|“|| Update 1.5 – Welcome to the Martian Games!|
The Martian Games are underway! Magic Man has prepared all kinds of crazy challenges for you to compete against your fellow citizens in the ultimate test of bloon popping prowess! Emerge victorious to be crowned the new King of Mars and earn Martian Crystals to trade for fabulous prizes, including premium characters and items!
New Games begin every few days so don't delay! Dive into the competition now!
|~ Version 1.5.0 description|
|“||The Martian Games can have all sorts of crazy rules, from banning certain characters to having them change places between rounds||”|
|“||Beat the highest round to take the throne and start earning Martian Crystals||”|
|“||You can sit on the throne for a maximum of 8 hours at a time before you need to capture it again.||”|
|“||You'll earn crystals by sitting on the throne even if you close the game. You won't lose crystals if it gets captured while you’re away.||”|
|“||Spend Crystals at the Martian Trader. You can use them to buy epic loot, exclusive items and even premium characters.||”|
|“||The Martian Trader’s items will change every 2 weeks. Keep an eye out for your favorite loot.||”|
|~ Advice snippets randomly presented while flying to the Games (as current in version 1.7.3)|
The Martian Games are a type of challenge in Bloons Adventure Time TD, introduced in Version 1.5.0. This mode functions similarly to Contested Territory in Bloons Monkey City; up to 6 players from around the world compete against the highest round possible on specialized rules and maps, starting with a specified default threshold, which is then governed by whoever reaches the top round. The player who reached the highest round will be crowned the new King of Mars, which will allow the player automatically generate Martian Crystals that can be used to buy things from the Martian Trader: Coins, Wish Orbs, Shards, Allies, Trinkets, Weapons, and even exclusive items such as seasonal items, premium items, and Premium Characters like Tuxedo Jake! The top player will stay as King of Mars for up to 8 hours or when another player beats the current record, whichever comes first. Each Martian Games event lasts for 2 days each.
Success in Martian Games events will often be influenced by players' abilities to generate additional cash and/or to reduce their expenditure. In events where it is possible to max out available characters and allies then decisive factors may be - the gaming value of allies and of character possession, the star rating (level) of characters as related to unlocks available to them, the placement positions of the characters and allies, choices made of character upgrade paths chosen or, as may often be the case, who was the first player to conquer a last attainable round.
Every Martian Games event, there will be two or three special game modifiers (called "rules" in-game) that will majorly modify the gameplay of the event. The list of rules that may potentially be selected randomly are shown below:
|Game Modifier||Official Description||Details|
|No Weapons||Weapons are disabled in this Martian Games event.|
|No Trinkets||Trinkets are disabled in this Martian Games event.|
|Back to Basics||Your characters cannot use their trinkets or weapons in this game.||Weapons AND Trinkets are disabled in this Martian Games event.|
|No Allies||You cannot place any allies in this game.||Aside from Monkey Farmer, Allies are disabled in this Martian Games event.The opposite to Allies Only.|
|Powerless||You cannot use powers during this game.||Powers are disabled in this Martian Games event.|
|Allies Only||Only Allies may be placed in this Martian Games event; no characters may be placed, though the equipped characters are required to place in allies.The opposite to No Allies|
|Local Heroes Only||Only Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, Ice King, Warrior Bubblegum, Flame Princess, Marceline, Hunter Marceline, Tuxedo Jake, Dungeon Finn are the only allowed characters to be placed.|
|Monkey Madness||You can only place Max, Cassie, Sai, Charlie, and Supermonkey in this game.||Only Max, Juggernaut Max, Captain Cassie, Commander Cassie, Sai, C4 Charlie, Supermonkey are the only allowed characters to be placed.|
|Half Cash||Similarly to BTD6's Half Cash, all forms of income are reduced by half.|
|Send in the Clones||Only one character may be on the map at any one time, but that character may be placed an unlimited number of times. Once a character is on the map, this will become the only character available to use for the game (as in while playing a single Martian Games event game). Allies are independent from that rule.|
|Shuffle||Starting from after Round 6, characters will swap places with each other every round, provided they are able to be placed on different terrains in the first place.|
|Heartstopper||You'll encounter many more regrow bloons than usual in this game.||Additional Regrow Bloons will spawn each round. Similar to Regrow Assault in BMC.|
|Hidden Danger||Additional Camo Bloons will spawn each round. Similar to Camo Assault in BMC.|
|Armored Up||Additional Fortified Bloons will spawn each round.|
|Shieldbearer||You'll encounter many more shield bloons than usual in this game.||Additional Shielded Bloons will spawn each round.|
|Reanimation Protocol||You'll encounter many more zombie bloons than usual in this game.||Zombie Bloons will appear in this game mode.|
|Boo Hoo||Ghost Bloons will appear in this game mode.|
|On the Level||All your characters will be at star level X during this game.||All heroes' levels are changed to whatever is specified (e.g., level 10)|
|Magic Man||Magic Man will appear every few rounds and kidnap a random character.||Magic Man will kidnap a random character or ally after completing every 3 rounds, starting from after completing Round 5. Unlike the Kidnap card from Bloons TD Battles Mobile, Magic Man will not refund any cash. However, he will still reallow the same character or ally to become re-placed on the map.
