We were stoked when we were asked to do a review of the latest installment to one of the best little tower defense games ever to grace a backlit screen. Other flash games have tried and failed to duplicate this masterpiece of tower defense gaming art, which is why all Bloons TD games reign supreme in our arsenal of weapons against the boredom.
Bloons TD5 : A Review
First off, let’s begin by saying that Bloons TD5 by Ninja Kiwi, has a really upgraded look over its predecessors and we are really digging it. The charming graphics have been updated for a crisper cleaner cuter effect. As with all Bloons TD games, this one has pretty good sound effects that become very annoying, very quickly and we find the game is just as fun muted, maybe even more so.
The next thing that a gamer will note about Bloons TD5 is that the towers have been upgraded to the max and so have those darn balloons. The challenge is harder but the game is even more addictive. All the great upgrades and pace of the game add to the replay value of this game. Seriously, we can play this game over and over and never get tired of the challenge. If you are expecting a tower defense game, something like Defense Grid or Savage Moon, you are barking up the wrong Bloon. But if you are looking for a great challenge for a stationary screen, without all the constant camera control, then you have come to the right place.
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The object of Bloons TD5 is pretty much the same as with all the other Bloons TD games. It is up to you to stop those pesky inflatables from reaching the end of the track and stealing your health. You will have several towers, each upgradeable as you unlock them by gaining experience points. Each level offers more and more experience and increasing challenges and difficulties, like steel balloons that have to be melted or camouflaged balloons that can’t be seen by all the towers. There are also MOAB missiles, each designed to take out the Mother Of All Balloons, literally. When you blow one of these up, you are swarmed by a seemingly endless wave of baby balloons, each one speeding down the track threatening to end your popping streak.
The diversity of the towers themselves also adds heaps of entertainment to the gaming experience. You can have an aerial assault with one tower that constantly flies over the map, dropping exploding pineapples, or you can have super monkey deflating wave after wave with his laser vision. Lay don a constant bed of white hot tacks to pop the balloons on impact or shoot a stream of hot glue to slow those speeders down. Use one tower to freeze them, while a sonic boomerang slices through, popping the first layers, revealing the evil inner balloon that is within. Yeah, you heard right, a balloon can have many layers, but they’re all red on the inside.
If you love tower defense games, like we do then you have to absolutely check out Bloons TD5 for yourself. With so much new, we couldn’t possibly cover it all here. Kudos Ninja Kiwi!
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