|“||Create, upgrade, and customize your very own Bloons Monkey City in this groundbreaking blend of city building and tower defense awesomeness!
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|~ Ninja Kiwi's description on iTunes|
Bloons Monkey City Mobile is a gaming app playable on mobile as well as on other compatible devices. It is a variation of the web browser based tower defense game Bloons Monkey City and was released by Ninja Kiwi on December 3, 2014.
Bloons Monkey City Steam is an early adaptation of the standard mobile game adapted for computers, released on 10th April 2020, for both Windows and Macintosh. Unlike other versions of the BTD5 game series, this version of Bloons Monkey City is only playable on newer computers such as the macOS Catalina.
Update[edit | edit source]
Bug fixes & improvements
They're monkeys... but not as we know them. Bloons Monkey City is being invaded by aliens! Join in this new recurring event and help capture the aliens hiding among your citizens and send them back to space. Defeat the invasion and earn some great rewards! We've also added the ability to replay special missions whenever you like.
Tracks[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Tracks (BMC)
78 tracks are used in BMC Mobile. 66 of them fit into the terrain types that appear in the browser version's Grassy Pass while the other 12 relate to Special Missions which, as of a program update, have become replayable via the My Tracks facility. My Tracks, in the Mobile version, can be accessed from City Level 1.
Towers[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Tower and upgrade stats (BTD5M, BMCM and Battles Mobile)
In the Mobile Version of BMC, the Exclusive Towers from Bloons Tower Defense 5 Deluxe, Bloons Tower Defense 5 Steam, Bloons TD Battles Mobile (except COBRA), and Bloons Tower Defense 5 Mobile are available. The Towers are Bloonchipper, Monkey Sub, Monkey Engineer, Heli-Pilot and Monkey Farmer. The First four can be unlocked by completing special missions in the game, while the Monkey Farmer can be unlocked via In-App Purchases.
Buildings[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Buildings (BMC Mobile)
Several buildings in the mobile version differ from those in the original browser version. For example, now each tower requires a different building for their respective upgrades. For example, in the Browser Version the Monkey Academy facilitates upgrades for both Dart Monkeys and Boomerang Throwers. In the Mobile Version, the Monkey Academy only services Dart Monkey upgrades while a Boomerang Institute is made needed for Boomerang Thrower upgrades. Other changes in the mobile version's requirements for MvM include needing a Bloon Sprint Track to research yellow and pink Bloons, an Extreme Temperature Chamber to research black, white and zebra Bloons and a Bloon Compression Tank to research rainbow Bloons.
Conquered tiles in mobile are divided into 16 spaces in a 4x4 grid. Buildings that might fit on a single tile in the Browser version will, in Mobile, fit within 3x3 tile subdivisions in Mobile. This leaves seven tile subdivisions for decorations that can be placed around buildings and paths which can also be decoratively placed beneath buildings and other decorations. Unit Buildings, by purpose, accommodate monkeys. These monkeys and those from MvM Buildings may occasionally start walking from their bases on any section of path that isn't obstructed by buildings or decorations.
Bloon Strategies[edit | edit source]
The Mobile Version includes different types of Bloon Strategies (at ZOMG level, 50% are normal tiles, and the other are bloon strategies, with some having 5% and some 4%). These are similar to Assaults in BMC Flash. Note that there are no Bloon Strategies for tiles below Green Bloons:
- Hard and Heavy
- Lead Bloons and Ceramic Bloons are more common; later rounds can feature dense rushes of them, or even as Camo or Regrow. This can be dangerous as even Ceramic Bloons may appear as early as round 3 (2 for beacon). Most tiles often sends Lead Bloons on round 1. Only exists on Lead tiles or higher. Extra ceramics only appear on Ceramic tiles or higher. Some of the extra ceramics may be Regrowth or Camo, or both. Note that Leads and Ceramics will still appear when MOABs appear, although without Camo or Regrow. This decreases the chances for yellows, pinks, blacks, whites, zebras, and rainbows, explaining why MOAB-class bloons seem more common.
- Camo Regrow Pain
- All Regrow or Camo Bloons become both (Camo-Regrow) starting at Round 6. Camo-Regrow Bloons will stop appearing once ceramic bloons arrive (happens in MOAB tiles or higher). Only exists on Rainbow tiles or higher and it is unlocked in MvM when Rubber Repair and Camo Modification Tech are both researched.
- Cluster Chaos
- Lots of grouped Bloons, with shorter rounds. Alongside, MOABs and BFBs may also be packed on these tiles. Only exists on Green tiles or higher.
