News 15 May 2020

Art by u/SuhoTDM. Original post here

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

What's been going on this week?

BTD5 got an update in 3.25 which added a new extreme map, Toxic Waste. Good luck! 

Red Reign received update 1.4 which included Survival Mode and a bunch of new maps! 

Highest Point race results:
1st: tsp - 2 minutes and 36 seconds
2nd: Frds - 2 minutes and 38 seconds
3rd: SupremeAvocado - 2 minutes and 39 seconds
4th: Gumball632 - 2 minutes and 41.13 seconds
5th: Skibimi  - 2 minutes and 41.98 seconds

This weekend's focus:

- BTD6 - 
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale. 
"Loompa Oompa" Race this weekend. 

- BATTD - 
Ongoing Martian games: Monkeys only, no allies and more shields. 
No weapons, no trinkets and deflation 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 Zaluss and Learned Scholar.  

- BTD Battles -
Friday: MOAB - BFB Card, BFB Boosts only
Saturday: MOAB Card Club, MOAB Card, MOAB - BFB, BFB Club
Sunday: MOAB Club, MOAB, MOAB Card - BFB Boosts Only, BFB Random 15
Monday: MOAB, MOAB Boosts Only
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 8th premium gun set: Torment, Proton Arc and Zerafallen

- SAS4 Mobile -
VS on Friday, LMS on Saturday and Apoc with Black Box as rewards 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 Monkey Knowledge pack on Saturday
Knowledge Pack sale(ancient on mobile too).

- BTD5 -
Ongoing Totem event, ending Monday. 
BFB counting for the leaderboards. Buccaneer Skin on Sale. 

- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.

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

Questions from the comments: 

What is the Dartling Gunner doing? Are they at target practice, training for the day they are added, or is the Dartling Gunner just chilling while waiting for the day they are added?
They are helping fight the war on bloons, just not in BTD6 yet. 

Does anyone at NK keep a stash of darts at home just in case the bloons invade?
Of course. It's the first thing we are given when we start working here. 

What's in Science Gwen's blue fire and in Harlegwen's purple fire?
Fire dye.

Why do some non-throwing monkeys also use darts? For example, aces, helis, subs, and buccaneers all use darts.
Think of the psychological impact! Bloons HATE darts, and now they are coming from the air and the sea at ridiculous rates of fire. Dr Monkey is big brain.

Is Ben gaining money through investments, crypto mining or he just hacks banks?
I honestly cannot tell you. I asked him and he just smiled… 

Will the jukebox in BTD 6 get any music from BMC or older BTD game?
We have a lot of cool things planned for jukebox but you will have to wait to see what that is! 

1 what does 897 days mean and 2 who is more adorable, Gwen or Adora
It means he is 2.4 years old which is around 7 in monkey years. Both of them are but we have all made some ‘Adorable’ puns. 

what happens if Ezili has a crush on striker, how would it go
I’m not sure that would ever happen. Striker isn’t her type. 

I miss when Ninja Kiwi made some smaller games like Bloons, Meeblings, and Boombot. Will you consider making new simple-gameplay-mechanic-over-50-levels type games for mobile/Steam?
What, you mean besides BSM2? We love the simple clean mechanics of those games, too, but can’t say anything about what is or isn’t in motion for the future.

In Bloons Monkey City Flash, there is a substance called bloontonium used to give bloons their power. What exactly is this substance, and how is it found out there with the wild bloons?
Current theories are that it is a substance extracted from the bloons themselves, but Dr Monkey has never been able to corroborate that.

How do the glue gunners make their glue extra sticky / corrosive?
Have you ever smelled, tasted, or used a really, really, really old banana as homemade sunscreen? We don’t recommend it.

If you can’t tell us about the next btd5 update, can you at least tell us when heroes are coming to the og BTD, I think that it would make the game a bit more fun to play (and if possible chimps mode?)
Most of the new features in BTD6, like heroes or CHIMPS, won’t be added to our older games as it would require a lot of dev time which we would prefer to focus on BTD6. 

Are you planning on making a Bloons mobile game? Like, not BTD or BSM, just Bloons, it was the original game which came before BTD and it will no longer be playable when flash dies so…
So cool to see the love for the flash games and the original physics puzzle game. Bloons 2 we thought was a big step up in terms of puzzle play and world, but it wasn’t nearly as well received as the original. That leaves us scratching our heads. Like monkeys.

What if there’s a bloon spy that can 100% replicate a normal monkey and even act like one, and also looks like a legit monkey? How would the monkeys tackle them?(Yes...I thought of the Spy from Team Fortress 2 when writing this)
The Bloons thought they had that figured and sent them into Monkey City. See how that turned out.

How did Pat get big
He ate a lot. 

What ever happened to that DDT that injured Quincy? Is it still out there?
Yes, it’s Quincy’s Great White Whale… One day he will find it… 


Have a great weekend everyone!


-Tarn and Sav