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This article is about the browser-based version of Bloons Tower Defense 5. For the most widely used app-based version of BTD5, see Bloons Tower Defense 5 Mobile.
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.
~ GameRate

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.


This game is filled with new features such as:

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

Bloons TD 5 Official trailer

BTD5 Official Trailer


Bloons TD 5 - First 20 Levels

BTD5 First 20 Levels video released prior to game's release

The first main menu screen.

The main menu screen during Halloween.

The title screen during Christmas.

The main menu screen during Christmas.

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.

  • On December 1st, 2011, a teaser web page for Bloons TD 5 was released, with lots of new information and images, among many other things. This teaser site ( is no longer available.
  • On December 5th, 2011, a video of the first 20 levels gameplay was released on the NK blog.
  • On December 13th, 2011, the game was released for all Ninja Kiwi accounts.
  • On December 16th, 2011, the game was officially released to the public.
  • On January 13th, 2012, a new Special Agent was added to the game. The Meerkat Spy grants Camo Bloon detection to towers in its radius and costs Monkey Dollar.png60.
  • On January 19th, 2012, a Treasure Chest at the Main Menu was added, giving free Monkey Money daily for Ninja Kiwi account users.
  • On January 27th, 2012, Daily Challenges were added where the player can earn Monkey Money for every challenge they complete. A unique challenge is available everyday.
  • On February 2nd, 2012, a new track was released in the game. The track is called The Rink and is a beginner track.
  • On February 10th, 2012, Special Missions were added to the game, with 2 missions available: Full House and MOAB Madness.
  • On February 24th, 2012, an update was added, allowing Double XP until February 26th, 2012.
  • On March 1st, 2012, a new Special Agent the Bloonsday Device was added. At a price of Monkey Dollar.png500, it is expensive, but with an amazing power to zap bloons from the sky.
  • On March 8th, 2012, 4 new Special Missions added: Short-Lived, Fast Upgrades, Special Agents Only and There Can Be Only One.
  • On March 15th, 2012, the Spike Factory tower was released in BTD5.
  • On March 22nd, 2012, all Premiums went on sale for 30% off (in store AND in cash) until March 25th, 2012. There were also big balance changes to the game (full patch notes on
  • On March 29th, 2012, a new special agent called the Tribal Turtle was released. It is unique in that it can be placed in both land and water. New artwork was added so that a different portrait will show above the target priority when a tower is upgraded. Furthermore, the music was changed to a higher pitch.
  • On April 4th, 2012, new maps were released: Snake River, an Intermediate Difficulty track, and Bloontonium Lab, the first Extreme Difficulty track.
  • On April 12th, 2012, more Special Missions were added: Covert Pops, a mission full of Camo Bloons and Protect Monkey Town, with a Monkey Town in the centre of the map to protect. Also, Round 65 became harder as 2 B.F.B.s were added to it.
  • On April 19th, 2012, Special Agent Pros were added to the game. These are permanent upgrades for Special Agents after being placed down a certain number of times. The times required are different for each Special Agent.
  • On April 23rd, 2012, replaying tracks already completed will yield 20% of original Monkey Money reward. Also, if the player clicks on the signboard in the lower-left corner of the main screen, detailed information about update news will appear.
  • On April 26th, 2012, a double Monkey Money weekend was added as an update, providing double Monkey Money for all tracks, Daily Challenges rewards, Special Missions, Treasure Chest, even double the original amount of Monkey Money for Premium purchases. New Monkey Money purchase options were added to the Premium Store, with players seeing Huge Pile O' Monkey Money and Mountain O' Monkey Money for the first time.
  • On May 2nd, 2012, Daily Challenge Vaults were released, allowing all previous Daily Challenges to be played again, albeit with only 40% of the original Monkey Money reward.
  • On May 10th, 2012, two new tracks were released: Lightning Scar, a new Advanced Difficulty track and Main Street, a less challenging Extreme track.
  • On May 17th, 2012, 2 new agents were released: the Pontoon and Portable Lake. These new "terrain agents" allow water and land-exclusive towers to be placed on land and water respectively, via the use of the Special Agents. In addition, the March Daily Challenge Vault was released, and the "Otherworldly" achievement was removed from the game.
