History YMMV / PlantsVsZombies

20th Dec '16 9:00:47 PM TrocyteV
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* ViewerGenderConfusion: For some inexplicable reason, there was a strong urge to regard Hypno-Shroom as female to the point where even TheOtherWiki based some of their trivia off of it for a period of time.[[note]]As of December 2016 the wiki has forbidden usage of gender-specific pronouns on plant pages to prevent this trope from occurring in other plants, along with the argument that plants are a species and therefore cannot always be one gender. [[BrokenBase There have been some recurring attempts to change this, though, but as long as the species argument is in place, it's unlikely this will be changed.]][[/note]] Thankfully, this isn't happening again anytime soon since the second game has confirmed him to be a guy.
3rd Dec '16 9:11:17 PM TrocyteV
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: China has three exclusive ''Plants vs. Zombies'' games and two [[NoExportForYou exclusive areas]] in ''Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time''.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: China has three exclusive ''Plants vs. Zombies'' games and two [[NoExportForYou exclusive areas]] in ''Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time''. In addition, their version of the second game is vastly different from the international version, completely throwing the AllegedlyFreeGame reputation of the original out the window in favor of more rigorous skill-oriented gameplay (initially starting by keeping the stars and gates mechanics from older international versions), new mechanics such as leveling, more returning plants, and delivering fresh content such as new plants each month. The latter eventually reached UpToEleven levels once the additions began to outnumber that of the international version.
** This is because [=PopCap=] Shanghai was unaffected by the merger with EA, allowing them to create other games and an entire alternate version of the second game without restraint, often leading to [[BrokenBase fans debating whether or not Shanghai has a much better grip on the franchise than EA does.]]
27th Oct '16 12:27:47 AM pisacrap
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* AnnoyingVideoGameHelper: Some of Crazy Dave's choices for plant are very impractical.

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* AnnoyingVideoGameHelper: Some of Crazy Dave's choices for plant plants are very impractical.



* ComplacentGamingSyndrome: [[StopHavingFunGuy Some players]] have pointed out that many plants are not very good except for a small handful, like Gloom Shrooms, Tall-Nuts, Cob Cannons, Blovers, and a small number of others, considering the mere amount of strategies that could be used to play this. This often comes more from those who've scored over 150 flags in Survival Endless than from standard play, in which they find a specific strategy and stick with it. Averted in the NewGamePlus, where Crazy Dave will pick 3 plants at random that you have to pick (but not necessarily have to use).
* DemonicSpiders: [[DemonicSpiders/PlantsVsZombies now has its own page.]]

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* ComplacentGamingSyndrome: [[StopHavingFunGuy [[StopHavingFunGuys Some players]] have pointed out that many plants are not very good except for a small handful, like Gloom Shrooms, Tall-Nuts, Cob Cannons, Blovers, and a small number of few others, considering the mere amount of strategies that could be used to play this. This often comes more from those who've scored over 150 flags in Survival Endless than from standard play, in which they find a specific strategy and stick with it. Averted in the NewGamePlus, where Crazy Dave will pick 3 plants at random that you have to pick play with (but not necessarily have to use).
* DemonicSpiders: Also has [[DemonicSpiders/PlantsVsZombies now has its own page.]]page]].



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: China has three exclusive Plants vs. Zombies games and two [[NoExportForYou exclusive areas]] in Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: China has three exclusive Plants ''Plants vs. Zombies Zombies'' games and two [[NoExportForYou exclusive areas]] in Plants ''Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time.Time''.



** The Bungee zombie drops down and randomly steals one of your plants.

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** The Bungee zombie Zombie drops down and randomly steals one of your plants.



** In the puzzle mini-game "I, Zombie" where you play as the zombies, the snow peas and kernel-pults are these. The snow peas slow down your zombies, and the kernel-pults will [[ConfusionFu randomly]] stun them with a block of butter. Heaven help you if a kernel-pult and snow pea are in the same row, slowing and stunning your football zombie. While he's on a bed of [[SpikesOfDoom spikeweeds]].

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** In the puzzle mini-game "I, Zombie" where you play as the zombies, the snow peas Snow Peas and kernel-pults Kernel-Pults are these. The snow peas Snow Peas slow down your zombies, and the kernel-pults Kernel-Pults will [[ConfusionFu randomly]] stun them with a block of butter. Heaven help you if a kernel-pult Kernel-Pult and snow pea Snow Pea are in the same row, slowing and stunning your football zombie. Football Zombie. While he's on a bed of [[SpikesOfDoom spikeweeds]].Spikeweeds]].



