by Brent Dirks
October 2, 2013
After introducing the enormously popular Plants vs. Zombies 2 in August, developer PopCap has finally updated the original game with a long-awaited feature. More than a year after the first 4-inch iPhone hit the market, version 1.9.9 of the app is now optimized for the iPhone 5 and up along with the fifth-generation iPod touch. The update also brings updates for system compatibility and stability along with gameplay bug fixes. There are two separate versions of the classic available in the App Store. Plants vs. Zombies, for the iPhone/iPod touch, is available to download for $0.99. The version made for the iPad/iPad mini, Plants vs. Zombies HD, was also updated today and can be downloaded for $0.99. If you’re interested in playing the sequel, it can be snagged in the App Store for absolutely free. Just a little more than two weeks after its introduction, the follow-up had been downloaded more than 25 million times, which exceeded the lifetime download total for the original game. While the sequel is free, there are multiple opportunities for in-app purchases. But as I said previously, players can easily progress through the game without paying a cent, which is how all freemium titles should really be. For other app news and reviews today, see: Feed Your Vegan Side With The Gorgeous Veggie Weekend App, Unleash Your Inner Detective Skills With Brightstone Mysteries: Paranormal Hotel, and Pedometer++ Offers A Super Simple Pedometer For iPhone 5s Users.