  • On May 24th, 2012, the Wizard Lord special mission was added. This powerful new Special Mission provides a free, exclusive tower called the Wizard Lord, upgraded 4/4 with Monkey Apprentice upgrades. However, it absorbs the most expensive tower on the field every second round and Super Monkey Storms are disabled in-game.
  • On May 31st, 2012, players could earn double Experience Points (both rank XP and tower XP) until June 3rd.
  • On June 7th, 2012, the "Summer Bonus" update was released, including double XP and double Monkey Money until June 10th. Also, new brighter colors was added to the main menu screen.
  • On June 14th, 2012, Specialty Buildings were added to the game, introducing the Dart Training Facility, Tack Research Center, Boomererang Dojo, Bombing Range and the Mage Spire; the main menu screen was also modified with extra room provided for Specialty Buildings.
  • On June 21st, 2012, 5 more Specialty Buildings were added, including the Ice Fortress, Ninja Academy, Spikes R Us, Mortar Emplacement and the Ace Private Hangar.
  • On June 28th, 2012, an option was added in-game to allow the player to purchase Monkey Money without having to go to the Premium Store to buy it. Double Monkey Money came again until July 4th. You can also buy Premium Upgrades with Monkey Money before you start a game as temporary perks that exist only for that game. Also, prices of some Premium Upgrades were increased.
  • On July 5th, 2012, the last five Specialty Buildings were added: the Pirate Cove, Glue Supply Depot, Dartling Ammo Dump, Rifle Range, and the Super Monkey Lair.
  • On July 12, 2012, the April Daily Challenge Vault was released, along with a Treasure Chest Monkey Money multiplier for the players who log into Bloon Tower Defense 5 for multiple days in a row. The multiplier caps at 5 but the player's streak does not.
  • On July 19th, 2012, a new Intermediate Difficulty track called Dockside was released.
  • On July 27th, 2012, all premiums were on a 30% sale until July 29th. Furthermore, Double Cash was removed from the Premium Store.
  • On August 2nd, 2012, a new Expert track called Death Valley, was released. Also, the price for Lightning Bolt was increased.
  • On August 10th, 2012, the May Daily Challenge Vault was released. Also, the Mega Monkey Everything Pack was reduced in price to CoinsIcon.png250.
  • On August 17th, 2012, a new Expert track called Drag Strip, was released.
  • On August 22nd, Bloons TD 5 was released on Kongregate. All players playing BTD5 on Kongregate will need to use Kreds, the Kongregate premium currency, to purchase premiums.
  • On August 23rd, 2012 there was double Monkey Money until August 26th, 2012.
  • On August 30th, 2012, a new Beginner track called Space Truckin' was released.
  • On September 6th, 2012, another new Intermediate track named Slalom was released. Also, logged in users will now have their username displayed on left side of "Rank" in main menu, while logged out users will have "Guest" displayed instead.
  • On September 14th, 2012, the June Daily Challenge Vault was released.
  • On September 20th, 2012, all premiums received a 30% discount until September 23rd.
  • On September 27th, 2012, the Bloonsday Device was reduced in price to Monkey Dollar.png250. Furthermore, all regular Special Agents that the player has purchased or purchases will become Special Agent Pros temporarily until October 1, 2012. Any agents bought during this period also counted towards pro count.
  • On October 4th, 2012, there was double Monkey Money until October 7th, 2012.
  • On October 11th, 2012, the July Daily Challenge Vault was released.
  • On October 18th, 2012, all Specialty Buildings were temporarily available along with their third tier upgrades until October 25th.
  • On October 25th, 2012, there was Double Monkey Money until October 28th, 2012.
  • On November 1st, 2012, the August Daily Challenge Vault was released.
  • On November 8th, 2012, a new track on Advanced Difficulty, Downstream, was released.
  • On November 15th, 2012, a new option was added to play tracks on Reverse Mode; when the "reverse" box is checked, bloons come from the exits and exit at the entrances.
  • On November 23rd, 2012, the September Daily Challenge Vault was released.
  • On November 30th, 2012, all Special Agents were pro until December 3rd.
  • On December 7th, 2012, all Specialty Buildings were available for free use until December 10th.
  • On December 13th, 2012, two new tracks, Z Factor (a Beginner Track) and The Eye (an Advanced Track) were released.
