Plants vs Zombies Game Strategies, Tips for Beginners
Plants vs Zombies is a strategy/tower defense game developed and published by PopCap Games (Electronic Arts). Here we have several tips to help you defend the front yard, the backyard, and the roof of your house from any kind of zombies attack in the adventure mode.
Plants vs Zombies is an intense game, fun, and addictive, I could play this game for hours. The game has one rule, don’t let the zombies go inside your house.
Plants vs Zombies Game Strategies, Hints, and Tips in adventure mode
Plants vs Zombies has 3 battle scenes, in the front yard (day and night), the backyard (day and night), and on the roof. This article is intended for the first adventurer, step-by-step guides, thus plants which are not yet available in specific stages will not be discussed.
Plants vs Zombies Tips in General
- The first thing you must do is plant a sunflower (except special levels, such as in level 1-1 which is no sunflower).
- It’s OK if there was a zombie pass through the first column(left) because there’s a lawnmower for each row/lane, the zombie wouldn’t eat your brain. But don’t let anything pass through that row again, you must guard that row at all cost, put your best defense and attack on that row.
- Plant sunflowers in the first and second column, this is a must! So you won’t lack for sun while fighting zombies and it won’t distract your concentration. Sunflowers are your “gold” so put them on the left and keep them off of the battlefield.
- Don’t plant your plants far to the right, plant them in the middle so zombies have to walk far to reach your plants while your peas or other plants are shooting at them. And don’t plant them far to the left also, or you will have less attacking power.
- You can use Spikeweeds to destroy Zombonies, the Ice Resurfacer.
- Always plant Spikeweeds on the right side of Wall-nuts, Pumpkins, and Tall-nuts, to be more effective.
- Buy Winter Melon if you deal with a hard level, winter melons have a heavy damage attack.
- Use explosive plants wisely, they tend to have a long time to recharge.
- a Zombie, Flag Zombie, Newspaper Zombie, Backup Dancer, Ducky Tube Zombie, and an Imp cannot pass one Peashooters with at least 3 cells gap, with 4 cells gap they can’t touch the plant.
- Conehead Zombies cannot pass two Peashooters in the same lane with at least 4 cells gap, with 5 cells gap they can’t touch the plant.
- You can activate Potato Mines at least 4 cells gap.
- Use the seed slots wisely, don’t include the same characteristic plant into the slots, for example: don’t include Wall-nut, Pumpkin, and Tall-nut together, just use one of them.
- Include more offensive plants rather than the defensive ones.
- Check the Almanac to know the enemies and your plants better.
- Don’t panic, they are slow (except Pole Vaulting Zombies, Newspaper Zombies, and Football Zombies).
Plants vs Zombies Tips: The Front Yard (Daytime)
This stage has the easiest levels than the others.
- The first column on the left should be full of Sunflowers.
- you should always include Sunflower, Peashooter, Squash, and Wall-nut in this stage.
- In the beginning, you should arrange Sunflowers first. Not Peashooters or Wall-nuts.
- To deal with Pole Vaulting Zombies, you can use Snow Peas or protect your second from the right plants with Pumpkins.
- If there were 2 Conehead Zombies and only have 2 Peashooters in 1 lane, you should plant a Wal-nut in front of the Peashooters.
Plants vs Zombies Tips: The Front Yard (night time)
There won’t be any Sun drop from above, so you must depend on Sunflowers.
- Because Sunflowers are the only source of Sun, you should plant 2 columns of Sunflowers, at least 8 Sunflowers should be enough to fight zombies in this scene.
- You don’t really need Peashooters in this scene, you already have Puff-shroom, the free mushroom.
- Wall-nut would be helpful if there were Buckethead Zombies.
- You should include the Grave Buster, make it easier to arrange your attack formation.
- After you get Hypno-Shroom in level 2-5, you should use it for Football Zombies, they are strong and quite useful if they fight on your side or just to make them turn around, and you should plant a Hypno-Shroom after you see one of them and plant in its path.
Plants vs Zombies Tips: The BackYard (Daytime)
- As for single use plants, Potato Mines cannot be planted on Lily Pads, but you can plant Squashes, Jalapeno, and Cherry Bombs on them.
- You probably should buy the 9 Slots first in Crazy Dave’s shop, to earn more coins, go to the Main Menu, and tap “More ways to Play”.
- Use either Torchwood or Snow Pea, do not use both at the same time in the same lane. It will be no effect, one freezes the enemies while the other burns them.
- You should put a Wall-nut on the front/right side of each lane in the pool, there would be Buckethead zombies appear.
- In each lane, keep one Lilypad empty behind the Wall-nut and put a Squash after you see Dolphin Rider Zombies or use Tangle Kelp.
Plants vs Zombies Tips: The BackYard Pool (night time)
- There is no falling sun in this scene so Sea-shrooms and Puff-shrooms are quite useful.
- If you wanted, you could plant Planterns in the middle so you can see in the fog. And yes,
you can plant them on Lilypads.
- If these Backyard levels were too hard for you, you should buy Cattail plant, it’s available when you reach level 4-5 and costs 10.000 (Balloon Zombies appear on level 4-3, so you have to use Cactuses for a moment), cattails are better than cactuses when it comes to Balloon Zombies, two cattails should be enough to attack all lanes in any directions, this includes Balloon Zombies and Digger Zombies too, while Cactuses only shoot in one lane and they can’t attack targets on the back. but a Cattail costs 225 and can be planted only on Lilypads and a Cactus costs 125.
- With limited slot, it’s better to have Pumpkin even expensive rather than Wall-nut.
- The cheapest way kill Pogo Zombies is with Squashes, or you can use Jalapenos, Cattails, Cherry Bombs, or use Magnet-shrooms to remove the pogos.
Plants vs Zombies Tips: The Roof
- You can kill Bungee Zombies with Squashes, when one of the Bungee Zombies appears put a Squash directly below the Bungee Zombie, you can also kill Bungee Zombies with Jalapenos, Cherry Bombs, and Chompers, you can tell Bungee zombies appear when they mark your plants, and if you wanted to use a Chomper, you should plant it on the left of one of the marks, if you plant the Chomper directly on one of the marks, it will be taken.
- You can plant Potato Mines on Flower Pots.
- You can use any kind of pea shooters that work if you plant them on the front columns, where the surface area of the roof are flat (after the 5th column from the left).
- Ladder Zombies use their ladders to climb on Flower Pots and after you kill Ladder Zombies the ladders are still intact with the flower pots, to remove these ladders you can use Jalapenos, Cherry Bombs or remove the plant.
- In the Boss level (5-10) use Jalapenos and Ice-shrooms wisely, use them when the Boss throws an ice ball, and use Ice-shrooms when the Boss throws a fireball.
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If you were able to keep the fighting on the right side all the time, you could easily win in every level.