Crops vs. Zombies (PC, 2009)

Crops vs. Zombies (PC, 2009)


Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s each day hangout for folk who love video video games and the cool-ass sounds they make. Right this moment the zombies are coming—and bringing some funky, cute tunes with them—within the authentic Crops vs. Zombies.

2009’s Crops vs. Zombies (playlist / longplay / VGMdb) is an all-time basic tower protection and a sport that I’d put up with Tetris. Severely. It’s excellent. The sequels and spin-offs have been high quality, however none of them seize the unique’s easy mixture of real-time technique, cartoon visuals, and comedy. And all through, all of the music slaps. Each track in Crops vs. Zombies is nice.

Let’s take a pay attention:


PopCap Video games / AlbirdVampPrince (YouTube)

The principle menu music, “Loopy Dave,” is seared into my mind. It begins out as this cute little tune with some haunting reverb and plucky piano notes, then all of a sudden the beat drops and the track goes from 10 to 100. Then towards the tip of the track it will get even funkier because it wraps. And that is simply the primary menu observe. The subsequent observe most gamers will hear is “Grasswalk.”

PopCap Video games / AlbirdVampPrince (YouTube)

That is like good considering music, which is nice since you spend a variety of time in Crops vs. Zombies pondering the place to place peashooters and sunflowers. (Put your sunflowers on the entrance of the stage, belief me.) This similar track adjustments when tons of zombies come at you through the horde sections of ranges. It will get some louder drums and has a bit extra of a marching-off-to-war vibe.

The Crops vs. Zombies soundtrack was composed by Laura Shigihara, who has gone on to create some nice music in different video games together with Tremendous Meat Boy and World of Warcraft. She additionally supplied the vocals for the Sunflower within the catchy closing track “Zombies On Your Garden,” This enjoyable observe went viral (24m views as of at this time) earlier than the sport got here out in 2009, and a few of us thought it was an April Idiot’s joke moderately than a promo for an upcoming sport. “Crops vs. Zombies” does sound fairly ridiculous.

PopCap Video games / Crops vs. Zombies (YouTube)

I nonetheless randomly sing this track to myself, and if somebody overhears I merely say it’s from Crops vs. Zombies and so they usually smile and nod. “Oh. I believe I keep in mind that track. Beloved that sport…”

That’s it for at this time’s Morning Music! Go plant some sunflowers and defend your brainz. Or simply go hand around in the feedback beneath and chat about no matter. See you tomorrow!


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