Plants vs. Zombies 2: Cheats and tips - Consumables

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is already available to download from the Australian and New Zealand App Stores, but the rest of the world will have to wait until later in the summer to get stuck into the horticultural warfare. When you do get your hands on the game, you'll almost certainly have some burning questions about how to get hold of the various currencies in the game.

We published our general starter guide to the sequel earlier this month, now here's our guide to getting hold of more Coins, Stars, Plant Food and Keys in Plants vs. Zombies 2.

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How do I get more Stars in Plants vs. Zombies 2?

If you want to unlock more worlds in Plants vs. Zombies 2, you're going to need to gather plenty of Stars. These are awarded from completing particularly challenging levels known as Brain Busters. You'll also get the opportunity to go back and earn more Stars from levels you've already beaten after completing the final "day" of each world.

Here's a very useful tip. Tempting though it is to use all of your juicy power-ups in regular levels, you should really save these up for the far more difficult Brain Busters. With the right power-ups, even these very tricky levels can be beaten comfortably. Hang on to all of your boosts, and you'll bank those precious Stars with ease.

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How do I get more coins in Plants vs. Zombies 2?

Got your eye on a fancy new power-up? You're going to need plenty of coins to keep things ticking over. Keep a close eye on the zombies you destroy, as they'll very often drop some spare change from their rotting corpses. Certain levels will also offer you bonus coins, so by all means stick around and grind out a little cash by repeating these levels when you feel like it.

Try to avoid falling back on your lawnmower defenses at all costs. For every lawnmower you have remaining at the end of a level, you'll receive bonus coins. If you're still stuck for the coins you need, there's always the option of turning to the in-app purchase store, but this of course will cost you real world money.

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