News 28 Aug 2020

Original post here.

Hey everyone! It’s Sav and Tarn here this week

What's been going on this week?

We have reached 80k members on the BTD6 Reddit and so we are running another competition! Join in and send us your ideas here!


Abnormal Primary results:
1st: tsp - 2 minutes and 10.26 seconds
2nd: Rhythm - 2 minutes and 10.28 seconds
3rd: ISAB - 2 minutes and 11 seconds
4th: Crimey - 2 minutes and 12 seconds
5th: Dont Sleep - 2 minutes and 16 seconds

This weekend's focus:

- BTD6 - 
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "A Magical Adventure" Odyssey, ending Tuesday.
"Barrel of Monkeys" Race this weekend. 

- BATTD - 
Ongoing Martian games: Monkeys only, no allies and more shields. 
More regrow, faster regrow and more fortified starting Saturday.
Flame Princess Adventure Pack sale, Jake Adventure Pack sale and Character Bundle Pack.

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gem sale.
Ongoing Learned Scholar.  

- BTD Battles -
Friday: MOAB - BFB Boosts only, BFB
Saturday: MOAB Card, MOAB Club - BFB, BFB Card
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB Club - BFB Boosts Only, BFB, BFB Card Club
Monday: MOAB
2x Medallions with Bag and Chest of Medallions on sale. 

- SAS4 web -
LMS on Friday, VS with Black items as rewards on Saturday and Apoc on Sunday. 
Sale on Epic pack and 6th premium gun set: Ricochet, CM 352 and CM 467

- SAS4 Mobile -
VS on Friday, Apoc on Saturday and LMS with Black Box as rewards on Sunday. 
Sales on nantos, NV vet pack, epic pack and 2nd premium gun set: Donderbus, RIA 15SE and Torment

- BMC web and mobile - 
Daily monkey teams with Monkey Knowledge pack on Sunday. 
Knowledge Pack sale (ancient on mobile too).

- BTD5 -
Ongoing Totem event, ending Monday
Monkey team starting Friday, rotating every 3 hours.
MOAB counting for the leaderboards. Banana Farm Skin and Monkey Money on Sale. 

- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.

- Countersnipe -
Friday: Factionless event and Small XP Booster on sale.
Saturday: Target Practice and Consumables Pack on sale. 
Sunday: 10 Player Free For All and Stacks of Cash on sale. 
Case Of Tokens on sale for the whole weekend.

Questions from the comments: 

We have begun to get quite a few mass questions in the comments each week and we would just like to clarify that we won’t be answering those anymore. We want to make sure everyone gets a chance to ask questions of us and the mass questions take up a lot of room! :) 

Here are some questions from last week's blog that we couldn’t fit! 

If Dartling Gun is a monkey that holds a gatling gun, and Glue Gunner is a monkey that holds a glue gun, does that mean Dartling Gunner is a monkey that holds a monkey that holds a gatling gun? 
This is why they teach classes in logic. This very thing.

Can we get the names of the voice actors of all the heroes?
You bet, we’re happy to work with these cool people:
Kevin Orlando - Benjamin and Churchill
Emma Smart - Ezili
Daisy Lawless - Gwendolin
Nik Goulter - Obyn Greenfoot
Stephen Bruton - Pat Fusty and Striker Jones
Shuyang Qin - Quincy
Sylvia Rands - Adora
Amanda Billing - Admiral Brickell

is the BTD Times by u/DashieProDX on Reddit canon?
We did have to look this up! It is very well done but no, it is not canon. 

What's the best NK clan?
The Watchers. But I may be biased…

What's the type of question you receive most on blogs?
A lot of tower questions and “Does the first question ever get answered?” questions.

What would you do if you woke up one morning and saw millions of bloons outside?
Grab my signature NK branded darts and head out to fight!

What would you do if a monkey popped up and started lobbing darts at you?
Well, I’m not a Bloon so I think I’d be okay. 

i have an idea,why not bloonchipper enter btd 6 as a hero,it would bee a machine revolution against the bloons
Wait, are you trying to ask for both Bloonchipper and Bee Keeper in the same question? Would certainly involve a lot of buzzing. Bloonchipper is definitely on the think about table. Way in the back, under a stack of books, covered in dust.

How about for all sequels, instead of adding a '2', you add a '^2'?
It doesn’t roll off the tongue too easily. Most “cubed” games have already been scraped in Minecraft or Roblox anyway.

Approximately how many bloons and monkeys are there in the Blooniverse?
Haaave you met Monkey City? That’s allotta Monkeys!

Can someone other than Sav or Tarn answer this question?
This one specifically? I answer a question every now and then, bi-weekly or so. -Rohan
So do I!!! - Some mystery being
Yes - The Editor

What's a question you've received on a blog?
“What's a question you've received on a blog?”

When will Tarn do Another Brick deflation?
That’s a bit of a bricky question. I’ll leave that stone unturned for another dey..

I have a great question, make Sav get a black border.
One day… I just need to get better at the game. 

Why don't we see fortified versions of the rubber-based bloons like the fortified purples from earlier versions' freeplay?
It felt better balanced without them! 

