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Plants vs. Zombies (Nintendo DS)

Plants vs. Zombies Nintendo DS Title screen.

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83
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4.3
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Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
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Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 4.3


The Press Says

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100
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames
Les jeux de tower defense et autres variantes sont encore assez rares sur Nintendo DS. Même si Plants vs Zombies est un titre qui accuse déjà de deux ans d’âge, il reste l’un des meilleurs représentants de sa catégorie, et de loin. Riche en contenus, varié en terme de gameplay et, surtout, terriblement attachant de part son style graphique si particulier, Plants vs Zombies est un jeu à mettre entre toutes les mains. Vous ne le lâcherez pas de sitôt !
90
Pocket Gamer UK
Plants vs. Zombies belies its cartoonish appearance with a deep and engaging tactical experience providing lasting appeal.
90
Thunderbolt Games
Already played Plants vs. Zombies? Yeah, so have I. Playing the DS version, though, has gotten me hooked all over again. In terms of gameplay and features, PvZ on DS edges out ahead of pretty much any other version out there. The question is, of course, do you need yet another copy of the game? For me, the answer’s easy. I loved PvZ before, but it was a drag being tethered to my PC. Now, I can take the game with me anywhere I go, and it just feels more at home on Nintendo’s handheld. If you already own a portable version of the game, this probably isn’t worth another dip. For everyone else, this is the version to pick up.
90
Game industry News (GiN)
But that said, it’s well worth the 20 dollar investment. The new game modes alone make this a must-have for any PvZ fan. Plants vs Zombies again provides players with hours of entertainment, and for around $20 it’s a smart investment.
85
NintendoWorldReport
In all, Plants vs. Zombies is a fantastic handheld game, and well suited to the Nintendo DS. Unfortunately, superior versions of the game are available for much cheaper on almost every other platform, making the DS version a hard sell. That doesn't affect the product itself, however, which is a great package. There's a reason this game has been released on every platform: it's a great game and would be at home in any DS owner's library.
83
Game Shark
I for one am glad that Popcap won't rest until their various games are on every platform from the PC to your microwave because it means that its great games get to reach an audience of players that might not normally play them. Plants vs Zombies is no exception with all of the charming and addictive tower defense strategy excellence ported over to the DS with great results. Sure the frame rate may chug a little, but if it happens, it's because your overstocked lawn is on its way towards raining chlrophyll tinged death on slavering, undead hordes. If that's not worth an occasional graphical hiccup, I don't know what is.
79
Game Freaks 365
While you would expect this to be a DSiWare title, PopCap Games went with a retail release, likely to capture the massive install base of the original fat Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite (both of which do not have access to DSiWare). The $20 asking price is about the bare minimum you would expect from a retail release, but it is still asking too much for a $10 PC game that is better on PC anyway. If portability is your main criteria (and you don’t have an iPhone), only then will the Nintendo DS be the way to go.
65
Jeuxvideo.com
Plantes contre Zombies est finalement un tower defense relativement classique. Si son rythme lent et son aspect répétitif risque d'en décourager plus d'un, les amateurs du genre trouveront là un titre bourré d'humour qui peut devenir très addictif. On regrette que le mode Aventure ne propose pas davantage de challenge mais les nombreux mini-jeux que vous débloquerez via le mode principal viennent heureusement combler ce manque. Enfin, vu le prix auquel cette déclinaison DS est vendue, on pouvait espérer que la réalisation du titre soit exemplaire. Malheureusement il n'en est rien et cette version accuse des graphismes vieillots et de sérieux ralentissements.
60
Gamekult
La prise en mains au stylet est plus qu'évidente et l'on n'aura aucun problème à faire face aux attaques les plus intenses des nos amis les morts-vivants. Malheureusement, c'est la DS elle-même qui aura du mal à supporter ces invasions de zombies puisqu'elle se mettra à ramer copieusement dès que le nombre de sprites commencera à grimper.

C'est d'autant plus gênant que Plants contre Zombies DS est de loin le portage le moins beau du jeu, avec ses animations hachées et amputées qui enlèvent une partie du charme des personnages. Un autre gros problème est le prix, puisqu'il faudra débourser une vingtaine d'euros pour s'offrir cette mouture DS, qui est du coup la version la plus chère du jeu.