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Big Trouble Little Zombie

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For the Adventure Mode version of this level, see Level 3-5.
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Big Trouble Little Zombie

Game Plants vs. Zombies
Location Pool
Type Mini-game, Conveyor-belt
Flags Three
Graves None
Difficulty Medium
Plants Zombies
Peashooter1 Cherry Bomb1 Wall-nut1 Lily Pad1 Zombie1 Flag Zombie2 Conehead Zombie2 Football Zombie2 Ducky Tube Zombie2 Snorkel Zombie1
First time A Trophy
Replaying A Money Bag
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Big Trouble Little Zombie is a Pool mini-game based on Adventure Mode Level 3-5. The zombies in this level are shrunken and have only a quarter of their regular health, but come in higher numbers, walk faster, and eat faster. This level is replaced with Heat Wave in the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSiWare versions of Plants vs. Zombies. On iOS versions, this can be played in Quick Play.



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walkthrough of Big Trouble Little Zombie.

Cherry Bombs should be used to blow up large clumps of zombies, as the player sets up Peashooters in every lane. The Wall-nuts on land would be planted where necessary and in the Pool to lure out Snorkel Zombies. In emergencies, Lily Pads can substitute for Wall-nuts to lure out Snorkel zombies. Save up your Cherry Bombs for waves and large clumps of zombies. It is recommended that the player save at least two for emergency situations due to the numbers of zombies.

The health of little zombies is as follows:



  • Since the zombies have a quarter of their regular health, a pea against a small zombie does damage equivalent to a melon against normal zombies (excluding the splash damage).
    • The regular zombies in this mini-game have the same health as the Imps in I, Zombie.
  • Zombies in this level walk and eat plants slightly faster than regular zombies.
  • In the Nintendo DS version, this mini-game is replaced by Heat Wave, possibly because it would be extremely hard for players to see zombies in this mini-game due to the small size of the Nintendo DS screen.
  • In the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation 3, and Windows versions, the ambient zombie voices are high-pitched in this level.
  • The zombies' small size does not affect their hitboxes. This is easily shown by hacking in a little Zomboni, which crushes plants before it gets to them, as the full-size Zomboni is longer than the smaller version's sprite.
  • Dr. Zomboss's shrinking experiment is shown in the Nintendo DS trailer. Ironically, it is the one version that does not include this mini-game.
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Big trouble little zombie

Strategy for the level

  • If the player hacks to get a Magnet-shroom, any small gear it attracts will become normal sized.
  • In the iOS version, Snorkel Zombies can jump over the player's lawn mowers and even pool cleaners, meaning it would reach his or her house quickly.
  • With hacking, players can make any zombie (such as Pogo Zombie and Zomboni) in the game become little in this mini-game.

See also

†: Strategy page

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