For the Chinese version, see Lost City (Chinese version).

Lost City is the 5th world (8th world released chronologically) in Plants vs. Zombies 2, released along with the 3.6.1 and 3.7.1 updates.

This world was first revealed with the official trailer released on May 22, 2015.[1] Next Tuesday the sneak peek Piñata Parties had begun, showcasing the Lava Guava, the gem premium plant for Part 1, and the developer diary was released on May 28, 2015, the same day of the soft release. The official update of Part 1 was released on June 2, 2015.

After three weeks, Lost City Part 2 trailer was released on June 21, 2015, along with the developer diary two days later, on June 23, 2015, on the same day as the teaser parties and the release of Toadstool, the premium plant released alongside the second part of this world. Another 2 days later, Part 2 was soft released for Android devices. Next Tuesday on June 30, 2015, the official update was released.

The timeline of this world is unknown; it appears to be set in early Mesoamerica, but also taking place during the Victorian Era, since the zombies come from a more modern era of exploration, sporting Victorian clothing and more modern inventions such as planes. The city seems to have been decaying for a long time. This is likely a reference to the Indiana Jones franchise, where the titular character travels to ancient cities, often with traps to protect their treasures, all of which takes place during Hitler's period.

This world is based on the lost world of Maya. The Lost City here is based on an ancient city found in a rainforest in Guatemala. The temple, which is in this world's icon, is a form of a Tikal Temple.

The main gimmick of this world is the Gold Tiles. When a plant is placed on a Gold Tile, it will immediately give the player 50 sun, and then produce another 50 sun every 20 seconds until eaten, crushed, or moved by the zombies. Replanting a plant on a Gold Tile generates initial sun. Nothing special happens when the player uses Plant Food on a plant located on a Gold Tile.

Audio

Sound Description
Lost City Intro
Choose your Seed
First wave
First flag start
First flag
Second flag start
Second flag
Last flag intro
Last flag
Victory
Winning a Lost City Level
Losing a Lost City Level
Lost City Ultimate Battle
Lost City Demonstration Mini-game
Zombot Aerostatic Gondola battle intro
Exclusive Zomboss battle Phase 1

Game description

Discover the vanished city of gold, where sun is plentiful and misplaced zombies abound! Use special tiles for extra sun, for these treasure-seekers are no idol threat!

Order of events

The player can gain access to Lost City by using a World Key.

After beating Day 15, the player finds a map which leads to one of the lost temples. The player survives waves of Porter Gargantuars on Day 16.

On Day 32, Dr. Zomboss tells the player to not usurp his discovery of Lost City, and he and his zombies already report their findings to the Eminent Journal Of Missing and Mislaid. After defeating Zombot Aerostatic Gondola, Crazy Dave complains that after all those discoveries he hasn't found his taco yet, while Penny comforted him and ensured that the search will continue.

Levels

Difficulty

Lost City is a somewhat hard world. It contains fourteen somewhat hard-hard days, 8, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31, 32, and one very hard day, 30. However, there are many easy and medium levels. Still, it is slightly harder than the previous world, Frostbite Caves.

Main levels

Day Plants Zombies Flags First reward Notes
Chosen Available
1 Choice N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png One Red Stinger2.png
2 Red Stinger2.png Choice Three Red Stinger2.png Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Two A money bag
3 Lava Guava2.png Red Stinger2.png N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Three A money bag Special Delivery level
4 Choice One Wall-nut2.png Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Two Mystery Gift Box
5 A.K.E.E.2.png Red Stinger2.png Wall-nut2.png Cherry Bomb2.png N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Three A money bag Special Delivery level
6 A.K.E.E.2.png Choice N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Three A.K.E.E.2.png
7 Choice N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Three A money bag
8 Red Stinger2.png A.K.E.E.2.png Puff-shroom2.png Iceberg Lettuce2.png N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost City Imp Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Two Mystery Gift Box Objective: Don't let the zombies trample the flowers
Locked and Loaded level
9 Snapdragon2.png Spikerock2.png Cherry Bomb2.png Endurian2.png N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Three A money bag Special Delivery level
10 Endurian2.png Choice N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Three Endurian2.png
11 Choice N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Three A money bag
12 Choice N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost City Imp Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Porter Gargantuar2.png Three Mystery Gift Box Objective: Produce at least 5000 sun
13 Repeater2.png Spikerock2.png Melon-pult2.png Red Stinger2.png A.K.E.E.2.png N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost City Imp Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Three A money bag Special Delivery level
14 Sunflower2.png A.K.E.E.2.png Lava Guava2.png N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Three Mystery Gift Box Locked and Loaded level
15 Choice Two endangered A.K.E.E.2.png Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Three A note Save Our Seeds level
16 Cherry Bomb2.png Lava Guava2.png Red Stinger2.png A.K.E.E.2.png Endurian2.png N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost City Imp Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Porter Gargantuar2.png Three A Mystery Gift Box Gargantuar battle
17 Choice N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Imp Porter2.png Three Mystery Gift Box
18 Red Stinger2.png A.K.E.E.2.png Stallia2.png One Stallia2.png Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Imp Porter2.png Two A money bag Special Delivery level
19 Stallia2.png Choice N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost City Imp Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Imp Porter2.png Two Stallia2.png
20 Choice N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost City Imp Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.pngImp Porter2.png Two Temple of Bloom
21 Sun Bean2.png Toadstool2.png Stallia2.png N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Imp Porter2.png Two A money bag Locked and Loaded level
22 Sun-shroom2.png Red Stinger2.png Stallia2.png Puff-shroom2.png Iceberg Lettuce2.png N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost City Imp Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Porter Gargantuar2.png One (two in game) A money bag Locked and Loaded level
23 Choice N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost City Imp Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Porter Gargantuar2.png Imp Porter2.png Relic Hunter Zombie2.png Three Mystery Gift Box
24 Choice N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost City Imp Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Imp Porter2.png Relic Hunter Zombie2.png Two A money bag Objective: Don't let the zombies trample the flowers
25 Sunflower2.png Coconut Cannon2.png Threepeater2.png Melon-pult2.png Gold Leaf2.png
Choice
N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Imp Porter2.png Relic Hunter Zombie2.png Two A money bag Objective: Survive the zombie attack with
most plants picked for you
26 Gold Leaf2.png Choice N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Imp Porter2.png Relic Hunter Zombie2.png Two Gold Leaf2.png
27 Choice N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Relic Hunter Zombie2.png Turquoise Skull Zombie2.png Three A money bag
28 Sunflower2.png Red Stinger2.png A.K.E.E.2.png Stallia2.png Iceberg Lettuce2.png N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Imp Porter2.png Two (three in-game) Mystery Gift Box Locked and Loaded level
29 Choice N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost City Imp Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Porter Gargantuar2.png Imp Porter2.png Relic Hunter Zombie2.png Turquoise Skull Zombie2.png Three A money bag
30 Choice N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Imp Porter2.png Relic Hunter Zombie2.png Turquoise Skull Zombie2.png Two Mystery Gift Box Objective: Survive without planting on Dave's mold colonies
31 Sun-shroom2.png Stallia2.png A.K.E.E.2.png Endurian2.png Magnifying Grass2.png Toadstool2.png N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Flag Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost City Imp Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Imp Porter2.png Turquoise Skull Zombie2.png Two A money bag Locked and Loaded level
32 Bonk Choy2.png Red Stinger2.png A.K.E.E.2.png Endurian2.png Stallia2.png N/A Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Imp Porter2.png Turquoise Skull Zombie2.png Zombot Aerostatic Gondola2.png None Lost City Trophy Zomboss battle