  • On December 19th, 2012, there was double Monkey Money and 30% off premiums until January 8th.
  • On January 17th, 2013, the October Daily Challenge Vault was released.
  • On January 31th, 2013, the November Daily Challenge Vault and a new Beginner Difficulty track named Brick Wall was released.
  • On February 7th, 2013, all Special Agents were pro until February 14th.
  • On February 15th, 2013, a new option was added to play tracks on Fast-Track Mode. The player starts on round 26 with $5000 Money. The mode can be unlocked for Monkey Dollar.png3000.
  • On March 25th, 2013, Co-op Mode was added to BTD5, featuring new tracks exclusive to Co-op Mode including Alpine Lake, Haunted Swamp, Cash Money and Spider Map.
  • On May 1st, 2013, a new advanced track called The Great Divide was released.
  • On May 27th, 2013, the December and January Daily Challenge Vaults were released.
  • On June 14th, 2013, a new intermediate track called Jungle was released and the design of the lightning bolt upgrade was changed.
  • On August 29th, 2013, 3 new maps where released: A beginner track called Fireworks, an intermediate track called Country Road & an expert track called Tunnels. Small changes were made to the towers as well. The changes can be found here.
  • On September 26th, 2013, several towers were rebalanced.
  • On October 25th, 2013, 4 new tracks were released, namely; Pumpkin Patch, Maze, Scorched Earth, and Tree Tops. The Daily Challenge Vault was updated once again, and the main menu became Halloween themed.
  • On November 27th, 2013, the track, North Pole, was added to the game & the main menu became Christmas themed.
  • On December 19th, 2013, 5 new tracks were released, namely; 3 Times Around, Ice Flow, Lava Fields, Rink Revenge, and Runway.
  • On February 7th, 2014, 2 new tracks were added, namely; Water Hazard and Dune Sea.
  • On March 19th, 2014, 2 new tracks were released, named Lobby (Beginner) and Down the Drain (Expert).
  • On June 20th, 2014, a new beginner track was added, Skull Peak. Nine new daily challenge vaults were also added.
  • On August 1, 2014, a new merchandise stand was added to the main menu. Clicking on this stand will send the player to the new Bloons section of Ntensify, where they can buy Bloons related merchandise.
  • On October 25, 2014, an advanced map called Crypt Keeper was added to the game. 4 daily challenge vaults were also added.
  • On December 15, 2014, four new tracks named Express Shipping, Pyramids, Candyland, and Tar Pits were added along with 2 daily challenge vaults.
  • On March 3, 2015, a new intermediate track, MOAB Desert, as well as challenge vaults from December 2014 to February 2015, were added.
  • On May 8, 2015, a new beginner track, Sprint Track, as well as challenge vaults from March and April 2015, were added.
  • On May 21, 2015, a new advanced track, Battle Knot, was added.
  • On July 23, 2015, the Monkey Sub was released as a new tower with a phisically new appearance in both artwork and gameplay.
  • On October 15, 2015, a new Halloween-themed track called Spooky Castle was added.
  • On December 7, 2015, a new Christmas-themed track called Snowflake was added.
  • On March 23, 2016, a new Easter-themed track called Hill Giant was added.
  • On July 21, 2016, a new intermediate track, River Rapids was added.
  • On October 25, 2016, a new Intermediate track Six Feet. Also updated to Sept 2016 Vaults.
  • On December 25, 2016, a new Christmas-themed beginner track called Snowy Backyard was added. DC Vaults up to November 2016 were updated.
  • On April 12, 2017, a new Easter-themed beginner track Rabbit Holes was released. DC Vaults were also updated to March 2017.
  • On October 24, 2017, a new Halloween-themed expert track Dark Forest was released. DC Vaults were also updated to September 2017.
  • On December 19, 2017, a new Christmas-themed beginner track called Present Delivery was added. DC Vaults up to November 2017 were updated.
  • On early June 2018, they have updated the game to promote the upcoming BTD6, along with updating the game to directly promote the BTD6 game on June 13th 2018. A few days later, the map Blooms was released to BTD5 Flash.
  • On June 30, 2018, the final new Daily Challenge was released, stating that "Daily Challenges will be recycled from previously created challenges", along with "Thank you for playing! See you in Bloons TD 6!" Alongside is the updating of the DC Vaults, updating up to June 2018.
  • Around October 20, 2018, a new Halloween-themed intermediate track called Trick or Treat was silently added to the game.
  • Around December 21st, 2018, a new Christmas-themed intermediate track called Hearthside was released, once again silently added. This is the last update to BTD5 Flash.


