One of Ninja Kiwi’s most successful mobile titles is back with its sixth installment! Bloons TD 6 is a fantastic action-packed tower defense game, that’s now available on Android and iOS platforms. In the game, you get to help a group of monkeys protect their territory from marauding balloons. Yes, you read that right. Balloons are marching in and the monkeys need to shoot tacks rapidly to pop them all. The game follows some standard tower defense mechanics. The invading balloons move along a specific path, and you will just have to plop down towers in key locations to take them out. Things get interesting when you see that each tower has its own upgrade tree. On top of that, you also get to use unique units that patrol areas instead of just sticking to one place. Throw them all together and chaos ensues! It’s a good thing you have our Bloons TD 6 beginner’s guide to help make sense of it all!
1. Invest In Soulbind
Soulbind has been one of the biggest mysteries in Bloons TD 6. Players who took the time to invest in it were initially disappointed to find an undead monkey sitting on a throne, doing nothing. After further investigation, however, it turned out that the Soulbind actually saves you when you run out of lives. It sacrifices itself along with any other tower you bind to it. You get one extra life for every 100 coins invested in the Soulbind. That means you could potentially have a lot of lives if you invested in it well.
To get the Soulbind, you will have to unlock the final tier of the Intense Magic tree from the wizard monkey. This will cost you 30,000 experience points to unlock. Once it has been unlocked, you will need to spend 24,000 to level it up. You even need to spend more than that since you need to unlock the prerequisite skills first.
One last thing you should remember about the Soulbind is that it disappears once it has been used up. The towers that have been bound to it also disappear. That means you will be left vulnerable for the next round. Make sure you replace all the missing towers before the next battle or all the extra lives you earned will have been for nothing.
2. Upgrading Has Changed
If you have played previous installments of the game, you might be surprised by the changes they made to upgrading. It used to be that you just need to have the money required for upgrades in order to spam levels on your tower. This time, the game requires you to earn experience points for that tower first. In order to earn experience, you just need to use the tower in battle. If you want to farm experience for a particular tower, just go to an easy level and use nothing but the one you are trying to upgrade. Plop down as many instances of the same tower as you can in order to earn even more experience points for it.
3. How To Deal With Bloons
The enemy balloons are called Bloons, hence the game’s name. Not all Bloons are created equal. Some of them have special abilities that make it difficult for your towers to take them out. The good news is that your own towers have a few tricks of their own as well. Properly using the different tower types will help you keep those pesky Bloons at bay.
The most annoying balloons to deal with are those that can camouflage and the lead balloon that is tougher since it is made of metal. You can take down the lead balloon by using the canon. Just let your canon blast that thing into pieces. As for the camouflage balloons, there are a few options that you can use such as the ninja, wizard, and boomerang. If you want other alternatives, check out the list below.
Temple of the Monkey God – Call upon the power of a god to destroy all balloons.
Sniper Monkey – Once he has the Full Metal Jacket and Night Vision Goggles, he can easily take down both camo and lead balloons.
Monkey Buccaneer – Get the Cannon Ship via the Crow’s Nest and watch those Bloons walk the plank.
Spike Factory – Once it has the White Hot Spikes upgrades, nothing is getting through.
Monkey Village – Camo will be a thing of the past once it has the Radar Scanner upgrade since it will enhance the ability of other towers to detect and destroy Bloons.
The Dartling Gun – Tap and shoot where you think the enemies are, even if they are invisible. You will need to get this in the second skill path called Depleted Bloontonium, though.
4. Knowledge Is Power
This is true in Bloons TD 6. It’s just not exactly what you might have in mind. Knowledge is this installment’s version of the Monkey Labs. You can get skills and upgrades from here that can be used in every arena and round. There is no best option for spending knowledge points. Anything you invest in will definitely help you out in the game. It ultimately depends on your play style. For example, if you like having some pocket money for the arena, you can get More Cash. It will take you a while to get it, though, since it is at the end of the Primary Knowledge tree. If you are a fan of the military monkeys, you may want to invest heavily in the Military Knowledge tree. This tree has awesome bonuses in store for your monkeys in uniform, including a 1,000-experience boost for all military monkeys. Check out all the options for each tree and plan your progression accordingly.
It is time to get popping in Bloons TD 6! Make sure you follow the tips and tricks listed above and you will be obliterating balloon invaders with ease! In case you know additional tips, feel free to let us know below in the comment area!