While Windows Phone 7 might be a little slow to attract big-name apps to its Marketplace, the tide has started turning. Evernote recently introduced its WP7 app and the uber-popular, multi-protocol messaging client IM+ is now beta testing. But while marquee mobile applications may still be playing catch-up on Microsoft’s smartphone platform, games are another story. There are plenty of top-shelf titles available to choose from, and now there’s one more: Plants vs. Zombies.
PVZ was a runaway hit on iOS when it debuted in February of 2010 (followed by an HD version for the iPad in May) and it continues to be extremely popular. Nintendo DS owners were next to get a small-screen version of zombie slaying, and Android users got their first taste in May with an Amazon Appstore exclusive launch.
Now, it’s your turn, Windows Phone 7 user! Just tap on through to the Marketplace on your smartphone and head to the games section where you’ll find PopCap’s addictive little tower defense game waiting for you to purchase at the ever-so-slighty-inflated price of $4.99 (two bucks more than the iOS version). As with the previous versions for other platforms, there’s plenty packed into PVZ for WP7: 50 levels to battle through, an arsenal of 49 plants to unlock, more than two dozen unique zombies to slay, and four different modes of play (including puzzle mode and a boatload of minigames). There are also 15 in-game achievements to collect, and don’t forget to collect those coins — they’ll let you purchase power ups and Sinky the Snail, a snoozy little fellow who hoovers up additional coins automatically as they appear.
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