The Roof is the fifth and final stage of Adventure Mode and takes place on top of the player's house. It consists of a 5x5 sloped side at the back and a 4x5 straight side in front with a satellite dish on the zombie side and a chimney on the player's side.

Audio and Video

Sound Description
Plants_vs._Zombies_Music_-_The_Roof The original roof music (Graze the Roof)
Roof stage soundtrack

Environment modifiers

Repeater cannot shoot peas over the angle (the pea has been blocked)

Straight shooting plants (Peashooters, Starfruits, etc.) will not be able to hit zombies if planted on the sloping side (although they can fire over the edge when planted on the first sloped column next to the straight columns), so the player will need to use lobbed-shot plants for this stage (the player can use Fume-shrooms too, but the need of waking them up and their short-range may prevent the player from using them much). They also need Flower Pots to place plants on the roof. Because it takes place during the day, sun falls from the sky during this stage, and mushrooms fall asleep. There are no Lawn Mowers, so until Roof Cleaners are purchased from Crazy Dave, the player's last line of defense is their leftmost plants. This stage also has "ambush zombies", which are actually Zombies (or Conehead Zombies and Buckethead Zombies) that are dropped by Bungee Zombies onto the roof, possibly into the player's defenses, although they can be repulsed by Umbrella Leaves. This is similar to the zombies that surface from the Pool and the zombies that come out of graves. Overall, this is the hardest area of the game to overcome.

Column Like You See 'Em - a mini-game that takes place on the roof

The Roof stage

New plants

The plants added to this level are specially made to fit the roof. For example, due to the slope of the roof, catapult plants must be used. These include the Cabbage-pult, Kernel-pult, and Melon-pult, which are all lobbed-shot plants. These plants are essential to roof levels, because of the slope of the roof. Flower Pots are also essential for planting on the roof because plants can't be planted on the roof without them. The other plants added in the roof stage are Coffee Beans, Garlics, Umbrella Leaves, and Marigolds.

New zombies

List of levels

Adventure Mode

Level Plants Zombies Flags
5-1 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png One
5-2 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png Two
5-3 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png* Ladder Zombie1.png Two
5-4 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Pogo Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png* Ladder Zombie1.png Three
5-5 Cherry Bomb1.png Chomper1.png Pumpkin1.png Flower Pot1.png Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png* Conehead Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png Two
5-6 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png* Catapult Zombie1.png Two
5-7 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png Catapult Zombie1.png Three
5-8 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png* Gargantuar1.png

Summoned: Imp1.png

Two
5-9 Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png Catapult Zombie1.png Gargantuar1.png

Summoned: Imp1.png

Three

Mini-games

Level Plants Zombies Flags
Column Like You See 'Em Potato Mine1.png Chomper1.png Squash1.png Jalapeno1.png Tall-nut1.png Pumpkin1.png Magnet-shroom1.png Flower Pot1.png Coffee Bean1.png Melon-pult1.png Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png* Ladder Zombie1.png Gargantuar1.png

Summoned: Imp1.png

Three
Pogo Party Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Pogo Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png* Three

Canceled mini-games

Level Plants Zombies Flags
High Gravity Choice Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Balloon Zombie1.png Two
Bungee Blitz Cherry Bomb1.png Chomper1.png Pumpkin1.png Flower Pot1.png Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png* Conehead Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png Three

Puzzle Mode

Level Plants Zombies Flags
Last Stand: Roof Flower Pot1.png Kernel-pult1.png Melon-pult1.png Winter Melon1.png Chomper1.png Umbrella Leaf1.png Tall-nut1.png Jalapeno1.png Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Pogo Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png Catapult Zombie1.png Gargantuar1.png

Summoned: Imp1.png

Five

Survival Mode

Level Zombies Flags
Survival: Roof Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Newspaper Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Zomboni1.png Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png Balloon Zombie1.png Pogo Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png Catapult Zombie1.png

Console: Trash Can Zombie1.png

Five
Survival: Roof (Hard) Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Newspaper Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Zomboni1.png Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png Balloon Zombie1.png Pogo Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png Catapult Zombie1.png Gargantuar1.png

Summoned: Imp1.png

Console: Trash Can Zombie1.png

Ten
Survival: Roof (Endless) Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Newspaper Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Zomboni1.png Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png Balloon Zombie1.png Pogo Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png Catapult Zombie1.png Gargantuar1.png Giga-gargantuar1.png

Summoned: Imp1.png

Infinite

Co-op Mode

Level Zombies Flags
Co-op Roof Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Newspaper Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Dancing Zombie1.png Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png Balloon Zombie1.png Digger Zombie1.png Pogo Zombie1.png

Summoned: Backup Dancer1.png

Three
Co-op Hard Roof Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Pole Vaulting Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Newspaper Zombie1.png Screen Door Zombie1.png Football Zombie1.png Zomboni1.png Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png Balloon Zombie1.png Pogo Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png Catapult Zombie1.png Gargantuar1.png Trash Can Zombie1.png

Summoned: Imp1.png

Ten

* - Only appears in the final wave. ^ - Console version only.

Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West exclusive (Archived content) (China only)

In addition to the pre-existing ten stages, there were three bonus stages exclusive to Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West. They all had an objective to complete. They required gems to be unlocked or specific fully grown plants in the Zen Garden.

Level Plants Zombies Flags Objective
5-11 Choice with
Flower Pot1.png Kernel-pult1.png Melon-pult1.png Sunflower1.png Cherry Bomb1.png Wall-nut1.png
Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png Catapult Zombie1.png Four Don't spend any sun in 45 seconds
5-12 Choice with
Sunflower1.png Potato Mine1.png Snow Pea1.png Cabbage-pult1.png Jalapeno1.png Chomper1.png
Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Gargantuar1.png

Summoned: Imp1.png

Three Produce at least 3500 sun
5-13 Choice with
Tall-nut1.png Chomper1.png Flower Pot1.png Squash1.png Kernel-pult1.png Melon-pult1.png
Zombie1.png Flag Zombie1.png Conehead Zombie1.png Buckethead Zombie1.png Jack-in-the-Box Zombie1.png Bungee Zombie1.png Ladder Zombie1.png Catapult Zombie1.png Gargantuar1.png
Summoned: Imp1.png
Four Never have more than 30 plants

Related achievement

New grounded icon.png
Grounded
Defeat a normal Roof level without using any Catapult Plants.

Trivia

  • On the Xbox Live Arcade version, the player can see a large telephone pole in front of the roof. It does not appear in Night Roof due to the visibility of Dr. Zomboss.
  • Crazy Dave and Cabbage-pult do not know how the zombies got on the roof in the first place, but at the beginning of roof levels, the player can see a ladder at the right that may have helped them.
  • When the level is being represented, the words on the screen will say "[The player's name]'s Roof!" with an exclamation point at the end.
  • The music played on the Roof is called "Graze the Roof", a pun on the phrase "raise the roof".
    • The song also sounds like Grasswalk (the Day theme) when it starts playing.
    • In Plants vs. Zombies 2, the theme for the third wave of Modern Day is a remix of Graze the Roof.
  • Fume-shrooms and Gloom-shrooms are the only non-lobbed-shot plants that can shoot up the slope of the roof.
  • In the Xbox 360 trailer, it is said that the roof has Spanish tiles.
  • It appears that the roof has flowers and weeds right after the slant. These flowers and such are not sentient unlike other plants in the series.
  • On the Android and iPad versions of the game, there is a hole on the side of the chimney that the zombie's walkthrough, instead of dropping down it.
  • In Newer iPad versions, the clouds in the background are shaped like brains.

See also

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