This simple to learn strategy game is deceptively fun and packs loads of levels that will keep you coming back to pop round after round of balloons. Bloons TD 6+ is one of those games that's got a simple premise: Defeat everything along a path before it gets to your base. But it's the methods that you use to accomplish this that's part of the fun. Honestly, when's the last time that you deployed a pack of superhero, pirate, or ninja monkeys to destroy balloons? It's absurd, but it's also hilarious and engaging to watch them attack these inflatable enemies with their darts, boomerangs, or other abilities. It's also fascinating to see how varied the Bloons can be themselves. From iron balloons that shrug off most attacks to ceramic balloons that burst smaller orbs forward when shattered, you'll frequently be facing off against a challenging set of odds that only get more intense at higher difficulty levels and the longer you survive each round. Fortunately, as you succeed through these trial-and-error stages, you'll gain additional experience and unlock powers that can be used to tip the balance of a stage in your favor. That provides an additional level of depth, as you start to customize and enhance your units to produce more damage, cause secondary effects on the field of battle, or earn additional cash.
But the fun doesn't stop with the regular campaign. There are daily levels released to give you new challenges, as well as special events that restrict your units or earned cash, or pit you against gigantic blimps to test your strategic skills. Players also have the option to create and upload levels, ensuring a virtually endless number of challenges for the game's community. If there's an issue that could be presented about Bloons TD 6+, it's that it's not always clear about some game features. It's hard to tell why certain pathways are fully closed off for characters after you've selected some upgrades over others. It just feels arbitrarily determined. Additionally, it can be frustrating to go through an entire level, setting up for seemingly every single option, only to face a set of Bloons on a later level that your forces can't possibly destroy. But these are minor issues for a game that's this deep and entertaining. If you're a strategy fan or interested in what tower defense games are all about, give Bloons TD 6+ a few rounds -- you'll have a blast.