The iPhone and iPod Touch version, meanwhile, receives only the Vasebreaker mode, additional achievements and leaderboards. The update is available now. Whether or not you have any free time available, well, that's something else entirely.
Apple Smart Device Users Get New Game Modes, Mini-Games and a Multitude of Gameplay Options
SEATTLE, Washington-April 19, 2012-PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual video games, today announced the global release of major updates to Plants vs. Zombies™ HD for the iPad® and Plants vs. Zombies for the iPhone® and iPod® touch. These robust updates deliver the additional content, action and challenge that Apple smart device users have been anticipating, and are available immediately from the Apple App Store, or via iTunes for U.S. $6.99 (iPad) and U.S $2.99 (iPhone and iPod touch). Existing customers can download the updates at no cost. Some of the newly added content is completely free, while some must be purchased with in-game currency that can in turn be earned through gameplay or purchased via micro-transaction.
"These exciting Plants vs. Zombies updates deliver all the extras that players have been waiting for, and more," stated Tony Leamer, franchise business director at PopCap. "Zen Garden looks amazing on the iPad and players will have a blast digging in, tending to their plants and experimenting with great new ways to take out zombies."
Plants vs. Zombies HD Update for iPad (Features at-a-Glance)
-3 new game modes: Zen Garden (free with option to add Mushroom Garden and Aquarium Garden); Vasebreaker Endless (includes 8 levels of Vasebreaker); and I, Zombie Endless (includes 8 levels of I, Zombie)
-4 new mini-games: Slot Machine (free), plus option to add a mini-game pack, including Zombiquarium, Portal Combat and Beghouled Twist
-Game Center leaderboards: Features new menu section and added GameCenter support for four all-new leaderboards - Zombies Killed, I, Zombie Endless, Vasebreaker Endless, and Peking Express
-28 New Game Center achievements
-Mystery sprouts: New Crazy Dave shop items that when purchased will add a plant to your Zen Garden: Normal, Bronze; Silver and Gold
-Additional coin packs: In-app coin purchases allow players to accelerate game progress much faster than is possible through straight gameplay. Coin packs are available in increments of 100,000 – 250,000 coins ranging from U.S. $.99 – $3.99 with options, including:
-Dr. Zomboss' Piggy Bank
-Crazy Dave's Lost Wallet
-Sunflower's Golden Chest
-Marigold's Coin Pot
-Stinky's Secret Stash
Plants vs. Zombies Update for iPhone and iPod Touch (Features at-a-Glance)
-Vasebreaker game mode (includes 8 Vasebreaker levels and Vasebreaker Endless)
-4 new Game Center achievements
-All-new Game Center leaderboard for Vasebreaker Endless, so players can track their scores within the player community
PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has a worldwide staff of more than 500 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. PopCap's games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 50 million units.
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