Wednesday 11 October 2006
A spot of green-fingered toil combined with a menagerie of cutesy papery pinatas. It's hardly the usual raw ingredients that go into a game but, if you're always on the lookout for fresh gaming experiences, Viva Pinata will surely have grabbed your gaze already. Of course, you might just be a sucker for donkeys with purple legs.
A recent demonstration of the game's opening section gave us the opportunity to see how Viva Pinata's garden and ecosystem grows together -
The colorful, sickly sweet world of Viva Pinata may seem to be aimed squarely at the kiddies, but as we discovered in our hands-on time, you may not want to disregard this one. The concept is simple enough: you are charged with cultivating a small patch of land into a beautiful garden where little candy-filled critters can laze about in saccharine leisure. It sounds like a piece of cake (pun intended, and for that we apologize), but if you're not at the top of your game, your garden can quickly
Sept. 21, 2007
If you've played this on Xbox 360, you're in a select group of… not very many. Despite being a genuinely great idea, it was simply on the wrong console at the wrong time.
So former Nintendo stalwarts Rare are bringing the concept to an audience that should be a little more appreciative of this sort of thing, and it isn't a significantly stripped-down version, either. The handheld Viva Piñata promises to play the same on DS as it does on Microsoft's slightly more
Viva Pinata and the DS. A match made in Eden?
Let’s face it; most of us didn’t buy a 360 so we could play as a gardener for a bunch of sweet-filled paper animals. Which would suggest why not many of you could be bothered to give it a go last time around. But then, that’s your loss because it means you’ve missed out on one the most original, strangely addictive games of recent years. So Rare is giving you the chance to redeem yourself with a new version,
Microsoft's quest for mainstream acceptance of Xbox 360 continues with the unveiling of Rare's gardening sequel, Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise, at a very exclusive trip up to see the studio in the Back End of Nowhere, UK. Both developer and publisher were keen to show it off at a recent Banjo 3 unveiling and we've got first images and impressions straight from Rare HQ.Let's get the important bit out of the way first - Viva
Futuristic racing - perfected by F-Zero nearly twenty years ago, dragged through the mud by Fatal Inertia last year, and now it's back for another stab at greatness. Here's a tip - keep your hopes subterraneously low.Visually, Voltage certainly seems to be, erm, reminiscent enough of F-Zero to give us hope of a perfectly entertaining doppelganger racer, and there's the odd gameplay detail that suggests it could be a fun little romp in its own
If you somehow
missed the delightfully hardcore, gravity-flipping platformer VVVVVV when it
came out on PC early last year, it will soon also be available as a download on
the 3DS eShop. We took a look at the new version to see what all the fuss is about…