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Video Game: Bloons Monkey City
Bloons Monkey City is a spinoff of the Bloons Tower Defense series featuring more city simulator elements than other games by Ninja Kiwi. The point of the game is to build a city consisting of various Base Buildings (which allow you to have a certain tower type, at a rate of one per building), Upgrade Buildings (which unlock most, but not all, upgrades for your towers), Special Buildings (which help with those upgrades that you can't get with the Upgrade buildings), Player Versus Player Buildings (which enable you to deploy bloons for attacking other players, and generating and storing the necessary Bloontonium to do so), and Resource Buildings (which generate power and create and store money). Also, there are tiles that you must collect to build your city. Tiles that are infested with bloons.

The game is currently in open beta.

Most of the tropes in this game are listed in the entry for Bloons Tower Defense, but this page has some tropes listed on here that are specific to Bloons Monkey City.

Bloons Monkey City provides examples of the following:

  • Awesome, but Impractical: PvP buildings. They enable you to blow the tar out of enemy players, but they are expensive, and some require Bloonstones to activate!
  • Beta Test: There is a Release Candidate out. You can play it here.
  • Construct Additional Pylons
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The Temple of the Vengeful Monkey. It appears to be evil, but its motives are up for question, as it does not appear to attack your towers.
  • Double Unlock: To be able to upgrade your towers, you got to have an upgrade building for those towers. But to get certain upgrades, you gotta have a certain special building to be able to get that upgrade. It doesn't end there; as soon as you unlock an upgrade, you still got to buy it with in-game cash.
  • Face Ship: The Apprentice School of Wizardry appears to have four turrets. Each one looks like the Apprentice's Nice Hat.
  • Fun with Acronyms: In addition to the already existing M.O.A.B. (Massively Ornery Air Blimp), B.F.B. (Brutal Floating Behemoth), and Z.O.M.G. (Zeppelin Of Mighty Gargantuanness), we have the D.D.T., the most feared bloon in the game, has a name that is short for Dark Dirigible Titan.
  • Game-Breaking Bug: Sometimes the game can disconnect you and reset your level down to as low as 2! If you have captured a lot of tiles, you're pretty much screwed.
  • Guilt-Based Gaming: Message when you try to quit a level: "Do you really want to abandon your monkeys on the battlefield?" Also, when you do abandon the fight: "Loss! You abandoned your monkeys on the battlefield"
  • Hard Mode Perks: turning on "hardcore" mode (which makes towers more expensive)but if you capture a tile on hardcore mode, you get twice the city cash and twice the bloonstones; if you can beat the tile without losing any lives.
  • Idiosyncratic Difficulty Levels: In order from easiest to hardest, we have Trivial, Easy, Normal, Hard, Very Hard, and Impoppable.
  • Lightning Bruiser: D.D.T.s. Oh, dear God, D.D.T.s! They are by far the fastest bloon ever made. EVER.
  • No Damage Run: Wanna get Bloonstones without paying real money? Then you gotta beat the level without losing any health.
  • Patchwork Map: Let's see...
    • Death Mountain: The Mountain terrain (You are not allowed to place Dartling Guns, Banana Farms, or Monkey Aces, but Ice Monkeys cost less.), which often is located next to a Volcano or a Cave.
    • Dug Too Deep: The Cave terrain. (Same rules as Mountain terrain.)
    • M.O.A.B. Graveyard: The M.O.A.B. Graveyard special terrain. (Three rounds consisting of 10 M.O.A.B.s, 6 B.F.B.s, and 2 Z.O.M.G.s. All towers allowed.)
    • Gangplank Galleon: The Shipwreck special terrain. (All towers except for Monkey Buccaneers cost twice as much. You can use Whirlpools to destroy groups of bloons if you're in a pinch.) Well, at least it used to be one.
    • Ghibli Hills: The Tranquil Glade special terrain. (Only Dart Monkeys, Sniper Monkeys, and Ninja Monkeys allowed. All bloons are camo.) It even has a rabbit!
    • Green Hill Zone: The Grass terrain. (Aces are favoured, which can only mean Ground Zero.)
    • Gusty Glade: The Hilly terrain. (No Dart Monkeys, but Tack Shooters are favoured.)
    • Jungle Japes: The Jungle terrain (No Monkey Apprentices, but Glue Gunners are favoured which is quite useful.) Oh, and the Sticky Sap Flower (Use the flowers to glue every bloon on the screen with their sap. Apparently, it comes out of the flower part of the plant.) special terrain.
    • Lethal Lava Land: The Volcano terrain. (No Monkey Villages, Ice Monkeys, or Boomerang Throwers. Mortars and Apprentices are favoured. You can place towers anywhere but on on the lava.)
    • The Lost Woods: The Forest and Heavy Forest terrain. (Bonus on Ninjas and Snipers, respectively, but you cannot farm. Tack shooters are also not allowed.)
    • Power Crystal: The Phase Crystal special terrain. (25 rounds of bloons that move twice as fast. The crystals have an Instant Death Radius ability.)
    • Roaring Rapids: The River terrain. (No Ninjas or Bomb Shooters. However, Farms are favoured.) Also, it's the only place for the construction of Watermills.
      • Also, Lake terrain. They have the same restrictions (Buccaneers are favoured on this one), but you can't build Watermills on them.
    • Shifting Sand Land: The Desert terrain. (No Super Monkeys or Spike Factories, but Bomb Towers and Boomerang Throwers are favoured.)
    • Slippy-Slidey Ice World: The Snow terrain (No Dart Monkeys, Dartling Guns, or Boomerang Throwers, bonus on Ice Monkeys) and Glacier special terrain. (All towers allowed; bloons move at half speed, but give half the money they normally give)
    • Temple of Doom: The Consecrated Ground terrain. (Only Monkey Apprentices and Super Monkeys. 10 Nintendo Hard rounds.
  • Steel Mill: Obviously subverted by the Thermite Plant Special Building that activates the Ring of Fire upgrade. It looks like one, but makes thermite.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: The Temple of the Vengeful Monkey is believed to be this to the Temple of the Monkey God. Well... minus the evil, of course.
  • Unobtanium: Bloonstones. They are very hard to obtain in the later part of the game, because you must capture a tile without losing any lives at all.
  • Wizarding School: The Upgrade building for the Monkey Apprentice.
  • You Require More Vespene Gas: Wanna build something? Get cash, and sometimes Bloonstones. Wanna do some PvP with your buddies? Get Bloontonium, and sometimes Bloonstones. Wanna speed up construction, repairs, and upgrades? Use Bloonstones.
  • Zerg Rush: Early on, you will find yourself using dart monkets. Lots of em!

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