Bloons TD 6

Bloons TD 6

Bloons TD 6 is a 2018 tower defense video game and the sixth game in the Bloons Tower Defense series, developed and published by Ninja Kiwi. It was first released in June 2018 for iOS and Android. The game was ported to Microsoft Windows in December 2018 with a macOS conversion later releasing in March 2020.

The core gameplay of Bloons TD 6 is similar to other games in the Bloons Tower Defense series. As with other games of the series, Bloons TD 6 is a tower defense game. Bloons TD 6 utilizes 3D graphics in its gameplay, but it is played primarily in a 2D perspective.

In Bloons TD 6, the player creates a defense consisting of towers (referred as “Monkeys” in-game) to prevent enemy balloons (referred as “Bloons” in-game) from reaching the exit. Bloons spawn in different waves, separated by “rounds”, and will travel along one or more indicated pathways towards their destined exit(s). Every round normally consists of a pre-determined set of Bloons, later spawning Bloons with special properties and behaviors that certain defenses may have a weakness to. Popping Bloons earns money, which can be used to buy additional towers or upgrade existing towers in order to strengthen the defense. Every type of tower and its upgrades play distinct roles for the defense, mostly with an offensive role. Most towers can affect Bloons by directly damaging them, slowing them down, or otherwise harm them, while some towers support other towers or produce income to boost the defense’s capabilities.

Maps are chosen by the discretion of the player, starting off with the less difficult maps. Completing games on maps unlocks more difficult maps. Different game modes can be played, each with a different set of rules. Additional game mechanics are added in Bloons TD 6 that were absent in previous games. Special types of towers called “Heroes” automatically level up once placed, allowing them to become stronger as the game progresses, but the player may only place one chosen Hero per game. Certain maps contain obstacles that can prevent certain towers from seeing or attacking over them.

Players can earn an in-game currency called “Monkey Money” that can be redeemed by completing games, allowing them to unlock additional features in the game. Another currency called “Monkey Knowledge Points” can be redeemed in an unlockable upgrades tree called “Monkey Knowledge”, which unlocks unique upgrades that can be freely used in most game modes. Monkey Money can be used to unlock powers, new heroes, certain cosmetics, and unlock deeper Monkey Knowledge in conjunction with Monkey Knowledge Points. “Trophies” are a rare type of currency that can be redeemed in the Trophy Store to unlock special cosmetics not unlockable by Monkey Money, and is only obtainable by regularly playing Race Events and Odyssey Mode.