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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, @boersc and Jo Robertson.


This game is a fantasy garden-simulation game where your tending and care encourages one of 60 different piñata animals to make it their home. You use gardening tools to plough, sow seeds, create ponds and sculpt the land. Do this well and more animals will appear, who in turn need nurturing to be happy and to procreate.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 09/09/2006

Platforms: DS, PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1-2 (4 online)

Genres: Simulation and Strategy

Developer: Rare Ltd (@RareLtd)




Play Time: This game will take between 20 hours and 30 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game. In the first game can play with someone else, working on the same garden. There's also a mode that let's two controllers control the same cursor in the game (like Co-Pilot mode). Viva Piñata Trouble in Paradise also added online multiplayer for four players.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Rating

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The unusual task of making a garden to attract different creatures works well for pre-teenage players. Younger players can work with parents or older siblings on a shared garden.


Viva Pinata: Trouble In Paradise

Viva Pinata

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. In-game purchases for cosmetic items for creatures to wear.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Viva Pinata Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@RareLtd) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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