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:

  • Alternate World Map: Bloon Dunes, featuring more deserts, new missions, and Monkey Engineers!
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Pv P 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
  • Damage-Sponge Boss: Bloonarius. If you ever fought this monsterous blimp on level 10 or higher, you'll know why this trope is in bold. However, his health does not regenerate if he escapes, making it an exercise in whittling it down.
    • Vortex: Deadly Master of Air is similar in abilities, but it doesn't spawn bloons when its health goes down by a quarter. Instead, it is capable of stunning nearby towers.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The Temple of the Vengeful Monkey. Despite being black with red eyes, it doesn't attack your towers and is actually the best tower in the series.
  • Double Unlock: Tower buildings give you towers of a certain type, but not upgrades. For those, you need upgrade buildings. Even with those, though, you can only get upgrades if you have enough experience, at which point you have to pay for the upgrade and then wait for it to build. The wait time can be minutes, hours or even days.
  • 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), the new D.D.T. 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: Hardcore mode increases bloon speed and rush size, makes upgrades more expensive, and decreases cash from bloons. However, if you win, you will gain twice the normal rewards in every category.
  • 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 tied with the Pink Bloon as the fastest bloon in the game, but they have enough health to kill you instantly if they get through. They also have the immunities of every type of bloon in the game.
  • Mighty Glacier: Besides the first 3 MOAB-class bloons, we now have Bloonarius, a massive blimp that spawns in a swamp. The blimp is much bigger and more durable than even the Z.O.M.G., but it is thankfully also slower. Unfortunately, it gains additional health for every level that you defeat it, eventually to the point of becoming almost impossible to pop without restarting the mission.
    • In terms of durability, Vortex is a similar case. This huge blimp spawns in a field which doesn't have water (so Buccaneers are out of the question), and while it doesn't spawn bloons as it health drains like Bloonarius does, it has the ability to temporarily stun nearby towers.
  • No Damage Run: Wanna get Bloonstones without paying real money? Then you gotta beat the level without losing any health. This is easy on some levels, but when you're fighting off several D.D.T.s at once, this can be nearly impossible.
  • Patchwork Map: Let's see...
    • Bubblegloop Swamp: The terrain that houses Bloonarius. You can only get to it by completing a Bloon Beacon tile during the Bloonarius event.
    • 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 Hill terrain. (No Dart Monkeys, but Tack Shooters are favoured.)
    • Jungle Japes: The Jungle terrain (No Monkey Apprentices or ice towers, 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.
    • The Wild West: The Badlands terrain in Second City.
  • Production Throwback: The Blimp Monkeynote  in the mobile version. It hijacked a blimp!
  • 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 this to the Temple of the Monkey God, and considering the TOTMG was already the strongest tower in the game...
  • 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: Bloonstones are rarely required, but if you want to do pretty much anything quickly, you'll need Bloonstones, and a lot of them.
  • Zerg Rush: Early on, you will find yourself using dart monkeys. Lots of em!