If BSM 64 exists then where are the other 61 BSM games
Just because its called “64” doesn’t mean there was 63 other versions! Look at xbox 360!

why is ezili's own track alpine run
Ezili did not release with her ‘own’ track, however we somewhat consider her to have adopted Carved as her own.

How did you come up with the name for each hero? Is there a story behind them or just random names to fit the hero?
Each name is carefully selected to fit the design and general aesthetic we are looking for for the hero. Or we consult the Ouija board, you decide.

Are there female monkeys? And how do we know if a monkey is a female (other than there voice) I know that there are female heroes but what about the towers?
We don’t tend to gender the monkeys, with the exception of the heroes! 

What's up with elite defender and the special poperations marine having very similar artwork / gear?
The Elite Defender is the most out in the open of the Snipers, so we thought there was a natural linkage between the Poperations marine and gave it similar gear.

When will the next collection event start?
A collection event is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it is needed.

This question is from someone else, but if you treat hacking very seriously, why aren't people like bodil40 or Tewtiy not banned? Does them being celebrities give them a special badge?
We’re aware of a lot of hacks and mods to our games, and it is something all game developers have to deal with. We tend to draw the line whenever other players are negatively affected by a hack or a mod, and we don’t want mods in public co-op games. Making entertaining videos in private games is something we’ve been okay with but we do keep our eyes on it.

Can we bring back some maps from btd5?
We may do it one day! We have a lot of other ideas we would like to make first.

how do heroes feel that they need to pay 2500 monkey money for new clothing?
As far as we can tell it’s your Monkey Money, so most heroes are delighted to accept your generous gift. Except Ezili - she doesn’t do delighted.

Hey everyone at ninjakiwi! I don't know if this question was asked before, but how much signs on a petition would make you guys consider getting a team back on SAS4? I know you guys prefer questions about the newer games, but there are quite a lot of loyal SAS4 players out there who'd love to have an update! Thanks in advance!
In truth, a petition wouldn’t change the team's plan for SAS. We understand that there are a lot of loyal players and we appreciate all of them! However, we are still a small team and we have loyal players for our other games we need to keep on top of them as well. 

Is there any chance Ninjakiwi on Steam could become accessible on Mac? I really want to relive old times.
We don’t have any news on this at the moment but if that changes in future we will let you know!

where's the best place to drop suggestions for the game? i'm leaning towards r/btd6, but wondering if there's a better option?
The Reddit is the best option! :)

If you had to remove one tower from BTD6, which one would you get rid of?
Glue gunner. -Sav 
Military. -Rohan. Oh, tower? Arctic wind.
Bloonchipper. -Scott

I understand Adora is (supposed to be) the only one that directly interacts with the True Sun God in BTD6--considering she IS the High Priestess in the game--but what if the other heroes did as well, and Adora just directly interacted with the TSG in another way that no other hero does? How would that work?
Most of the monkeys have direct interactions with the TSG when it’s on the playfield. They have time to polish their weapons, juggle snowballs, look around, and frequently ask the TSG why it continues to steal all of their pops. Sounds like you have some theories about deeper socioreligious aspects of monkey life, though, so you should probably tell us.

Besides bananas, what are the monkey's favorite food? To add on to that, do they make anything with bananas?
Same answer - Banana Pancakes.

Why do boomerang monkeys have jumpsuits?
Better question is why don’t all of the other monkeys have one - fashionable, virtually indestructible, yet it breathes like egyptian cotton.

How do snipers never miss?
Graduation requirement of 358 skill points in Controlled Breathing. They could basically live on Mars. Which they do.

what were the monkeys doing before the bloons attacked
Amazingly enough, organizing their society perfectly into skill set categories that train from birth til death to supply the perfect social, military, production, infrastructure, leadership, scientific, and metaphysical responses should their society ever be attacked by floating polymer gas bags. 

is there any other game genre other then tower defense you would see the bloons franchise having games in
Well Bloons began as a physics puzzler so… at least one other genre!

Who's mind came up with monkeys and bloons racing? did both of them agree to race?
Very astute question. Most people think it’s the monkeys racing to see who can pop all the Bloons fastest. But it’s really the Bloons racing to see who can be popped the fastest.

In BTD Battles, how does Eco Choke literally make bananas from farms worth no cash?
We are glad to know that clearly you’ve never been choked before.

Hey Nk thanks for keep informing us about Sas4-Web too, and that ur looking over Store Problem on Archieve. Other Questions i have: 1: Will Sas4 get back Halloweeen, Christmas and Easter Edition :)? 2: Can u guys set up a Algorithmus or bring back whatever made the Game change Alloy map every week and maybe add a Special Alloy week each month giving 4x Alloy on Meltdown and Ice Station? I apprenciate any further notice on the Sas-Web version. Regards, BlackWipper
There were technical and resource issues getting in the way of making seasonal and alloy events supportable when we had a team on web, so those are even bigger obstacles now. We do appreciate the questions - they do make us think about what it would take, even though the answer is likely some shade of “too much.”

Does alchemist monkey like fullmetal alchemist
Bottom path likes fullgold alchemist

Will Dr. Monkey make a future appearance in BTD6?
Maybe! He is a very busy monkey, but we love that crazy genius.

How's Bagel?

Enjoying the new family member, Waffle. 

Have a great weekend and happy gaming! 


- Sav and Tarn