|Big Trouble Little Zombie|
|Difficulty||Medium (Easy during Adventure Mode)|
Big Trouble Little Zombie is a Pool mini-game based on the 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 DS and DSiWare versions of Plants vs. Zombies. On iOS versions, this can be played in Quick Play.
- Flag Zombie
- Conehead Zombie
- Football Zombie
- Ducky Tube Zombie
- Snorkel Zombie
- Zombie Yeti (Rare, some drop four diamonds, some don't)
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, in the Pool to lure out Snorkel Zombies, and save up your Cherry Bombs for waves and large clumps of zombies. It is recommended that the player saves at least two for emergency situations due to the numbers of zombies.
Health of little zombies:
- Zombie, Snorkel Zombie and Flag Zombie : three peas
- Conehead Zombie: seven peas
- Football Zombie: 20 peas
- Zombie Yeti: 12 peas, will run away after the 3rd square
- 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).
- Zombies in this level walk and eat plants slightly faster than regular zombies
- In the 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 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 DS trailer, the one version that does not include this Mini-game.
- In the Spanish version this minigame is called "Pequeños pero Matones" ("Small but Tough").
- When planting Cherry Bombs, it is recommended to plant them on the two land lanes adjacent to the pool, as the explosion will not reach the pool of they are planted in the top or bottom lanes.
- If the player hacks to get a Magnet-shroom, any small gear it attracts will become normal sized.
- †: Strategy page