|“||Bloons TD5 has heaps of new features including all of your favorite towers from BTD4 with 8 awesome upgrades each instead of 4, and two brand new never before seen tower types. So much awesomeness: tower upgrades with cool Super Activated Abilities, new Bloon types, fun new tracks with moving parts and tunnels, powerful Special Agent towers, daily rewards, and daily challenges-a fun new challenge to play each and every day! Updates are coming all the time, and your progress is tracked for ranks, upgrades, and achievements when you log in our new NK login system. Have fun!||”|
|~ Official new description|
|“||BTD5 Is one of the most prized games in the UK, with its wonderful strategy and thinking obstacles, BTD5 is not a miss. The creator of the whole trilogy of Bloons Tower Defence is a truly artistic and creative person, so please give a cheer for the person who invented it. Thank you. Try all the Bloons Tower Defences and go through a mind boggling series. Thank you for taking your time to read this.||”|
Bloons TD 5 Flash is a Bloons Tower Defense game that was officially released on December 15, 2011 (December 13 for Ninja Kiwi accounts). According to Ninja Kiwi, the reason they released Bloons Tower Defense 4 Expansion was to tide the overwhelming demand for a new Bloons Tower Defense game, with BTD5 being so far from release at the time. Bloons TD 5 Flash was continually updated from the initial release date until the end of December 2018, as Flash was beginning to become retired at the end of 2020.
- 1 Features
- 2 News and Updates
- 3 Towers
- 4 Special Agents
- 5 Tracks
- 5.1 Beginner
- 5.1.1 Monkey Lane
- 5.1.2 Park Path
- 5.1.3 The Rink
- 5.1.4 Space Truckin'
- 5.1.5 Brick Wall
- 5.1.6 Z Factor
- 5.1.7 Fireworks
- 5.1.8 Pumpkin Patch
- 5.1.9 Maze
- 5.1.10 North Pole
- 5.1.11 3 Times Around
- 5.1.12 Lobby
- 5.1.13 Skull Peak
- 5.1.14 Express Shipping
- 5.1.15 Sprint Track
- 5.1.16 Hill Giant
- 5.1.17 Snowy Backyard
- 5.1.18 Rabbit Holes
- 5.1.19 Present Delivery
- 5.1.20 Blooms
- 5.1.21 Alpine Lake
- 5.2 Intermediate
- 5.2.1 Snake River
- 5.2.2 Bloon Circles
- 5.2.3 Archipelago
- 5.2.4 Dockside
- 5.2.5 Slalom
- 5.2.6 Jungle
- 5.2.7 Country Road
- 5.2.8 Ice Flow
- 5.2.9 Lava Fields
- 5.2.10 Water Hazard
- 5.2.11 Pyramids
- 5.2.12 MOAB Desert
- 5.2.13 Snowflake
- 5.2.14 River Rapids
- 5.2.15 Six Feet
- 5.2.16 Trick or Treat
- 5.2.17 Hearthside
- 5.2.18 Haunted Swamp
- 5.3 Advanced
- 5.4 Expert
- 5.5 Extreme
- 5.1 Beginner
- 6 Premium Upgrades
- 7 Specialty Buildings
- 8 Co-op
- 9 Daily Challenge
- 10 Special Missions
- 11 Quests
- 12 Economical tips
- 13 Trivia
- 14 Gallery
- 15 External Links
This game is filled with new features such as:
- Tunnels and moving parts for tracks.
- New tracks. There are 71 additional tracks added up in updates now.
- Extreme Difficulty introduced.
- Z.O.M.G. addition.
- Addition of towers such as the Sniper Monkey, Ninja Monkey, Monkey Sub, and the change of Monkey Beacon to Monkey Village.
- Camo Bloons come out in different kinds of bloons now, and stay camo until all layers of the bloon are popped or Signal Flare, Cleansing Foam or a Submerged Monkey Sub is used.
- Regrowth Bloons added.
- Daily Challenges added.
- Special Missions added.
- Special Agents added
- Monkey Money added.
- Special Abilities added.
- Specialty Buildings added.
- Accounts (Flash only)
- 2 paths in 4 upgrades for towers instead of 1, plus their respective Special Abilities.
- XP in unlocking tower upgrades
- More surprises and bonuses.
- Improved more than 17 towers.
- A button to turn Pre-Round Comments off.
- Premiums using Monkey Money in the current game/track added.
- Reverse Mode added
- Achievements for Awesome Points added.
- Fast track mode unlocked for3000 added
- Co-op mode added
- Co-op map difficulty choice added as well.
Compared to Bloons TD 5 Mobile and its other platform counterparts, Flash is very different. Many differences between the versions of the game exist.
