The epic battle of Monkeys vs. Bloons continues in this top-rated strategy game.

Five-star tower defense with unrivaled depth and replayability. Build awesome towers, choose your favorite upgrades, hire cool Special Agents, and pop every last invading Bloon in the best ever version of the most popular tower defense series in history.

~ Ninja Kiwi's description on Google Play

Bloons Tower Defense 5 Mobile is a game for the iTunes App Store, Google Play Store, Microsoft Store, and Amazon App Store, and was released on November 15th, 2012. It is a variation of the web browser-based game Bloons TD 5. The game includes more tracks, new towers, including the towers from deluxe, a new special agent, the Monkey Lab, more upgrades for Specialty Buildings, and much more. Other versions include BTD5 Deluxe, BTD5 Steam, BTD5 (Xbox One), BTD5 (Nintendo Switch), and BTD5 Mac.

Towers[edit | edit source]

Tower Description Cost
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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 / $240
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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 / $430
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Sniper Monkey

Armed with a high-tech long range rifle, pops 2 layers of bloons with unlimited range. $300 / $350 / $380 / $420
Boomerang Thrower Icon.pngBoomerang Thrower Throws a single boomerang in an arc back round to the monkey. Each boomerang can pop 3 bloons. $340 / $400 / $430 / $480
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Ninja Monkey

Stealthy tower that can see Camo Bloons and throw sharp shurikens rapidly. $425 / $500 / $540 / $600
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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 / $780
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Ice Tower

Freezes bloons in its burst radius for a short time. Frozen bloons are immune to sharp objects. $255 / $300 / $325 / $360
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Glue Gunner

Shoots a glob of monkey glue at a single bloon. Glued bloons move more slowly than normal. $230 / $270 / $290 / $325
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Monkey Buccaneer

Monkey Buccaneers can only be placed in the water. Shoots a single, heavy dart that can pop up to 5 bloons each. $445 / $525 / $565 / $630
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Monkey Ace

Patrols the skies above the action, regularly strafing the area with powerful darts in 8 directions. $785 / $925 / $1000 / $1110
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Super Monkey

Throws darts incredibily fast. Has long range and lots of insanely powerful upgrades. Immense Penetrating Power. $2975 / $3500 / $3780 / $4200
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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 / $660
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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 / $1920
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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 / $1200
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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 / $810 / $900
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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 / $1140
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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 / $810 / $900
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Heli Pilot

Powerful attack helicopter armed with twin dart shooters and multiple patrol options. $1275 / $1500 / $1620 / $1800
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Monkey Engineer

Automatically creates sentry guns and deploys them on the ground nearby. Sentries shoot pins at the bloons but only last a short time. $385 / $450 / $485 / $540
Bloonchipper Icon.pngBloonchipper Rapidly sucks up and shreds bloons, spitting what's left out the back. $640 / $750 / $810 / $900
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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 / $380 / $420
See also: Tower and upgrade stats table

News and updates[edit | edit source]

