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App Of The Day: Plants vs Zombies (Updated)

Everyone enjoy their Memorial Day weekend? If you’re looking for a little bit of happiness to get you through the work day, Plants vs Zombies was released today on the Amazon App Store and in true Amazon fashion, made it the free paid app today. Normally it costs $2.99. That’s a whole lot of awesome. We knew this game was coming and was very highly anticipated.

The object of the game is to fend off the hoards of zombies that are approaching your front door. In this situation, I would probably prefer a minigun or a tactical nuclear weapon but seed spitting plants come in third on my list. So as the zombies approach, you capture drops of sunshine to help grow plants of all different kinds. You have shooter plants, sunflowers, cherry bombs, and more. Every plant has a sun value in order to grow the plant. When you capture enough sun drops you can place the plant where you think it will best serve. It’s an addicting process.

I’m hearing that on some tabs later levels are experiencing some lag and I’m not sure of the complete device availability as I am also hearing that the OG isn’t capable of running it stock. Let us know what device you have and your opinions on the game.  

*Update:  Possible work around for original DROID from a reader:

So I have an original Droid, and I decided to DL Plants vs. Zombies (free app of the day). It said my device is incompatible, so I found that if you go to the Amazon app store online & click get app, it will be saved to your app list (with an Incompatibility notice). After it’s on your app list, you WILL be able to download it to your device from the Amazon app store on your Droid. Also it takes up around 75mb & can be moved to SD. Hope this helps!

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*Yesterday we took a look at DropSnap.

If you have a suggestion for a future App of the Day, send it on over.

Cheers to Edgar, Bill, anish and everyone else for the PvZ tip!

  • thcraven

    I have a non rooted Droid Incredible. I downloaded Plants vs Zombies, but it would never load up. I deleted the app from my phone, it is no longer there. However in the Amazon App Market, the app is still displayed with only the option for “Open”. No option for “Install”. The app is definitely off my phone. Any ideas why i cannot reinstall it? Tried contacted Amazon Help. They were no help.

    • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

      Try clearing the data and cache of your amazon app store application within settings –> Manage applications.  Then, go back in to the amazon app (you’ll have to re-authenticate) and try again.  

      Maybe that’ll work?

  • apples

    For OG Droid Download Swapper2 in the market if rooted, set to swap 196 and swapiness of 40 and run the program. It works perfectly

    • http://twitter.com/sam_evans7 Sam Evans

      You sir, are AWESOME!  This worked for me instantly!  (well, as instantly as the full minute+ it takes to open the app – overclocked at 1.2ghz…)  Thanks!  :)

  • Christopher

    Does not work on Dell Streak 7, Amazon fail!

  • Robin H

    We should all complain to popcap. 

  • Cole Leda

    The app crashes when I open it :(

  • Raman R

    I just downloaded this app onto my droid from the amazon market. It downloaded and installed fine. When I open the app, it goes to Popcap screen, then just crashes and goes to my homescreen. 

  • AnDroid

    When I open the app, it goes to Popcap screen and then crashes.

  • AnDroid

    When I open the app, it goes to Popcap screen and then crashes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583883654 Steve Blais

    Stock  (sadly) OGD as many have said, able to download as DL mentions but after install says there is only 720k installed for the P vs Z app ? and the move to SD is greyed out? hmm. I also spotted somewhere that your device needs to be: Requirements: Android Tegra 2 to play Plan’ts vs Zombies.. My Droid does not do P vs Z

  • QQMore

    Well, even if OG can’t play it, yep you can definitely use your PC’s browser to go to the store and get it.  Went there from the link in the article and clicked “get now with 1-click” on the right and I now “own” it for future use.  Shows up in the apps list in the app on my Droid as well.

  • Chickennoodsoup

    shit is dumb why do i need to input a valid credit card to download a free app stupid 

    • Anonymous

      Amazon might just want to make sure that the people who are participating in their Free App a Day promotion can actually purchase an app in the end. Also, in this day and age, who doesn’t already have an Amazon account?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1422573270 Michael Interbartolo III

    no joy on the Archos 70 tablet. during loading screen it unceremoniously dumps back to tablet homescreen with no force close or other error message. oh well it was free and it if it later gets fixed or I get a new device I can redownload it.

    for all those who are incompatible but might want to play it eventually buy it now while it is free on the website and then when you upgrade or they expand the compatibly list you can download it.

