Sometimes if you ask, ye really shall receive: after digging up some first details of casual powerhouse PopCap’s long rumored (but still widely unseen) tower defense/strategy game Plants vs. Zombies, my subsequent google-fu came up embarrassingly short in trying to find the first image of the game that PC Gamer procured in late 2007.
But then! A little bird — more specifically, PC Gamer executive editor bird Logan Decker — dropped in with this, that self-same image, adding, “I recall having had to beg for that screen, so I’d like to get as much mileage out of the indignity as possible.” (click the image for the full screen fruits of that indignity)
And even though I’ve only got a quarter of an idea as to what’s going on, it’s as wonderful as I’d imagined: the swirly-eyed psychedelia of its rainbow mushrooms, the otherwise fungal Mario nods, what-I’m-presuming-is the makeshift screen-door shield, and the potential promise of those left-hand lawnmowers.
All signs are pointing to a gloriously outlandish Peggle-esque take on a traditionally reserved genre (PixelJunk Monsters withstanding), and, from what I’m gathering, this time the signs are right on.
PopCap home [thanks much, Logan!]
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