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At PAX Australia this weekend, eagle-eyed Plants vs. Zombies fans may have noticed an unusual version of PopCap's tower defense title in a corner of the show floor: one intrepid coder built the original Plants vs. Zombies from the ground up to run on the Sega Genesis.

Penny Arcade's Ben Kuchera got a chance to check out the game and posted the above video of Plants vs. Zombies Sega Genesis in action. Dave Cudrev of Retrospekt, who had purchased the game from its creator, told Penny Arcade that a Russian coder — who was not named in the article — has made a hobby of rebuilding games for the console and selling them on eBay.

According to Cudrev, the game cost about $30 and did not include a box or instruction manual. The coder has also reworked other games including Darkwing Duck and Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers for the Sega Genesis. Take a look at the short video above to see how Plants vs. Zombies stacks up on the 25-year-old console.

[Thanks, Fan!]