Bloons Tower Defense 5 is an epic sequel to the hugely popular Bloons Tower Defense series of strategy games where you have to protect your tower by popping the colorful balloons that are rapidly floating along the path toward it. Utilize an array of balloon-popping monkeys, machines and bombs to stop the snaking line of balloons from wreaking havoc on your tower! Bloons TD 5 boasts new and original tracks, fancy new balloon-popping techniques, and a myriad of different types of balloons – all just begging to be popped!
This certainly is a challenging and addicting tower defense game, and a true test of your quick thinking and strategic planning skills, and endurance. Do you have the speed and tactical expertise to position your balloon-popping monkeys in the correct areas to stop the onslaught of balloons while under great pressure? There’s certainly no room for monkeying around here, as the seemingly endless parade of balloons increases in speed and difficulty as you progress. Quick reactions and hand-eye coordination are extremely important here, as you have to respond swiftly if you spot a weakness in your defensive line. Are you ready to ‘pop ‘til you drop? Ok Balloon Buster Extraordinaire, let’s see all that strategic prowess at work! Good luck too!
How to Play: Choose from 19 different ‘tracks’ (levels) that range in difficulty from Beginner all the way up to Extreme. If you are new to the Bloons Tower Defense series, we highly recommend starting off on the easiest possible track. Most of the more difficult levels are locked anyway when you begin the game. Once you select your track, the goal is to survive 50 ‘Rounds’ (waves) of balloons. These balloons move along the winding path, and your job is to pop them before they reach the end.
To do this, you must position various balloon-popping monkeys, cannons, and other poppers along the outside of the pathway. These defensive options can be added by clicking on their icons along the right side of the game screen. At the start of the level, only basic balloon-popping monkeys and machines are available. More become unlocked as you progress. Using your computer mouse or touchpad, Left Click on the defensive monkey/machine you want to place, then click on the area along the pathway you want it to fire its balloon-popping darts from. Each specific monkey/popping machine has different attributes. Some can only fire darts at a short distance, others freeze and slow balloons down.
Once you are happy with your defensive line, click on the Blue ‘Go’ Button in the bottom right corner. The first wave of balloons floats down the track. If your defensive arrangement is good, these balloons should all be popped before they reach the end of the path. You earn virtual income for each balloon popped, and this can be used to purchase more defensive monkeys and weaponry. These icons become highlighted on the right side menu once you can afford them. If a balloon makes it to the end of the path, and out of the game screen, you lose a life. You have 200 lives in total, indicated just underneath your virtual earnings icon in the top right corner. 200 lives might sound like a lot, but don’t forget there are 50 waves of balloons, so you are in for the long haul!
There are a number of different types of balloons, and they become more difficult to pop as you progress. Red Balloons just require one dart shot to pop them, but Blue and Green Balloons have layers to them, so they require multiple shots before they are eliminated. In later waves, Lead Balloons and Ice Balloons require specialist monkey defensive guys to pop them. Keep adding different defensive options along the pathway to ensure the demise of the various different balloon types. Try to survive all 50 waves, then check out the more challenging tracks! Enjoy!