EA Mobile has released the latest major content update for its popular mobile tower defense game, Plants vs. Zombies 2. Entitled ‘Neon Mixtape Tour: Side A,’ the 1980s-themed update introduces new plants, zombies and levels to the game, which were shown off in a recent developer diary.
With this update, players can complete 16 new 1980s-themed levels, including a Gargantuar Battle. These stages have a music-based mechanic, which triggers certain zombies’ special abilities when their particular song is playing. For instance, the Punk Zombie can kick plants and push them back across tiles (or even off of the board), while the MC Zom-B will use his microphone as a swinging weapon, quickly defeating nearby plants in one or two swings. Another new enemy, the Glitter Zombie, will create a protective shield which protects the zombies in the row behind her until she’s defeated.
Finally, players can purchase the Cactus, a premium plant which fires thorns at zombies, but will hide underground when zombies get too close. While hidden, the Cactus will still damage the zombies walking on top of it.