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Crazy Dave and his Shop

Not to be confused with Crazy Dave's Car.

Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies is Crazy Dave's shop and is located in the trunk of his car. The player gains access after finding his Car Key at the end of level 3-4. On iOS versions, the Car Key is given to the player by Crazy Dave after More Ways to Play is unlocked on level 2-2. Once in every level set (fog and roof) afterwards, new merchandise will be added. The player can purchase more seed slots, plant upgrades, new defenses for the pool and the roof, Zen Garden items, upgrades, various House Blueprints (Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network only), and Mini-game Packs (iOS only).

In the Xbox Live Arcade, and PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita version, Crazy Dave will give the player "CRAAZY DEALS that you'd have to be dead to turn down!". It is unclear what these deals actually are, as no one has confirmed getting one yet. When obtained, they might show up in the player's Mail.

Items Available

Extra Seed Slots

These can be purchased at any time, as soon as the previous one has been purchased. They can also be purchased before the shop is unlocked, as whenever the player has enough money for the next one at the end of a level, Crazy Dave will appear and give him or her the choice to purchase it.

  • Extra Seed Slot seven - $750
  • Extra Seed Slot eight - $5,000
  • Extra Seed Slot nine - $20,000
  • Extra Seed Slot ten - $80,000
    • Unavailable on iOS, Mobiles with Samsung Bada OS, Nintendo DS, and Android versions of the game because the screen is not large enough to fit it.

Extra Defenses

These are all either more types of Lawn Mowers for other terrain or automatic zombie-killing devices.

  • Pool Cleaner - $1,000
    • Lawn Mower equivalents for the Pool.
  • Garden Rake - $200
    • Garden Rake will kill the first zombie that appears. Can only be used for three levels before purchasing it again.
  • Roof Cleaner - $3,000
    • Lawn Mowers equivalents for the Roof.


Upgrades must be planted on top of other plants. These are unlocked in groups of two, with two available after Level 3-4, two unlocked after Level 4-4, another two after Level 5-1, and the final two become available after the player beats Adventure Mode.

After Level 3-4

After Level 4-4

After Level 5-1

After completing Adventure Mode

Game Packs

Zen Garden

These are all upgrades, items, plants, and alternate environments for the Zen Garden.

  • Marigold Sprout - $2,500
    • Automatically grows a Marigold in the player's Zen Garden. Only three can be bought per day.
  • Sprout - $7,500
    • Gives the player the sprout of a random plant. Only in the iOS and Android versions of the game; only one can be bought per day.
  • Bronze Mystery Sprout - $15,000
    • Has a 25 percent chance of becoming a plant the player does not have at the time. Only in the iOS and Android versions of the game; only one can be bought per day.
  • Silver Mystery Sprout - $30,000
    • Has a 50 percent chance of becoming a plant the player does not have at the time. Only in the iOS and Android versions of the game; only one can be bought per day.
  • Gold Mystery Sprout - $50,000
    • Will always turn into a plant the player does not at the time. Only in the iOS and Android versions of the game; only one can be bought per day.
  • Golden Watering Can - $10,000
    • Waters up to four plants at once.
  • Fertilizer - $750 for five, max of twenty can be owned at the same time.
    • Helps the player's plants grow.
  • Bug Spray - $1,000 for five, max of twenty can be owned at the same time.
    • Helps the player keep his or her plants happy.
  • Phonograph - $15,000
    • Helps the player's plants stay happy.
  • Gardening Glove - $1,000
    • Enables the player to organize his or her plants.
  • Mushroom Garden - $30,000
    • Nocturnal plants are to be placed here.
  • Aquarium Garden - $30,000
  • Wheelbarrow - $200
    • Lets the player move your plants from garden to garden.
  • Stinky the Snail - $3,000
    • Collects money dropped in the Zen Garden.
  • Tree of Wisdom - $10,000
    • Gives the player game tips the more he or she feeds it.
  • Tree Food - $2,500, max of 10 can be owned at the same time.
    • Feeds the player's Tree of Wisdom so it gives him or her more wisdom.

