We're all waiting for PopCap to get Plants vs. Zombies on Android, but developer lzn1007 goes a step further, and has released pvz -- a near-perfect clone.  Pvz has three modes, Day Mode, Night Mode, and Challenge, which correspond pretty closely to the original.  There's also two challenge modes, and they, too are essentially the same as the authorized version.  Speaking of the authorized version, I fully expect this one to get taken down for trademark or copyright issues.  I'll let the developers duke it out over those, I just wanna kill some zombies.

Fair warning -- the application asks for some permissions you're not going to care for, like location and phone state.  There's an online social-gamer component that goes through a Chinese service called WiYun (use Google Translate, link is in Chinese, and seems legit), but you can leave it disabled and play offline.  I tested it here with WiFi and mobile data disconnected and had no problems.  I also ran it through Lookout, which didn't find anything glaringly wrong.  When it's all said and done, I'm certain that enabling the online component means your submitting data to the developer, so use your own best judgment. There's a video, and download link (free, all versions of Android) after the break.

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Android Quick App: pvz -- a Plants vs Zombies clone [video]


This news is old. I've been playing that on my X10 since.... Gosh! May be mor than 2-3 weeks now.

But it sure is fun.

Gods I loved this game on the pc, I put it on every pc I had here, and ever since I got my EVO I've been waiting for this game to come out...thanks for the news!

Has anyone ever seen lookout find ANYTHING?

Anyone? Anyone? Beuller?

Is there in fact anything TO find or anything that CAN be found?

I think this is actually sad. I've been waiting for an official port of PvZ (as I love the game on my PC) and to see someone come and steal the company's assets and make a game of its own that will likely have some negative impact when Popcap finally releases an Android version... it's disheartening.