Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars (Chinese name: 植物大战僵尸: 全明星) is the second spin-off to Plants vs. Zombies 2 presented at the EA press conference of May 6, 2014. The first beta was released on July 3rd, 2014. A second beta was released on August 14th, 2014 containing additional plants and zombies, along with some gameplay changes and bugfixes.
It is the second Plants vs. Zombies game with content available exclusively in China and the third game available only to Chinese players. Previously, playing this game requires a Gamecomb account, but now, the player can create their own profile in the game.
The game is removed from the App Store. However, one can still play the game if they had it before it was removed.
Primitive Snail Zombie sees the plants sleeping. It calls the other zombies. Their leader points to the Player's House and shouts. Then, all the zombies come closer to the plants. Suddenly, some asteroids fall down into the Earth. Then, Venus Flytrap appears from one asteroid, Ball Cactus appears from an another asteroid, and Popcorn-pult appears from a third asteroid. The other plants become fond of these new plants. All of them attack the zombies, making the battle between plants and zombies begin again.
The game so far features eleven worlds, six of which are already featured in Plants vs. Zombies 2, four are exclusive to All Stars and one, Player's House, is featured Plants vs. Zombies 2, but only in the Tutorial whereas here it's a full world.
To gain access to the next area, the player must beat every level in the current area. Obtaining every star is not necessary. Later areas also have a level requirement that must be met.
|Icon||Area||Number of Levels||Unlocks at|
|American Suburbs (美国小镇)||15 (Old versions), 10 (New versions)||Lvl. 0|
|Prehistoric Ages (原始部落)||20||Lvl. 5|
|Great Wall of China (万里长城)||25||Lvl. 10|
|Ancient Egypt (神秘埃及)||30||Lvl. 18|
|Pirate Seas (海盗湾)||30||Lvl. 28|
|Wild West (狂野西部)||30||Lvl. 35|
|Kung-Fu World (功夫世界)||30||Lvl. 42|
|Journey to the West (西游记)||30||Lvl. 50|
|Viking World (维京世界)||30||Lvl. 58|
|Far Future (未来世界)||30||Lvl. 65|
|Dark Ages (黑暗时代)||30||Lvl. 70|
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- July 3, 2014: This game released on Android as beta.
- September 19, 2014: This game released on iOS.
- September 24, 2015: Version 1.0.81 was released and gameplay was remodeled.
- November 8, 2015: Far Future is released on iOS with new plants.
- January 24, 2016: Dark Ages is released with new plants.
When the player has accessed to the map, he/she will see:
- Daily Rewards - The player can get rewards here daily. More rewards are rewarded if the player has bought the VIP content. Rewards change every month.
- Events - All limited-time events and offers will be shown here.
- Cards - This is similar to chests in Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version). The player can choose between two different types of cards to open. One needs tickets, and can be opened for free 3 times a day with a 10 minute gap between each opening. The other one requires gems, and can be opened for free every 48 hours.
- Leaderboard - Shows the first-ranked players' levels and decks. The player can also get Magic Tacos here through the players every day up to 10 times a day. This method of collecting Magic Taco can be done up to 10 times (It resets at 5:00 AM UTC +8).
- Inbox - Rewards sent to you can be obtained here.
- Star Rewards - Similar to the star jar in Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version), the player can get rewards here once the player has got enough stars.
- Treasure Hunt - Similar to Plant Adventures, the player can send their plants on a "quest" for coins and sun. Potions, magic tacos and gems can also be obtained here once the player has obtained the required plants. The reward can be obtained at 12:00 PM UTC +8 everyday.
- Special Offer
- Backpack - The player can sell things that they doesn't need for some coins or sun.
- Daily Tasks - Completing missions here will reward the player with rewards and EXP.
- Plants - The player will get accessed to their Zen Garden to upgrade their plants. The player can upgrade the plants' stars by using Puzzle Pieces and coins, plants' levels by using sun, plants' equipments and spirits (check Equipments) or plants' tier with potions. A new set of task can be done at 5:00 AM UTC +8 everyday.
- Challenge - Similar to Daily Challenge, the player can choose to fight Sun-shrooms, Marigolds, all zombies in a specific world with Zombot Tomorrow-tron, or bosses from a specific world. Each battle can be fought 2 times a day and the player must wait for 10 minutes between each times.
- Friends - The player can choose to make friends with some of the other players who are still online to get energy from them.
- Shop - The player can buy Puzzle Pieces here with gems or coins.
- PvP Mode - The player can choose to fight PvP battles with online players 5 times each day. "Auto-play" mode will be locked during battle. The player has a chance to get gems after winning the battle. There is also a shop here in this mode where the player can buy Puzzle Pieces and sun.
