Although when it first hit the iPhone a short time ago many critics had reviled it, Plants Vs Zombies, the latest title from Pop Cap Games, has managed to score big with iPhone and iPod Touch gamers. The game offers a very simple and easy to understand style of play that incorporates zany characters and game play with very simple controls and what is proving to be quite addictive play choices that gamers have been enjoying and going so far as to express serious fondness of over such social networking sites as Twitter and Facebook. The mobile gaming crowd has proven to have distinctly different tastes in games than the closely similar handheld crowd which tends more towards complex games. With the mobile gamers, titles such as Plants Vs Zombies have managed to secure a solid fan base with the zany style of play that might not work on other systems, say reviewers.
Since the game is leveraging the current fad in zombie based entertainment, many feel that it is likely to stay popular until the fad wears off, but what is more important to analysts is the fact that a relatively unknown title could gather so much fan acclaim in a short amount of time. Fan sites have been popping up across the web and some gamers have even formed small groups to compare their scores and share strategies with each other on how exactly they can advance their gaming. This embracing of home grown style games is expected to continue as consumers of games on mobile platforms more eagerly embrace smaller budget titles.