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Zombopolis is a Herbal Assault map in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. This map was first teased in a PopCap livestream in late April 2016, and was released as the titular map in the Trouble in Zombopolis: Part One DLC in late May 2016. In the final mini-game of this map, the plants attempt to destroy the Ultra-Zombot 6000 before it can be launched, similar to the Tactical Cuke from Main Street in the first game. However, the endgame is nearly identical to the Mega Flower from Driftwood Shores, also from the first game. The plants must shoot the Zombot, but the super shield will regularly activate after determined intervals that protect the Zombot from being damaged. When the shield is destroyed, the timer stops and the plants are free to attack the Zombot in four areas; including both of its arms, its chest and its back.

Description

There's big trouble in not so little Zombopolis. The Plants must stop the Zombies from launching Zombot into battle before it's too late!

Update history

Trouble in Zombopolis: Part One DLC

  • Introduced

Trouble in Zombopolis: Part Two DLC

  • Adjusted plant and zombie spawns in Objectives 1 & 2
  • Removed a Turret from Obj 1 added a Turret to Obj 3
  • Increased Battery and Zombots Health
  • Increased Zombots Zombossieness

Trials of Gnomus DLC

  • Adjusted Capture Times for Objectives 1 & 2
  • Decreased Zombot Health by 10%
  • Decreased Battery Health by 15%

November 2016 Patch

  • Objective 1
  • Adjusted capture time
  • Objective 3
    • Adjusted capture time
  • Mini-Game
    • Slighty decreased battery health
    • Slightly increased timer of when shield is down.

Areas

  • Park
  • Town Square
  • Disco Diner
  • Drone Factory
  • Trainyard
  • Mega Zombot Arena

Finale

In the final mini-game of this map, the plants attempt to destroy the Zombot before it can launch. They must destroy the battery to deactivate the shield before destroying the fuses, although the shields will regenerate after an interval of time. The Zombot attacks the plants by shooting lasers and smashing its fists against the plants.

Victories

Plant victory

The emergency alarm activates. A sleeping imp show two monitors, one with the zombot falling into lava and the other giving a thumbs down. Meanwhile, in the battlefield, the zombot screams before falling chin first before dragging himself into the pool of lava below him, disappearing underneath it.

Zombie victory

The ignition signal activates. A sleeping imp shows two monitiors, one with the zombot flying to the sky and the other giving a thumbs up. Meanwhile, in the battlefield, the zombot happily gives the zombies a thumbs up with the arms that are left before flying away from the base, signaling the Plants' fate.

Strategies

Plants

On this map, the plants are on the attack, so using classes like Peashooters and Kernel Corns to rush the base is a good idea. Citrons, Cacti, and Sunflowers can provide support from the back. A Rose or two should be used for Teleporter making. Chompers can be useful for getting into the graveyard, but be careful of Engineers and expect to be quickly vanquished if the base is full. For the Park, good locations are the right side for sniping and down the middle for rushing. The Town Square should mainly utilize the left or right sides, depending on the Teleporter location. The base is also arranged in a way that Chili Beans and Butter Barrages work effective due to the base being encased all around except the steps. The Disco Diner is essentially the same as the Town Square, but more flat. In addition, look out for the floating disco ball circling the base, as it will make you dance for at least 3 seconds. While this is merely a joke, it can actually disrupt gameplay and result in a vanquish. The Drone Factory is a bit difficulty, as both the highway going down the base and to the sides can be heavily guarded. Unlike other locations, this offers a lot more room for plant sniping and support. The Trainyard can usually stop the plants due to the arrangement of the field. Many trash piles block the base, as well as the structure around the base protecting the zombies within. The train will also run by the base, making getting into it a risk if the train is coming by. Lastly, the Mega Zombot Arena is a bit complicated. The structure of the arena has many passageways, and many strategic ways through. The objective is to take down the shield near the Zombies' spawn and then damage each part of the Zombot. Getting to the shield is possibly the trickiest part, as there are plenty of zombies guarding the entrances to the shield room. Usually, don't expect to get the shield down until around 2:20 on the clock. A good way to get to the shield room is to go to the left and take a left in one of the entryways. This leads up to the top where there is an entrance that connects above the shield, perfect for a sneak attack. Peashooters, Cacti, and Kernel Corns are recommended for the final phase. Also remember that when the shield is down, the zombies are still lurking around. Find a good spot and make sure no one finds you.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Zombopolis is a portmanteau of "Zombie" and "Metropolis".
  • While it is almost guaranteed to be false, in Plants vs. Zombies, the Backup Dancer's almanac entry mentions a city named "Zombie New York City". Given that the statue seen in the sneak peek of Zombopolis resembles the real-life Statue of Liberty which stands in real-life New York, it is possible (although extremely unlikely) that Zombopolis is the same city as the one mentioned, albeit mentioned under a different name.
  • The description may be a reference to the 1986 movie Big Trouble in Little China.
  • It is the second map to not have any hidden Golden Gnomes. The first is Aqua Center.
    • This is because these maps were added after the game's release.
  • In the Trainyard section of the map, the train mechanic from Jewel Junction from the original game returns, but with two trains that occasionally come out of tunnels near the graveyard that instantly vanquish plants and zombies that touch them.
  • As stated in the May 20, 2016 stream, the developers revealed this is the largest map ever created in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, surpassing the previous record holder, Seeds of Time.
  • When one of the Zombot's hands fall off into the lava, it gives a thumbs up before disappearing.
    • This is a reference to the final scene in the movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day where Terminator gives a thumbs up before disappearing into the lava. However, PopCap claims this is not a reference for Terminator.
    • This is similar to Fisherman Zombie's death animation.
  • Like all big cities, there are three main areas to Zombopolis; residential (Park), economical (Town Square, Disco Diner) and industrial (Drone Factory, Trainyard).
  • In the second arena of the map there's an attraction that reads "Welcome to Brain Street", a possible reference to the map in the first Garden Warfare called Main Street.
  • In the Disco Diner section, A disco ball can be seen floating around the outside of the tombstone. If a plant or zombie walks into the spotlight beneath it, they will perform a gesture, often related to partying.
  • A Yeti Zombie in a cage can be seen in the final section of Zombopolis, in an inaccessible caged room in the left wall over the lava pit. This Yeti is merely a fake model, is not solid, and cannot be affected in any way.
    • This same caged Yeti appears in numerous spots in both the original Garden Warfare and Garden Warfare 2, such as on the train in Jewel Junction, and on one of the moving transports in Z-Tech Factory, as well as in the zoo in Zomburbia.