Ancient Cheese

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Ancient Cheese is the third level in Pizza Tower, and the third level of the Tower Lobby.

It's an ancient ruin featuring within a cheese-made land with remnants of some sort of civilization left behind. The level's titlecard shows Peppino in the midst of these ruins, looking at a large purple statue of himself.


This level contains the following enemies:






In the first room of the key path, below a bridge of Cheese Blocks.


In the first room after the Key Door, under a platform with a one-block passage, blocked by Breakable Blocks.


Out in the open in the first room after the Box of Pizzas, directly where the player would naturally progress to.


In the room right before Pillar John, out in the open on a platform.


In the room right after Pillar John, directly where the player would naturally progress to.

Tower Secret Treasure


In a hidden room, behind a Fake Wall in the top right corner of the second Key path room, on one of the platforms.


In a room after the second Box of Pizzas, in the top right corner, behind a Fake Wall, indicated with 4 Pizza Points. The Tower's Secret Treasure present in the level is a peanut butter jar.

Secret Eyes

Secret Eye 1

In the first room of the Key path, behind a Metal Block in the top left corner of the room, indicated with a Stupid Rat's face.

In this secret, the player needs to use Cheese Blocks to get across, as well as maintaining speed to break a Metal Block at the end.

Secret Eye 2

In the room directly after Tomato Toppin, behind a Stupid Rat.

This secret contains a Bomb that the player needs to move across a small series of platforms to get rid of Stupid Rat at the end.

Secret Eye 3

Right after Pillar John, in a secret passage with a one-block opening.

This secret consists of multiple one-block passages, blocked with Breakable Blocks, as well as a Metal Block at the end. The player needs to maintain momentum to pass through each passage.

Pizza Tower Guy

Pizza Tower Guy

Located in the room directly after Tomato Toppin, near the room's entrance. The player must reach this area within a minute in order to see him. He disappears upon approach.

Chef Tasks

This level has the following Chef Tasks:

Thrill Seeker
Finish Ancient Cheese without getting hurt by an explosion.
Kill a rat using a bomb dropped by an enemy in Ancient Cheese.
Make more than forty one sets of cheese platforms crumble in Ancient Cheese.


Level's soundtrack:

Mr. Sauceman – Theatrical Shenanigans
ClascyJitto – Put On A Show!
ClascyJitto – A Secret Under The Debris


  • In the SAGE 2019 Demo, Ancient Cheese's first rooms use a beta version of "Theatrical Shenanigans", which existed as early as the Early Test Build, along with the "Funiculi Funicula". This was presumably a mistake, as the updated version used later was posted onto Mr. Sauceman's SoundCloud and YouTube channel not far from the demo's release.
    • Also notable in the SAGE Demo, the second half of the level uses a song called "Theatrical Mischief" instead of "Put On A Show!".
  • It's the only playable level from the SAGE demo to not get its own holiday-themed level.
  • Despite having a final name in the SAGE 2019 Demo, it was temporarily called Ruin in the PT_Eggplantv15 build.
  • Level's title is most likely a pun on Ancient Greece and the fact that cheese is a very ancient food, dating back to roughly 1615 BC.
  • Per above, level's design is full of references to ancient and classical arts, such as the giant Peppino statue in the titlecard parodying the Thinker, background arts resembling Acropolis, and decorations having images of Peppino and other characters as Greek painted pottery and Archaic reliefs.
  • Before version v1.0.594, the escape time limit was 2:50. The update extended the timer by ten seconds, bringing it up to 3:00.


Regular sprites


Hub assets

Scrapped sprites