- Round Ramp
- Bloon ranks are ordered from weakest to strongest each round (e.g. round starts with Reds, ends with Blacks). On harder tiles, MOABs can appear more commonly than usual. Only exists on Green tiles or higher. This is caused by a code that says "<OrderByRank>TRUE</OrderByRank>" and decreasing the internal RBE for certain bloons (e.g. in Round Ramp tiles Ceramics have an RBE of 88 in round generation, instead of 104).
- Cash Starve
- Less RBE for a few rounds, resulting in the player getting less cash. Normally, there will be only Red Bloons in the first few rounds; however, in harder tiles, there may be Bloons up to Black or White Bloons in the first few rounds.
- Fast and Furious
- Many grouped Yellow or Pink Bloons. On harder tiles, there may be many Packed MOABs instead of Fast Bloons at the end of each round. DDTs may also make appearance on ZOMG tiles with Fast and Furious. Only available in MvM when Fast Bloons are researched. Only exists on Yellow tiles or higher.
- Regrow Rush Of Death
- Grouped regrow Bloon rushes at the end of levels. If these tiles contain MOAB-Class Bloons, the later rounds that have MOABs or higher will replace the Regrow Bloon Rush at the end of the round. Regrows may still appear in rounds with MOABs, although in much smaller amounts. Only available in Pink tiles or higher. Only available in MvM when Rubber Repair is researched.
- Camo Craziness
- Early Camo Bloons, grouped Camo Bloons, and Camo Bloon rushes present in nearly all rounds. Occasionally, there may be a Camo Regrow rush at the end of each round. However, these tiles often tend to have less RBE than normal for early rounds. DDTs can also appear on ZOMG tiles with this assault. Only exists on Pink tiles or higher. Only avalible in MvM when Camo is researched.
- Sneaky Camo
- Rounds 8, 17, and 29 will have only Camo Bloons (MvM only). Only available once Camo is researched. Only exists on Zebra attacks or higher.
- MOAB Push
- A MOAB appears early and more will appear (MvM only). Only available when MOABs are researched. Sends MOABs one round earlier normally, and four with extra strong attacks.
- ZOMG Zuprise
- A ZOMG appears early and more will appear (MvM only). Only available when ZOMGs are researched. Sends ZOMGs one round earlier normally, and two with extra strong attacks.
All other rushes from the online version also appear, which are D.D.T., Packed MOAB, and Packed BFB. The only difference is that strategies do not get paired up with any of these types of tile (unless through Track replays). Alongside, Packed MOAB, Camo Craziness, and Fast and Furious tiles and some MvMs may contain DDTs.
Note that on harder tiles, once the player reaches a certain round, all rounds will be entirely composed of bloons of a rank of black or above, with the minimum rank increasing as the game progresses (max. rainbow). On these rounds, no Camo or Regrowing Bloons will appear (exceptions: regular Regrow Bloons appear in Regrow Rush of Death tiles; DDT's appear on DDT, Fast and Furious, and Camo Craziness). On tiles close to the edge, this round will be round 7, but Bloon Beacon and track replays can do this at round 6.
Similarly to the Bloons Monkey City Flash, Leads are considered stronger than Zebras, which means that tiles with the highest Bloon ranking as Lead Bloons will contain Zebra Bloons instead.
Monkey vs. Monkey[edit | edit source]
With similarity to the browser version, MVM opens up at city level 8 but with players only required to build a single 2×2 Bloon Inflation Factory in order to start a Monkey vs. Monkey match. Players do not need to construct separate Bloontonium Generators and Bloontonium Storage Tanks, as the Factory generates the Bloontonium by itself and shows the percentage to which its tanks are filled. Once the tanks are 100% filled, players can begin attacking other players. As a city grows and progresses in levels, abilities to generate more advanced forms of bloons will need to be researched and this will require a range of MVM Buildings.
D.D.T.s aren't separately researched in the Mobile version but can be sent in from high-level cities that send Sneaky Camo or Camo Craziness attacks. MVM attacks in the Mobile version do not result in winning tiles and, as such, do not give experience point rewards.
Pacifist Mode in mobile also differs from the browser version in that players can enter Pacifist Mode even if they have more than 1000 honor.
Events[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Events (BMC)
Version 1.7 introduces events where players take on challenges to gain rewards. Version 1.8 introduces the Bloon Beacon and Boss Bloons. Strangely enough, the bosses and Bloon Beacon did not arrive to iOS until Late December 2015, and Dreadbloon and Blastopopoulous arrived in 24th January 2016. There are currently four bosses in the game and all have unique tracks, looks, traits and special abilities. Any Monkey Teams event running will become accessible from Level 8.
