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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Fighting a Zombie Horde - Plants vs. Zombies 2 Gets Valenbrainz.

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 13th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FANTASTIC FREEMIUM FUN :: Read Review »

The newest update to Popcap's super popular Plants vs. Zombies 2 is here, and it has brought with it a special holiday surprise. From now until February 14 you can join in on a special “Valenbrainz Hug-a-thon” event. The zombies will be donning their valentine's best to impress the... plants? Everything will be all lovey dovey; rose petals will be strewn about and your lawn mowers will be painted red.

Download Plants vs. Zombies 2 for free and get bitten by the love bug before time runs out.

Peggle Blast Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on December 4th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: PRICEY FAMILIARITY
It's everyone's favorite, Peggle, but with a few too many freemium elements for comfort.
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PopCap's Peggle Blast is Now Available Worldwide

Posted by Ellis Spice on December 2nd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: PRICEY FAMILIARITY :: Read Review »

It's time to dust off your Pachinko skills once again, as after a long period of early access in New Zealand and an announcement from Electronic Arts last week, PopCap's newest iOS title, Peggle Blast, is available to download worldwide from the App Store now.

As you'd likely expect from a Peggle title, the game challenges players to take out all of the orange pegs on the board while trying to rack-up points with masterful skill shots along the way.

Peggle Blast is available to download from the App Store now for free.

Plants vs Zombies 2 Throws a Party at Big Wave Beach in its Latest Update

Posted by Rob Rich on October 15th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FANTASTIC FREEMIUM FUN :: Read Review »

The zombies are headed to the beach! And you just know it's going to be messy.

Big Wave Beach Part 1 has come to Plants vs. Zombies 2, bringing 16 new levels along with it. The update also adds new zombies (naturally), more plants, a new bowling mini-game, and tides that go in and out as you play. But it's not just about the beach. Halloween is also drawing near, so (starting on October 24) you can expect Lawn of the Doom Piñata Parties - complete with thematic costumes. You'll also be able to get your mitts on the premium Ghost Pepper for a limited time. And if that's not enough, now you can dress up your plants with the Costume Changer.

You can get Plants vs Zombies 2 for free, and the Big Wave Beach update is available now.

Say “Hello” to Peggle Blast and Rescue Quest

Posted by Rob Rich on October 13th, 2014

At EA’s annual “Naughty & Nice” event in NYC last week, I was able to check out a few interesting mobile titles. I’ve already mentioned SimCity BuildIt, but there are two more up-and-comers worth talking about: Peggle Blast and Rescue Quest.

Peggle Blast



Peggle Blast is, you guessed it, more Peggle. Specifically it’s more in-line with Peggle 2 as many of the same folks who worked on the console sequel have had their hands in this new mobile release.

Music that changes up to suit the mood (i.e. when you’re running low on shots, etc) has made the transition from the second game. The “Ode to Joy” segment that comes after you clear the final peg has also been dressed up a bit, and now spits out any balls you may have remaining to create some serious bouncy-madness for some extra points. It’s even possible for this celebration to end up clearing the entire board for you. Some memorable Masters are also returning, along with a few new faces that bring a new powers to the table (board?).

Peggle Blast doesn’t have an official release date yet, but it will be coming to the App Store “very soon” for free.

Rescue Quest



My initial impression of Rescue Quest was of yet another match-3 tile clearing game, similar to that one about the candy. However, while the point is to match like-shapes and clear tiles, the goal isn’t to clear the whole board.

Instead, you’ll need to clear tiles in order to create a path for your character that stretches from the entrance of the level to the exit. You can double-tap to change the route they take (i.e. guide them through a longer stretch with fewer obstacles, take as straight a line as possible, etc) for a little more control as well. And in later levels, you’ll also have enemies to contend with that you can damage by creating matches in the areas they’re standing.

Rescue Quest is also due out sometime this year, and will be free-to-play.

Peggle Blast is Coming to iOS Soon

Posted by Ellis Spice on September 11th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ADDICTIVE FUN :: Read Review »

EA has announced that a new Peggle will be making its way onto iOS soon, in the form of Peggle Blast. The game features a more cartoony art style than Peggle Classic, but will still feature all of the skill shots and peg destroying players expect from the series.

This announcement will not be much of a shock to some however, with Peggle Blast likely being the final version of the game currently out in New Zealand - known only as Peggle.

A release date and official pricing are yet to be announced for Peggle Blast, but if the app does indeed follow the same pattern as the similar version currently available in New Zealand it will be free to download.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 Enters the Second Half of the Dark Ages

Posted by Ellis Spice on July 31st, 2014
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The second half of the Dark Ages has arrived in an update for Plants vs. Zombies 2, bringing even more medieval defeating of the undead into the game.

Alongside ten new levels, this update also brings a couple of new plants - the Magnet-shroom and the Pea-nut - and two new zombies - the Wizard Zombie, who turns plants into sheep, and the King Zombie, who transforms Peasant Zombies into helmed knights. If players manage to survive the night, a fired-up Zomboss awaits them, with the endless Arthur's Challenge available to give players a place to test their plant-placing powers.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is available to shamble onto your iOS device of choice now and is free to download.

Plants vs Zombies 2 Update Brings First Part of the Dark Ages Expansion

Posted by Ellis Spice on June 26th, 2014
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Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FANTASTIC FREEMIUM FUN :: Read Review »

An update has arrived for Plants vs Zombies 2, adding the first part of the Dark Ages campaign previously announced at E3. This latest update brings new levels into the game alongside the return of fan-favorite 'Shroom' plants - and a new plant, the Sun Beam. The Knight Zombie and Jester Zombie also make their début alongside Medieval Zombies and more, with these new zombies aiming for your brains as always.

Plants vs Zombies 2 is available now and is free-to-play.

E3 2014 - Plants vs. Zombies 2 Goes Medieval

Posted by Rob Rich on June 11th, 2014

The Dark Ages are come to Plants Vs. Zombies 2!

At E3 yesterday, EA and PopCap announced all-new content coming to the ever-popular tactical gardening game. Fan favorites like the Sun-shroom and Hypno-shroom are making a return, along with a new plant called the Sun Bean that makes any zombie that eats it toss out sun energy when struck. The Dark Ages update also includes a bunch of new medieval zombies like the Knight and a tricky Jester that actually chucks seeds back at your plants.

The Dark Ages update for Plants vs. Zombies 2 will be available later this summer.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 Celebrates Fifth Birthday with Special In-Game "Birthdayz" Event

Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 25th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FANTASTIC FREEMIUM FUN :: Read Review »

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is turning 5 years old, and is celebrating with prizes and a limited time in-game event.

The event, known as the "Birthdayz" Party Event, allows players to win prizes by battling Birthdayz Zombies. The event also includes:

· Seven Days of Birthdayz Parties with your favorite Plants and Zombies
· Six celebratory Birthdayz costumes for the Zombies
· Piñatas turning into presents
· Two epic Gargantuar battles

The event is scheduled to end May 31.

We had an opportunity to review the game last year. Plants vs. Zombies 2 is available for free on the App Store.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 Gets Huge Content Update Packing 24 New Levels, 8 New Plants, and 10 New Zombies

Posted by Stephen Hall on March 28th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FANTASTIC FREEMIUM FUN :: Read Review »

The well-reviewed sequel to one of the most well-reviewed mobile games of all time has received a huge content update, packing 24 new levels, 8 new plants, and 10 new zombies for even more lawn-fighting fun. This update to Plants vs. Zombies 2 transports players to the "Far-Future World," where your lawn isn't actually a lawn; apparently grass doesn't exist in the future. And apparently our lawn mowers will look like classic cars.

The new levels in this update are themed to look like a futuristic world, while the update's new plants have science-fiction names (like Laser Bean, Infi-Nut, and Star-Fruit) and feature science-fiction zombie-fighting capabilities. The new zombies are equally as futuristic, and that makes them just that much more terrifying. Also included in this update is the Zen Garden from the first game, which allows you to power up your plants.

You can get Plants vs. Zombies 2 on the App Store for free.

Bejeweled Blitz Update Brings the Facebook Version's Most Requested Feature, Vaulted Gems, to iOS

Posted by Rob Rich on January 24th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GEMLIKE :: Read Review »

Bejeweled Blitz has been around on the App Store for a while now, and in that time players have apparently been making numerous requests for Vaulted Gems. This feature, which was exclusive to the Facebook version for quite some time, will make rare and powerful gems available to really mix things up during a game. In addition, a new rare gems called the Ice Burrrst will also be attainable. Players will also no doubt be happy to know that this update also includes a new Items tab, which will allow them to browse and manage their grants, shares, and gem gifts more easily.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 Update Adds Zombies From the Previous Title, Includes Turbo Setting to Increase Gameplay Speed

Posted by Andrew Stevens on December 12th, 2013
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Plants vs. Zombies 2 has been updated with a new layout and navigation setup that makes the three worlds more linear. They've eliminated the key gates and star gates which should allow players to make their way through the game more quickly. The update also includes new "Gargantuar" levels to each world where players face zombies from the original Plants vs. Zombies, and there is now a new turbo setting that doubles the gameplay speed while playing.

PopCap Games Donates Over $100,000 in Games and Swag to Military Gaming Charity, Operation Supply Drop

Posted by Andrew Stevens on November 14th, 2013

PopCap Games partook in Operation Supply Drop's end of the year 8-Bit Salute fundraiser by donating a large amount of game codes and swag for the military gaming charity, reaching over $100,000. Its donation consisted of 100 codes that unlocked every game PopCap has ever made, which is well over 60, including games like Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled. All of the donations gathered for 8-Bit Salute are being sent to soldiers currently deployed in combat zones, as well as those who are recovering in military hospitals.

For more information about the charity, visit OperationSupplyDrop.org.

EA Doesn't Announce Peggle 2 for iOS, But We All Know It's Coming

Posted by Jeff Scott on August 20th, 2013

EA today announced that Peggle 2 is coming "exclusively first" to the Xbox One. To borrow a phrase from the great Mandy Patinkin in Princess Bride "You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means." Exclusive means exclusive: only one. But Peggle 2 will not be exclusive to the Xbox One. It will come to other platforms, and we can rest assured that it will come to iOS at some point.

In this instance, Microsoft has made so many mistakes with the Xbox One that they are struggling to get attention back. So they pay EA a bunch of money to make Peggle 2 and other games "exclusive" to the Xbox One - for a short period of time. Maybe even as little as a month. Microsoft thinks they look awesome, then we get Peggle 2 a few weeks later on the only platform that really matters, iOS. The Xbox One sells way fewer consoles than Microsoft expected, and mobile finally starts to get the attention it deserves. Wow, I think I just saw into the future.

I'll keep going and guess that it will be announced for iOS in January and be released right after that. And it will be free to play - that is almost a guarantee at this point.

So, um, Peggle 2, yeah. From the short demo shown at Gamescom in Germany, it looks like the original Peggle with more sparkles. Just more levels, and something called "Peggle Masters." Masters are characters in the game that have their own power-ups and abilities. Also included are multiplayer modes. We'll let you know more once the Microsoft exclusivity runs out. Here are a couple screen grabs of Peggle 2 from the EA press conference.