You would be forgiven for saying you’ve had your fill of tower defense games. The past couple years has seen a flood of these strategy clones filling casual portals like the iPhone and PC. But you know who might be able to bring you back: the people that brought you Peggle. PopCap, one of the best casual developers and publishers around, presents Plants vs. Zombies, its first tower defense game and this time you can play this game on your iPad.
If you’re an avid iPhone gamer and you’re considering an iPad, here’s one reason why iPad is better for gaming: more points of contact. It seems clear — Popcap suggests that if you want to be a better parent, buy Plants vs. Zombies HD. Of course, you can stick with the iPhone version, but then you and your child are limited to only 5 points of contact – so you’ll have to take turns. The iPad’s screen, however, can accommodate more points of contact, allowing users to play Plants vs. Zombies in pairs with 11 points of contact.
PopCap says it’s sold 650,000 copies of the title for the iPhone and iPod. Users who have already paid for that version will, of course, still be able to play it on the iPad, but will need to buy a copy of the HD version if they want to take advantage of all the new features and extra screen real estate.
From the moment we saw the bizarre music video for Plants vs. Zombies we knew we wanted to play this game. If you’ve never played a tower defense game before, this is the one you should try. And at just $9.99, you’re getting it for half the price of the PC original. It is an excellent deal.
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