- Endless Mode - In this mode, the player will choose 7 of their plants to go on an endless battle. The plants chosen will be placed after accessing to the battle while other plants will be "delivered" through the conveyor-belt. The player will fight with all zombies and bosses that they have encountered through all time periods.
- Arena - The player will set up their own defenses to fight with other selected players' decks. Each enemy the player has defeated will reward them with rewards, and every 4 players they defeats, the player will get promoted to the next league.
The player will first place their plants on the lawn. They can only plant 7 of their plants, and Tenacious plants can only be planted on the third column. The game is in RPG style, which the plants and zombies will take turns to attack. Plants and zombies automatically attack, as each of them has their own ability. The player loses once all plants are defeated or when a zombie reaches their house. Below is a screenshot of the gameplay:
- This will show you the information about your plants during the battle.
- This is the number of drops you have received from beating zombies.
- Turbo Button
- Plant's health bar, the plant dies when this bar is empty.
- Plant's anger bar, which shows its anger that increases when attacking or being damaged. When its anger is full, it will be able to activate its Plant Food skill.
- Zombie's health bar, the zombie dies when this bar is empty.
- List of zombie's toughness:
- Auto-play/Auto-clear Mode - Unlocks after you get at least 1 star, which will let the game plays as the plants automatically. Once you've obtained 3 stars, this turns into Auto-clear Mode, which automatically clears the level with 3 stars when tapped.
- Tap one of these to activate the skill of the corresponding plants. They'll be able to be activated once the plant's anger is full.
- The number of waves
- The number of turns in this wave. You have 30 turns to complete the wave. If the player does not able to kill all zombies in this wave in 30 turns, they fail.
Each plant requires equipment pieces in order to be upgraded, along with some coins. Several pieces for each category are required to upgrade the plant, depending on the level of upgrade. Upgrading the plant will increase its stats, and in some cases evolve it into a brand new plant. Costumes, weapons, and armor pieces are in normal gameplay. Each upgrade the plant will require stronger weapons, armor and costumes to upgrade.
Weapons, such as meteor hammer, slingshot, spear, and staff. They increase hit rate, crit, and damage.
|Level||Weapon||Made by||Pieces Required|
Armor has three types: Cape (For brave (remote attackers): Peashooter, Puff-shroom), Cloak (For gentle (healers): Sunflower, Pistachio) and Armor (For tenacious (melee attackers): Wall-nut, Spikeweed). They increase the defense and dodge.
|Level||Armor||Made by||Pieces Required|
|3||树皮 (Tree bark)||5|
There are different types of costumes, such as 帽子(hats), 领结(bows), 彩带(ribbons) and 眼镜(glasses), they have 普遍(common), 精致(refined) and 完美(perfect). Every plant has its own unique costume.
- Main article: Plants (PvZ: AS)
- Main article: Zombies (PvZ: AS)
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars.
- Main article: Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars/Concepts
- Even though the Gatling Pea in Plants vs. Zombies 2 is only seen when a Peashooter or a Repeater is fed with Plant Food, in this game, it is an upgrade to a separate plant, similarly to the original Plants vs. Zombies. However, despite this, it still can be seen when a Peashooter uses its Special Attack, similar to Plants vs. Zombies 2's Plant Food effect on a Peashooter.
- Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars has all the plants from Plants vs. Zombies with the exception of Flower Pot, save for a cameo appearance.
- Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars has all plants solely in the international version of Plants vs. Zombies 2 that are obtained from Ancient Egypt to Dark Ages, the exception being Sun Bean. In addition, no plants from worlds after Dark Ages appear, nor do any premium plants appear besides Power Lily and Snow Pea.
- Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars has the second most plants out of any other Plants vs. Zombies game, at a total of 96 plants.
- The only game to have more plants is Plants vs. Zombies 2, which has over 100 plants.
- However, including cameos, removed, and unused plants, it has the most plants, at a total of 158.
- Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars is the second game where Sunflower has offensive capabilities, with the first being Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.
- Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars is the first, and currently only, game to have an evolution system.
- Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars is the first game in the Plants vs. Zombies series to include a lot of fruits that aren't really planted (planting on the ground or vine-rooted plants). An example is the Banana.
- For some reason, Grave Buster has both its Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies 2 designs in Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars.
- Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars is the first game where plants can fight other plants.
- However, there is a glitch in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare which allows the player to use a plant on the zombie side. When this is done, the player can attack plants as a plant.
- Some plants in Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars were supposed to appear in the original Plants vs. Zombies.
- The Cuke and the Lawn Mower appear in Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars as Power Ups.
- Since the 1.0.80 update, the gameplay was remodeled, similarly to the 1.7 update of Plants vs. Zombies 2.