The Sand Dooms
|Game||Plants vs. Zombies Adventures|
|Number of levels||26|
|To unlock||Reclaim The Chilly Lot and travel with 4 friends|
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The Sand Dooms is the twelfth map stage of Plants vs. Zombies Adventures. It resembles a desert. It introduces the Gas Can Zombie to the player. After completing Level 26, the player obtains the Bee-B-Gone, an item which is needed to reclaim The Sunny Lot.
Its name is a portmanteau of "the sand dunes," referring to the location this area is set in and "doom," possibly referring to the zombies.
The Sand Dooms resembles a desert with a giant, green, inflatable Tyrannosaurus Rex statue with a broken down truck next to it. There is also a gas station with a brain and arrow pointed to it. Multiple decorative cacti are scattered around the map. There is one main road and a small path on the road leads to an outhouse.
The Sand Dooms contains 26 stages.
There are three Treasure Chests in this stage.
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, Jalapeno, 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.
- The gas station found in The Sand Dooms is possibly the reason why the Gas Can Zombie is found here.
- If the player looks closely at the map, one can 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 are two skulls. One is that of a bull or buffalo and the other one is of a Zombie.
- No Conehead Zombies appear in this area.