Like the beloved original, Plants vs Zombies 2's gameplay never stands still – it’s always evolving, layering in fresh plants and new twists. No matter how you play, the gameplay is founded on the tension between your game plan and the fact that you’ll almost never have enough sun or space to fully execute said game plan. But that’s the point: when things invariably go wrong, the fun is in scrambling to adapt and emerging battered but victorious. Plants vs. Zombies 2 sometimes forgets that with its overblown Power Up system. Even so, it’s an excellent – if overly safe – sequel, and as beautifully presented as it is absorbing to play.
Cartman's plan of course fails, having failed to consider that the handicapped contestants all had months of intensive training and are in great shape while he was not. He comes in last in the Special Olympics. However, he gets a spirit award in the form of a gift voucher to Shakey's Pizza. When he comes up to the stand to collect the prize, Jimmy realizes Cartman has been faking his "retardation" and ironically is about to beat him up for being a cheater, but Timmy scolds him for it. Jimmy learns his lesson, namely that taking steroids is cheating, on a par with pretending to be "retarded" in order to participate in the Special Olympics. This results in him giving back his medal and delivering a heartfelt speech to the audience, who applaud him for being honest.