Videogamer writes: "Ever since we first played Viva Piñata we couldn't shake the feeling that its true home isn't on the Xbox 360. The Nintendo DS, a handheld played by people of all ages and skill sets, home to plenty of family friendly titles, seemed like a better fit. With Microsoft owning Rare this looked unlikely to happen, but it has. Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise is Rare and THQ's even more family friendly version of Viva Piñata.
For those not in the know, Viva Piñata is essentially an ecosystem sim mixed with some farming. Your goal is to grow and build a garden that entices new breeds of piñata animals. You start off with the lowly whirlm (a worm piñata if you haven't guessed), but soon enough you're trying to bring in bigger and more exciting piñatas and fending off nasty red ruffians and sours. The farming aspect comes from the produce you grow in your garden and how you can breed piñata to sell."