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Ranking Every Plant In Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Based On Tastiness

Plants Vs Zombies: Battle For Neighborville is filled with zombies and plants, as the name suggests. They fight each other for control of the world. Plants wanting to protect humans and zombies wanting to eat humans and their brains. Speaking of eating…

I appreciate everything the plants have done for us humans, protecting us from deadly zombies and various zombie built machines. Very thankful. But I’m also a human and I need to eat and many of these plants are edible. So I decided to rank each plant featured in Battle For Neighborville according to how tasty they are and if they are even edible at all.

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I’m not raking the zombies because they aren’t edible. I mean, I wouldn’t eat a zombie. Would you? (I hope not.)

10 – Oak & Acorn

According to some quick research, acorns are not safe to eat raw. However, you can eat them if you prepare them properly. But I’ve never eaten an acorn. Maybe they taste great? There is one guy who is trying to make acorns popular and someone else has created acorn crackers. They don’t look very tasty.

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The real reason Oak & Acorn are at number 10 on this list is because of the big oak tree. Players can switch between either during gameplay. Oak looks cool and is use useful in combat, but I wouldn’t eat him. I doubt bark tastes very good. You could burn him and cook something on the flame, but beyond that, I don’t think the oak tree belongs in cooking.

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9 – Chomper

Chomper is a fast-moving plant that can burrow underground and attack zombies from below like a shark. Chompers seems inspired by a Venus Fly Trap. So can you eat a Venus Fly Trap? Probably. Should you? No. You shouldn’t. For one thing, they are endangered and might go extinct in the future. For another thing, according to someone on Quora, if you eat one it will grow inside you. Is that person just joking? Maybe…but do you want to risk it?

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8 – Snapdragons

Snapdragons are a real plant, though they don’t have dragon heads attached to them like in the game. They also don’t breathe fire. Honestly, it seems like PVZ developers PopCap needs to do more research. As for edibility, Snapdragons are edible flowers. But according to the internet, they aren’t very tasty compared to other edible flowers. But they also won’t poison you, so that’s a point in its favor.

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7 – Rose

I had to ask for some help making this list. As has been documented on this very site, I’m not the healthiest eater in the world. So I consulted my girlfriend and her experience eating stuff like roses! I didn’t know people eat roses, but she has had roses in tea and liked the taste. I like tea, maybe I’ll add some rosebuds to it next time.

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6 – Sunflower

In PVZ:BFN, Sunflowers are healers that provide plants with bits of the sun to help them stay alive during combat. Sunflower seeds are tasty and definitely edible, but I was surprised to learn that sunflowers are completely edible. Not just the seeds. Every part of a sunflower can be eaten and according to the internet, they taste nice as well.

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5 – Cactus

The cactus is one of my favorite plants to play as in PVZ:BFN. They are a fast-moving sniper with a very useful onion drone. (This is a weird game.) But in real life, I didn’t love the taste of cactus. But I didn’t hate it either. Furthermore, cactus seems really healthy and can potentially lower your cholesterol. Thanks, cactus! Not only are you a powerful sniper who protects humans, but when you die and get eaten by those humans, you help them fight cholesterol. What a hero!

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4 – Night Cap

Night Cap might be one of the coolest plants in the new PVZ game. I never expected a mushroom to translate so perfectly into a fast-moving and stealthy ninja, but there you go. Loads of people eat mushrooms and depending on how they are cooked, I can enjoy some mushrooms too. However, I have no idea what kind of mushroom Night Cap is and so they might not be safe to eat. Considering in the game Night Cap can throw mysterious bubbles made out strange spores, I might skip eating it.

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3 – Peashooter

Peas are totally fine. Maybe this is controversial to say, but I don’t think peas are great. I’ll eat them, sure, but I’m not excited about peas. In a soup or part of a big meal, I’ll chow down on some peas. But alone, I’ll probably pass on peas. The Peashooter itself is technically edible, but according to my research would probably be too tough and stringy to enjoy.

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2 – Citron

I grew up in Florida and developed a taste for Oranges back when I was very young. Orange juice is wonderful and one of my favorite drinks to have in the morning. So it should come as no surprise that Citron, a giant orange, makes it so high up on my list of edible PVZ plants. Oranges are super tasty and also can provide extra flavor to different deserts and meals. None of my oranges ever shoot lasers, but maybe I’m just not buying the right oranges.

