As the resident dead head of Cult of Mac, I’ve always been a little disappointed with Pop Cap’s Plants vs. Zombies for the iPhone and iPod Touch ($2.99). It’s a great game, but limited compared to the Mac and iPad versions.
Great news, though! Pop Cap has just updated Plants vs. Zombies and not only it it getting some of the features it was previously missing over its brother ports, but it even is getting a feature that Plants vs. Zombies HD doesn’t have… at least for now.
Here’s what is new in the 1.6 version of the application:
Zen Garden – Collect and grow your own collection of plants. Water them every day and they’ll reward you with a bounty of coins to spend in Crazy Dave’s shop.
You’ll be able to get the mushroom garden and underwater garden, too!
Minigames – Crazy Dave’s shop is expanding and will have some brand-new minigames to offer. Will you start with Zombiquarium or Zombotany? How about It’s Raining Seeds?
Achievements – Oh, you know that with new content come new achievements to unlock. Of course, these new achievements are tied into Game Center so you can show them off to your friends.
Even better, Pop Cap says the Retina Display update will be dropping very soon.
It’s awesome to see the Zen Garden show up on the iPhone and iPod Touch: it’s one of the features I’ve missed most from the iOS versions, and I hope they bring it to the iPad 2 soon.