Tower Ability Cost Hotkey
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

Special Agents[]

Special Agents
  • Portable Lake - "Nowhere to float your boat? Smart Monkeys know they can place a Portable Lake on land, allowing any water unit to be deployed within its waters." Cost: Monkey Dollar.png40.
  • Pontoon - "Place almost any land tower on water with the Pontoon! Deploy the Pontoon on water, then place your land tower on top." Cost: Monkey Dollar.png40.
  • Tribal Turtle - "Tribal Turtle can live on land or water. Throws spears and coconuts, coconuts do extra damage to ceramic bloons, and can pop lead or frozen bloons." Cost: Monkey Dollar.png85.
  • Bloonsday Device - "The apex of monkey tech, the otherworldly Bloonsday Device gives you temporary control of their orbital strike satellite, whose beam destroys all bloons and does big damage to MOAB - class bloons." Cost: Monkey Dollar.png250 (previously Monkey Dollar.png500)
  • Meerkat Spy - "Meerkat Spy has no attack, but instead uses his super keen senses to spot Camo Bloons, granting Camo Detection to all towers within his radius." Cost: Monkey Dollar.png60.
  • Beekeeper - "This special agent has a hive of angry bees that zip to their

    A note from Ninja Kiwi about the Beekeeper

    targets and sting bloons until all layers are popped. Stingers can't get through lead or ice but regrower bloons beware." Cost: Monkey Dollar.png120.
  • Super Monkey Storm - "It's a bird, it's a plane. it's a squadron of flying super powered laser-beamin' monkeys who destroy every bloon on the screen and do big damage to MOAB class bloons. Cost: Monkey Dollar.png50.
  • Angry Squirrel - "Armed with sharp acorns, this special agent goes berserk when bloons leak. For a few seconds, he attacks super fast, can spot camo, and pop lead." Cost: Monkey Dollar.png60.
  • Bloonberry Bush - "Place this fast-growing bloon killer right on the track. Loses a thorn for each bloon popped, but grows 5 thorns between rounds, up to 200. You protect it, it'll protect you." Cost: Monkey Dollar.png50.


There are 66 tracks, 26 are playable on Co-op mode and other 4 maps are exclusive to Co-Op mode.


Monkey Lane[]

  • A long and grassy track. The first beginner track of all. This track has tunnels that bloons can go through. Towers cannot attack bloons but can attack MOABs when they're floating above the tunnels. There is no water on this track.

Park Path[]

  • A clean, nice environmental, long and curvy track. There is water in the form of a stream in this track. Tack Shooters are good where the track has U-Turns. The pool of water in the center is acually a bad spot for pirates, as they'll miss a lot.