News and Updates
|News and Updates|
Do note that Vault Challenge additions after October 23rd, 2013 are added up to the previous month of the update addition. For example, an update on July 23, 2016, would update their Vault Challenges up to June 30, 2016.
|Dart Monkey||Shoots a single dart that pops a single bloon. A good, cheap tower suitable for early rounds and a little above.||$170/$200/$215||Q|
|Tack Shooter||Shoots 8 tacks spread in all directions, each tack can pop 1 bloon. Has short range and medium-slow fire rate.||$305/$360/$390||W|
|Sniper Monkey||Armed with a high-tech long range rifle, pops 2 layers of bloons with unlimited range.||$300/$350/$430||E|
|Boomerang Thrower||Throws a single boomerang in a single arc back round to the monkey. Each boomerang can pop 3 bloons.||$325/$380/$430||R|
|Ninja Monkey||Stealthy tower that can see Camo Bloons and throw sharp shurikens rapidly.||$425/$500/$650||T|
|Bomb Tower||Shoots a single bomb that explodes in a radius burst on impact. Good range, medium-slow fire rate. Can pop every bloons but not black or zebra bloons.||$555/$650/$700||Y|
|Ice Tower||Freezes bloons in its burst radius for a short time. Frozen bloons are immune to sharp objects.||$255/$300/$410||A|
|Glue Gunner||Shoots a glob of monkey glue at a single bloon. Glued bloons move more slowly than normal.||$230/$270/$325||S|
|Monkey Buccaneer||Monkey Buccaneers can only be placed in the water. Shoots a single, heavy dart that can pop up to 5 bloons each.||$425/$500/$650||D|
|Monkey Ace||Patrols the skies above the action, regularly strafing the area with powerful darts in 8 directions.||$765/$900/$1025||F|
|Super Monkey||Throws darts incredibily fast. Has long range and lots of insanely powerful upgrades. Immense Penetrating Power.||$2975/$3500/$3780||G|
|Monkey Apprentice||Trained in the arts of monkey magic, the Monkey Apprentice weaves magical bolts of power that pop bloons. Each shot can pop 2 bloons. Can upgrade to cast additional spells.||$470/$550/$595||H|
|Monkey Village||Monkey Village does not attack, but instead lowers the cost of all towers and upgrades in radius by 10%. Has many useful upgrades that help nearby towers.||$1360/$1600/$1730||C|
|Banana Farm||Banana Farms grow bananas that you can collect to turn into cash. When your farm produces some bananas, collect them by moving your mouse over them. Don't leave them too long however, or they will spoil!||$850/$1000/$1080||V|
|Mortar Tower||Targets a specific bit of ground anywhere on the screen. Launches explosive mortar shells to that spot. Useful for placing far away from the track to make room for other towers.||$640/$750/$865||B|
|Dartling Gun||Shoots darts like a mini gun, super fast but not very accurate. The Dartling Gun shoots towards wherever your mouse is, so you control how effective it is!||$810/$950/$1025||N|
|Spike Factory||Generates piles of road spikes on bits of nearby track. Each pile can pop 5 bloons, and unused spikes disappear at the end of each round.||$640/$750/$755||M|
|Monkey Sub||Water based tower that shoots homing darts. Can upgrade to shoot at Bloons in the radius of any other tower. Can also upgrade to submerge and become a support tower.||$300/$350/$430||J|
There are 66 tracks, 26 are playable on Co-op mode and other 4 maps are exclusive to Co-Op mode.
- Main article: Premium Upgrades (BTD5)
Premium Upgrades can be purchased with NK Coins by clicking the premium store at the Main Menu screen. Once purchased, they can be turned on and off freely from the Premium Store, or before entering a mission.
Since the update on June 28, 2012, some premium upgrades can be bought by Monkey Money before a mission, but then they are used only as a one time upgrade for that mission. Premiums now cost more as a result of that update.
- Main article: Specialty Buildings
Specialty Buildings are ways to specialise in any one tower type in Bloons TD 5. The buildings buff a tower in certain ways but it also increases the cost of another tower and it's upgrades by 5%. A plot of land must be purchased for 250. Then, a Specialty Building can be build on top of it. After that, every Building can be upgraded up to 2 times. In BTD5 Mobile and BTD5 Steam, it can only be upgraded 3 times.
While all Specialty Buildings can be bought, only one can be active at a time. Purchased Specialty Buildings can be activated or deactivated by clicking on the "Activate" or "Deactivate" button appearing over the Specialty Buildings "shop".
The first upgrade reduces the price by 5%, while the second one mostly increases the fire rate of the tower by 10% (second upgrade generally costs the same as the first). The third and fourth upgrade is special and different for each tower. It also costs more than the first two upgrades.
