So Popcap/EA released the long awaited for Plants Vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time and I’ve been crushing it ever since. I have already earned 51 of the 116 available stars, which means I have a long way to go still. One of the drawbacks of the previous game was the fairly monotonous gameplay as you progressed and the lack of challenge besides the ones you gave yourself. This sequel has certainly ramped up the difficulty and introduced a plethora of new and exciting plants. I’ve compiled a list below of my favorite plants that I try to use in every game type.
I’ve never had such a more hardy and more bad-ass plant in my arsenal. This plant literally punches the faces off of incoming zombies, fully well knowing that it will get eaten at any moment. But it doesn’t let up. It keeps punching and punching and punching. Having an entire line of these guys means an unstoppable line of face punches. It’s helpful for the missions where you have to eliminate a large number of zombies in a short time to throw a Bonk Choy in the very front line and then place some plant food on him to completely obliterate three whole lanes. I certainly had this guy defending my much more gentile and long ranged plants.
Potato Mine/Iceberg Lettuce Combo
I placed both of these plants together because they mostly go hand in hand. Both self sacrifice themselves to give me a little more time to do the deeds I need to do. These two are so crucial in the beginning of every game I play, so long as one of the penalties isn’t losing plants. The iceberg lettuce keeps the first zombie in place for a couple of seconds while I gather as much sun as possible. Then as the zombie goes down the lane, I have a potato mine waiting for him. This strategy maximizes the amount of sun you can get to start yourself proper to defend against the incoming lane. You can almost do this for the first 3 or 4 zombies. But after that, they serve as good large zombie stoppers. And that plant food on the iceberg lettuce is one of the best life savers out there.
This guy is one of the underdogs. The most valuable aspect of this plant is the butter that it’ll occasionally throw out. However it’s only a percentage chance that it will launch. In my eyes, this makes him a guy worth cheering for. As much as I don’t like counting on him exclusively, this guy can hold a lane incredibly well, if it means stopping a bucket headed zombie or a cannon zombie dead in their tracks. The plant food version of this guy is equally incredible, stopping all zombies dead in their tracks and dealing damage. Let’s just be thankful that butter on the plant food version isn’t a chance type deal.
This plant certainly isn’t the strongest guy, but the amount of utility it holds is incredible. Being able to cover 3 lanes for the small price of 125 sun, this is one of the best support plants. Like I said, it won’t be cleaving zombies as well as others, but the lighting arc aspect of this guy makes him an incredible plant for damaging multiple zombies at once. Not to mention it has one of the cooler animations of all the plants. I was a huge fan of Red Alert and the Soviet Tesla Coil and this plant makes me feel so much nostalgia.
This plant is absolutely monstrous. Back in the original Plants Vs. Zombies, the Snow Pea was one of the strongest plants out there, it’s been shelved to buy only, but I in turn use this guy to fill in the gap. Sure it rocks one of the highest sun costs, but once you get one of these babies in a lane, the zombies might as well give up. Being able to massively damage and slow up to three lanes combined with arguably the strongest plant food ability in the game, there isn’t much other reason to not utilize this guy in any situation.