The Rink[]

  • This track is based on an icy rink. The shape of the track is similar to a Mac's command key. There is water in this track as a hole in the ice which can fit up to 3 Monkey Buccaneers. Penguins can be seen sliding across the track. This is quite possibly the easiest track, since bloons come near the middle 4 times. It's best to put a good tower in the middle, such as a super monkey. This track was added February 2, 2012.

Space Truckin'[]

  • A loopy track. Located in space. The 4 planets will loop until the end. You cannot place towers in the sun but only in the planets (The water on Earth is for Monkey Buccaneers). You can even put towers on the moon. This is good for Ice Towers,Tack Shooters and Sniper Monkeys because of the loopy parts. You can see some falling comets there. This track was added August 30, 2012.

Brick Wall[]

  • A land with flowery, grassy scenery. Brick Wall is one of the beginner tracks added on February 1, 2013. A shaped-like claw track. Best for Tack Shooters and Ice Towers. The bloons follow the brick wall back and forth to the exit, Hence the name. There is water in the form of two ponds separated each other that can buccaneers placed in it.

Z Factor[]

  • Z Factor is one of the beginner tracks added on December 13, 2012. A stony track with 2, gray paths. The form of bloons' path is wavy in a form of Z. This is the only beginner track in BTD Series that has 2 paths. This is good for ice towers and tack shooters at its centerpart of two paths. No water in this area.


  • A place tooks in the forest, with barrels of fireworks and a celebration that might have scarred the grass into a shape of a firework explosion due to the rocket going haywire. No water. This track was added on August 28, 2013

Pumpkin Patch[]

  • Most of the track is covered with dirt. Scattered across the track are pumpkins, which won't block tower placement. The path is quite long and simple, perfect for Tack Shooters and Ice Towers especially on all the U-turns of the track. In the middle is a pond, on which you can place water towers. Added on October 24, 2013.


  • A garden, long maze track.Every third bloon passing an intersection will travel to a blocked path and return to the right path. This track is perfect for building Tack Shooters and Ice Towers. A single Monkey Buccaneer can be placed on the fountain that contains water. Added on October 24, 2013.

North Pole[]

  • A snowy track and with a theme "Christmas." There are colorful glowing lights in the track. There are several house elves, with Santa's workshop above the track. The appearance of the path is similar to the track Slalom. There is water in the form of two ponds at the sides of the track where Monkey Buccaneers can be built. Added November 27, 2013.

3 Times Around[]

  • A grassy environment. The bloons will loop around a single circle three times, hence the name. There is water in the form of a straight river. Added December 19, 2013.


  • A circular track located in a lobby, hence the name, with a highly-polished floor. There is one path for the bloons to appear. There is water at the top-right and bottom-left of the second circle from the centre. This track was added on March 19, 2014.

Skull Peak[]

  • A track that is featured on a mountainous terrain with high cliffs and a nest, along with a skull-shaped rock with a pond and bridges in front of the skull. It was released on June 20, 2014.

Express Shipping[]

  • A track with boxes and bloons go around the boxes as it goes. Towers and agents can only be placed on the boxes. This track was added on December 15, 2014.

Sprint Track[]

  • This track is set on a track, hence the name. The track has three lanes that act as the paths for the bloons to follow. This track was added on May 8, 2015.

Hill Giant[]

  • The whole track is shaped like a rabbit with a folded ear on the track's left. This track was debuted in the Easter 2016 update, on March 23, 2016.

Snowy Backyard[]

  • A rather simple snowy track with several cornered turns and one small rectangular lake towards the end of the track. This was released on December 19, 2016.

Rabbit Holes[]

  • A track with a path going in and out of rabbit holes through a flowery meadow. This track was released in the Easter 2017 update, on April 16, 2017.

Present Delivery[]

  • It appears to be a Christmas-themed track, where the path is basically made out of stone while the rest of the map is snowy. This track was added to on December 19, 2017.


  • This is a spring-themed track that has a long river crossing the whole track and many flowers. It was also released on June 18, 2018.

