News 30 Oct 2020

Art by u/dariusartist. Original post here.

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

What's been going on this week?

Happy Halloween everyone! We are getting very close to the end of this year! 

Decoded results:
1st: Tudor - 1 minute and 37 seconds 
2nd: Minus - 1 minute and 39 seconds  
3rd: tsp - 1 minute and 42.18 seconds  
4th: GdZachLol - 1 minute and 42.88 seconds 
5th: ARBEL2 - 1 minute and 43 seconds

This weekend's focus:

- BTD6 - 
Ongoing Halloween collection event, ending Tuesday.
Pile O' Monkey Money, T3 Insta Monkeys and More Money Pack on sale.
Ongoing "Night of the Living Lead" Odyssey, ending Tuesday. 
"A-wigglin' and a-wobblin'" Race this weekend.  

- BATTD - 
Ongoing Halloween collection event, ending Tuesday.
Ongoing Martian games: Adventure Time only, no allies and more zombies.   
Clones, half cash and wizard attack starting on Saturday.
Finn hero Pack, Ice King Adventure Pack and Character Bundle Pack on sale. 

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x3 and x2 Gold sale.
Ongoing Zaluss and Dragons Hoard. 

- BTD Battles -
Professor Evil appearing on Patch. Starting Friday, ending Monday. 
Friday: MOAB - BFB, BFB Card, BFB Boosts Only
Saturday: MOAB, MOAB Card Club, MOAB Card- BFB, BFB Club
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB R3 Speed, MOAB Card - BFB Random 15, BFB Boosts Only
Monday: MOAB, MOAB Boosts Only
2x Medallions with Bag and Chest of Medallions on sale. 

- SAS4 web -
LMS on Friday, VS with black item as rewards on Saturday and Apoc on Sunday. 
Sale on Epic pack and 8th premium gun set: Torment, Proton Arc and Zerafallen

- SAS4 Mobile -
VS on Friday, Apoc on Saturday and LMS on Sunday, with black boxes as rewards all weekend.  
Sales on nantos, NV vet pack, epic pack and 10th premium gun set: T189, CM Starfury and Banshee

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

- BTD5 -
Bloon Hunt starting Monday.  
Black counting for the leaderboards. Sub skin and Monkey Money on Sale. 

- BSM2 -
Discounted price sale.
Double blops and boosters on Saturday and Sunday. 

Questions from the comments: 

Were there any discussions about removing the RNG aspects of BTD6? What were the conclusions? Would fun from the game hurt if randomness was gone?
We’ve never really discussed removing RNG from the game as some of the best parts of the game can be brought on from getting a good RNG moment! 

While co-op is all fun and games, I'd like to see a more direct form of competitive gaming in BTD6. Maybe not necessary a Battles mode, but something similar where players can directly hinder each others proges. Any chances of this becoming a reality (relatively) soon?
We don’t have anything planned right now! That was the itch that races were meant to scratch, but we appreciate the feedback. We are thinking about other social play elements for next year - not necessarily competitive and no promises, but keep the feedback coming.

Hello, I heard that Fortress Destroyer will disappear in 2021. What will happen with Tower Keepers in 2021? It is not in archive. And what will happen with the guilds and the leaderboards? Thanks :)
Tower Keepers wasn’t made in Flash, which is why it's not compatible with the Archive, so it should still be playable on the site! 

when did quincy have a crush on gwendolin
What?! No. PFTTT, he doesn’t have a crush. 

What do Adora and Ezil think about each other?
They enjoy each other's company. 

How do the rocks in Infernal float? What if the monkeys fall off?
 *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ Magic *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

i dont know why im asking this but if i put the heores in an among us game, how much tension will build up?
Gwen sus. 

When Flash dies, will I still be able to play BTD5 flash with my Ninjakiwi account?
Yes! You will be able to through the Ninja Kiwi Archive. 

Why is the ice monkey considered a primary tower in BTD6?
Ice Monkey is about as classic as it gets. Does ballroom dancing and everything. Doesn’t get more primary than that.

Where do I find people who will play BMC Flash with me?
The Ninja Kiwi discord is a great place to meet awesome people who play our games.

Why isn't Striker Jones buffing the x-3-x buccaneers?
Different branches of service. 

How will your flash games work on flashpoint? Also, how will this blog function after flash shuts down?
Our flash games work on Steam within the Ninja Kiwi Archive, we don’t officially support the flashpoint project. The blog will continue, don’t worry! We may move to the Ninja Kiwi Reddit, which you can find here, at some point.

What's your favorite/least favorite map?
I really don’t like Chutes and my favourite is probably Frozen Over at the moment - Sav 
Spillway and Encrypted are my favourites right now. I don’t really have a least favourite. - Tarn

Do the monkeys ever take a break from popping bloons?
All the time! Monkey R&R is robust.

is it okay to ship ezili and etienne
You can ship whatever you want, as long as you aren’t hurting anyone! 

How long does the drone's battery stay charged?
One banana cycle. 

How come Benjamin is the only hero that doesn't use the item they have in their main art? In the art, Benjamin is using a folding phone looking device, and when placed ingame, he uses a laptop.
There are times when you’re on the go that a mobile device can do the trick, but when you need to get serious it’s best to switch to something with more processing power. 

if bloons cant be seen with camo print on them does this mean non camo detecting towers cant see the sniper monkey's hat
Shhhh, don’t tell them. 

What makes a good daily challenge? More specifically, what factors do you consider when looking through submitted challenges to pick one as the daily?
We try to pick DC’s that everyone will be able to play and enjoy! We leave the very challenging ones for advanced challenges or Friday stingers. 

what kind of monkeys are each heroes
Primary: Quincy and Pat
Military: Striker, Churchill and Brickell 
Magic: Gwen, Obyn, Ezili and Adora
Support: Benjamin and Etienne 

What's the cutest 0-0-0 monkey in your opinion?

Which hero took the longest to develop? Which one was the hardest?
Pat’s amphibious nature certainly was a challenge. Etienne took a chunk of new work, too.

Darts or Boomerangs?

Endless adventure may be on hold, but when are we getting endless adventure 2?
We love the idea of Endless but we didn’t get it right. Those ideas we’ll use somewhere - some great tech and design there for sure!

Is there a plan to add Special Missions to BTD6?
Not at the moment! We loved making Special Missions for BTD5 but they were too much work for one-off missions; anything we do there would be replayable or dynamic. Thanks for spurring our thoughts!

will the avatar of wrath ever chill out like the ice monkey (except for the top path)
Probably not with all that anger. 

is btd battles the best game engine
Battles has delivered a gigabananaton of games over the years, but we’re always trying to push both design and tech, so there’s really no such thing as best. Each game needs to have the best tech for its specific design at launch, and then we keep trying to improve from there.


Have a Happy Halloween and happy gaming! 


- Sav and Tarn

Leave a comment!