Plants versus zombies holds a lot of secrets. There are secret codes that you can type in to change some settings in the game. This includes cheats. Here are the codes:
sukhbir: toggles the zombie’s call for brains-sound
daisies: Zombies leave small daisies behind when killed
Mustache: Zombies Now Have Mustaches
tohot: Infinite Sun
pinata: a shower of candy when a zombie dies
trickedout: Alternate Lawn Mower appearance
future: Gives zombies futuristic shades
To activate the code, simply type it in while playing. These codes can be used in any level in the plants versus zombies game. But remember, the changes will be reset after finishing a level.
There are also achievements that allow you to unlock certain levels. It will also enable you to use some of the secret codes. Here are they:
Immortal: Get to 20 flags in Survival Endless
Morticulturalist: Collect all 49 plants
Nobel Peas Prize: Get the golden sunflower trophy
Spudow!: Blow up a zombie using a potato mine
Towering Wisdom: Grow the Tree of Wisdom to 100 feet
Walk This Way: Hypnotize the lead dancer zombie
Ask Me About Mustache Mode: Enable Mustache Mode
Better Off Dead: Get a streak of over 10 in I, Zombie Endless
China Shop: Get to a streak of 15 in Vasebreaker Endless
Cryptozombologist: Discover the top secret zombie
Explodonator: Blow up 10 zombies with a single cherry bomb
Home Lawn Security: Complete adventure mode
Now that you have unlocked the in-game secrets of plants versus zombies, you may want to do a little more tinkering. There is one exploit for the zen garden in plants versus zombies. It involves a setting in your can computer that can be easily changed. It is the system time.
Here is how you can cheat the zen garden so that chocolates would have an infinite duration. This will use batch commands or batch scripting.
Type the following code in notepad:
Then save it as anyfilenameyouwant.bat
Yes. It’s just a four liner. Replace hh:mm:ss with the time at least one second after you have applied all chocolates, phonograph and bug sprays. The code ‘hh’ is for hours, ‘mm’ is for minutes and ‘ss’ is for seconds.
Double-click your computer clock to find out what is the exact time. The format is military time. There will be no AM or PM. If it is 1 in the afternoon, it is written as 13:00:00.
You have a margin of up to five minutes between the time of application of the chocolates, bug sprays, etc, and the time you will input in the script before the effects will begin to dissipate. In other words, if you applied such power ups in, let’s say, 12:00:00, you need to activate the script before 12:05:00 or less before the effects of the power ups begin to wear off. It will be more efficient if the script was activated at the height of their effect.
Once you are happy with what is happening in your zen garden, run the script. It will make the time in your garden freeze. But not the coin dropping and gathering part.
DO NOT FORGET to synchronize your computer clock with another clock as this script will modify the system time. Or else, you won’t be able to put back the real time.
The script will iterate creating an infinite loop of ‘time’ commands. It will definitely freeze your system clock to the specified time.
Once you want to end the script, press CTRL+C. It will ask if you want to terminate the batch job. Type in y for yes then hit ENTER. Re-synchronize your computer clock with the correct time afterwards.
The script will use some processor cycles. But it won’t use up everything. Plants versus Zombies will still function properly. You might experience some choppiness if your computer is too old. But it won’t be too much.
You can opt to hide the process ‘echoing’ by adding “@echo off” instead of “@echo on”. But do not close the command prompt.
NOTE: Shifting or Freezing the time will have effects on the following game elements:
Duration of chocolates
Duration of “Happiness” of plants in all gardens
Crazy Dave’s marigolds
Last words of advice: Try not to blow up your computer.