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The Sand Dooms was the twelfth map stage of Plants vs. Zombies Adventures. It resembled a desert. It introduced the Gas Can Zombie to the player. After completing Level 26, the player obtained the Bee-B-Gone, an item which was needed to reclaim The Sunny Lot.

Origins

Its name was a portmanteau of "the sand dunes," referring to the location this area is set in, and "doom," possibly referring to the zombies.

Appearance

The Sand Dooms resembled a desert with a giant, green, inflatable Tyrannosaurus Rex statue, with a broken down truck next to it. There was also a gas station with a brain and arrow pointing to it. Multiple decorative cacti were scattered around the map. There was one main road and a small path on the road, which led to an outhouse.

Stages

The Sand Dooms contains 26 stages.

No. Zombies Zombucks.png Experience-Icon.png
1 Barrel ZombieA.png Buckethead ZombieA.png DJ Zom-BA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 5100 510
2 Barrel ZombieA.png Buckethead ZombieA.png DJ Zom-BA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 5300 530
3 Barrel ZombieA.png Buckethead ZombieA.png DJ Zom-BA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 5500 550
4 Barrel ZombieA.png Buckethead ZombieA.png DJ Zom-BA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 5700 570
5 Barrel ZombieA.png Buckethead ZombieA.png DJ Zom-BA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 5900 590
6 Barrel ZombieA.png Buckethead ZombieA.png DJ Zom-BA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 6100 610
7 Barrel ZombieA.png Buckethead ZombieA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Ice Block ZombieA.png Weightlifter ZombieA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 6300 630
8 Barrel ZombieA.png Buckethead ZombieA.png DJ Zom-BA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 6500 650
9 Barrel ZombieA.png Buckethead ZombieA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Mall Cop ZombieA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 6700 670
10 Barrel ZombieA.png Buckethead ZombieA.png DJ Zom-BA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 6900 690
11 Buckethead ZombieA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Conga LeaderA.png Conga DancerA.png Ice Block ZombieA.png Imposter ZombieA.png ImpA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 8900 890
12 Buckethead ZombieA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Conga LeaderA.png Conga DancerA.png Ice Block ZombieA.png Imposter ZombieA.png ImpA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 9100 910
13 Buckethead ZombieA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Conga LeaderA.png Conga DancerA.png Ice Block ZombieA.png Imposter ZombieA.png ImpA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 9300 930
14 Buckethead ZombieA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Conga LeaderA.png Conga DancerA.png Ice Block ZombieA.png Imposter ZombieA.png ImpA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 9500 950
15 Buckethead ZombieA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Conga LeaderA.png Conga DancerA.png Imposter ZombieA.png ImpA.png Mall Cop ZombieA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 9700 970
16 Buckethead ZombieA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Conga LeaderA.png Conga DancerA.png Ice Block ZombieA.png Imposter ZombieA.png ImpA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 9900 990
17 Buckethead ZombieA.png DJ Zom-BA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Conga LeaderA.png Conga DancerA.png Imposter ZombieA.png ImpA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 10,100 1010
18 Buckethead ZombieA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Conga LeaderA.png Conga DancerA.png Ice Block ZombieA.png Imposter ZombieA.png ImpA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 10,300 1030
19 Buckethead ZombieA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Conga LeaderA.png Conga DancerA.png Ice Block ZombieA.png Imposter ZombieA.png ImpA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 10,500 1050
20 Buckethead ZombieA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Conga LeaderA.png Conga DancerA.png Ice Block ZombieA.png Imposter ZombieA.png ImpA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 10,700 1070
21 Buckethead ZombieA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Conga LeaderA.png Conga DancerA.png Football ZombieA.png Weightlifter ZombieA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 14,500 1450
22 Buckethead ZombieA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Conga LeaderA.png Conga DancerA.png Football ZombieA.png Weightlifter ZombieA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 14,750 1480
23 Buckethead ZombieA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Conga LeaderA.png Conga DancerA.png Mall Cop ZombieA.png Weightlifter ZombieA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 15,000 1500
24 Buckethead ZombieA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Conga LeaderA.png Conga DancerA.png Mall Cop ZombieA.png Weightlifter ZombieA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 15,250 1530
25 Buckethead ZombieA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Football ZombieA.png Mall Cop ZombieA.png Weightlifter ZombieA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 15,500 1550
26 Buckethead ZombieA.png Rocket ZombieA.png Conga LeaderA.png Conga DancerA.png Mall Cop ZombieA.png Weightlifter ZombieA.png Gas Can ZombieA.png 15,750 1580

Treasures

There are three Treasure Chests in this stage.

Strategies

Mandatory: These plants are just about mandatory. If you don't select them, you'll have a very hard time. Mandatory plants include Sunflower, Snow Pea, Repeater, or Shamrock (depends the level layout).

Instant: The choice of instant, whether Cherry Bomb, Jalapeño, or Chilly Pepper, depends on the level design, although Cherry Bombs are often more effective. It may be possible to get by without an instant in the early stages, provided that you plant a lot of powerful plants and use buffs and debuffs indiscriminately.

Situational: In stages with the Football Zombie and Weightlifter Zombie, Magnet Plants are necessary, and must be protected with a Wall-nut. For most other situations, a Flaming Pea and a Shamrock, or a Bamboo Shoot paired with a Wall-nut, adds a lot of firepower.

Starting Strategy: Always plant two Sunflowers before doing anything else, and open with a Repeater. Depending on the map, it is sometimes possible to kill the first wave of zombies with only one buffed Repeater or Shamrock, which buys you enough time to get your Sunflower economy started. It is recommended to plant at least four Sunflowers; maybe five on tougher stages.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The gas station found in The Sand Dooms was possibly the reason why the Gas Can Zombie is found here.
  • If the player looked closely at the map, one could see there is a zombie behind a cactus, which is on the top of the cliff on the right.
  • Down at the bottom of the cliff, there were two skulls. One was that of a bull or buffalo and the other one was of a Zombie.
  • No Conehead Zombies appear in this area.
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