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5.0 out of 5 stars PvZ:DS - Addictive game made even more so., February 8, 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Plants Vs. Zombies - Nintendo DS (Video Game)
Just the facts:
- 56 different plants, including 8 special/powerful plants you must buy from the shop using the money you collect throughout levels.
- 26 different zombies, including 1 special zombie that can only be found in during a second play-through.
- 22 mini games, including Wall-nut Bowling, Beghouled, and Portal Combat.
- 10 puzzles, all variations of a Vasebreaker game.
- Survival Mode: 11 levels of intense gameplay. Survive as long as you can!
- Your very own Zen Garden, where you take care of plants you find gift-wrapped during the campaign. Main garden holds up to 32 plants. Mushroom and Aquariam gardens can be bought from the in-game store.
- Vs Mode: Play with friends near or far.
- An Achievement feature and ability to create your own Zombie Avatar.
- Published by Popcap, who also made Peggle and Zuma.

First I'll just say that I am fairly obsessed with this game, whatever the platform. With it's originality, inventive game play, and the wide array of mini-games and puzzles makes this is one of the best games I've ever played, especially on the DS. With the stylus, control is even easier. And the fact I can play this on the go is a huge selling point.
Plants Vs. Zombies is basically a "tower defense" type game, in the sense that you must defend your house from approaching zombies using your large arsenal of funny little plants.
Thanks to it's simple game mechanics and easy learning curve, this a great game for all ages. The main game itself isn't very challenging (may prove a nice challenge for younger players). However, once you beat the game a first time, the difficulty is ramped up a bit with your second play-through.
There are 5 modes with 10 levels each:
- Day Time
- Night Time
- Pool
- Fog
- Roof
Yes, it's also a bit short, but the replay value is immense; you'll find yourself wanting to play through again and again. Like collecting things? Sometimes throughout the level a little present will appear on screen - if you click it, the plant inside will be sent to your own personal garden!
Story wise - it's almost non-existent, but it's there. It's nice of them to throw it in there though, as unnecessary as it is.
The game looks almost identical to the versions on both the Xbox 360 and PC, with the sprites remade for the DS and looking quite fantastic on such a small screen.
From day one people have said, "Hey, this game would be perfect on the DS. Too bad it will probably never happen."
Well, it's happened, and it's incredibly well done.
There's just so much to do in this game, and, selling for only $20, this is a must buy. It's a game people will be talking about for years to come, so don't miss out on the fun!
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Initial post: Feb 10, 2011 11:57:05 AM PST
Erik C says:
"you'll find yourself wanting to play through again and again...this is a must buy"

Couldn't agree more, great review!

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 8:39:35 PM PDT
Could you tell me if it is multi card play or if players can be on a team? I APPRECIATE IT. thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2011 4:35:44 PM PDT
Dae says:
The DS and Xbox Versions both have multiplayer modes, and for the DS you only need one card. It's sort of like a battle, one person plants, other, zombies. It's a lot of fun :D

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 5:40:08 PM PST
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