Art by u/cmsd--. Original post here.
Hey everyone! It’s Sav and Tarn here this week
What's been going on this week?
We announced last week on the blog that we had shut down our forums and to watch this space and we have some more news for you about this! We have moved to the Ninja Kiwi official Reddit. You can find it here. We are working on getting the Forums into a readable version as well which will be added to Reddit too. The blog will also be migrating there so make sure to follow!
In BTD6 news, we released a small teaser today of some awesome trophy store items that are coming soon and will be limited time items! Make sure to start saving those trophies for some truly scary good items to come!
Little Town Strong MOABs by Colt -YT results:
1st: Minus - 1 minute and 36.18 seconds
2nd: drake - 1 minute and 36.26 seconds
3rd: tsp - 1 minute and 36.45 seconds
4th: NoobSimulator - 1 minute and 36.66 seconds
5th: Tobi - 1 minute and 36.96 seconds
This weekend's focus:
- BTD6 -
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "Cylindrical Thinking" Odyssey, ending Tuesday.
"Golden Ticket" Race this weekend.
- BATTD -
Ongoing Martian games: Wizard attack, half cash and no powers.
No items, more regrow and level 10 towers only starting on Saturday.
Flame Princess Adventure Pack, Jake Adventure Pack and Character Bundle Pack on sale.
- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gold sale.
Ongoing Zaluss and Learned Scholar.
- BTD Battles -
Friday: MOAB - BFB Card, BFB Boosts Only, BFB
Saturday: MOAB Card, MOAB, MOAB Card Club - BFB, BFB Club
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB Card, MOAB R3 Speed - 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, Apoc on Saturday and VS with black item as rewards on Sunday.
Sale on Epic pack and 5th premium gun set: A8, Laser Drill and Super Alpha LE
- 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 -
Totem event starting Monday.
Monkey Team starting Friday, rotating every 3 hours.
Red counting for the leaderboards. Dart skin on Sale.
- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.
Questions from the comments:
NK forums have been "retired" and are supposed to be read-only. I'm fine with that - but how do I get there now? All links just lead to the same site telling me about the new reddit presence. So where's the read-only archive?
We are actually working on these now! They should be readable very soon!
how does the boomerang monkey hold the red hot rangs with his bare bands
Determination. And oven mitts, don’t forget the oven mitts (novelty monkey shaped ones of course!).
Add new DC's to BTD5 starting October 2 2020
Sadly, we won’t be adding any new BTD5 DC’s.
Would you guys ever consider being able to rearrange your monkey's abilities at the bottom of the screen?
Probably not as it would cause our team to have to completely redo the games UI to allow it! Also the monkeys are very particular about where they like to place things.
It's been a good while since battles has had a big update. Are there any plans for it?
why are the tack shooters, bomb shooters, banana farms, and other non monkeys labeled "monkeys?"
We like to make sure they feel included.
does sam have a cat
No but Jen and Sav both do!
also, how i made some calculations, if a bunch o' bananas is $20 worth in the game, and in game you can buy a helicopter $1,000 worth in game, and in real life a helicopter is like 1-65 millions of dollars, how much does cost those bananas in real life?
The monkeys place value on different things differently. Bananas are clearly valued very highly, while Apache dartships are (relatively) cheap.
What's your least favorite map?
Why is Monkey Meadow called the tutorial map if the tutorial map is Monkey Town?
It was the original tutorial map!
With Flash discontinued in december, will we get an update to mobile/steam SAS 4?
Not at this stage!
Have you guys ever thought of adding more events that can pop up from time to time? (Like Odysseys and Races)
We definitely have! However, what those might be, or when, is still up in the air!
What is the monkey code of conduct?
Stop them, at all costs.
What happens to monkeys that get sacrificed to Adora or the Temple of the Monkey God?
They ascend to a higher place.
What was the hardest thing to make in BTD6?
That’s probably a tie between Co-op and Odyssey mode.
Do monkeys get blinded with the Sun God projectiles?
They can be but they mostly just avoid looking directly into it!
Does Dr. Monkey have an evil twin brother?
Or does his twin brother have an evil twin brother?! :eyeshakeemoji:
How did you design camo bloons if you can't see them?
It came to us in a dream.
What would happen if the Plants from PvZ and Monkeys switched weapons? Darts would be really effective against zombies. On that note what would happen if the Plants and Monkeys met?
I’m not sure how efficient plants would be against bloons but I’m sure the plants and monkeys would get along.
Are there any monkeys who could have a fighting chance against a maxed True Sun God?
It would be sacrilegious to even contemplate battling the True Sun God itself. Of course, the TSG could never get past Quincy’s bow...
Savatar, you played dirty this time. Give us the ACTUAL book of monkey names, or the Camo Regrow Reds will attack.
It's okay, we can see camo. Ninja Kiwi employees get given camo detection upon being hired.
What's your opinion on fanmade games like BTDX? I think they have some really good concepts.
It is amazing how much work they have put into that game! We love seeing how passionate the community is.
what are the monkeys protecting? what have balloons got to do with them?
They are protecting their cities and loved ones!
Did the grandmaster ninja get all his skills from a kiwi that happened to be a ninja?
Or did the Kiwi learn from a grandmaster? And that is how they became… Ninja Kiwi? What came first, the Ninja or the Kiwi?
does the cobra tower in btdb with the MIB? (not the men in black the MIB village upgrade) because a similar-looking monkey is the icon for the MIB upgrade. whoa Im having some serious deja vu when im asking this question
Wow how weird! Nope, nothing to do with the MIB.
Why is there no Red Storm series in the NK Archive? Will the Red Storm series be unplayable after next year?
The Red Storm games were not developed by us, just published on Ninja Kiwi. The NK Archive only consists of those games which we developed ourselves.
Out of the 10 deadliest rounds, I genuinely wasn't expecting 41 and 51 to be there. Any other somewhat unexpected little tidbits you could share? Least purchased power or something?
Here are the uses for all powers over all time.
What do the monkeys think of water balloons? Or are they water bloons? Are they on the side of bloons or monkeys?
The bloons did try waterbloons once but they kind of just rolled along the ground and didn’t move very fast…
How are bloons capable of releasing additional bloons if the projectiles pierce through the entire rubber?
When the bloons are floating straight at you, there are no times for questions like these, since they never stopped coming we never started asking these questions.
Have you ever used fan-made ideas for any of your games, outside of the map competitions for BTD5 and BTD6?
Not really! We have seen community ideas that inspire our own versions of things though!
How does Berserker Brew work on a Primary Expertise village, if they can't drink since they're not alive?
Someone must be in there activating the call to arms and radar scanner though surely?!
How long was Cyber Quincy's surgery?
Many arduous hours.
Have a great weekend and happy gaming!
- Sav and Tarn