There’s an urgent, primal appeal to browbeating a papier-mache effigy with a bat until sweet candy flows forth. Viva Pinata takes it to the extreme by giving you pinatas that are alive, and letting you bludgeon them to death with a shovel while your other pinata-pets procreate amongst the remains to the cheers of off-camera children. Sounds pretty savage, no? When you smash these living pinatas open, you find rainbows and dainty candies instead of messy blood and guts. But let’s be realistic. If we work from the game’s premise that pinatas are actually living, breathing creatures, children’s birthday parties would look more like this.
Relive death in Viva Pinata: