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Versus Mode in action

Versus Mode is a two-player game mode featured in the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo DS versions of Plants vs. Zombies. This mode is unlocked on the Nintendo DS version once the player has reached Level 2-1. The goal for the zombies lies in overwhelming the house and eating the player's brains, while the plants must shoot down three of the Target Zombies lined up on the back row of the zombies' starting line. The farther the player progresses in the Adventure Mode, the more plants and zombies become available for this game mode.

This mode introduces three new zombies, the Target Zombies, the Trash Can Zombies, and the Zombie Gravestones. Brains also feature as the zombie's equivalent to sun. It is the first mode where Bungee Zombies can steal Grave Busters and the second where Gargantuars, Zombonis, and Catapult Zombies can crush them.

Gameplay

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Plants vs Zombies Xbox 360 Vs Mode

The gameplay is much like any other mode. On the plants' side, the player must gather sun to plant plants and kill the zombies, while the zombies must build up brains to raise zombies to invade the house. Both sides will have one producer (the plants will have a Sunflower, and zombies will have Zombie Gravestone) and five plants or zombies. The plants control six of the nine columns, while the zombies will only control three. Sun will fall on any of the plant's six columns like any other mode, and brains will fall on any of the zombies' three at the same rate. The menu lets you choose either the plants or the zombies. The picture of each side will then change to hold the Xbox 360/PS3 controller (or a DSi) in some way (The Sunflower will grab it with its leaves in a casual stance while the Zombie will try to eat it). Once both sides have chosen, three modes are available, Quick Play, Custom Battle, and Random Battle.

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Quick Play

Quick Play's gimmick is that both sides use predetermined units. The plants will always have Sunflower, Peashooter, Potato Mine, Wall-nut, Jalapeno, and Squash. The zombies will always have Zombie Gravestone, Zombie, Trash Can Zombie, Conehead Zombie, Football Zombie, and Flag Zombie.

Custom Battle

Custom Battle lets each side choose what plants or zombies they want. Before the game begins, each player chooses one plant or zombie at a time, alternating between the plants and zombies. Both must choose five of the six slots (the first slot is always the sun/brain producer). Some plants and zombies will cost different from other levels and I, Zombie.

Random Battle

Random Battle, true to its name, gives both sides five randomly selected plants or zombies, with the first slot for both remaining as Sunflower and Zombie Gravestone.

Sudden Death

Sudden Death will appear in any game type above after five minutes have elapsed. When Sudden Death occurs, Sunflowers and Zombie Gravestones will become unavailable to build, with a red X crossing them out). Plants and zombies will recharge faster, and sun or brains will fall from the sky in pairs and at double the speed. This mechanic helps keep a game from lasting too long and allows it to end quickly.

Statistics

BSD is before Sudden Death. SD is Sudden Death or During Sudden Death.

Plants available and their cost

Snow Pea, Repeater, Threepeater, Torchwood, Cactus, and Coffee Bean have decreased prices; Squash, Starfruit, and Garlic have increased prices.

Recharge Time (seconds)
Name Cost BSD SD

Peashooter

100 sun

7.5 2.5

Sunflower (Mandatory)

50 sun

7.5

Cherry Bomb

150 sun

60 20

Wall-nut

50 sun

30 30

Potato Mine

25 sun

30 10

Snow Pea

150 sun

7.5 2.5

Chomper

150 sun

7.5 7.5

Repeater

150 sun

7.5 2.5

Puff-shroom

0 sun

7.5 2.5

Sun-shroom

25 sun

7.5

Fume-shroom

75 sun

7.5 2.5

Grave Buster

75 sun

30 50

Hypno-shroom

75 sun

30 10

Scaredy-shroom

25 sun

7.5 2.5

Ice-shroom

75 sun

60 20

Doom-shroom

125 sun

60 20

Lily Pad (not required)

25 sun

Squash

75 sun

30 10

Threepeater

200 sun

15 5

Tangle Kelp (not required)

25 sun

Jalapeno

125 sun

60 20

Spikeweed

100 sun

7.5 2.5

Torchwood

125 sun

7.5 2.5

Tall-nut

125 sun

30 30

Sea-shroom (not recommended)

0 sun

Plantern (not recommended)

25 sun

Cactus

100 sun

7.5 2.5

Blover (not allowed)

100 sun

Split Pea

125 sun

7.5 2.5

Starfruit

175 sun

15 5

Pumpkin

125 sun

30 30

Magnet-shroom

100 sun

7.5 2.5

Cabbage-pult

100 sun

7.5 2.5

Flower Pot (not recommended)

25 sun

Kernel-pult

100 sun

7.5 2.5

Coffee Bean

25 sun

7.5 2.5

Garlic

75 sun

7.5 2.5

Umbrella Leaf

100 sun

7.5 2.5

Marigold (not allowed)

50 sun

Melon-pult

300 sun

15 5

Zombies available and their cost

Compared to I, Zombie, Zombie, Football Zombie, Buckethead Zombie, Dancing Zombie, and Gargantuar have decreased prices; Digger Zombie and Pole Vaulting Zombie have increased prices. Some new zombies are available compared to I, Zombie: the Trash Can Zombie, the Newspaper Zombie, the Flag Zombie, the Zomboni, the Pogo Zombie, the Catapult Zombie, and the Jack-in-the-Box Zombie. The Zombie Gravestone serves as the brain producer. Total health is normal health plus armor health.

Recharge Time (seconds) Health
Name Cost BSD SD Total No

Armor

Zombie Gravestone

50

7.5 18

Zombie

25

7.5 2.5 10

Trash Can Zombie

50

30 30 50 10

Conehead Zombie

75

30 10 28

Pole Vaulting Zombie

100

30 10 17

Buckethead Zombie

100

30 10 65 10

Flag Zombie

300

30 10 88

Newspaper Zombie

50

15 5 17 9

Screen Door Zombie

100

15 15 85 10

Football Zombie

150

30 10 80 10

Dancing Zombie

150

30 10 17

Zomboni

175

60 20 59

Jack-in-the-Box Zombie

100

30 10 17

Digger Zombie

150

30 10 15

Pogo Zombie

225

60 20 17

Bungee Zombie

125

30 10 21

Ladder Zombie

150

30 10 42 17

Catapult Zombie

200

60 20 36

Gargantuar

250

60 20 150

In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Versus Mode
China Simplified Chinese 对战模式 in Plants vs. Zombies Android TV


Trivia

  • Marigolds are not allowed in Versus Mode to prevent gold farming.
  • Not counting Plants vs. Zombies 2, this is currently the only level where graves can spawn in the daytime.
  • The zombie selector says "Pik ur Zombies" instead of "Pik ur Zombeez" in the DS version.
  • Wall-nut, Tall-nut, Pumpkin, and Trash Can Zombie always have a recharge time of 30 seconds, both before and during Sudden Death.
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