Alternate Strategy One: The player will be most vulnerable at
the beginning. Get a double column of Sunflowers up fast and three in
rows 1 and 6. Plant a Cattail after the first eight Sunflowers and as
soon as they finish their cooldown after that. Plant Potato Mines as
soon as they are available, but prioritize Spikerocks. If a Zombie
Bobsled Team makes it past the ice in an unprotected row, drop a
Wall-nut, wait for them to bunch up, and use a Squash. Once the lawn
is under control, you can replace Sunflowers with more Threepeaters
(on land) and Cattails (in the pool). Use the Squash, Jalapeno, Cherry
Bomb, and Spikeweed As written here, this strategy includes 11 plants:
1 Sunflower 2 Lily Pad 3 Cattail 4 Potato Mine 5 Spikeweed 6 Spikerock
7 Wall-nut 8 Squash 9 Threepeater 10 Jalapeno 11 Cherry Bomb
Alternate Strategy Two: This strategy is so simple, nine words can
describe it: two columns of Sunflowers and two columns of
Gloom-shrooms. Nothing will get past it. [Note]The trick is building
it. The iOS version only has 3 ice free columns, and the bobsledders
will overrun you early. You need a lot of defense before you can build
Alternate Strategy Three: Plant eight Sunflowers on the first and
second columns at the 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th rows. In front of the
Sunflowers, plant at least two Peashooters at every lane. Plant two
Peashooters for the pool lanes as well, on top of Lily Pad, to have
Defense against Ducky Tube Zombies. Melt the ice as soon as possible
with Jalapeno. After melting ice, add Spikeweeds and upgrade to
Spikerocks as soon as possible to prevent more ice from coming in.
Plant Cattail and Wall-nut or Tall-nuts for more Defense.
Alternate Strategy Four (the “Armageddon” method): Plants: Lily Pad,
Sunflower, Wall-nut, Squash, Potato Mine, Jalapeno, Cherry Bomb,
Doom-shroom and Coffee Bean. Plant a minimum of eight Sunflowers in
the leftmost ranks.
Use the Squash (cheap) wherever possible to stomp Zombonis, and plant
Potato Mines (cheap and quick to regenerate) as backup Zomboni killers
and to take out entire Bobsled Teams. As things get more chaotic, move
up to the heavier explosives. When things get really crowded, place a
Doom-shroom on a Lily Pad midway down the pool, then drop a Coffee
Bean on it to detonate and clear the yard nearly fence-to-fence. Clean
up smaller groups with Cherry Bombs (if they are compact) or Jalapeños
(if they are strung out along the file).
Bide your time and wait till the last possible moment to detonate your
Doom-shrooms; they take a long time to regenerate and the longer you
wait, the more zombies will enter the yard (and the kill zone). If you
wait too long and miss a few, or want to wait longer to draw more in,
or need a few more seconds for a plant to recharge or to gather more
Sun, drop in a Wall-nut to slow ’em down, bunch ’em up, and give you
more time to Squash ’em or blast ’em.
Try to reserve the Jalapeno as your ace-in-the-hole; if your
explosives timing is off and you miss a few zombies, you can use it to
zap the endangered file. If you can, wait while they eat a Sunflower
or two (easily replaced) and you may also be able to nail a Zomboni or
Bobsled entering from the right as a bonus.
Alternate Strategy Five: Pick the following plants: Sunflower
Jalapeno Imitater Jalapeno Cherry Bomb Squash Repeater Lily Pad
Spikeweed If you have 9 slots, pick the Torchwood, and if 10 slots,
pick the Twin Sunflower. Procedure:
1.) Plant Sunflowers on the first two columns of the lawn (making you have 12 Sunflowers).
2.) When a Zomboni appears, plant a Spikeweed in front of it.
3.) When a Zombie Bobsled Team appears, use the Jalapeno to kill those four.
4.) If a Zombie Bobsled Team appears and your two Jalapenos are still recharging, plant a Repeater immediately. (I assume that you have
enough sun for it at this point.)
5.) You must have planted Repeaters on the third column (and later on, probably on the fourth) before or during the next huge wave of
6.) Use the Squash or Cherry Bomb whenever some zombie get past your current defense.
7.) Only use Spikeweeds to kill Zombonis!
8.) Use again the Jalapeno when a row gets huge amount of ice. (Use the Imitater if the zombies are far away and use the real one if the
zombies are near.)
9.) If you have enough sun and time, plant Torchwoods and Twiin Sunflowers.
If there are too many Zombie Bobsled teams in one row, use the Cherry
Bomb in the middle of them. Reserve your Jalapenos for urgent uses.
Don't waste them on rows with just ice and no zombies! If a Zomboni
crushes your Repeater, use the Squash to prevent them from proceeding
to your house.
Alternate Strategy Six: Plant Sunflowers in the back and build up
Starfruit in the pool while you hold the initial waves off with Potato
Mines, Squashes and Jalapenos. Once the Pool is full of Starfruit,
nothing can get past them.