Plants vs. Zombies is a fun Series 40 game in which the object is to drive the undead off your garden.
The core of Plants vs. Zombies is to use plants to defend your house from oncoming hordes of zombies. The fun of Plants vs. Zombies comes from the variety of different offensive and defensive plant types and the immense variety of zombies that all attack the house.
As the zombies in Plants vs. Zombies become more resourceful and potent, so you need to up your gardening game by planting the right kind of fauna to wipe them out. There are 49 different types of plant in total and 26 kinds of zombie to contend with, so you'll need to be strategic in terms of what you plant. There are 44 achievements to unlock along the way, too.
Gardening gloves not required
You don't need to be an experienced gardener to play Plants vs. Zombies - merely to have the quick reflexes to tap the plant you want to use and select a space for it on the screen. It can get a bit fiddly on a small screen so you'll need nimble fingers in order to play - gardening gloves therefore are a no-no.
Bringing zombies to life
Plants vs. Zombies’ graphics style is recognizable PopCap style. Cartoon-influenced visuals bring a family-friendly look to the game. Each character is carefully designed to maximize the core of the game. Plants are easily recognized by their individual traits like sunflowers producing sunlight and zombie-eating plants featuring wide mouths and sharp teeth.
Obviously the overall presentation in Plants vs. Zombies for Nokia S40 isn't up to the quality of the iOS or Android versions of the game, however. One of the things we missed most were the sound effects, which are non-existent in this version. So, you'll miss out on the infamous wail of 'braaaains' as the zombies march wearily towards your house.
Plants vs. Zombies is one of the greatest tower defense games for Nokia S40, and hours of enjoyment.