Alpine Lake[]

  • A grassy place with two symmetrical lakes. There are two paths that loop around the lakes. This track was added on March 26, 2013 and it is exclusive to Co-op Mode.


Snake River[]

  • Located in a river. A curvy track in which bloons cross through two rivers which converge into one. There is a bit of water at the edge of the river. This track has opposite counterparts to the track Lightning Scar. This track was added in April 4, 2012.

Bloon Circles[]

  • A track in a wheat field that look like crop circles. The track splits in two and bloons go in a loop in some parts. A vehicle can be seen of bottom-left and a scarecrow on the top-right. No water in this track.


  • A track that is a group of islands. This is the 1st Intermediate with lots of water. This track is mostly water with a few islands and a shipwreck in the top corner. Good track for Monkey Buccaneers and Tribal Turtles.


  • Located at a dock. With boats and ships, you can place towers there. There is lots of water and the bloons come from the top right corner. This is the 2nd track which has a lots of water. They move around and exit at the bottom left corner. This track was added July 19, 2012.


  • Similarly to The Rink, this track is located in the cool icy areas. There are mountainous areas, roadmarks, rocks, trees and skies.Bloons move down from the top, performing 6 U-turns before exiting. A decent patch of water in the near the middle of the map. This track was added September 6, 2012.


  • It is a jungle track with many trees, plants, vines, cliffs, swings, and grasses, Hence the name. It is composed of two short jungle paths that turns once each path. Nevermind the short paths, just make a way on how to achieve this track. No water. Added on June 14 2013 and it can be played on Co-op mode.

Country Road[]

  • A countryside track. With 4 entrances and exits (one at a time), this may causes confusion as the bloons go up in the circle and go into the exit. Bloons loop around the circle only one time so be prepared. There is a water in the form of a pond in the bottom-left corner of your screen. (Added August 28, 2013). And it can be played on Co-op mode.

Ice Flow[]

  • A track composed of ice floating and melting into pieces. You can build only two Banana Farms in this track. This track is surrounded by water, which a lot of Buccaneers can be placed there. Added December 19, 2013.

Lava Fields[]

  • A dark, volcanic terrain. A track composed of bubbling volcanic lavas which all towers can't be placed there. There are two paths crossing each other, then loop one of the circles. No water. Available on Co-op Mode. Added December 19, 2013.

Water Hazard[]

  • A track in symmetrical form, located in a golf course and a hilly terrain. There are 2 paths. They follow the outline of the track. It was released on February 7, 2014.


  • A track where bloons go around or on top of pyramids. It is in a desert area. The track was added on December 15, 2014.

MOAB Desert[]

  • A desert track that contains a wrecked MOAB in the center. There is water in the bottom of the track. The bloons simply go around the MOAB. This was probably an inspiration of White MOAB on Deluxe. Added March 4, 2015.


  • The track appears to be a snowflake on a land full of snow. The bloons go down the left side of the snowflake and circle round. After going around a second time, it will exit through the bottom. The track was added on December 7th, 2015.

River Rapids[]

  • This track is another water-dominant track, as it has a large body of river water with a large number of small rocky islands. Such small rocky islands make it difficult for large-footprint landbased towers. However, such large amount of water may make it useful for water-based towers, particularly with spamming in Monkey Subs.

Six Feet[]

  • A haunted track full of forest. In the middle is what appears to be a hole for a coffin. Unlike most tracks, this track has an unusually large amount of unplaceable land in the form of forest. The only placeable land is in the wide open center of the visible path of the bloons. This was released in October 25, 2016 as part of the 2016 Halloween update.

Trick or Treat[]

  • A beginner track. It consists of 2 paths wrapping around 3 pumpkins. no water.


  • Hearthside is an intermediate track in Bloons Tower Defense 5, released in December 13th 2018 as part of the 2018 Christmas update. It's in a house, and the bloons come out of the fireplace and leave through the front door. there's a small pool of water on the bottom for subs and pirates.

