Parents' Guide to

Bloons TD 5

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Monkeys pop balloons in tower defense game; needs tutorial.

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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 5+


This is a great strategy game that shows different purposes. My kids love it!
age 2+

Totally awesome

This was fun and all but I think that cobras (BTD battles) should be added

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (20 ):

It's hard to find true originality in the tower defense genre these days, and while Bloons TD 5 doesn't quite reach that point, it does manage to stand out from the crowd a bit. The gameplay is mostly the same as you're used to -- and doesn't vary tremendously from other Bloons titles, but the new units add some diversity, and the use of balloons as the enemy certainly makes the game more family friendly.

The cost to purchase units is high, though. And the lack of any sort of tutorial is annoying, since this game does a few things differently than other tower defense games, meaning it can be baffling for a few minutes when you first start playing and try to figure out what's what.

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