  • On November 2nd, 2012, the official trailer for Bloons TD 5 iOS was released.
  • On November 15th, 2012, the game was released, but not optimized for the iPad.
  • On December 1st, 2012, the iPad version, Bloons TD 5 HD was released.
  • On December 15th, 2012, the game was released on Android and can be downloaded from the Google Play store.
  • On March 22, 2013, the Monkey Engineer, a tower from Bloons TD 5 Deluxe was added with Fast Track Mode from Bloons TD 5.
  • On April 18, 2013, the Double Monkey Money event began (it ended on April 22, 2013).
  • On May 14, 2013, The Great Divide and Reverse Mode was added along with social integration through Facebook. Connecting to Facebook rewards the player with Monkey Dollar.png100.
  • On May 31, 2013, the Special Agent Pros event began (it ended on June 3, 2013).
  • On June 11, 2013, a new intermediate track, Jungle, was added along with the Everplay video capture system, able to video the player's gameplay up to two minutes.
  • On June 13, 2013, items in the Store are on sale (it ended on June 17, 2013).
  • On June 28, 2013, two new tracks, Fireworks and Tunnels were added.
  • On August 21, 2013, the game gets a massive redesign, and also introducing Co-op Mode. Co-op mode in this version has 2 new and exclusive tracks: South Coast and Unfair Share.
  • On September 13, 2013, Country Road and an exclusive track, U-Turn, was added.
  • On September 20, 2013, the second Double Monkey Money event began (it ended on September 23, 2013).
  • On October 18, 2013, another BTD5 Deluxe exclusive tower was added: Bloonchipper. In addition, private matches can also be played via Game Center friends, along with 4 new tracks: Treetop, Maze, and 2 Halloween-themed tracks Patch and Scorched Earth. The main menu was also Halloween-themed. It also added a little red circle on the play button with a number on it (it tells how many new co-op tracks you have not played yet).
  • On November 21, 2013, the main menu became Christmas-themed along with a new track, North Pole (this track can be played on Co-op Mode). Also, a present was placed in the game containing a brand new tower known as the Monkey Sub and two new tracks specifically designed for players to test the new tower. But, to open the present and unlock the Monkey Sub, you need to pop at least 250,000 bloons(2,000,000 before the next update).
  • On December 20, 2013, 4 new tracks were introduced: 3 Times Around (Beginner), Lava Fields (Intermediate), Rink Revenge (Advanced) and Runway (Expert). However, only the latter 3 tracks are accessible in Co-op Mode.
  • On April 18, 2014, Impoppable Difficulty was introduced. In this difficulty level, towers and upgrades cost even more than in Hard Difficulty and the player must complete 85 rounds with only one life. Round 85 also contains five Z.O.M.G.s, as opposed to one.
  • On April 4, 2014, a map called Skull Peak was added. It was a fanmade track from Adriano Rossi who won Ninja Kiwi's 250k Facebook likes competition.
  • On July 11, 2014, a map called Long Range was added. It can be played in Co-op mode.
  • On March 26, 2015, Odyssey mode was added. Odyssey mode is a mode where the player plays multiple tracks with a single set of lives.
  • On August 7, 2015, an advanced track called Battle Knot was added.
  • On October 23, 2015, a new mode called Mastery Mode was added.
  • On March 11, 2016, Daily Quests were added.
  • On May 17, 2016, Boss Bloons from Monkey City was added.
  • On July 28, 2016, the Totem event was added. Also, the Daily Reward Chest now gives special rewards on each streak instead of always Monkey Money.
  • On September 16, 2016, the 3.4 update was released including a new map, River Rapids, and a new bloon type.
  • On October 21, 2016, the 3.5 update was released, bringing in a new Intermediate map Six Feet.
  • On November 4, 2016, the 3.5.1 update brings BTD5 Stickers are now available for iOS 10 (and later) users.
  • On December 14, 2016, the 3.6 update adds weekly leaderboards are released, alongside a new winter-themed map Snowy Backyard.
  • On February 25, 2017, the 3.7 update a new Expert map Benguela is released.
  • On April 13, 2017, a new spring-themed track Rabbit Holes is released in the 3.8 update.
  • On June 20, 2017, the 3.9 update adds a new event Bloonvasion.
  • On August 15, 2017, the 3.10 update added a new advanced track called Siege.
  • On October 23, 2017, a new Halloween-themed Expert track Web is released.
  • On March 2, 2018, a new special event Preferred Monkey is released in the 3.13 update to encourage new strategies to be explored while rewarding players for using such tower combinations in the required quantities.
  • On April 6, 2018, the 3.14 update brings a new spring-themed map Bloom.
  • On June 4, 2018, the 3.15 update added a Challenge Monkey event for a limited time.
  • On July 13, 2018, the 3.16 update bring an expert map, Forest Path, and an intermediate map called Village Shore.