Haunted Swamp[]

  • A dark scene, with lots of U-turns. There are some trees at the corner of the track. There are two lakes which can have Monkey Buccaneers placed on. This track was added on March 26, 2013 and it is exclusive to Co-op Mode.


Mount Magma[]

  • A desolated track. A track based on a volcano (specifically, the setting for the final stage of Bloons 2). In original mode, Bloons spiral in the center and go out to 4 different paths. In reverse mode, You place your towers on the side of the volcano, but not in the lava. The places of towers divides into 4. No water here.


  • In a mechanical pipewall. A pipe like track that branches in two that is grey in color. In the center there is a cog that switches and rotates every 2 rounds, opening and closing paths. When both switched ups and downs, it is difficult to pop bloons because they are separated and further each from other. There is no water.

Lightning Scar[]

  • Located at the barrens. Paths are straight. This track has opposite counterparts to the track Snake River. A flash track that resembles a lightning bolt. In original mode, Bloons come from the top and split into 2 paths on the bottom. In reverse mode, Bloons come from 2 paths at the bottom and splits out into 1 path. The path is looked-like an ash. There is no water. This track was added May 10, 2012.


  • Silent, fresh, grassy environment. A track in a riverlike form, composed of 3 small islands on the river, In original mode, The bloons appear in on the top, which has 2 entrances; and exits to the bottom, which has 4 exits; this means one path for the entrance is equals to 2 paths for the exit. There is water on the river, but it is colored moss-green. This track was added on November 8, 2012.

The Eye[]

  • A track shaped like an eye. The eye seems to be made of colored stone tiles. There are 4 paths. They form in 1 U-turn each path. In the centerpart of the eye, the tower that is good to place on it is the ice tower with its upgrade (Arctic Wind, path 1). There is no water. This track was added on December 12, 2012.

The Great Divide[]

  • Two separate, identical paths with a large crack/crevice in the middle, Hence, the name itself. This is considerably hard due to its paths. One entrance and one exit each path. There is no water. This track was added on May 1, 2013.

Scorched Earth[]

  • A magic ring that is not completed, with some symbols around it where the six symbols at the top is glowing blue. The bloons take one of three ways into the middle, goes around the middle and exits out of one of the three exits. No water. Added on October 24, 2013 and it can be played on Co-op mode.

Rink Revenge[]

  • The terrain is similar to The Rink, the easiest counterpart of it. There are two paths that the bloons turns once, then crossing each other. There are pool of waters at the top-right corner and at the bottom-left corner. Available on Co-op Mode. Added December 19, 2013.

Dune Sea[]

  • A sandy track. There are 2 hidden paths that intersects at the beginning and the end of the track. They do sometimes a curve effect. It was released on February 7, 2014.

Crypt Keeper[]

  • This track takes place in a graveyard. The track starts on a stone path that branches into 2. The ends of the stone path teleport the bloons to one of ten spectral paths coming from gravestones and leading into two large graves. Added October 24, 2014.


  • Takes place on a place with candy and there are 2 candy canes where the bloons go. Milk in the middle is water. This track was added December 15, 2014.

Battle Knot[]

  • It is a track of three ropes. Each rope represents one entry and one exit. Bloons move from the edge of the track, then the middle, then to another part of the edge of the track. An advanced track that debuted on May 21, 2015.

Cash Money[]

  • A track shaped like a dollar symbol ($). There are lots of coins everywhere. Towers can be placed even in the coins. There are two little lakes which can have Monkey Buccaneers placed on. This track was added on March 26, 2013 and it is exclusive to Co-op Mode.