** The sound of Pop Goes The Weasel signalling a Jack-in-the-Box Zombie. It's especially frightening the first time you hear it in the [[FogOfWar Fog levels]] because [[NothingIsScarier you can't see what's making that noise]].

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** The sound of Pop "Pop Goes The Weasel Weasel" signalling a Jack-in-the-Box Zombie. It's especially frightening the first time you hear it in the [[FogOfWar Fog levels]] because [[NothingIsScarier you can't see what's making that noise]].



* StopHavingFunGuys: Mostly more from the people who've scored over 100+ on endless survival and have used [[GameBreaker specific plants]] tend to think that everyone else should play it according to specific strategies they used.
* ThatOneAttack: The Zomboss battle can be summed up in four words: WINNEBAGO ATTACK FREAKING SUCKS! Although the attack ''is'' predictable (immediately after getting back up, less than half his max hp left), there's ''absolutely nothing'' you can do to stop it from insta-killing 6 of your plants.

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* StopHavingFunGuys: Mostly more from the people Some players, mostly those who've scored over 100+ on endless survival Survival Endless and have used [[GameBreaker specific plants]] plants]], tend to think that everyone else should play it according to specific strategies they used.
* ThatOneAttack: The Zomboss battle can be summed up in four words: WINNEBAGO ATTACK FREAKING SUCKS! Although the attack ''is'' predictable (immediately after getting back up, less than half his max hp HP left), there's ''absolutely nothing'' you can do to stop it from insta-killing 6 of your plants.



* TheWoobie:

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* TheWoobie:TheWoobie: Just about every Defensive Plant getting chewed up is pretty heartbreaking.



** Just about every Defensive Plant getting chewed up is pretty heart-breaking for that matter.
2nd Aug '16 10:33:28 AM treehugger0369
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* GoodBadBugs
** Whether it was accidental programming or an actual bug, at one point Fume-Shroom had the ability to hit not only zombies within short range in front of it, but also zombies in the rows above and below it. Suffice to say, this turned Fume-Shroom into a massive GameBreaker until this buff was eventually... fixed.

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* GoodBadBugs
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GoodBadBugs: Whether it was accidental programming or an actual bug, at one point Fume-Shroom had the ability to hit not only zombies within short range in front of it, but also zombies in the rows above and below it. Suffice to say, this turned Fume-Shroom into a massive GameBreaker until this buff was eventually... fixed.
2nd Aug '16 10:32:29 AM treehugger0369
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** In the Portal minigame, sometimes the portals will spawn right in front of the house door. If any zombie gets to that portal, game over.
30th Jun '16 10:53:04 AM longWriter
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* AnnoyingVideoGameHelper: Some of Crazy Dave's choices for plant are very impractical.



* StopHelpingMe: Some of Crazy Dave's choices for plant are very impractical.
26th Apr '16 2:42:38 PM tmantookie
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: China has three exclusive Plants vs. Zombies games and an [[NoExportForYou exclusive area]] in Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: China has three exclusive Plants vs. Zombies games and an two [[NoExportForYou exclusive area]] areas]] in Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time.
30th Jan '16 11:23:05 AM AHI-3000
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* UglyCute: The zombies.

