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Hey guys it’s Sam, and after an experience with my brother’s iPhone last night, I took a look at the list of achievements, and got a little inspired. Like a literal light bulb was lit over my head. And I’m here today to share that idea, inspiration, or “light bulb” with you today! No, despite the title, it is not another look iNSiDE the iPhone. (but stay tuned for those on Sammwak! :D) It’s something even better…a whole list of achievements for the brain-munching iPhone version of Plants vs. Zombies to not only feed on the taste of success, but on more blogger points! If you don’t have an iPhone, then…pffff….just invest in $428.00! 😉


boldfaced – ones from the real iPhone version

Note: Not all of the achievements. And sprinkled with the Sam Mwakasisi Loves This (SMLT) seal of approval!

Home Lawn Security – Complete adventure mode. (30 BP)

Spudow! – Blow up a zombie using a Potato Mine. (5 BP)

Explodonator – Blow up ten zombies with a single Cherry Bomb. (15 BP)

Morticulturalist/Master of Morticulture – Collect all forty-nine types of plants (including those from Crazy Dave’s Twiddydinkies). (25 BP)

Don’t Pea in the Pool – Complete a daytime pool level without using Peashooters of any kind. (20 BP)

Roll Some Heads – Bowl over five zombies with a single Wallnut in Wallnut Bowling. (20 BP)

Grounded – Complete a normal roof level without using any Catapult plants. (25 BP)

Zombologist – Discover the Zombie Yeti. (15 BP)

Penny Pincher – Collect thirty coins in a single level without letting one disappear. (18 BP)

Popcorn Party – Defeat two Gargantuars with Corn Cob Missiles in a single level. (22 BP)

Good Morning – Complete a daytime level planting only Mushrooms and Coffee Beans. (20 BP)

No Fungus Among Us – Complete a nighttime level without planting Mushrooms. (18 BP)

Last Mown Standing – Defeat the final zombie in a level with a lawnmower. (15 BP)

20 Below Zero – Immobilize twenty zombies with a single Iceshroom. (24 BP)

Flower Power – Keep ten Twin Sunflowers alive in a single level. (16 BP)

Pyromaniac – Complete a level using only explosive plants to kill zombies. (18 BP)

Lawn Mower Man – Kill ten zombies with a single lawnmower. (16 BP)

Chill Out – Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, you’ve got a level to destroy 3 Bobsleds, it’s Jalapeno time! (20 BP)

Defcorn 5 – Build five Cob Cannons in a single level. (16 BP)

Monster Mash – Crush five zombies with a single Squash. (24 BP)


But that’s not all the achievements! Check back this week for more brain-dead accomplishments, and more ways to get a full plate of blogger points! What…what’s that?…well, you don’t say! 😀 You want a couple more achievements just to fill your stomach? 2 more achievements, coming up, with a special side serving of two tablespoons of the Sam Mwakasisi Loves This (SMLT) seal of approval!

Blind Faith – Complete an extremely foggy level without planting Planterns or Blovers. (28 BP)

Pool’s Closed – Complete a pool level without using water plants. (25 BP)


Check back for the humor that fans loved, the achievements that zombies crave, and more on Sammwak, where E =  mc2 is my formula for awesomeness!

– Sam

p.s. Help donate to the Inside iPhone Fund to help raise money, power, and courage to make another delve inside the iPhone. With your subscription, we can change the world. Every action starts a chain reaction. One million begins with one.

Hello, all and I’m starting a new segment that I was planning long ago, but scrapped. But now, I’m fishing it out of the trash and putting it here on Sammwak! This segment is “Pic of the Day”, a segment where I put up a humorous image, and request you to comment on it and vote on the polls for their opinions. Today’s pic is powered from annoyingorange.com, where you can get hilarious fan photos 24/7. This post’s pic of the day is…

This was a hilarious find because it was the perfect spoof of Plants vs. Zombies, but with a fruity twist! If you were as prone as me, you’d be doubling over. You would be LOL. You would be ROTFL. You would be LMAO. You would be ROTFLOL. You’d be OMGWTFBBQ by now. But anyways, if you’re as prone as me still, please do leave a comment about this image, because it was either this or Paranormal Fruitivity.

