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 where the zombies enter when you let one escape.
Audio and Video
|The original roof music (Graze the Roof)|
|Roof stage soundtrack|
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 using Coffee Bean and their short-range may prevent the player from using them much).
This area 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.
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 lobber plants.
These plants are essential to roof levels, because of the slope of the roof blocking all straight-shot projectiles. 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.
List of levels
|Column Like You See 'Em||*||Three|
|Last Stand: Roof||Five|
|Survival: Roof (Hard)||Ten|
|Survival: Roof (Endless)||Infinite|
|Co-op Hard Roof||Ten|
* - Only appears in the final wave. ^ - Console version only.
Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West exclusive
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.
||Four||Don't spend any sun in 45 seconds|
||Three||Produce at least 3500 sun|
|Four||Never have more than 30 plants|
In other languages
- 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.
- Some versions of Plants vs. Zombies do not have a ladder.
- 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".
- 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 zombies walk through, instead of dropping down it.
- In newer iPad versions, the clouds in the background are shaped like brains.
- This area is the only area to not have its Bonus level as a mini-game or a Puzzle.
- Obviously, the reason that the Digger Zombie and Dancing Zombie will not appear on this area is there is no soil. However, they did appear in Co-op Roof.
- Just like with Fog, the mobile version does not skip the intro when the music loops like other versions do.