Android Apps

Plants vs Zombies now available for Android (Amazon Appstore only)

May 31, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka

Android Games

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The Plants vs. Zombies Android game is finally here. Making good on PopCap Game’s weeks-long promises that a Plants vs. Zombies Android game would be “coming soon,” PvZ is finally here for people looking to sow some seeds and slay some zombies.

Plants vs. Zombies is a tower defense game in which players plant flowers to prevent the walking dead from breaking into their homes. The goal is to clear a yard from the herd of approaching zombies, and plants are the last line of defense. Some plants shoot down the walkers, others slow them down, and others provide special traps. There are dozens of plant types that provide different defenses, and can be combined with special weapons or landscaping to provide protection against different zombies.

The game provides cartoonish fun that has made Pvz one of the most popular games on iOS. While we’re happy to see it finally come to Android, we’re sad to remind readers that Plants vs Zombies is only available in the Amazon Appstore. PopCap will upload the app to the Android Market “soon” but Amazon has the exclusive for now. That means non-U.S. residents won’t be able to access the app unless they manage to find a workaround, though that may not still be active.

Anyone with access to the Amazon AppStore should download it now, especially since the normally $2.99 app is available as the Free App of the Day. Pvz does not work with all phones, but Amazon has posted a list of devices that are incompatible:

  • –Motorola DROID (works fine on Motorola DROID 2 and some DROID X’s), Devour, Flipside
  • –Samsung Transform, Intercept
  • –HTC Aria, MyTouch 3G
  • –Sony Ericsson X8
  • –Sanyo Zio
  • –Kyocera Echo
  • –LG Ally