with more pinatas and a few tweaks and improvements. Some additions disappoint, like the finicky, nearly impossible to use "pinata vision" which requires a vision cam and special trading cards. The best additions leave the original gameplay intact, like the new pinatas (there's a freaking dinosaur!), new terrains and new plant species to experiment with".