House Blueprints

These are all the house upgrades available for the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita versions of the game.

  • Types of House:
    • Suburban
    • Trailer Home
    • Scary House
    • Future House (Called Futurhau5)
    • Clown House
  • The house blueprints are purchased in an order:
    • Level one: 8,000
    • Level two: 16,000
    • Level three: 24,000
    • Level four: 32,000
    • Level five: 45,000


  • Imitater: $30,000
    • Lets the player have a second slot of one plant so the recharge is cut in half.
  • Wall-nut First Aid: $2,000
  • Bacon: $50 the first time, $500 after.
    • Only in iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Nintendo DSiWare versions of the game. The bacon serves no actual purpose.
  • Mallets:
    • Three for $3,000
    • Six for $5,000
    • Nine for $7,000
    • Only in the iOS and Android versions of the game.



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If you have the Enlightened achievement and you try to buy a sprout from Crazy Dave

  • Somehow, all the items the player can buy fits in Crazy Dave's trunk.
  • If you stay long at Crazy Dave's Shop without doing anything, he might say any of the following:
    • "I eat food off the floor!"
    • "All Twiddydinkies are priced to move!"
    • "Our prices are unbelievable!"
  • In the trunk of Crazy Dave's car, the title War and Peas can be seen, a reference to War and Peace, a Russian novel by Leo Tolstoy.
    • It could be  a reference to ZomBotany, as in the Lawn Strings, ZomBotany Mini-games are labelled 'War and Peas'.
    • It could also refer to how the Gatling Pea has an army helmet and references going to the army in the Suburban Almanac.
    • But in the iPad version, there is an orange scribble on the book instead.
  • In the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, Crazy Dave's license plate says various lines instead of "Menu", "Main Menu", and "Go Back".
    • Some lines include MEAMDAV ("Me am Dave"), SODALID ("Soda Lid"), VRM VRM ("Vroom Vroom"), SMTNFNY ("Something Funny"), UN EMPLD (Unemployed), MAD4GRVY ("Mad for Gravy"), FLOR FUD ("Floor food"), and RDWARER ("Road Warrior").
  • After buying a level five Blueprint from Crazy Dave, the Blueprint will say "Sold Out", but the price will increase by $8,000. It is unclear if PopCap intends to bring even higher tier Blueprints to the game later in the form of an update or downloadable content (DLC), or if the system is just set to add $8,000 each time. This also happens with seed packets on versions that have only nine seed slots. After the player buys the ninth seed slot, the price will bump up to $80,000, the price of the tenth seed slot in the versions that have all ten.
  • In Crazy Dave's Car Trunk, a figure of Lex, the protagonist of Bookworm, another game by PopCap, can be seen.
  • The item that costs the most is the upgrade to ten Seed Slots, which costs $80,000.
  • The background of the Shop changes depending on the player's level progress in Adventure Mode. If he or she is playing DayPool, or Roof levels, the background will turn into a day background, and when he or she plays NightFog, or Night Roof levels, the background will turn into a night background.
  • There are Rollerblades in his trunk for some reason. Also, in the iPad version, there is a brain in his trunk as well.
  • On the iPhone and iPod Touch, the shop is obtained when More Ways To Play is unlocked on level 2-2 so the player can buy Mini-games. Other things do not appear until the Bacon is obtained on level 3-4.
  • In the PC trial version, there is the full version item in the shop.
    • Also it shows that the Twin Sunflower can only be bought in the full version.
  • It is seemingly odd how the cheap things in real life (Seed Packets, Pool Cleaners, and Roof Cleaners) cost a lot more in Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies, but the more expensive things (House Blueprints and House Changing) are very cheap in real life.
  • The Imitater is the only plant sold in Crazy Dave`s Twiddydinkles that is not an upgrade plant.

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