  • http://profiles.google.com/atlbaird Evan Anderson

    i am speachless ….i wanted this game so bad i waited up till 3 am eastern time and when i was hit with a incompatibility notice i wanted to cry lol ….thanks droid life for fixing my android related problem ….yall really are the best 

  • Martinlutherfan

    Great game! I had this on my ipod touch and have been dying for them to release it for Droid. :)  Probably one of my favorite mobile games.  Fun to play, great graphics, funny characters….and it has Zombies!!!  For all you Amazon haters out there….you are idiots for complaining….They give a free app away each day and you have to b*tch about how they distribute them via wifi.  Get over yourselves!!!

  • http://twitter.com/mnkyhead mnkyhead

    Won’t run on my OG….no force close warning, or anything, just quits to the home screen.

  • Anonymous

    WiFi download is a bit annoying, and it took a while to do so, but the game runs really well on my DroidX running the stock Motorola firmware. Glad Amazon is offering this great game for free.

  • Gil

    Works great with my Droid X running liberty 1.5. It does use a boat load of memory though. Somewhere in the 70-80 MB range.

  • Anonymous

    The last reason I’d consider switching to an iPhone has finally come to Android. *dance*

  • Koz4christ

    Anyone else with an original Incredible?  Mine installs but crashes when I try to run it.

    • Mothinrust

      I have an original Incredible. I’ve play through the first couple of levels and it seems to be running fine.

      • Staticx57

        OG Incredible running CM7 works fine for me.

      • Staticx57

        OG Incredible running CM7 works fine for me.

  • Anonymous

    i went to the amazon store website clicked purchase it asked if i wanted to purchase anyway. then went to myapps and downloaded

  • dblj

    Downloaded from website, installed from phone via wifi, will start to open but then closes back to home screen.
    Running ChevyNo1 Simply Stunning 5.3 Ultra low voltage 1.0 kernel

  • http://twitter.com/PizzleWizzle Patrick

    what gives… starts to download on my Droid X (Apex 2.0.0 Beta) but it just says download in progress and bar doesnt move!!!

    anyone else having problems downloading? 

    • Adam

      Yes, I am having the same problem. The bar doesn’t move, then it says there was an error and the download failed. Can’t work around it! Help!

  • C4blimtizle

    the og work around to get the app works, but when when you try to run the app it just crash lands back to home screen. Im also using winner00′s cm7 build fyi

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=728426339 Justin Reeves

    Doesn’t work on my fascinate. FML

  • http://www.facebook.com/superskerple Stephen Parker

    I have a stock DX running 2.2.1 and it’s working perfectly so far. 

  • Tony Cooper

    Confirmed install on OG (non-rooted atm) Droid.  Just buy it from the web store and then install it from the phone.

  • RW-1

    Nice, ordered thru the website, not interested in trying it on the OG, but to secure it for a later device.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Travis-Royer/100000358962998 Travis Royer

    Running on the Dinc2, and is running very smooth

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Travis-Royer/100000358962998 Travis Royer

    Running on the Dinc2, and is running very smooth

  • Anonymous

    where do you get the tablet optimized version? the graphics are horrible on the xoom with the phone version

  • Anonymous

    where do you get the tablet optimized version? the graphics are horrible on the xoom with the phone version

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      Google Plants vs Zombies HD apk. It looks a thousand times better on the Xoom. The HD version is not good for the phone though as menus are harder to click through so the Amazon one is better there.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      Google Plants vs Zombies HD apk. It looks a thousand times better on the Xoom. The HD version is not good for the phone though as menus are harder to click through so the Amazon one is better there.

  • Anonymous

    your plants vs zombies look way different than mine. my plants are on the left hand side. yours are on top. plus you can see the whole screen on yours. whats the deal? i downloaded from the amazon app store