—Dr. Edgar Zomboss, as he gives a taco with a waffle on it to Crazy Dave and the player
Modern Day - Day 34 is the thirty-fourth level of Modern Day in Plants vs. Zombies 2. This level is divided into four boss fights, where one Zombot is chosen randomly. The player will then face the chosen Zombot, using most plants from the next world, with Hot Potato, Fire Peashooter, and Cactus being exceptions. The Zombots that the player may battle are the Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC, Zombot Aerostatic Gondola, Zombot Multi-stage Masher, and the Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur. When this level is finished for the first time, the player is rewarded with a taco with a waffle in it from Dr. Zomboss, its purpose is to serve as a substitute to the taco Crazy Dave has eaten “long ago” and Dr. Zomboss states that "it is gone, gone forever".
Dr. Zomboss: David, I implore you! You must give up your hopeless dream of a long-ago taco!
Dr. Zomboss: It is gone, gone forever! But please, in its place, take this!
Crazy Dave: !
Crazy Dave: !!
Crazy Dave: !!!!!!!!!!!
Crazy Dave: Is that...
Crazy Dave: It can't be...
Crazy Dave: A TACO WITH A WAFFLE IN IT!!!!!
Penny: I detect high levels of deliciousness, User Dave.
Crazy Dave: THIS IS THE GREATEST DAY IN MY OR ANYBODY ELSE'S LIFE!!!!
Penny: Indeed, perhaps we have misjudged Dr. Zomboss all this time...
Dr. Zomboss: Ha ha ha! Perhaps you HAVE misjudged me. Or... perhaps not!
Dr. Zomboss: I surely have no devious plans for the future! Or... do I?
Dr. Zomboss: Bwah-ha-ha-ha-haaaah! We shall meet again!
The difficulty will differ depending on what Zombot the player confronts.
- The Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC is nearly unchanged. The only difference other than health is the addition of Lost City plants, as well as keeping Hot Potato and Fire Peashooter. The player is only given two Fire Peashooters this time around, as well as more Hot Potatoes. Due to lack of multi-directional plants, the player should not have threat against the topmost and bottom-most lanes.
- The Zombot Aerostatic Gondola does not add much other than Neon Mixtape Tour plants. Watch out for Spore-shrooms that can prematurely activate trap tiles.
- The Zombot Multi-stage Masher is not changed, other than giving more Cacti. Jurassic Marsh plants are given, and it is much easier until the Metal phase.
- The Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur is mostly unchanged, with Modern Day plants given, including Moonflower. However, these plants are weak, and the zombies are quite strong. Also, the player does not receive Perfume-shroom that can help charm the dinosaurs during the battle.
Zombot Tuskmaster 10000 BC
Strategy 1: Solid Wall
- Place Red Stingers in the first column.
- They will all be 'Full Force'
- Place your warming plants in the second.
- A.K.E.E.s in the third and fourth.
- Endurians in the fifth.
- This leaves just enough space so that the Zombot's ice will not go over the Endurians.
Replace the Endurians when they are at their final stage using Wall-Nut First Aid. Stall the boss with Stallias . Use your Hot Potatoes to melt ice blocks, NOT the Zombot Tuskmaster's ice shield, as this summons zombies. Instead wait for them to be destroyed by your Red Stingers and A.K.E.Es. Also, you do not get any Plant Food just like the original one, so it's slightly harder than other boss battles.
Zombot Aerostatic Gondola
- Use your Phat Beets to attack the boss and the Excavator Zombies, and your Spore-shrooms to defeat the other zombies.
- You are given many Phat Beets in this level, so the Lost Pilot Zombies will be killed quickly.
- Be aware of your Spore-shroom density, though, as large amounts will almost always kill a Lost Pilot Zombie before the Phat Beets.
- This is likely to trigger a trap tile , which could wipe out your Phat Beets.
- Celery Stalkers can be used to effectively annihilate the summoned zombies, and Garlics can be used to funnel zombies away from your Phat Beets.
Zombot Multi-stage Masher
- Primal Peashooters, while not very useful in the fourth phase, are very important in the first three phases as they can easily disable many special-ability zombies.
- Primal Wall-nut, while not very useful in the first two phases, can come in very handy in the third and fifth phase as they can stall MC Zom-Bs and Hair Metal Gargantuars, since they take more hits to destroy.
- Primal Potato Mines are very important in the fourth and fifth phases as they can instantly destroy arcade machines, groups of 8-Bit Zombies and Gargantuar|Hair Metal Gargantuars, preventing them from overwhelming your defenses. If upgraded to at least level 2, a well-placed mine will take away a great chunk of the Zombot's health.
- Cactus should be paired with Primal Peashooter in dealing with the zombies.
Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur
- The Zombots' zombie spawn cycle has noticeably changed, with one exception because of jams.
- The Zombots spawn noticeably more zombies as usual, to keep up with the five Jalapeno rating of Modern Day.
- Moonflower is the first sun-producing plant to be used in a conveyor-belt level.
- However, Moonflower will not produce sun, and is only provided to boost shadow plants. When Plant Food is used, sun will be created, but collecting it does nothing, because it will disappear.
- There is a glitch that makes the conveyor-belt deliver seed packets invisible. It is unknown what triggers this. To fix this, simply restart the level.
- There is a glitch that is shared with Frostbite Caves - Day 30. If the player gets the Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 B.C, the Zombot does not spawn zombies at all. This makes the level impossible to lose and become easier.
- The glitch is now fixed as of 4.8.1 update.
- Unlike in Neon Mixtape Tour - Day 32, the player can be given more than three Cacti, likely because it is the only attacking plant given besides Primal Peashooter.
- Additionally, the player could push a Breakdancer Zombie during the rap jam using a Primal Peashooter far enough for the Breakdancer Zombie to push the Zombot Multi-stage Masher forward, increasing the total difficulty of the level, though if a shockwave from a speaker hit the Zombot, it will be knocked off the screen and instantly defeated. Before this level, it was also possible to perform this with Power Toss.
- Getting the Breakdancer Zombie to kick the stage however requires huge luck, due to the high damage of the peas, the Breakdancer Zombie's low health and the 50-50 chance of knockback or stun. Using Plant Food could increase the chances but it'd be better to farm some free uses of Power Toss in endless zones before attempting to do si.
- Even though it was named as Modern Day - Day 34, it takes place in the specific Zombot's world and also plays the specific boss's intro.
- *: Removed ~: Epic Quest