Plants vs Zombies hits Android today - exclusively to Amazon

As we previously reported, PopCap is finally taking the Android market seriously. They began by releasing the excellent Chuzzle to the Amazon Android marketplace and now they've brought one of their arguably most well known titles to Android - Plants vs Zombies.

Depending on how casual a gamer you are, you may know PopCap best for a variety of titles, such as Peggle and Bejeweled. However, Plants vs Zombies made a huge splash when it released on PC two years ago, delighting both casual and hardcore gamers alike with its quirky, but addictive, gameplay. It has since been ported to almost every other platform you can imagine, from Xbox Live Arcade, to iOS and even the Nintendo DS, but Android has been noticably left out - until now.

Peggle is still due to make its way to Android this summer, but no firm release date has been given.

Unfortunately for many, PopCap is temporarily remaining exclusive to Amazon, which is bad news if you live outside of the US and want to get your hands on the title right now, but fear not - we have you covered.

Paul O'Brien of Modaco has written up a detailed, easy to follow guide on accessing the Amazon store from outside the U.S. He has even split up his guide into an "easy" route for if you're just interested in the free apps and a slightly more involved route for if you want to buy the premium apps. Now you've got no excuse for missing out on some fantastic zombie action.

Why are you still reading this? Plants vs Zombies is free for today only, so get to it before the zombies eat your brains.

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Ugh... can anyone help me to get it?
I live in Australia and then have completely no access to Amazon AppStore . I have already bought this game on iOS platform and really want to have it on my Nexus S.

Thanks

Well, it says that it comes 'exclusively' to Amazon Market in the article. And please don't be rude, I will never support or intend to get an illegal copy of the game.

The Dark Knight said,
No way mate (legally at least). Just wait a few days, it will be available on the Android Market.

nkaHnt said,
Ugh... can anyone help me to get it?
I live in Australia and then have completely no access to Amazon AppStore . I have already bought this game on iOS platform and really want to have it on my Nexus S.

Thanks

Just follow the guide quoted in the article, it works just fine.

You can't be serious! "delighting both casual and hardcore gamers alike with its quirky, but addictive, gameplay."

Hardcore gamers don't play simple games like this.....

Baked said,
You can't be serious! "delighting both casual and hardcore gamers alike with its quirky, but addictive, gameplay."

Hardcore gamers don't play simple games like this.....

I was speaking as a hardcore gamer myself. My wife, also a hardcore gamer loved it, various friends of mine who have huge gamerscores also loved it. So yeah, I'd say plenty of hardcore gamers played and enjoyed it. And if you class yourself as a hardcore gamer and didn't play this, you missed out.

Absolutely refuse to purchase until it makes its way to the Android Marketplace. I'm voting with my wallet on this one

The Teej said,
Absolutely refuse to purchase until it makes its way to the Android Marketplace. I'm voting with my wallet on this one

The game is free right now.

The Teej said,
Absolutely refuse to purchase until it makes its way to the Android Marketplace. I'm voting with my wallet on this one

Obviously it will, this is just an exclusive on the Amazon market for a day or two. No devs would be retarded enough to only publish their app on the amazon market. Your vote is moot.

YAY
BOO
YAY
BOO

I don't get it, why go exclusive with Amazon? Your game is given away free on the first day (when you are most likely to get sales) and you are limiting your market.

Just doesn't make sense to me

Teebor said,
I don't get it, why go exclusive with Amazon? Your game is given away free on the first day (when you are most likely to get sales) and you are limiting your market.

Just doesn't make sense to me


Amazon probably pays the developer for the lost sales themselves, which in turn attracts people to use their app store and lead to profit.

Maybe Amazon struck a deal to get more people signing up to their market place? How many people will read this and attempt to sign up? I know I have but then I'm not in the US so wasn't be able to. The work around is too much of a faff too.

Teebor said,
I don't get it, why go exclusive with Amazon? Your game is given away free on the first day (when you are most likely to get sales) and you are limiting your market.

Just doesn't make sense to me

Amazon reimburses the developer for the full retail if they put it as free or discount to attract people to the store.
Amazon gets the publicity and usage, popcap gets the full sales regardless,, win, win

Chrono951 said,
...although a little annoying that I had to connect to wifi to download.
Yeah, that was the annoying part for me. I have to pay roughly 1/3 of an arm for unlimited data per month, so Amazon just killed my chance to send a big "screw you too!" to Sprint. =/

Scorpian8867 said,
Yeah, that was the annoying part for me. I have to pay roughly 1/3 of an arm for unlimited data per month, so Amazon just killed my chance to send a big "screw you too!" to Sprint. =/

Wireless tether + no password = ?

Love to play this game on my iPad 2, got it saturday on sale, soo cool!

Also with the new nVidia chips, more cool games will be coming to Android, nice. Current games on the market kinda suck, and Angry Birds is getting too overrated!