Joining the many Xbox Live games that have been updated lately is Plants vs. Zombies, the enchanting tower defense game from PopCap. The version 1.2 update fixes a longstanding issue with Zen Garden plants.
As our review explains, the Zen Garden is a meta game mode that ties Plants vs. Zombies’ Adventure Mode and many minigames together. Players randomly find seed packets during normal game play, which can then be planted in the Zen Garden, tended, and eventually harvested for money. Previously, fertilizing certain sprouts caused the game to crash. A couple of months and a little patch action later, those sprouts can finally be fertilized like any other. Just what kind of plants do the problem sprouts grow into? Why, Kernel-pults (opens in new tab), the game’s combat corn on the cobs.
Now that Zen Garden is fixed up, the Windows Phone version of Plants. Vs. Zombies really is just about perfect. It's the only game I've reviewed to receive a 10 so far. Nice as it runs now, we can still expect a Mango update to come along and enable fast-app switching sometime in the near future. Already beaten the game inside and out? Check out our interview with PopCap Games (opens in new tab) that looks into the history of PvZ's development.
Plants vs. Zombies costs $4.99 and there is a free trial. Hurry up and grab it here (opens in new tab) (Zune link) on the Marketplace.
Another bug I've seen is that on some rooftop levels if you deploy palms to block aerial attacks, then you can't finish the level. After last zombie you just sit there, collecting sun and filling up all possible locations with plants.
Do you still have that problem after the version 1.2 update?
You guys have the most original story photos. Where do you get all these game merch from?
Glad you like the pic! I got them online, but they're pretty hard to find now.
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