Plants vs. Zombies [$2.99 / HD] for the iPhone just received a little more feature parity with its cousins on other platforms and a touch of free-to-play to boot. Creator PopCap Games has just added in a total of nine new mini-games to experience in-between your bouts with the undead. Each mini-game comes bundled in packs of three, all three of which you can buy through Crazy Dave for 50,000 coins respectively.

In a fun twist that I’m sure certain crowds are going to love, the studio is allowing users to spend $.99 three times in exchange for oodles (read: 100,000) of in-game coins. Naturally, you can exchange these coins in return for these packs -- or presumably whatever else you want, including new plants or slots -- from the in-game shop that Crazy Dave runs.

Here’s the listing of the new mini-games. “Beghouled Twist” is certainly the most interesting of the bunch, as it apes Bejeweled [$.99], one of the most electrifying match-three games on the market.

Game Pack #3

  • Walnut Bowling 2: Knock ‘em dead in this killer twist to an old favorite sport.
  • Seeing Stars: Unravel the mystery of the star-shaped pattern.
  • Bobsled Bonanza: Melt the ice and defeat bobsledders and Zombonis in this frosty battle.

Game Pack #4

  • Invisi-Ghoul: Test your prowess to take on invisible zombies.
  • Last Stand: Not your average day at the pool!
  • ZomBotany 2: Hybrid zombies sport plant heads and abilities to up the challenge ante.

Game Pack #5

  • Beghouled Twist: An homage to Bejeweled Twist, this mash-up requires match-3 skill.
  • Pogo Party: Crash the pogo party of your roof!
  • Zombie Nimble Zombie Quick: Get ready to move faster than ever!

Just so we’re on the same page, Plants vs. Zombies is a crazy successful and equally as awesome tower defense game. You can check out our original and glowing review here. Buy this thing already!

  • Nick

    Another update for the iPhone, bit still none for the iPad. They have done NOTHING on the iPad version. I'm seriously tired of that. I don't want to have to play a lesser version at 2x mode 🙁

  • Laszlo Tuss

    Yeah, iPad have nothing! We need zen mode and 2player mode like xbox or something like that...

    Also we see an other greedy move from that disgusting EA, they really want to sh!t to everywhere...

  • UmbraVir

    The last stand.... Endless mode? D:

  • Carlos Aguilera

    I have it already on my iPod 4g and is great!!! sorry to hear that is not the same on the iPad version, they really should do something about it

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  • Anonymous

    It's funny to me that they set up a system to purchase coins for real money, but then they include Last Stand in the minigames, which is the gold farming game. 

    1. Accrue $50,000
    2. Buy Game Pack #4
    3. Play Last Stand with a gold farming guide. Earn ~$10,000 per game.
    4. Repeat #3 until you've purchased everything in the game.

    One could argue that by offering it as an option they're doing a favor for those who don't want to grind. That's fine. But I think the above procedure might be more fun.

    • Anonymous

      Also please add Endless mode.

  • GiHubb

    It's quite disgusting the more expensive iPad version gets less content. Shame on you PopCap and EA. Shame on you.

  • Anonymous

    wooow , this is awesome ,I just got a $829.99 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HDTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with USPS tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prices at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37" HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for. I use

    • Silverfist

      Thanks for the tip! As soon as my money comes from Nigeria, I'm all OVER that!


    • Silverfist

      Thanks for the tip! As soon as my money comes from Nigeria, I'm all OVER that!


  • ravenvii

    Yet another update that the iPad version didn't get.

    Thanks a lot, EA!

  • digital-leaf

    Umm, for all the folks complaining... this content is ALREADY IN the iPad version. IT IS NOT MISSING. I've already played and beaten all these mini-games on the iPad. They're only now being introduced to the iPhone version. On the iPad version they have a standard unlocking mechanic, but don't cost anything. Please do your research people.

  • Manju Mathew

    its sad that there is no update for the iPad users.. Anyways i came across a decent tower defense game, Battleground Defense A good tower defence game with neat graphics.