Tracks[edit | edit source]

Beginner[edit | edit source]

Monkey Lane[edit | edit source]

A nice track with flowers and dark green grass. This is the first track in the game. There is no water, meaning the Monkey Bucanneer and the Monkey Sub can't be placed.

Bloom[edit | edit source]

A track released in the spring update in 2018. There are many flowers and a stream. There is very little water.

Present Delivery[edit | edit source]


Rabbit Holes[edit | edit source]

A track that was released on April 12th, 2017. It has no water at all.

Snowy Backyard[edit | edit source]

a very snowy track released on December 19, 2016. it has a small amount of water at the bottom

Sprint Track[edit | edit source]

A track on a sprint track. Water that appears to be a pond is to the left of the inside of the track.

Express Shipping[edit | edit source]

A track where is in the box stores, the bloons will go through the boxes and go around, there's no water. Also, it is available in the Co-op mode

Checkers[edit | edit source]

A track that resembles a checkers board with alternating stone and grass squares. Water at the very top and bottom of the track.

Skull Peak[edit | edit source]

A track that is featured on mountainous terrain with high cliffs and a nest, along with a skull rock with a pond and bridges in front of the skull.

Lobby[edit | edit source]

A polished, circular track with water in a lobby, hence the name.

3 Times Around[edit | edit source]

A meadow beside a stream with a loop that bloons travel around three times, hence the name.

North Pole[edit | edit source]

A track covered in snow. It resembles a Christmas Tree. There are two small ponds of water that are formed from ice.

Patch[edit | edit source]

A track that goes through a pumpkin patch. A barrel-like container holding water is located near the center of the track.

Fireworks[edit | edit source]

A grassy plain that has a scorched mark in the shape of a firework, hence the name.

Brick Wall[edit | edit source]

A track where the bloons travel around a C-shaped wall. There are also two pools of water.

Park Path[edit | edit source]

A track taking place at a park. There are fall colored trees, and there is a stream in the middle of the track.

The Rink[edit | edit source]

An icy track. The track itself resembles the form of the Mac command key. There is water in the form of a fishing hole.

Roswell[edit | edit source]

A track on sandy terrain. There are 2 signs on the track. No water.

Space Truckin'[edit | edit source]

A track in space. It features the sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, the moon, and Mars. Towers can not be placed in space. There is water on earth.

Z Factor[edit | edit source]

A long track that looks like a Z made out of circles, hence the name. No water, but bloons will take a while to exit the track.

Maze[edit | edit source]

A track that proceeds through a hedge maze. Bloons will sometimes make a wrong turn and take a path to a dead end. A fountain is present at the center. Oasis Has Water that water towers can be put in. It looks like a circular path with a grassland background.

Present Delivery[edit | edit source]

Looks like a grayish-white track that holds presents.

Intermediate[edit | edit source]

Six Feet[edit | edit source]

A coffin with almost no land except the coffin itself, like the rest of the track, is purely trees.

River Rapids[edit | edit source]


Workshop[edit | edit source]

A workshop with gears and widgets. This track has multiple pathways and no water.

Bloon of Clubs[edit | edit source]

This track is shaped like the "clubs" symbol on a playing card and is surrounded by clovers. No water.

Archipelago[edit | edit source]

A track full of water and some islands, hence the name. There is a wrecked ship in the top corner of the track.

Bloon Circles[edit | edit source]

A track in a hayfield. There are tracks in the hay that form the tracks that the bloons go on. No water here.

Slalom[edit | edit source]

A track shaped like a skiing slalom. There is a relatively big pond near the end of the track.

Snake River[edit | edit source]

A river that twists and curves in a serpentine pattern. There is not that much water, and there is quite a bit of land.

Dockside[edit | edit source]

A track based on a marina. There are tons of water, but less than Archipelago, and there are boats that towers can be placed on. Not much land is here.

