Plants Vs Zombies

Posted March 18, 2010 by in iOS



4/ 5



Protect your homestead from hordes of the undead using a variety of crazy plants. Seems logical to me!

by Jay Krieger
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Plants vs. Zombies arrived last year on Pc and Mac, captivating audiences with its unique and quirky take on the standard tower defense formula. In PvZ you attempt to protect your garden from hordes of wonderfully ridiculous zombies with a collection of equally weird plants. Your currency to drop new plants is sunlight that periodically falls from the sky, though its scarcity means you have to be clever when choosing when & what to plant. In each short level your task is to pick the correct plants in the correct order and ensure all the zombies die before reaching your front door.

New types of plants are earned for completing key levels, and every ten levels a new environment is introduced. Each change to the environment mixes up the types of zombies you’ll encounter and types of plants you can effectively use. Certain plants work best against certain zombies which creates a rock-paper-scissors feel to confrontations. While the game doesn’t get tough until the final few levels, the constant stream of new plants and zombies you unlock keeps the gameplay fresh and enjoyable.

This version handles space management well given the smaller screen. Your plant selection bar sits on the side of the screen, allowing your fingers ample room to accurately plant using the toch screen. It’s worth noting too that the game runs slightly smoother in high-acticity scenarios on the iPhone 3GS than this reviewers iPod touch, but not enough to spoil the experience. While there is no new content to speak of here, it’s the same Plants vs Zombies that gamers have come to love. It could be argued that what’s available here could sell for more than the low price of £1.79, a great price for gamers on a budget.

Jay Krieger

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Jay Krieger

Student by day ,freelance writer by night, I go where the games go.

    Danny O'Dwyer
    March 20, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    This made me go back and play the game again, it’s pretty class :)


    March 18, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    I’m pleased to hear it was ported so well. Great review