Plants vs. Zombies 2

You're going to need some help in the new world in PvZ2 — we've got a few tips to get it for you​.

We're not going to name names, but a few of us here are more than a little addicted to Plants vs. Zombies 2. And for good reason — it's one of those mindless time sucks that you can put down as easily as you pick it up. That's a good thing. And PvZ2 took us out of Dave's backyard and into three new worlds — Ancient Egypt, Pirate Seas and Wild West — in which to kill zombies. With plants. All in search of a precious taco, or something.

Anyoo. If you're like me — erm, us — you've by now completed those three worlds and are awaiting a fourth. (Is that some sort of Futurama-like city?)

And before you go moving on to some other game of the month, we've got one tip that's going to make that fourth world a whole lot easier once it's available.

Play the endless levels

Maybe you just really love Plants vs. Zombies. Nothing wrong with that. And, so, you've got "endless" levels in each of the three worlds to play. They're a perfect way to hone your skills, and they keep things interesting, randomly offering plants from which to pick.

Ancient Egypt has the Pyramid of Doom. In Pirate Seas it's Dad Man's Booty. And in the wild west you'll play Big Bad Butte. (Yes, really.) They're fun, for sure.

But there's an even better reason to play these endless levels.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Store up on all the coinage you can 

Like so many games today, PvZ2 has a number of options for in-app purchases. (Though it's blessedly less annoying about it — and they're far less necessary for success — than other games.) You can buy coins outright ($2.99 for 5,000 coins, or drop $10 on 450,000) or earn them the hard way.

Coins can be spent during each level on plant food, which is a sort of power-up for existing plants. They're must-haves when it comes to taking down those damned gargantuars.

Or, you can use coins on any of three "power" upgrades — the pinch, toss or zap. Those three upgrades will save your bacon. Plants not getting the job done? You can pinch zombies to kill 'em. Or toss 'em away. Or, yes, zap 'em. 

But there's one catch 

Whatever you do, don't use any of "power" upgrades you already have while you're building your bank. You'll need them in that fourth world. No matter how much you want to get to one more level in the endless levels, you can't give into temptation. (OK, you can, if you want. But you get what we're saying.) If you want to get through the fourth world with relative ease, you'll need easy access to plant food and power upgrades.

That takes coins, though. And unless you want to spend some actual hard-earned money on them, you'll do well to play the endless levels in Plants vs. Zombies 2. You'll thank us come that fourth world.

 
There are 12 comments

Joe H. says:

By far one of my favorite games, and my current time consumer. I'm in the same boat. I've actually beat all three levels twice, because when I flashed a new ROM, I forgot to back up my game data, thinking it was in Google play games, my mistake. That's only keeping track of your achievements

sequoia462 says:

It's easy to save coins if you don't spend them! I've managed not to spend even one and beat the game, so I have thousands or maybe more than 10k coins (don't ask for the exact number).

Now when does the 4th world come out?

ajua says:

I have an HTC One and a Nexus 7 and appears as not compatible with my devices on Google Play.

EDIT: It appears that the game it's published under different publishers. The link on this article says it's not compatible, but this one worked for me: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.game.pvz2_row

ProfMike says:

I have not spent any coins nor used any power-ups and finished all of the levels, including getting to level 20 or so on the Endless. Seriously, unless they make the 4th world impossibly difficult, I don't imagine us needing the power-ups again (but time will tell).

What I'd really like is to be able to buy the "Premium" plants with in-game coins. But they gotta make their money somehow and I'm glad it's not with in-game advertisements!

Andvarix says:

Just make sure to login on Monday and Thursday after 4pm MST to hit the Pinata Party, only thing really worth doing in-game now. Or you could just play other games until the World 4 update rolls out... plenty of good games out there.

crxssi says:

I have spent countless hours on the game- I absolutely love it. I have a hell of a lot of coins and power ups saved up now, waiting for more levels. I just keep playing the three endless "game in a game" levels.... wishing I had some more variety.

Like you, Phil, I avoid the temptation to use those power ups on the endless levels :)

Johnson21x says:

I have no powerups at all :/ I don't like them so I use them all up. On the bright side I have 170k coins which hopefully makes up for it in the upcoming new world. PVZ is the best game, but its so much of a battery hog on my phone i only get 4 or 5 games in before my phone gets to hot to play on. Wished there was more mini activities like on the console version.

Lagrande says:

Damn, this game is not available in my country :(

arielgd97 says:

hello Phil,

just got an update of PVZ. . .i was able to play L25 of ancient egypt, but i can't access L25 of pirate seas and L25 of Wild West. Do you have any idea how?

me niether.. I dont know what to do next.

Apparently that is a different update. I was wondering that myself and ended up reading what the update was for and they suggest that will be soon but a later date nonetheless.

Llrene1234 says:

I have the same problem. Would love to know how I could play the other levels
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