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1 – Kernel Corn

Corn is good. Not a controversial opinion, I know. But corn is easily my favorite food on this list. It can be popped, creamed, cooked on a cob, frozen, made into bread or puffed. Plus Kernel Corn in the game is a great attacker who I use a lot. And let’s be honest, that name is great and worth some bonus points.

Source: Kotaku.com

Video Games That Let You Travel To The Moon

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission and the Moon landing. Five decades ago, NASA used old computers and a lot of math to send men to the moon and bring them back. In honor of this historic event, let’s take a look back at some of the best trips to the Moon featured in video games.

Mass Effect – 2007

It is odd that in a game all about exploring alien planets across the galaxy, my favorite memory is from the first time I visited our little grey moon. There isn’t much to see or do on the Moon, but just getting to drive around the surface and see the Earth made me feel more like an astronaut then any other time in the game.

Lunar Lander – 1979

Most of the time when you visit the Moon in a video game you just teleport there or a cutscene plays and you arrive on the surface. But in Lunar Lander, the entire game is built around actually landing on the moon. A simple looking arcade game from the late 70s, Lunar Lander wasn’t the first Moon landing game but it was one of most popular.

Portal 2 – 2010

The Moon doesn’t have a lot of screentime in Portal 2 and you don’t actually get to explore it or anything. But getting to shoot a portal at the Moon, then popping up there and beating the game by doing so is such a wonderful moment. I remember seeing that big white Moon and suddenly realizing what I was about to do and laughing as I pulled the trigger and shot my portal.

Final Fantasy IV – 1991

In Final Fantasy IV, players can explore the lunar surface of the Red Moon, a smaller moon that orbits the larger Moon we all know and love. This Red Moon is the home of the Lunarians, who are napping inside. Dotted across the Red Moon are some other things, including some Lunar Ruins.

Destiny – 2014

The Moon is one of the most important places in the first Destiny game developed and released by Bungie back in 2014. There are multiple missions and activities located on the moon. There is even a whole raid located inside the Moon. Weirdly, the Moon in Destiny doesn’t feature low gravity. So no super high jumps. But it does have Wizards, they come from the Moon. Or so I’ve heard.

Blast Corps – 1997

So often when you arrive on the Moon in a videogame it is to explore or build. In Blast Corps for the N64, this is not the case. Instead, you are here to blow shit up as fast as possible. If you have ever wanted to skid a dump truck across the surface of the Moon and take out some buildings in the process, this is the game for you. The easiest way to play Blast Corps is via Rare Replay on Xbox One.

Wolfenstein: The New Order – 2014

Killing Nazis is always fun and always worth doing. But eventually, it can get a bit stale. Especially if you have been doing it for a few decades. Luckily for BJ, in Wolfenstein: The New Order he gets to travel to the Moon and continue killing Nazis. Lazer rifles, low gravity and walking around the lunar surface help to really make Nazi killing feel fresh.

Super Mario Odyssey – 2017

That Mario fella is always going to crazy and exotic locations and in Odyssey he traveled to the Moon to stop a wedding. A wedding on the Moon sounds really cool, but only if BOTH people want to be there. Low gravity and Mario go together like peanut butter and chocolate and help create one of the most memorable worlds in Odyssey.

Ducktales (NES) – 1989

The Moon level in Ducktales is not empty or peaceful at all. Instead, it is filled with enemies and underground bunkers, which are also packed full of enemies. But the real star of this level is the music. “The Moon Stage Theme” has become one of the most popular pieces of chiptune music. It even appeared in the new Ducktales cartoon, with lyrics!

Kerbal Space Program – 2011

Usually getting to the moon is easy in most games. You teleport there or beat a level to reach the Moon level. Simple stuff. Getting to the moon in Kerbal Space Program is different. For first-time Kerbal players, reaching the Moon and landing on it, could take hours. A lot of these hours will be filled with failure and dead Kerbals. But once you do make it to the Moon, which is named Mun in the game, you get to plant down a flag and hop around. Just make sure you have a plan to leave the grey little moon or you might have another dead Kerbal on your hands.


This isn’t a complete list of every moon level ever made. There are absolutely more levels featuring the Moon in other games. So what are some of your favorite lunar visits featured in video games?

Source: Kotaku.com