Also feel free to vote:

That, my friend, is the pic of the day. If I’m not too lazy, check back for a post every day. Because no opinion is the fact.

Sincerely yours,


Hey guys, it’s me Sam! And today I’m starting a new category that I’d like to call “Make a Story About…”. It’s one of those make-your-own type of things to do, and I’m letting you create a story about….ZOMBIES!!! The bloodthirsty, deceased corpses of humanity that hunger for some pretty decent flesh and brain cells!

Why did I choose zombies? I know over a thousand things that contain zombies:

Shaun of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead

Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead 2

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game

Okay maybe I don’t know over a thousand, but your ordinary zombie story must have a virus of some sort, i.e. the “Green Flu” of the Left 4 Dead series. And it must have at least one survivor that’s fighting their way through hordes and hordes of infected zombies. They must have some decent artillery, like 44’s or machine guns, even. They have to have a couple med packs to heal themselves so they won’t get the virus themselves. Wait…WH-WHY AM I GIVING YOU TIPS?!?! I practically gave you a new story! Don’t copy this one please, or else you’ll be disqualified from the contest.

“CONTEST? WHAT CONTEST?” you absentmindedly ask.

“The Make-a-Story contest,” I calmly answer. “It’s the contest that I hold in every Make-a-Story post from now on. All the viewers will make a story on my topic as long as they feel like it. If they want to bail out, it’s cool with me. It’s got to have some epic details to make the cut in the 3rd, 2nd, or even 1st places. If they do, they’ll win a prize and an email congratulating them. They’ll have a week to make the story, which is plenty of time on my watch. If they need an extra week, comment/email me so you can bail out. These posts will come up on Thursdays, but not every Thursday. Sometimes my laziness needs to kick in. I’ll tell everyone to send in some juicy stories on Wednesdays, so they’ll be ready for the final decision the next day.”

“Ohhhhh….” you satisfyingly remark after being told all this information. “What’s a story?”

I facepalm.

Anyways, here’s an example with a young, unaware teenage girl and a zombie girl:

The teenage girl was lost. With no way out. Scared, terrified, alone, she wandered past gravestones, shaking in fear that she would never make it out. Luckily, a girl with long black hair skipped out of the darkness and into her direction. Her skin was as pale-white as the fearful teenage girl. Her eyes twinkled as she gave a grin.

“Could you walk me through the cemetery?” the teenage girl asked. “I think I’m lost.”

“I feel your pain.” the girl grinned. “You know, I used to be in your exact footsteps when I was alive.”


That, my friend, is the start of a #1 zombie story.  Speaking of which, you probably can make a story that good. Because my story was just the beginning. And no, you mustn’t copy it, or else I’ll kick you out of the competition. You won’t get the prize. The good, good prize. And the e-mail. The good, good e-mail. And you can’t have anything close to it; that will also ban you from the competition. I smell a copier even from here.

And that is the post. Send in some juicy zombie stories for me on Wednesday. Or the one after that. Or the one after that. Or the one after that…

L8trs, Sam

p.s. Yes, there are honorable mentions. 😀

Hey guys it’s Sam and I need your help. Christmas is 20 days away, and I’m working on my wishlist. After playing the trial this morning, I may start believing that Plants vs. Zombies is getting pretty cool. I even now know a strategy to get sun quicker to plant plants quicker. So basically these are a handful of Pro-Tips.

