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  • Summary: Compete in a variety of zany battles and races in the social party game Viva Piñata: Party Animals. Control the fame, fortune, and destiny of all your favorite characters from Viva Piñata: Fergy Fudgehog, Paulie Pretztail, Franklin Fizzlybear, and Hudson Horstachio. Viva Piñata: PartyCompete in a variety of zany battles and races in the social party game Viva Piñata: Party Animals. Control the fame, fortune, and destiny of all your favorite characters from Viva Piñata: Fergy Fudgehog, Paulie Pretztail, Franklin Fizzlybear, and Hudson Horstachio. Viva Piñata: Party Animals includes more than 40 mini-games and a dozen foot races for players to compete against one another. Collect candy and special bonuses in all sorts of exotic and hazard-filled locations. Up to four players can gather together in the family room to play, or join a game on Xbox LIVE, and take the party global. [Microsoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 42
  2. Negative: 9 out of 42
  1. Viva Piñata: Party Animals is a colorful and good looking game, and it's suitable for kids and parents alike. No one will get too tired of playing the game, unless the kid turns it into a daily chore!
  2. 65
    Viva Pinata Party Animals is squarely aimed at a specific audience populated by those that find burping hilarious and think cartoon violence and comic mischief are peak entertainment; i.e. children.
  3. While it shines with striking décor and beautiful backdrops, Party Animals fails at engaging its audience and providing a solid game experience.
  4. Younger players might want this game for its cute characters, but it’s not as fun as it looks. It’s possible that some less demanding children might like it, but there are better party games available out there. [Jan 2008]
  5. This is never going to be the game that sets the world alight or is a critical success - but it is far from a cheap cash in like many party games, and might just prove the right direction for Rare's misjudged franchise.
  6. A pretty big disappointment – the only fun there is to be had for adults are the GamerScore points, while kids didn’t enjoy the game either and would rather hit the Wii for some casual gaming. Even if your kids like the series, this is a tough game to recommend.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. BobP.
    Nov 27, 2007
    7
    Generally quite fun to play with my child, but the mini-games start to get repetitive. One saving grace is the fact that tries to keep the Generally quite fun to play with my child, but the mini-games start to get repetitive. One saving grace is the fact that tries to keep the competition even...thus allowing someone who gets off to a bad start to get back in the game. Expand
  2. MichaelBarnes
    Dec 30, 2008
    3
    This game came bundled with an extra wireless controller, and our store was actually out of solo controllers, so we threw in the extra $5 andThis game came bundled with an extra wireless controller, and our store was actually out of solo controllers, so we threw in the extra $5 and came home with "Party Animals." My wife and I played this game once, and we were not particularly enthused. it reminds me of a less involved, less skill-intensive Mario Kart Racing, with small, sometimes annoying challenges thrown in the middle. For small children and families, who don't need much excuse (as in graphics, or depth of game play) to gather together in competitive play, it might be a fine addition (if you get it for $5 with an extra controller!). Otherwise, if you get stuck with it, go to the nearest [Insert Game Store Here] and try to get $5 or $10 toward a real game! Expand