Country Road[edit | edit source]

A countryside track. With 4 entrances and exits (one at a time), this may cause us confusion as the bloons go up in the circle and go into the exit. It loops around the circle only one time so be prepared. There is water in the form of a pond in the bottom-left corner of your screen.

Jungle[edit | edit source]

A track with two separate, unconnected paths for bloons.

Ice Flow[edit | edit source]

A track that is obviously based on the Arctic Ocean. The only way to place land towers on this track is by placing them on the icebergs. The bloon path goes around the icebergs.

Wattle Trees[edit | edit source]

A track in the grassy path, There has four trees and you can see 2 boomerang huts in there, there's a little pond at the bottom right, the bloons will go around the trees.

Pyramids[edit | edit source]

A track the goes along the outside of two pyramids.

Dune Sea[edit | edit source]

A track with plenty of sand by the sea.

Lava Fields[edit | edit source]

A track featuring four lava pools.

Head In The Clouds

City with clouds blocking it.

Flooded Lane[edit | edit source]

Monkey Lane but a water track, with a few logs and a little bit of grass.

Walk in the Park[edit | edit source]

Looks similar to a pleasent picinic park

Ancient Tomb[edit | edit source]

Looks like a desert, the path is brick. Hearthside Presents everywhere like christmas

Village Shore[edit | edit source]

Looks like a variety of plantions

Advanced[edit | edit source]

Phase Portals[edit | edit source]

A track set in what appears to be a research facility. There is no water here.

Lightning Scar[edit | edit source]

A track set in a barren setting. The track is shaped similar to a lightning bolt. There is no water here.

Switch[edit | edit source]

A track with a bunch of switches for the track. No water is here. This track differs from the original version of Bloons TD 5 as the pipes here are filled with a purple-colored liquid.

Mount Magma[edit | edit source]

A track that is on an erupting volcano. The track spirals out from the center and splits into four directions. No water. Lava cannot be used as water because it is the path the bloons travel.

The Eye[edit | edit source]

A track with an eye in the center, hence the name. The eye changes paths every time a round ends. No water.

U-Turn[edit | edit source]

A track set on a road. True to its name, the road is a u-turn.

The Great Divide[edit | edit source]

A track that is divided in half. It has two bending paths for the bloons on opposite sides of the screen. No water.

Water Hazard[edit | edit source]

A track with two paths set at a golf course.

Rink Revenge[edit | edit source]

A track that is similar to The Rink. There's another pond.

Challenger Deep[edit | edit source]

A track that has more water than the land itself. There are a few islands and a deep ocean covering almost the whole track except for the islands and the bloon path.

Long Range[edit | edit source]

A track with limited placement area for towers. It can be played in Co-op mode.

Battle Knot[edit | edit source]

A track with three knots where the bloons loop around once. It can be played in Co-op Mode.

Candyland[edit | edit source]

A track with four different paths on candy canes for bloons.

Crypt Keeper[edit | edit source]

A track with a path that separates quickly in a spooky area. It can be played in Co-Op mode.

Scorched Earth[edit | edit source]

A track where is in the earthquake ground, the bloons will start from a different path and connect at the center of the path. after that, the bloons will split again. in this path, the bloons will move 70 degrees.

Siege[edit | edit source]

A track with four different paths. Each leading to the castle you are trying to defend. Nearby the castle there is a small moat to place your water towers. The entrances consist of dead trees that you cannot place your towers on.

Expert[edit | edit source]

Double Double Cross[edit | edit source]

This track is on a mystic landscape. The track crosses in the middle. There are 2 pools of green liquid (probably acid) that can be used as water.

Tunnels[edit | edit source]

A forest that has 8 tunnels. Bloons go through one tunnel then exit to another.

Castle[edit | edit source]

A track set in a castle. The track-only connects in the beginning and end for a bit. There is water in a form of a moat.

