The Ninja Monkey is an awesome tower due to its good early game and being good at speed control. Additionally, it can take out Camo Bloons, meaning that there is no need to upgrade a tower, such as the Dart Monkey, to Enhanced Eyesight just to make it pop Camo Bloons. None of its upgrades are totally useless. Its ability Sabotage Supply Lines is extremely good in late rounds either in BTD5, Bloons Monkey City Contested Territory or Bloons TD Battles to control MOAB class bloons' speed.
- Can be a good starting tower in BTD5. Upgrade it to 1/0, 1/1, 2/1, 3/1, 3/2, then 4/2. This strategy can be used in any tracks in BTD5 except tracks that has a lot of entrances and exits and are very far away from each other like Tar Pits.
- Can be a good starting tower in BMC. Upgrade it to 1/0, 1/1, 2/1, 3/1, 3/2, then 4/2. This strategy can be used in any tracks in BMC.
- Can be a good starting tower in BTDB Defend Mode. However in some tracks, they can be replaced by a Monkey Buccaneer, which has more popping power.
- Putting it on the side on some tracks can be very effective with the Seeking Shuriken upgrade