  • A track on a clock. Depending on where the clock hands point, that is where the bloons go. The clock looks like Big Ben. No water on this track. (Unlocked at Rank 28)


  • A track that is on the top of a castle. In original, The bloons come out of two different paths, which they are farther each other, and meet at the end. In reverse, The bloons appear on top, and separates each other with 2 different paths. The water here is in the form of a moat. (Unlocked at Rank 34)

Death Valley[]

  • Located in the mountainous desert. This is a very hard track that the 2 paths can't meet. There are 2 paths: Above is the longer path; the other one below is the shorter path. In original, The bloons starts to appear from the left and exits to the right. There is no water. This track was added August 02, 2012. (Unlocked at Rank 40)

Drag Strip[]

  • Two separate parallel paths which take on the appearance of race track. The bloons move from right to left. At the beginning of each round, a cart on each track move across as an animation, with a Technological Terror on one and a Master of Fire on another. There is no water. The bloons followed the black paths in a zigzag way to avoid difficult as Main Street . This track was added August 17, 2012. (Unlocked at Rank 41)


  • The bloons go in the tunnel and passes next to it, hence, the name. The time of the bloons is considerably short, so be prepared. MOAB-class bloons can easily be damaged because it floats through the tunnels as it is visible for us to see. No water. Added August 28, 2013 (Unlocked at Rank 32).

Tree Tops[]

  • The bloons go on 2 paths from the upper-right corner down to the lower-left corner of the map. The area to place towers on here is very limited as you only can place them on the X-shaped wooden path. No water. Added October 24, 2013. (Unlocked at Rank 43)


  • Located at the airport runway. Bloons travel on 2 paths that follow the corners of the runway, hence the name. There is an unknown building at the bottom-left corner. No water. Playable on Co-op Mode. Added December 19, 2013. (Unlocked at Rank 44)

Down the Drain[]

  • An earthy track composed of 4 pipes connected to a pool of water. These pipes are the bloons' paths. This could be a very hard track since it is composed of 4 paths (entrances and exits). It was released on March 19, 2014, same as Lobby.

Spooky Castle[]

  • A track that is very similar to the track Castle except that the Bloons start at the back of the castle and the front of the castle. There a few pumpkins on the castle and the land around it. The bare trees and the water is animated and this track takes place at night. There are spooky faces on the water and the Bloons' path glows. This track was added October 14, 2015.

Dark Forest[]

  • This track is located in a forest clearing, at night. There are trees around the edge of the map. A river runs from top to bottom, with a pool in the middle. Mist surrounds some of the path ends. There are four paths. It was released on October 24, 2017.

Spider Map[]

  • A track shaped like a spider. There four paths that connect at the center. There is no water here. This track was added on March 26, 2013 and it is exclusive to Co-op Mode.


Main Street[]

  • Located at the street itself. A track that is on an intersection of a street. The Bloons come from the top and right and go straight across. There is a little spot of water in the corner, which has duckies in it. As with Bloontonium Lab, there are no saves. It costs Monkey Dollar.png25 to play. This track was added May 10, 2012. (Unlocked at Rank 50)

Bloontonium Lab[]

  • A track shaped like a radioactive symbol. The tracks are extremely short, making this track very difficult (possibly even the hardest within the entire BTD series). Also, you cannot save your round progress on this track; it costs Monkey Dollar.png50 to attempt the track. This track was added April 4, 2012. (Unlocked at Rank 55)

Tar Pits[]

  • The track consists of five short, circular paths that all surround tar pits. The paths that the bloons take change direction every other round, making this track very confusing at first. There is a big lake in the middle of the track for water towers. This cost Monkey Dollar.png50 to play. (Unlocked at Rank 60)

Premium Upgrades[]

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.

Specialty Buildings[]

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 Monkey Dollar.png250. 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.


Main articles: Co-Op Mode (BTD5), Co-op Mode (BTD5)

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.

Daily Challenge[]

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.

There is a similar mode in Bloons TD 5 Deluxe and Bloons TD 5 Mobile, which is called Random Challenge.

Special Missions[]

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.

Economical tips[]

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.

A design of a BMC Mortar Monkey writing on a pad as appearing in BTD5

  • 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 (Disk-green.png) in the upper-right corner means that your internet connection is fine, while a red/orange one (Disk-red.png) 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".


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