Magic Man is immune to any form of protection, including trinkets that block out negative effects.
Magic Man is able to take any character or ally, including the Slime People from the Elder Plop's Scepter.
|Wizard Attack||Similar to Wizard Royale, a random spell will be applied to a random character every 10s-20s, starting from Round 6. Also stacks with the three wizards on that map, if played on Wizard Royale.|
|Deflation||More starting cash but no cash can be gained from any other sources.||Players start with a flat $50,000 and cannot earn any more money from pops or from any other source. This includes income bonuses from character upgrades, allies, trinkets such as the bonus +$300 from the trinket Magic Coin Purse, or Powers.|
In addition to the added rules, there is a flat limit of $10,000 cash generated per round, as a countermeasure against income generation exploits.
Every Martian Games event, the player earns an instant 100 Martian Crystals for beating the specific round threshold for the first time, starting from Round 10. As of Version 1.6.0, greater rewards are rewarded upon beating every 5 rounds from Round 10. The player additionally may receive an instant 150 Martian Crystals once reached the King of Mars for the particular Martian Games event for the first time.
If a player reaches King of Mars position, he/she will be able to generate a specified amount of Martian Crystals per unit time, up to 8 hours. For example, someone of Rank 60-65 would receive a rate of 1 Martian Crystal per ~24.0s. Unlike Bloons Monkey City's Contested Territory, the generation of currency is automatic and thus does not necessarily require regular collection of the gained currency income.
The Martian Trader runs a shop where Martian Crystals can be exchanged for various rewards. Every two weeks, the Martian Trader shop replaces the rewards shelf with new items.
|200 Shards||500 Coins||5 powers||500|
|1500 Coins||1 Rare Wish Orb||10 Powers||1000|
|1 Super Rare Wish Orb||5 Rare Wish Orb||10 Star Level Currency||2500|
|3 Super Rare Wish Orbs||15 Star Level Currency||1 Epic Wish Orb||5000|
|Magic Man's Hat||20 Star Level Currency||3 Epic Wish Orb||10,000|
|Jingle Bomb||Elf Monkey||15 Cosmic Essence||Martian Tracking Device||Holly Jolly Scarf||Glob's Helmet||25,000|
|The Lover||Lady Rainicorn||Silver Tipped Stakes||Grob Gob Glob Grod||Abraham Lincoln's Penny||75 Star Level Currency||Train Boss||45,000|
(200 tomatoes if purchased)
|Dungeon Finn||Hunter Marcy||Clarence||Holiday BMO||100 Cosmic Essence||75,000|
In-Game Tips (from Cuber)Edit
- Players in the Martian Games are represented by characters from the game. As of currently, these include Finn, Jake, Ice King, Princess Bubblegum, Max, and Captain Cassie.
- The character a player is represented by is randomized, and there is currently no way for players to switch to a new character avatar.
- This is the only game mode in BATTD where multiple BADs may show up in a single game.
- the Wizard Attack modifier stacks with the Wizard Royale map, resulting in 2 towers with debuffs.