Fed up with zombies eating your brains? Here’s a tip that could just save your life. Always–and I mean, ALWAYS (like, write this down, bud)–have at least 3 Sunflowers on your lawn. Sunflowers give you sun without all the stress, and quicker too. How I do it? 3 rows of 6 Sunflowers, 2 Sunflowers a row (3 times 2 = 6). But when zombies start barging in, don’t be planting more Sunflowers. Plant a Peashooter–BUT (this is extremely important, you better have your writing utensil ready)–in the zombie’s lane. A Peashooter is worthless when it’s not aimed directly at the zombie. Oh, and don’t plant it in the back. Plant it 2 moves away (space for Sunflowers, kid!) to the right on either the D-pad or joystick. So your Sunflowers can still be giving you sun for more plants, but your Peashooters can still be holding off the amount of zombies on your lawn. Pretty soon, you’ll be getting new plants, such as Walnuts (the defenders for your plants) and Cherry-bombs (the plants that blow up all the zombies on the lawn as soon as they’re planted).

Now, you can mess with those tips I just gave you. But I need you to do another task for me. I need you to vote whether I should put this game on my Christmas wishlist or not. Because it’s a console game, and it’s also an XBLA game that charges 1200 Microsoft Points. Help guys, because fans’ opinion is the best opinion of them all. (For me.) Here’s the poll that you must decide in. Take your time to think it through. Once you vote there’s no turning back…

Here’s a gift for all your trouble: http://www.popcap.com/games/free/pvz

At the crack of the week of Christmas, I’ll check back and see what you have to say, and I’ll decide whether it’s worth putting on or not!

L8trs, Sam

Hey guys it’s Sam at Sammwak. No it’s not another iNSiDE iPhone episode. It’s something even better (I hope). It’s…Zombigotchi?

If you have a Tamagotchi, you have a pretty good image of what this app’s all about. Except your Tamagotchi is a zombie. You can poke him, pet or stroke him. Don’t forget to feed him BTW. This app features 5 unlockable zombie-licious characters, 2 sub-games, and 25 zombie collectable cards. Great for Halloween, or any holiday. The great choice for kids and their discerning parents. For only $1.99, Zombigotchi can be bought for family fun, or for holiday occasions. Here are a few screenshots:

It would be surprising if you actually got the game. I have no experience of it whatsoever, and maybe I’ll gaze at it in the future to come.

– Sam

Hey guys it’s Sam at Sammwak, where I bestow cool upon the fools.

Now anyways, as you can see of the title, I have yet again started a new segment on Sammwak…VID GAMES! It’s where I…we…discuss the latest, coolest, and upcoming video games. Now today, you may/may not know THIS game, but me and mah brother r rly into it these nowadays. It’s called Plants vs Zombies. Odd name, eh? Yes I kno. Check out the cover:


Now the main basics of this game is that it’s a tower defense game, which means that you have to assemble some towers and make sure some bad guys don’t blow up ur towers or something. In this case, the towers are plants (flower towers? :D) and the bad guys…well, duh, they’re the zombies. But the zombies aren’t headed to ur towers. They’re headed for the RESIDENTS to have dinner on their low-carb brains. 😛 Some plants include potato mines, peashooters, cattails, hypno-shrooms, and melon-pults.

But srsly come on. Potato mines? Peashooters? Hypnotic mushrooms? Catapulting melons? EPIC WIN!

But it’s not just opinion. Get yo hands off yo mouse and go and get this game FO REAL, FO SHIZZLE!


Now, I don’t like to brag, but um…IT’S AWARD TIME!

Nomination(s) – Interactive Achievement Awards – Casual Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Design, Game Developers Choice Awards – Best Game Design, Innovation, Best Download Game

Award(s) won – Picked by Gamezebo as one of 2009’s best games




Now I’ve seen gameplay, and from a scale of 0 to 10, I must give this game a score of…7 1/2 – ALMOST great. Do you have different thoughts? Vote 4 urself:

Check out a screenshot of typical level-1 gameplay:

So I believe that’s alll for dis VID GAMES post.

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I haz no commenter question today because it is the poll above. And speaking of that poll, videos shall be coming soon because for some unfortunate reason, I can’t go on Youtube 😡

So…bye :/