Bloons Tower Defense 5

Bloons Tower Defense 5 - The best tower defense game in the world! Bloons TD5 has awesome new features including all your favourite towers from BTD4 with 8 awesome upgrades each instead of 4, and two brand new never before seen tower types. Use the towers brand-new and unbelievably cool 'Super Activated Abilities' to lay waste to the endless swarms of Bloons. You'll need all the firepower you can get to combat the new Bloon types and fun new tracks with moving parts and tunnels.

It can be said that it is difficult these days to find a tower defense title that stands out from the crowd. Many games stick to the age-old format of towers, invaders, and upgrades without actually trying to differentiate themselves with any new features or even attempting some innovative design and graphics. One of the few exceptions to the overpopulated tower defense genre is the Bloons Tower Defense series. Even though this series uses the classic structure of the tower defense genre, its quirky design, impressive graphics and engaging gameplay has made it one of the most popular and highly-regarded tower defense games on the internet. Bloons Tower Defense 5 is the most recent title from the series, and as expected, it does not disappoint.

The premise of the game is as it has always been - featuring balloons and monkeys as the arch rivals. The aim being to eliminate waves of enemy balloons that follow a predetermined path by placing  ‘monkey towers’ at  various locations around the level which throw darts at the balloons. The simple idea does not mean simplistic gameplay, though, since the difficulty soon increases as you progress with the number of balloons needed to be popped in order to win the level increasing dramatically. A level is won once you have managed to destroy a sufficient number of balloons without losing all of your lives. The types of balloons also vary and the level of difficulty in popping them increases as well. Monkey money is won for successfully completing each round, which can then be spent on another feature that makes this game so addictive: upgrades.

The ability to purchase different kinds of towers makes the game much more interesting to play. Towers range from the standard dart-throwing monkey, to multi-directional shooters and sniper monkeys, all of which are purchased with the money gained from completing each round. Your monkey towers can also be upgraded, allowing you to use long-range darts and other darts of varying type.

 The ability to purchase different kinds of towers and upgrade them is very addictive but also essential to your progress because the different kinds of balloons also become much harder to burst as you progress through the game. The initial balloons only take one dart to burst, but there are also coated balloons, which take two or more darts to be destroyed, and even a heart-shaped balloon that heals itself if you do not destroy it quickly enough. There are also ‘secret agents’ that can be purchased and used once per round; these are useful to your mission and destroy multiple balloons at a time.

Bloons Tower Defense 5 is an extremely entertaining title and is the best game of the bloons td games so far. The graphics have been simplified a little since the last game in order to increase performance when the screen gets busier in later levels, but the animation is still impressive and superior to many other tower defense games. The different upgrades and balloon types make it highly addictive, and the additional missions also provide a break from the main game. This is how tower defense games should be.