“Bloons Tower Defense 5” is available to play for free on arcade websites such as NinjaKiwi.com and Kongregate.com. This is a tower defense game in which players set up monkey towers to pop balloons before they successfully navigate to the end of the stage.
“Bloons Tower Defense 5” has a number of tracks on which to play. These tracks rank from Beginner to Extreme in difficulty. When players start the game, they can play on a limited number of tracks, but gain access to new ones as they complete levels.
After choosing a track, determine the difficulty setting you want. The higher the difficulty, the more costly the monkey towers and the fewer lives you have at your disposal. The Easy setting provides 200 lives, whereas the Hard setting provides 100.
Players lose one life for every balloon that slips past their defense and leaves the stage. If a balloon has multiple balloons inside of it upon leaving the stage, you lose multiple lives. The game is over when you lose all of your lives.
There are other game modes you can unlock as you complete levels. At Level 39, for instance, you unlock Deflation mode. In this mode, you start off with $50,000 on Round 30, but don't earn money for popping balloons.