Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
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|Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise|
|Release Date||NA: September 2, 2008
EU: September 5, 2008
|Publisher||Microsoft Game Studios|
|Rating||ESRB: E (Everyone)|
|Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection|
Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is an gardening simulation game for the Xbox 360. It is the sequel to Viva Piñata. The game was released on September 2, 2008 in North America, and September 5, 2008 in Europe.
- See also: Gameplay of Viva Piñata
Trouble in Paradise plays much like the original Viva Piñata, with the player taking care of various Piñata species in a garden. However, the game has many new additions. First off, there are 32 new Piñata types available. Second, two new areas: the Piñarctic and the Dessert Desert have been added. These new areas allow the player to set traps in order to catch Piñata types which are exclusive to those climates; for example, Pengums in the Piñarctic and Camellos in the Desert. Also added are toys, such as trains, for the Piñatas, and the Trick Stick, which allows the player to teach their Piñata various tricks. The player can also use an in-game "camera" to take snapshots of their garden and Piñatas and upload them to the official Viva Piñata website. Taking certain kinds of pictures will also earn the player bonuses, such as conceptual artwork from the game's development.
An entirely new play mode, titled "Just For Fun", has also been added. It is intended for younger or more casual players, starts the player in a garden where no Sour Piñata or other baddies such as weeds or Ruffians appear, the player is given infinite Chocolate Coins, and the amount of Piñata species that can appear are limited.
Another new feature, called "Piñata Vision," allows the player to download cards containing special Piñata, and "scan" them in by holding them up to the Xbox Live Vision camera peripheral. Each of these cards contains a barcode which is read by the game, and the Piñata is dropped in the player's garden. Cards can be printed out to be scanned, or can even be scanned from a screen. As long as the barcode is legible, the game will accept it.
Yet another addition is simultaneous co-op play for up to four players in one garden over Xbox Live, allowing friends to work together to create a garden.