Have you ever wondered how other players are able to score over 10,000 points in Plants vs. Zombies on WorldWinner? Is it frustrating that you keep losing your money to the Plants vs. Zombies “masters”? Here is a strategy that is guaranteed to help you score over 10,600 points in Plants vs. Zombies, no cheating required.
Although Plants vs. Zombies is also available on PC and Xbox, the WorldWinner version of the game is somewhat different. There is only one round of zombies in the WorldWinner version, consisting of six big waves. You earn points based on how well you do in this round, which is then compared to your peers on WorldWinner. In most competitions, only the top-ranking competitor takes home the prize.
Points are calculated based on how quickly you destroy the waves of Zombies and how many plants are lost in the process. For each plant that is eaten or dug up with your shovel, you lose 20 points. It doesn’t seem like much, but this can add up quickly! You do not get penalized for potato mines blowing up on contact. You are, however, penalized if a zombie eats your potato mine before it becomes active.
There are six total waves of zombies in one game of Plants vs. Zombies. For each second that you send a wave early, you get 5 extra points. You can earn a maximum of 200 extra points per wave if you click the “Send Wave” button as soon as it becomes available. If you defeat all six waves without losing any plants and without sending any waves early, you will earn 10,000 points.
In Plants vs. Zombies (Easy), there are five types of zombies that you will face. There is the standard unprotected zombie, a conehead zombie, a newspaper zombie, a pole-vaulting zombie, and a buckethead zombie. The unprotected zombie is the easiest to kill and the buckethead zombie is the most difficult. You will gain points each time you defeat a zombie, with the point amount varying depending on the difficulty of the zombie. The unprotected zombies are worth 100 points each, the conehead and newspaper zombies 200 points each, the pole-vaulting zombie 300 points each, and the buckethead zombies 400 points each.
In this strategy, you will need the following plants:
Sunflower, Snow Pea, Wall-Nut, Potato Mine, Squash, Cherry Bomb, Jalapeno.
The sunflower is your source of sun, which is required to build additional plants. You will want a minimum of two rows of sunflowers.
The snow pea will be your primary offense, used for slowing the movement of zombies. Zombies not only move slower, but also eat slower when they are slowed! You can tell which zombies have been hit by a snow pea by looking at the color. Slowed zombies have a slightly blue tint.
The Wall-Nut isn’t required for this strategy to work, but it is useful for protecting your plants in case the zombies get too close. It is also helpful for pole-vaulting zombies since they lose their poles once they vault over the Wall-Nut. This also causes them to walk instead of run, giving your Snow Pea more time to kill the zombie.
The potato mine will be your primary defense during the period before the first wave. At a cost of only 25 sun, this is your cheapest defense while you build your two rows of sunflowers. The potato mine takes some time to activate, so be sure to plant the mine at least three squares away from a walking zombie.
The squash is especially useful when there are many zombies clustered in one square of the grid. The squash will kill all of the zombies in that square. When combined with a wall-nut and/or snow pea, the squash can kill many zombies at once for a low price of only 50 sun.
The cherry bomb and jalapeno will be used to destroy the waves of zombies starting with the third. You do not want to use either of these plants prior to the third wave since they are expensive (150 and 125 sun, respectively) and you are still working on building your defense. These two plants also have long refresh times, so you want to ensure that they are ready to use when needed.
The idea behind this strategy is to plant two rows of sunflowers before the third wave arrives. This allows for maximum sunflower production, which you will need to begin planting snow peas use your exploding plants.
When the game starts, immediately plant one sunflower and a potato mine in the same row as the sunflower. Continue building sunflowers. Right after you plant the third sunflower, the first zombie should appear. Continue planting sunflowers and use either a squash or potato mine to kill the first zombie. Do not slow down your sunflower planting to kill this zombie. Plant the offense between refresh times and when you have extra sun to spare.
Continue planting sunflowers and use your potato mines and squashes to kill the zombies. If necessary, plant a snow pea to kill a row with more than one zombie. By the time the first wave comes, you should have close to two rows of sunflowers planted.
Use a snow pea on any row that has a pole-vaulting zombie. These zombies run and will vault over the first plant that is in their way. Once they lose their pole, they slow down to a walk. Squashes can also be used to kill the pole-vaulting zombies. A potato mine or squash should be used on buckethead zombies, since one snow pea is not enough offense to kill a buckethead zombie.
By the time the third wave arrives, you should have two rows of sunflowers, a couple snow peas, and possibly a few potato mines or wall-nuts. If you have these plants at this point, you are ready for the remaining waves. Keep clicking “Send Wave” whenever it refreshes until you have sent all of the remaining waves of zombies. A cherry bomb will kill any zombie on the square you place it plus the immediate surrounding squares (3×3 area). Wait until there is a mass of zombies in an area before you set off the cherry bomb. A jalapeno will kill an entire row of zombies. Wait until a row is fairly full and the zombies are about to eat your plants before you use the jalapeno. Both of these exploding plants have long refreshes, so use them wisely.
You can also plant a potato mine further down the lane to kill zombies. Use wall-nuts if the zombies are getting too close to your plants and your cherry bomb, jalapeno, and squash have not refreshed. As I mentioned earlier, a squash can be used to kill multiple zombies if they are all standing in the same square. A squash combined with a wall-nut can be very deadly.
Using this strategy, I have scored nearly 10,700 points on one round of Plants vs. Zombies (Easy). It may take a few practices in the free warm-up games to get the strategy down, but it works!