I fell in love with the original Viva Pinatas video game for the XBOX360, and when I discovered that a party game using my favorite pinatas was coming out I was thrilled. Seeing how it was also my birthday the same week the game was released, I knew it would be on my list.
My brother was actually the kind soul who took it upon himself to buy me the game that had been wanting since hearing about it.
Viva Pinata: Party Animals though was not the sort of game I was expecting. I knew it was a party type game like Mario Party games, but I had no idea that it would also throw in the funnest racing mini games I have ever played.
The game really doesnt have a plot, the point of the game though is to score thie highest amount of candy in each mini party game.
I found myself racing in races, beating up other pinatas for candy, swining a stick at pinatas, and racing to eat apples faster than my opponents.
The game features tons of mini games for you to compete in, however it just isn't as fun or challenging when you are competing against the computer. If you have friends, and available controllers the game is that much more fun.
All in all Viva Pinatas: Party Animals is a really fun game to play against family and friends. It has tons of replay value, and the graphics are stunning for its genre.
Recommended to anyone of any age.