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For the Chinese version of this level, see Ancient Egypt - Day 1 (Chinese version).
For the Chinese version of this level before the v1.8 update, see Ancient Egypt - Day 1 (Chinese version: pre-1.8).

Ancient Egypt - Day 1 is the first level of Ancient Egypt in Plants vs. Zombies 2. The mummy variants of the Basic Zombie and the Conehead Zombie are introduced. Additionally, Ra Zombie makes its first appearance. When this level is finished for the first time, the player obtains the Map of Space-time-ness and unlocks Vasebreaker.


(Crazy Dave and Penny appear)
Penny: Welcome to Ancient Egypt!
Penny: Please wait 4500 years for your taco to be ready... more or less.
Crazy Dave: That doesn't smell right.
Crazy Dave: I'm sure my taco is around here somewhere, but in the meantime...
Crazy Dave: These plants were made for plantin'.
(Crazy Dave and Penny leave)


  • Since this is the first level of the game (except for the Player's House levels), this level is generally easy. Even with the Player's House plants only at the disposal first time around, the player should have no worries about losing, as the biggest threat is the Conehead Mummy.
  • Ra Zombies can steal sun, and can be annoying if the player is not fast enough to grab the sun. However, they are weak and they give back sun if they are killed.


The small number next to the zombie icon means that zombie will always appear in that lane, with 1 being the topmost lane and 5 being the bottommost one.
Waves Non-dynamic zombies Ambush zombies Note(s)
1 Mummy Zombie2 None
2 Ra Zombie2 None
3 Mummy Zombie2 None
4 Mummy Zombie2 Mummy Zombie2 None
5 Conehead Mummy2 None
6 Mummy Zombie2 Mummy Zombie2 None
7 Mummy Zombie2 Ra Zombie2 None
8 Mummy Zombie2 Conehead Mummy2 None
9 Mummy Zombie2 Mummy Zombie2 Ra Zombie2 None
10 Flag Mummy Zombie2 Mummy Zombie2 Mummy Zombie2 Mummy Zombie2 Conehead Mummy2 Conehead Mummy2 Ra Zombie2 None Final wave


  • Two columns of Sunflowers combined with three columns of Peashooters are recommended, along with using Potato Mines to defeat the first two or three zombies.
    • It is possible to complete the stage with one column of Sunflowers and three columns of Peashooters.
  • Another strategy involves two columns of Sunflowers, two columns of Peashooters, and one column of Wall-nuts.

Strategy 1  (Contains premium content)

Created by EpicGamer23468
  • Required plants: Sunflower2 Dandelion2

  • Note: This strategy contains plants that were only available for a limited time, and cannot be obtained anymore.
  • Note 2: This strategy will only work after replaying, as you will not have access to the shop when you first play the level.

Firstly, place down a column of Sunflowers. When the first zombie comes, you should have around the cost of a Dandelion (275 sun). Aim for one or two columns of Dandelions.

Strategy 2

Created by Natapat
  • Required Plants:Peashooter2 Sunflower2 Wall-nut2 Potato Mine2


Sunflower2 Peashooter2 Peashooter2 Wall-nut2

Sunflower2 Peashooter2 Peashooter2 Wall-nut2

Sunflower2 Peashooter2 Peashooter2 Wall-nut2

Sunflower2 Peashooter2 Peashooter2 Wall-nut2

Sunflower2 Peashooter2 Peashooter2 Wall-nut2


  • To begin the stage, it is advised to kill the first two zombies or so with Potato Mines before planting the first Peashooter.
  • The Ra Zombie is no more threatening than a Mummy Zombie. Do not overreact when you first see one.
    • You can stall a Ra Zombie by allowing it to attract your sun and picking it up at the last second.
  • Wall-nuts can be used if a Conehead Mummy manages to get too far into your defense.


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  • This is the first level in Plants vs. Zombies 2 to have a new zombie which did not appear in the original game.
  • If the player turns the game off, returns, and receives a message advertising the Zombot Sphinx-inator before beating this level, the Map of Space-time-ness will appear despite not being obtained yet.
  • Day 1 is the first level in Ancient Egypt in which no Plant Food is given.
    • The player can still obtain Plant Food by purchasing it with 1,000 coins or by planting Power Lily.
  • This level's dialogue makes a reference to Nancy Sinatra's These Boots Are Made For Walkin'.


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