Plants vs Zombies (Android)

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Plants vs Zombies (Android)

Developer:Bigpoint Genre:Strategy Release Date: Download Games Free Now!

About The Game

Get ready to soil your plants in an all-new action-strategy game from PopCap! A mob of fun-loving zombies is about to invade your home, and your only defense is an arsenal of 49 zombie-zapping plants. Use peashooters, wall-nuts, cherry bombs and more to slow down, confuse, weaken and mulchify 26 types of zombies before they can reach your front door. Each zombie has its own special skills, so you’ll need to think fast and plant faster to combat them all. But be careful how you use your limited supply of greens and seeds… as you battle the fun-dead, obstacles like a setting sun, creeping fog and a swimming pool add to the challenge. And with five game modes to dig into, the fun never dies!

Game Features:

  • • Conquer all 50 levels of Adventure mode — through day, night, and fog, in a swimming pool and on the rooftop
  • • Earn over 50 powerful perennials and collect coins to buy a pet snail, power-ups and more!
  • • Browse Crazy Dave’s shop for special plants and tools to stem any zombie assault
  • • Open the Almanac to see all the plants and zombies, plus amusing “facts” and quotes
  • • Infinite replayability: the game is never the same experience twice
  • • Amazing graphics and soundtrack, plus a bonus music video
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Plants vs Zombies (Android) Review

By Gus McZeal |

PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies has been out for a few years now, but it hasn’t lost any of its charm during that time. The game is available as a downloadable title on pretty much any platform that supports downloadable content (PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS devices etc.), and has remained popular even in the face of massively successful iOS titles aimed at the casual market, like Angry Birds. With unique visual design, accessible gameplay, and ton of replayability, this is a title that anyone can enjoy, especially if you love gardening, killing zombies, or both. Even if you don’t love these things, you sure will after playing Plants vs. Zombies!

At its core, Plants vs. Zombies  is a Tower Defense game, although it has over 20 gameplay modes, a few of which I’ll elaborate on later in the review. For the uninitiated, a Tower Defense game basically involves setting up a bunch of projectile spitting structures that protect a given area from invasion by monsters who move along a prescripted path towards their target. As the game draws on, the number of monsters increases and you have to build more towers to compensate, with certain types of towers being effective against particular enemies and so on. The genre is easy to learn but hard to master, and was popularized by player-driven mods for games like Blizzard’s Warcraft III.

Now that I’ve given you that little primer on Plants vs. Zombie’s genre, it’s time to talk about the game itself. The player—that’s you—is trapped in a little house beset by an invasion of zombies. Although these zombies aren’t really that scary, I’m pretty you don’t want a bunch of shambling undead waltzing into your home and spilling their guts all over your carpets before eating your brain. The solution? Plants, duh. ZOMBIE-KILLING PLANTS.

There are over 50 different plants in Plants vs. Zombies, each with their own niche abilities and purposes, although you can only pick 10 to use per game. Plants grow with the help of the sunlight resource, which you acquire by planting friendly-faced sunflowers that, while having no combat potential, are vital for your deadly garden’s growth. Plant selection becomes a strategic choice thanks to previews of the various zombie types you’ll be encountering on each level. There are more than 20 different zombie varieties, including a pole-vaulting zombie, a grumbling old man zombie with a morning newspaper, an armored football player zombie, and even a “Zomboni” that will flatten your plants while leaving an icy trail where plants won’t grow. Luckily, the player’s gardening skills provide plenty of load-out options to counteract anything the realm of the dead might throw at you. Up against those football players? Plant a magnet shroom, which will pull off their helmets, or use the snow pea shooter to slow them down with icy bullets. Faced with a rampaging zomboni? Blow it up with a cherry bomb.

Besides tower defense, there are plenty of other arenas for the epic battle between plants and zombies. One involves using giant walnuts to bowl over advancing lines of zombies, while another takes the gameplay elements of Bejeweled but with Plants vs. Zombies flair. There are also even more casual options, including a Zen Garden mode that lets you plant a garden of zombie-killing vegetation for non-combative purposes, and a Zombiquarium that’s kind of like a virtual goldfish… Only the goldfish are zombies. Whoa. Plants vs. Zombies’ appeal is aided not only by the sheer variety of game modes it contains, but by its quaint visual style and appropriately whimsical soundtrack composed by veteran gaming musician Laura Shigihara. It’s a great package overall!

Plants vs. Zombies is a sweet game, and simple enough that it’s kind of hard to find anything I’d consider a really serious flaw. My one complaint is that at the beginning, this game is insultingly easy, but it does get harder later on so it’s not that much of a problem… Objectivity requires me to be nitpicky! The game’s initial simplicity is even advantageous for some players who aren’t familiar with the whole Tower Defense thing, so I can let it slide.

Overall, Plants vs. Zombies is a fun title that’s super easy to get into: pretty much anyone will enjoy this game, especially in short bursts. The graphics are cute, the music is appropriately whimsical, and the game’s whole concept is strange enough to make it stand out from the crowd. Overall, Plants vs. Zombies gets a Z-Score of 89/100. Look out for the 2013 sequel!

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