Clock[edit | edit source]

A track set on a clock. The hands of the clock changes where bloons go. There is no water on this track.

Drag Strip[edit | edit source]

A track on a racing course. There are two tracks that don't connect and are short. No water.

Death Valley[edit | edit source]

A track set in a barren canyon. The two tracks never connect and are short. No water here.

Down the Drain[edit | edit source]

A track in the sewers. There are 4 short tracks that don't connect. There is water in the center.

Treetop[edit | edit source]

A track on top of trees.

Runway[edit | edit source]

A track at the airport at night. The bloons will go around the path, there's no water.

Benguela[edit | edit source]

A track set at the southern sea of an island. Features 3 entrances and 2 exits.

Web[edit | edit source]


Forest Path

Has a lake and a rich forest

Extreme[edit | edit source]

Main Street[edit | edit source]

A track set on a city. The tracks are really short and only connect in the center. There is water in the top corner in the form of a pond.

Bloontonium Lab[edit | edit source]

A track set in a lab where Bloontonium is created. This track has three short tracks that do not connect.

Tar Pits[edit | edit source]

A track set in a mountain full of 5 tar pits with 5 entrances and exits. It has a pond in the middle to allow boats/submarines.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

"Track editor" sprites found in the game files

  • If a tower is granted the ability to pop Lead Bloons and/or frozen bloons (such as from the Monkey Intelligence Bureau), the sound of a sharp projectile hitting those will simultaneously make the sound and pop it (this happens in mobile versions of Bloons Tower Defense 4 also).
  • Daily Challenge mode in Bloons TD 5 Mobile has been replaced by random challenges, similarly to Bloons TD 5 Deluxe.
  • If the player plays this game on an iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, or iPhone 4S, the fact that the player must tap the towers (bottom left), and agents and abilities (bottom right) icons for their menus to appear affects the difficulty of the game. However, while playing on an iPhone 5 (and later), towers and special agents/abilities can be found on the right side of the screen.
  • This version lacks some sound effects from other versions (i.e. On the intro sequence, also with Abilities).
  • Before the addition of the track Brick Wall (version 1.2), with full sacrifices, The Temple was less powerful and it also fired no ice balls (although it was still capable of freezing Bloons), in addition, it fired MOAB Maulers rather than golden missiles (hence the fact that it deals extra damage to MOAB-Class Bloons). This was changed in version 1.2 so that the ice balls were visible, the MOAB Maulers were replaced with golden missiles, and it was buffed.
  • The Android version does not work on some devices - it crashes when a track is loading (this may have been fixed).
  • Sandbox Mode must be purchased with Monkey Dollar.png1500 instead of being unlocked for free at Rank 25.
  • It is possible to replay a round that receives a game over by exiting and reopening the game while losing the towers and upgrades the player purchased during the round.
  • The Monkey Engineer has a glitch when you upgrade it to 1/4. It will show a 0/0 Engineer building Sentry Guns with a big attack range and maybe confusing why the Engineer changed his hat to his old one.
  • In July 2015, IGN made Bloons TD 5 as a free Game of The Month, with a free promotion code for iOS users only. This event is a limited time for a month.
  • Games can be saved even after entering Freeplay Mode.
  • BTD5 Mobile has the same texture in appearance as Bloons Tower Defense 5 Steam, as the Steam version is based on the mobile version.
  • Tracks in this game are thinner than flash's tracks.
  • The two 3-bloon packs that appear at the screen when finishing a track can be popped by tapping on them.
  • You can make close to the equivalent of a true sun god this can be done by getting all the max sacrifices adding a few sun gods inside the sides of the temple and surrounding it with a call to arms monkey villages (they can stack infinitely)
  • If you use the call to arms they can make a ray from the temple.
  • Most Upgrade Descriptions are shorter than on the Flash version. This also applies to Bloons TD 5 Steam since it is based on Bloons TD 5 Mobile.

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