New central flight path for maximum map coverage.
~ BTD6 description

Centered Path is the second upgrade of Path 3 for the Monkey Ace in BTD6. It adds a new targeting option "Centered Path" that sends the Monkey Ace along a circular path along the center of the map. It doesn't matter where the Monkey Ace landing pad is for a Monkey Ace set to Centered Path; they will all loop around the same path, albeit different parts of the loop depending on timing at which the player changes the loop setting.

It costs $255 on Easy, $300 on Medium, $325 on Hard, and $360 on Impoppable.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Summary[edit | edit source]

Centered Path adds an extra flight path that encourages free movement of Monkey Aces, letting them become less limited by placement of the Monkey Ace landing pads. Adequate timing of the Aces to align on the path smoothly might be necessary to optimize this upgrade, but purchasing this upgrade is very helpful on certain maps with good overall central circular track coverage.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Besides just being an extra flight option, this upgrade is substantially useful on maps such as Park Path or Pat's Pond, although it is exceptionally more useful on the former due to how much more map coverage is utilized.
  • Monkey Ace upgrades that benefit the most from this target priority are the Upper Path 3 upgrades (Neva-Miss Targeting, Spectre, and Flying Fortress) and Sky Shredder. Upper Path 2 benefits little from this target priority as the Centered Path upgrade misses out on purchasing Rapid Fire.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This upgrade is one of many upgrades spelled in American English. What makes this fact interesting is that Ninja Kiwi is a New Zealand company, despite primarily using British English, especially when "-re" words are normally spelled as "-re" in New Zealand instead of the American "-er" (e.g. "meter" for "metre", or in this case, "center" for "centre").
  • According to the upgrade filename, this upgrade was originally titled Flight Orders. Revealed in an NK blog post, the upgrade was planned to allow the player to create their own flight path. It was changed for being "confusing, visually unappealing and honestly a bit overpowered."
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