Brain Busters

Special Delivery

Main article: Special Delivery

Special Delivery is a Brain Buster that is a conveyor-belt level with the plants given via said conveyor-belt. Being a conveyor-belt level, no sun and sun-producing plants will be given. Starting from Big Wave Beach, most of its levels are featuring new plants.

It is playable on Days 3, 5, 9, 13 and 18.

Save Our Seeds

Main article: Save Our Seeds

In the Save Our Seeds levels, the player has to protect the endangered plants marked by a striped tile and his or her house too. If the player lets one of them be eaten by the zombies or disappear in some way, he or she will lose. Otherwise, it is a regular level, which the player can choose the plants to protect the endangered ones.

It is playable on Day 15, with two endangered A.K.E.E.s. This has the least amount of levels of its type in the world.

Locked and Loaded

Main article: Locked and Loaded

Locked and Loaded is a regular Brain Buster with the plants chosen, and the player has to use them to defeat the zombies. Starting from Dark Ages, its levels will always feature a premium plant.

It is playable on Days 8, 14, 21, 22, 28 and 31.

Related achievements

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Porter Thwarter
Unleash the Lost City Gargantuar
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Lost and Found
Complete Lost City
Shovel Off2.png
Shovel Off
Complete a level where Excavator Zombie shovels no plants
Spawn Camping2.png
Spawn Camping
Clear a level where 3 Imp Porters have established camps
Ragweeds to Riches2.png
Ragweeds to Riches
Create 5 new Gold Tiles in a single level with the Gold Leaf

Gallery

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Walkthrough

See Lost City/Walkthrough.

Trivia

  • The post the construction Imps are on seems to have the head of a Snapdragon.
  • EA's official website uses "Lost City of Gold" as the name of this world.[2]
    • Penny called it "The Fabled Lost City."
  • Dr. Zomboss talks normally in this world, hinting that this world may be set prehistorically, near modern times, or in the future.
    • This, however, contrasts the zombies' looks.
  • The music for Lost City's Ultimate Battle theme uses the beginning of the Wild West Ultimate Battle theme and has some of the Ancient Egypt and Frostbite Caves in the ending.
    • The Brainiac Maniac theme uses some of the music from the Dark Ages version in the beginning.
  • Lost City's Ultimate Battle and Brainiac Maniac use an orchestra and vibraphones in the beginning and end with an acoustic guitar.
  • The instrument used to represent Lost City in Modern Day's themes is the Bassoon.
  • A level with the same name and the same theme exists in the 1996 game Crash Bandicoot.[3]
  • This world is similar to Merlock's Temple from the Disney Game Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers.
  • The music that plays on basic levels contains a few areas of silence compared to other worlds' main themes.
  • An area in Zuma's Revenge!, another PopCap game, is also called Lost City.
  • In the Epic Quest Aloe, Salut! and the Beghouled Beyond event, a night version of Lost City is present.
  • Before the 5.2.1 update, there was a portal underneath the Gargantuar and Zomboss podiums.
  • Before the 5.3.1 version, it was the eighth world on the world map order.
  • This is the third world that has beneficial gimmicks, with the first being Wild West, and the second being Far Future.
  • At the bottom left corner of the lawn, one can see a statue of Crazy Dave's head.
  • This world has exclusive boss fight music for phase 1. It is where Lost City's instruments take part with the existing regular Zomboss battle theme.

References


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