- For the international version of this game, see Plants vs. Zombies 2.
|Plants vs. Zombies 2|
August 1, 2013 (iOS)
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Unlike the international version, the player, Crazy Dave, and Penny, Crazy Dave's partner and a supercar that can time travel, has already arrived in Ancient Egypt. This is where their journey begins.
iTunes App Store description
What's New (v2.2.0)
The game itself resembles the international version of Plants vs. Zombies 2 after the 1.8 update, but there are some differences that separate the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2 from the international version.
During gameplay, there is only one powerup to be bought: a one-time use Cuke costing 15 gems. And will increase by 10, 20, 30 ... for each time per use for a level. It deals massive damage to every zombie on the entire playfield.
Plants and zombies are ranked by levels; the higher ranking a plant, the more enhanced abilities it has; and the higher ranking the zombie, the more health and attack power it has. In order to upgrade a plant, one must collect additional Puzzle Pieces of that plant and send it to Penny to upgrade it (see Plant upgrade system for details). Upgrading plants are required for higher levels as non-upgraded plants will fail to take care of the most basic zombies in higher levels. For example, a level 1 () Chomper cannot kill a level 4 () Conehead Zombie by itself.
To progress to the next world, the player must use stars or 58 diamonds. All worlds require the same amount of stars to unlock, but the amount gradually increases every time you unlock a world.
Stars are a form of collectible in the game, appearing in certain levels of the game. Beating the level while meeting zombies with a higher level (Hard mode) will earn the player stars. These star challenges only unlock when you have obtained the first star by completing the level normally. The more stars the player has beforehand, the higher is the zombies' level in Hard mode. Collecting stars allows the player to unlock specific plants and upgrades like Sun Shovel or Extra Seed Slot. If the player already has the plants, a respective number of pieces will be given to them instead. Completing star challenges will also open chests, which will give you Puzzle Pieces, coins and in some levels, gems.
- Main article: Brain Busters
- Main article: Daily Challenge
The player fights in three modes, where they can obtain normal and costume Puzzle Pieces and coins. Some of the modes are only available on specific days of the week.
- Main article: Endless Challenge
- Main article: Pendant
This was added in the 1.4.0 update. The game contains items called Pendants that the player can equip onto their plants. By doing so, the plant receives a buff, the effect dependent on the attachment itself. Attachments are tiered into four levels, the effects of an attachment being more potent the higher up it is.
One feature of this game is its lottery system which allows players to obtain plants, costumes, or puzzle pieces. There are three types of chests: Common, Rare and Legendary. Each chest cost gems to open. The player can also spend many gems to open multiple chests at once. The Ordinary Chest can be opened for free once each day and the Rare Chest can be opened for free once every three days.
It was added in the 1.8.0 update. Penny's Store lets you buy different plant Puzzle Pieces. New Puzzle Pieces will replace them after an amount of time. On weekends, the number of puzzle pieces sold are doubled. The puzzle pieces can be bought with either 5000 or 10,000 coins (Common/Uncommon plants) / 15 or 30 gems (Rare/Super-Rare plants). Sometimes, there are discounts, usually there is a 30% off discount. Legendary plants don't appear in the store.
- Main article: Plant Adventures
- Main article: PvP Mode
- Main article: Gene Modification
- Main article: Plant Family
Added in the 2.0.0 update, this mode is located in the Plants section. It is very similar to the Plant upgrade system in Plants vs. Zombies 2. This lets the player increases the stats of his/her plants in a family. Each time the player upgrades a plant in a family, it will give the plant family an upgrade that has a random stat increased for a random amount. Each family can only choose 1 upgrade. The player is able to upgrade his/her plants in that family for free 3 times a day. If he/she wants to upgrade more he/she will have to pay gems for every upgrade after that. The player can also pay 100 gems to unlock a new upgrade slot, yet the upgrades in this slot are more powerful. Getting more plants in a family will upgrade the level of that family, which will increase later upgrades' power.
- Main article: Achievements (PvZ2)
Like in the international version, there is an achievement system but only on iOS. Those are extra optional tasks that rewards the player with some points. Those can be accessed via Game Center on iOS. Note that the Chinese version only has the first 22 achievements from the international version.
- Main article: Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)/Update history
Since it was first released, this game has been monthly updated with new content and other tweaks. Check this article to see the update history of this game.
Concept art and upcoming content
- Main article: Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)/Concepts
- Main article: Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)/Upcoming content
Check these articles to see concept art of the game and upcoming content that is going to be added in the future new updates. However, beware, as there are spoilers ahead.
- Main article: Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)/Glitches
Check this list to find glitches that this game has and maybe how to fix them.
Order of events
In this game, the player already starts off with Peashooter, Sunflower, Wall-nut, Potato Mine, Shovel, and the Tactical Cuke. They also already arrived in Ancient Egypt - Day 1. They are also introduced to Mummy Zombie, Conehead Mummy, Flag Mummy Zombie, and Plant Food. After the player finished Ancient Egypt - Ultimate Challenge, the player is shown with other worlds to unlock with the stars they have. In each world, the player encounters different zombies, with different new plants and gimmicks.
|Icon||Area||Number of levels|
|Ancient Egypt||15 (14 Easy Mode, 1 Boss Battle)|
|Pirate Seas||49 (24 Easy Mode, 24 Hard Mode, 1 Boss Battle)|
|Wild West||49 (24 Easy Mode, 24 Hard Mode, 1 Boss Battle)|
|Kongfu World||49 (24 Easy Mode, 24 Hard Mode, 1 Boss Battle)|
|Far Future||49 (24 Easy Mode, 24 Hard Mode, 1 Boss Battle)|
|Dark Ages||49 (24 Easy Mode, 24 Hard Mode, 1 Boss Battle)|
|Big Wave Beach||49 (24 Easy Mode, 24 Hard Mode, 1 Boss Battle)|
|Frostbite Caves||49 (24 Easy Mode, 24 Hard Mode, 1 Boss Battle)|
|Sky City||49 (24 Easy Mode, 24 Hard Mode, 1 Boss Battle)|
|Lost City||49 (24 Easy Mode, 24 Hard Mode, 1 Boss Battle)|
|Neon Mixtape Tour||49 (24 Easy Mode, 24 Hard Mode, 1 Boss Battle)|
|Jurassic Marsh||49 (24 Easy Mode, 24 Hard Mode, 1 Boss Battle)|
|Modern Day||51 (24 Easy Mode, 24 Hard Mode, 3 Boss Battle)|
- Main article: Plants (PvZ2C)
In the game, not all plants are obtained by getting their seed packets at the end of a level. Instead, they are obtained by collecting Puzzle Pieces of that plant.
- Marigold - Appears while loading and results screen.
- Melon Slice Pitcher - Appears on one of Puzzle Pieces in the 1.8.0 in-game advertisement.
A plant marked with * is a premium plant.
A plant marked with ' is a monthly special plant.
A plant marked with # is a plant that can be obtained through stars.
A plant marked with ^ is an upcoming plant.
A plant marked with † is a limited time plant and can no longer be obtained through normal methods.
A plant marked with ~ was previously a monthly special plant and now is obtainable.
- Main article: Zombies (PvZ2)
- Conehead Zombie
- Buckethead Zombie
- Flag Zombie
- Dr. Zomboss (using his new time-based Zombots)
- Snorkel Zombie
- Yeti Imp
- Newspaper Zombie
- Balloon Zombie
- Digger Zombie