News 10 May 2019

 

Hey Ninjas, Tarn here this week!  


What's been going on this week?


Bloons Adventure Time TD update version 1.4.1 has been released. This is a huge balance rework aiming to make the game more fun and challenging for everyone. Full patch notes here.

A little shout out to Reddit user u/Emerworlder and their very well written, full edition of Crossbow Man. You should definitely check this post out again, SpaceMonkeyxD has left a rather interesting comment. Original post here.

Some additional changes to the TK fighter campaign rewards have been implemented for the next time it’s up.


This weekend's focus:


- BTD6 -
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 insta Monkey sale.
Back to the basics race starting Friday.

- BATTD -
Super Rare Orb, Tuxedo Jake, Hunter Marceline and Character Bundle Pack on sale.

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2, Gem Sale.
Training Day event and Valkyrie's Expedition campaign.

- BTD Battles -
Friday: MOAB OS - BFB, BFB Cards
Saturday: MOAB club, MOAB cards - BFB, BFB Cards
Sunday: MOAB - BFB, BFB Club Cards, BFB Club
Monday: MOAB
Club Access and 2x Medallions on sale

- SAS4 web -
On-going Furie championship.
Sales on Epic Pack and 1st premium gun set: Planet Stormer, WPX Incinerator and HIKS A10

- SAS4 Mobile -
VS on Friday, Apoc on Saturday, LMS with Black Box as reward on Sunday.
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 knowledge packs as rewards on Sunday.
Ancient knowledge Pack and Wild Pack on sale.

- BTD5 -
2x Monkey Money sale.
On-going Totem event and Blue bloons counting for the leaderboards. Dart skin on sale.

- BSM2 -
Discounted price sales.


Competition winners:


1st Place: Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaario

Entry:

Quincy's father was born into a poor family and therefore unable to afford college. The best job he was able to get was at a banana plantation, which had a high enough pay to live a happy life, but not to support a family. However, when the great monkey vs bloon war came around, the monkey government gave the plantation he was working at enough money to be upgraded to a banana factory in order to support the war. Now that Quincy's father worked at a banana factory, he was earning enough money to support a family and became Quincy, father of Quincy. However, he was soon given a crossbow and was drafted into the war. During the great battle of round 95, Quincy's father was injured by a DDT. Soon, Quincy's son would go out to the war for his revenge....  

Rewards: A 0-0-5 Banana Farm Insta Monkey + 450 Monkey Money

 

2nd Place: bloonsmonk2

Entry:

Quincy was a monkey general, much like yourself, fellow BTD player. He met his end discovering the first of the Big Airships of Doom, but saved his entire race through extraordinary military genius and brilliant tactics, along with his troop of legendary warriors and a couple explosive fruits.

Rewards: 2x Random tier 4 Insta Monkeys + 300 Monkey Money


Questions from the comments:


Any idea when and if a new SAS game will come out?
No new news on this.

Since you seem intent on focusing your efforts on the mobile market, unless corrected I will presume that you intend to leave behind those Ninja Kiwi community members and gamers who won't or can't use their phones for gaming…
We’re not going to up and leave the web community. We will continue to support www.ninjakiwi.com for as long as we can. There could even be a rework in the making to make the website more up to date with what we’re doing. It’s also worth mentioning that there are Steam versions for a number of our popular titles.

How many uses do bananas have in the btd universe?
The same amount of uses as the currency we call cash monies + an additional 2 uses.

you didn't exactly answer the question... Will there be tower skins at some point or not?
There isn’t an exact answer for this. Tower skins are not currently on the list of things to do, nor are they on the list of things we’re 100% not going to do. A total of at least 58 models exist for every tower, so skins are an incredibly huge task.

One thing we could consider to make that easier is "single-path skins" rather than full towers, but even then and if you don't include the base tower that's 19 separate models with all crosspathing... So, still a huge undertaking.

How do airburst darts know when they're about to hit a bloon? If it's a motion sensor, what about frozen/superglued bloons?
My intel on this subject is not advanced enough. The engineer who designed these might have a few answers if you can track them down.

 

Thanks for tuning in. Make sure to leave a question in the comments below and I'll do my best to answer them next week :) 

-Tarn