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Not to be confused with Snap Freeze (BSM2 Mobile), a powerup from Bloons Supermonkey 2 Mobile.

The tower freezes so fast the bloons pop once before freezing.
~ Bloons TD 5 Flash description

Snap Freeze is an upgrade for the Ice Tower that was introduced in Bloons Tower Defense 3. When a bloon is hit by the Ice Tower, it will pop a layer of that bloon and then freeze the layer below in the process. In BTD4, an Ice Tower with Snap Freeze appears identical to the regular Ice Tower, albeit with 3 additional Upgrade Marks by the side. In BTD5, the monkey's head gets a snowflake symbol.


Bloons TD 3[]

In Bloons TD 3 it is the 2nd upgrade of Path 2 for the Ice Tower, costing $245 on Easy, $295 on Medium and $315 on Hard. It pops a layer of bloon before freezing the resulting children. This also means that popping a Rainbow Bloon with Snap Freeze will freeze the resulting Black Bloons but not the White Bloons.

Bloons TD 4[]

In Bloons TD 4 it is the 3rd upgrade for the Ice Tower, costing $340 on Easy, $400 on Medium and $430 on Hard. Descendants of all affected Bloons also become frozen, including Zebra Bloons spawned by popped Rainbows.

Bloons TD 5[]

In Bloons TD 5 it is the 2nd upgrade of Path 1 for the Ice Tower and also costs $340 on Easy, $400 on Medium, $430 on Hard and $480 on Impoppable.

It works very similar to its BTD4 counterpart, although this upgrade is along a different path to Permafrost.

In BTD5-gen flash games, Ice Monkeys with Snap Freeze cannot target or damage MOAB-Class Bloons without Monkey Intelligence Bureau. It can target and damage MOAB-Class bloons by default in BTD5 Mobile-generation games.


While the Snap Freeze upgrade no longer exists in the BTD6 Generation, it is worth a mention that the Ice Monkey now pops bloons without any upgrades. Ice Monkey no longer pops Lead Bloons by default, which now requires Cold Snap. Additionally, Cold Snap also grants it camo detection on top of lead-popping power.


Freezes so violently that some bloons will pop before freezing!
~ BTD3 Flash in-game description
Freezes so violently that bloons will pop before freezing!
~ BTD4 Flash in-game description
The permafrost and snap freeze upgrades for Ice Towers are powerful, you should try them.
~ BTD3 Flash Round 14 Pre-Round Comment