Co-Op Mode is a mode that was released on 26th March, 2013. It involves two players cooperating on a random or private chosen game of BTD5 on a chosen map and difficulty.
The player unlocks it upon reaching at least Rank 10. It is only available for up to two players per game. The player may choose a random game based on their preferred difficulty(s) (Easy, Medium, Hard) and map difficulty(s) (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert, but not Extreme); afterwards, they will wait for another player that matches the selected criteria as the player. Soon, both players will be ready to play their Co-Op Mode game.
- Main article: Daily Challenge
Daily Challenge is a special mode in Bloons TD 5 that was added in an update on Jan 27, 2012. The player must beat the pre-defined track with some special conditions, like a restriction to only certain types of towers, road items, upgrades or custom RBE. The Daily Challenge changes at midnight (GMT/UTC). The player must be registered and logged in with a Ninja Kiwi account to attempt Daily Challenges. At least Rank 19 to play Daily Challenges and no saves are allowed during Daily Challenges.
A player was capable of creating Daily Challenges by registering here and posting suggestions here. Only then did the player had a chance of having their Daily Challenge suggestion accepted and implemented into the game. Since there are no new BTD5 Daily Challenges as of June 30th 2018, this is no longer possible to request BTD5 Daily Challenges.
- Main article: Special Missions
Special Missions are a gameplay type in Bloons TD 5 similar to Daily Challenges. This game mode was added to the game on Feb 9, 2012. The difficulty in each Special Mission can be Medium, Hard, or Apopalypse Mode. Special Missions are unlocked at Rank 10 and over, and saves are not allowed.
- Main articles: Quests (BTD5), Quests
Quests are optional tasks that involve popping a certain number of bloons, either from pops by any tower or only by a specific tower with a specific upgrade. It was first introduced on December 2015. Completing requests gains rewards such as agents, monkey money, or towers. Some last 1 day, and others last 5 days. Quests reset at 00:00 UTC.
- Main article: Bloononomics
- The Mad Snowman makes a cameo appearance on the Christmas-themed main menu.
- A certain rank is required to unlock expert and extreme tracks.
- Pressing a certain key (a hotkey) allows you to place a tower without moving your mouse to select it.
- Since the new Tribal Turtle Special Agent was added, the music has gotten faster-paced and new pictures appear for each specific upgrade.
- The sounds heard for upgrading towers and popping bloons are sounds from Bloons 2.
- There appears to be a BMC design of the Mortar Monkey writing on a pad when there is a window that mentions "earn free Monkey Money".
- Unlike the Bloons TD 4 series, the player needs to collect the bananas from the Banana Farms.
- A green floppy disk symbol () in the upper-right corner means that your internet connection is fine, while a red/orange one () means that your game has not synchronized with the Ninja Kiwi server, and you can lose all your future progress, until it changes back to green again. You won't earn Monkey Money, Awesome Points or medals when the game is not synchronized.
- The Track Difficulty means how challenging the track is to beat, while the three difficulty modes for each track (Easy, Medium, and Hard) only change the price of everything, how many rounds the player has to pass, how many lives the player has, and how fast the bloons move.
- This game has the 3rd online animation style in Bloons series, the first is the animation used in Bloons and in the first 5 BTD games, and the second is the animation used in Bloons 2 and Bloons Blast.
- This is the first Bloons TD game that allows you to build towers on a section of the bloons' path.
- The Extreme Difficulty has no save feature, Sandbox, Apopalypse, Deflation, or Fast-Track mode and costs some Monkey Money to try.
- The former round limit was 500, however that limit was removed after people started reaching that far.
- However, the Deluxe version still has it.
- A new BTD5 was added to the Mac App Store, which includes every tower including the ones in the mobile version.
- This game had rivaled Plants vs. Zombies 2, a game made by PopCap, since both games gained insane popularity.
- Most of the towers' upgrades prices are the same as the previous games.
- The overall popping power of Ground Zero is much less in BTD5 Steam compared to the flash version.
- After the end of support for Flash in 2021, the servers for Co-Op Mode in the Flash version are still up to this day if you have ninja kiwi archive.
- The name "Bloons Tower Defense 5" has been written as such when clicking the Ninja Kiwi link for it, but when shown on the Ninja Kiwi Archives app or the startup screen, it displays "Bloons TD 5".
- Play Bloons TD 5 on Ninja Kiwi's website
- Play Bloons TD 5 on Miniclip
- Play Bloons TD 5 on Kongregate
- Play Bloons TD 5 on Armor Games
- Play Bloons TD 5 on Newgrounds