Monkey Knowledge[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Monkey Knowledge Packs
In Bloons Monkey City Mobile, Monkey Knowledge Packs had been newly introduced, since the Version 1.6 update. Unlike the Browser Version of BMC, the Monkeys that are shown in the Cards do not change Appearances. The Cards also flip around faster than the Browser Version. Also, it can only be obtained by capturing tiles, as a Reward from Contested Territory, Events, from purchasing it with real-life currency. Over time, Two more types of Monkey Knowledge Packs have been introduced; Wild Card Monkey Knowledge Packs, and Ancient Monkey Knowledge Packs, which frequently go on sale monthly. Wild packs give 4 random valued Wild cards, which can be given to any monkey and Ancient packs guarantee you a Legendary card (Gold) and cannot contain Common cards (Green).
Bloon Beacon[edit | edit source]
Bloon Beacon had arrived late in 2015. Early December for Android devices and Late December for iOS Devices. Since then, Bloon Beacon can be used to do the same as the Flash Version, which was summon a boss if it was during a boss event. As of 24th January 2016, all of the Bosses were added in the game.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- This is the only BTD game series that has all towers from all BTD5 game series avaliable, along with Bloons Tower Defense 5 Steam, despite missing the COBRA, which is exclusive to BTD Battles.
- In MvM, Bloontoniums that was salvaged from other players when your tanks are full can only be stored up to 200%.
- Destroyed buildings are repaired automatically without costing extra cash, different from the browser version.
- The same goes to moving buildings, in which they don't cost cash to move them. (Browser version: costs 50$)
- This is the only BTD5 mobile game that does not have Everyplay with it.
- This released first on iOS then on Android for unknown reasons.
- This is the first game to use Game Center/Google Play, Email, or Facebook backup, second being the mobile version of Bloons TD Battles on a later update.
- The Blimp Monkey references the monkey in Hot Air Bloon.
- Some of the Monkey Knowledge Pack cards appear to have different rewards than the browser version. Examples include the discount of the Ninja Monkey's Flash Bomb upgrade.
- Limited Time Events started since the 24 October 2015 update.
- The Army Monkey seen on loading screens is actually the Dartling Monkey. The monkey seen on the battle screens is the Mortar Monkey.
- Rounds in tiles can exceed past 30 rounds, up to 39.
- There is a glitch in which the player were to restart a track, the music would not get back to its original volume. This can be undone by pausing and unpausing the game.
- Unlike the Flash version, this game is designed more like BTD5, that when first encountering a specific kind of Bloon, the Army Monkey will give a warning about it and how it functions. This will also include when first encountering a Z.O.M.G., where he will say "This is the Z.O.M.G. The Zeppelin of Mighty Gargantuaness. Popping this is very, very difficult." even though he doesn't show it directly. This does not apply to D.D.T.s.
- These messages can be bypassed when fighting Bloonarius level 1 and 2, and when his health drops to the first skull, he spawns a Lead Bloon, but the Army Monkey does not give the message for first encountering a Lead Bloon. This will apply to all said Bloons beyond every Boss level increments. However, it is still possible to get those said messages when fighting Bloonarius.
- When playing in My Tracks mode:
- Using the required monkeys in the Monkey Teams event will also award you its rewards.
- Completing a track during the Knowledge Madness event will instantly grant you a Monkey Knowledge Pack.
- Those methods were soon patched in the Easter 2016 update.
- It is easier to map out further from the city in BMC Mobile than it is to map out far from the city in the Flash version. This is because the Flash version's "shadowed boundaries" are opaque, while the BMC Mobile ones are more translucent.
- Attepting to attack a tile where the player cannot use any towers on (i.e. the player has only Dart Monkeys, and attacks a Hills Terrain tile) will give the player the No Towers Available warning, where the Army Monkey says "You don't have any towers that you can use to attack this tile. Are you sure you still want to attack?" This means the player can only use Red Hot Spikes and road items for defense, which is pretty expensive. Not all tiles can be beaten this way.
- In the 1.10 update, the Monkey Farmer has been released as a "premium tower", making it the only Special Agent so far to be introduced in Bloons Monkey City. It can't be used until the Banana Farm Lab is built.
- However, you cannot obtain the Pro version of it, which normally would for BTD5 Deluxe or BTD5 Steam.
- It is also the only tower in the entire game to cost real money, due to having other special abilities on the player's city rather than in tile captures.
- There is no limit to how many of these the player can have.
- Since the 1.10 update, Monkey Teams events mark any eligible towers with a pair of monkey hands.
- There is no Bloon Dunes in the mobile version sadly.
- There is no Hardcore Mode. Which was in the Flash version which makes the tower cost the same as in Hard mode in BTD 5 but gives you double to the rewards (except for XP) you get from completing the level.
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