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* UglyCute: The zombies. Wall-eyed, lopsided, with snaggle teeth and endearingly {{Narm}}-y voices. They've been very successfully merchandised as a result of this trope, with several sets of plushies and vinyl figures.
31st Oct '15 4:05:32 PM Adept
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The game was released in 2009. The Dancing Zombie originally looked like Music/MichaelJackson. Six months after the game was released, the King of Pop died of cardiac arrest. [[UnfortunateImplications Whoops]]. They ended up [[OrwellianRetcon "fixing"]] [[{{Bowdlerization}} this]] in a patch, reverting the Dancing Zombie to Disco Stu.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The game was released in 2009. The Dancing Zombie originally looked like Music/MichaelJackson. Six months after the game was released, the King of Pop died of cardiac arrest. [[UnfortunateImplications Whoops]].Whoops. They ended up [[OrwellianRetcon "fixing"]] [[{{Bowdlerization}} this]] in a patch, reverting the Dancing Zombie to Disco Stu.
27th Oct '15 1:29:12 PM Thepenguinking2
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* DemonicSpiders:
** ''Plants vs. Zombies'' classic:
*** Gargantuars are [[GiantMook large]], powerful zombies that can instantly kill any plant (except the [[SpikesOfDoom Spikerocks]]), are able to take a TON of damage, can survive [[OneHitKill instant-kill plants]], and can deploy a [[MiniMook small, albeit weaker zombie]] deep into your defenses. Fortunately for you, [[MightyGlacier they are kind of slow]]...
*** Giga-Gargantuars are even worse. They take significantly more to kill, and have [[RedEyesTakeWarning crazed red eyes]]. Notably, they were put into Survival: Endless because the regular ones were too easy for early play.
*** The Jack-in-the-Box Zombie can instantly destroy your defenses. ''Including'' Spikerocks, which otherwise take 9 hits from a Gargantuar or vehicle to die.
*** Zombonis. They cannot be slowed by Snow Peas and Wintermelons, nor can they be stopped by Ice-shrooms or Kernel-pults' butter. They squash all your plants in the way and they are freaking fast! To top it off, they leave an unplantable ice trail that needs to be melted with a jalapeno and said ice trail causes bobsled zombies to appear. Thankfully, [[SpikesOfDoom Spikeweed and Spikerocks]] will finish them off in [[OneHitKill one hit]] should they run over one. And the ice disappears after a short period.
*** Pole-Vault and Dolphin-Rider Zombies can be EXTREMELY infuriating. Their abilities render defensive plants like Wall-Nut and Garlic useless. Take this advice, Tall-Nut is your friend. Or just place a cheap plant in front to force them to jump.
** "I, Zombie":
*** Magnet-shrooms. They take away bucket heads, mining picks, ladders and football helmets, making many of your tougher and more expensive zombies get easily decimated. Starfruit and Threepeaters can attack other columns/rows, providing extra firepower and easily screwing up your [[FragileSpeedster imps]] should you choose to send them down a (seemingly) harmless row.
*** Kernel-pults, due to their [[LuckBasedMission random chance]] of throwing butter that stuns your zombies, can become these should the RandomNumberGod choose to be nasty and cause them to constantly chuck butter. Coupled with snow peas that slow your zombies from reaching them, and you may have a nightmare on your hands.

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* DemonicSpiders:
** ''Plants vs. Zombies'' classic:
*** Gargantuars are [[GiantMook large]], powerful zombies that can instantly kill any plant (except the [[SpikesOfDoom Spikerocks]]), are able to take a TON of damage, can survive [[OneHitKill instant-kill plants]], and can deploy a [[MiniMook small, albeit weaker zombie]] deep into your defenses. Fortunately for you, [[MightyGlacier they are kind of slow]]...
*** Giga-Gargantuars are even worse. They take significantly more to kill, and have [[RedEyesTakeWarning crazed red eyes]]. Notably, they were put into Survival: Endless because the regular ones were too easy for early play.
*** The Jack-in-the-Box Zombie can instantly destroy your defenses. ''Including'' Spikerocks, which otherwise take 9 hits from a Gargantuar or vehicle to die.
*** Zombonis. They cannot be slowed by Snow Peas and Wintermelons, nor can they be stopped by Ice-shrooms or Kernel-pults' butter. They squash all your plants in the way and they are freaking fast! To top it off, they leave an unplantable ice trail that needs to be melted with a jalapeno and said ice trail causes bobsled zombies to appear. Thankfully, [[SpikesOfDoom Spikeweed and Spikerocks]] will finish them off in [[OneHitKill one hit]] should they run over one. And the ice disappears after a short period.
*** Pole-Vault and Dolphin-Rider Zombies can be EXTREMELY infuriating. Their abilities render defensive plants like Wall-Nut and Garlic useless. Take this advice, Tall-Nut is your friend. Or just place a cheap plant in front to force them to jump.
** "I, Zombie":
*** Magnet-shrooms. They take away bucket heads, mining picks, ladders and football helmets, making many of your tougher and more expensive zombies get easily decimated. Starfruit and Threepeaters can attack other columns/rows, providing extra firepower and easily screwing up your [[FragileSpeedster imps]] should you choose to send them down a (seemingly) harmless row.
*** Kernel-pults, due to their [[LuckBasedMission random chance]] of throwing butter that stuns your zombies, can become these should the RandomNumberGod choose to be nasty and cause them to constantly chuck butter. Coupled with snow peas that slow your zombies from reaching them, and you may have a nightmare on your hands.
DemonicSpiders: [[DemonicSpiders/PlantsVsZombies now has its own page.]]
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