Bloons


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JayBloonsThere is something inherently gratifying about smashing or destroying something, even watching a building be demolished is good fun. So it should be no surprise that we see the concept come up a lot in games. Stephen over at Ninja Kiwi claims that his latest Flash game, "is based on the very simple fact that popping balloons is fun." And you know what? He's right! In Bloons you get to pop a lot of balloons!

For control, you're given a small monkey with a handful of darts. To throw a dart, just aim with the mouse and press and hold the mouse button to power it up. A red arrow displays to help you gauge how hard to throw it; then just release the button when ready.

Clear each level by popping the target number of balloons displayed at the bottom of the screen. Of course, to make things interesting, you are limited to a certain number of darts per level, sometimes even to a single dart!

With 50 unique levels to unlock, Bloons will keep you busy for a very long time, if you let it. Stephen provides much in the way of environmental hazards and power-ups to keep the game interesting. Ice balloons, exploding balloons, tack balloons and boomerangs are only just a few of the wide range of items available. My personal favorite, the Pac-Man balloon, summons the mighty Pac-Man himself and places him under your control for a brief, sweet moment!

Analysis: There is a lot to love about this game, not the least of which is the pure enjoyment you get from popping all the balloons you can. Moreover, if you fail to achieve the target for a level, you can keep trying until you get it right. There's no concept of lives lost or game over; just keep trying! The unlockable levels provide a sweet reward of something new when you finally meet the target goal, and an integrated save system remembers which levels you've unlocked across play sessions so you can pick right up where you left off.

But the game is not without a few minor flaws. The aiming control seemed a bit glitchy in the version play tested for this review, and it needs some sort of feedback displayed for the player to gauge against previous attempts. Also, it seems that the power meter is inaccurate. When throwing darts at the same power, one would travel too far and another not far enough. Perhaps just a little tweaking and refinement is all it needs.

A couple of minor blemishes to an otherwise outstanding and very addictive new game from Stephen Harris and NinjaKiwi.

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For even More Bloons, be sure to check out the follow-up with 50 new (and more difficult) levels!

Walkthrough Guide


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Complete Bloons Walkthrough and Strategy Guide

Note: This game gets quite difficult towards the end, so you may well need to use the 'reset level' button quite often in later levels.
In brackets next to each level is the number of balloons required.
Items/Walls

This guide refers to various objects in the game in a uniform manner. They are:

  • Ice balloons - light blue balloons with a white frosting on top. These freeze nearby balloons when hit.

  • Frozen balloons - balloons that have been frozen by ice balloons. These have a faded version of their original colour, and a frosting on top.

  • Pin balloons - pink balloons containing pins. Upon being hit, these send out pins, exploding many nearby balloons, and often setting up chain reactions.

  • Dart balloons - purple balloons containing a dart. When hit, you receive an extra dart.

  • Triple-dart balloons - light blue balloons containing three darts. When hit, you will have a bonus dart that is actually three darts at once in your next shot.

  • Bomb balloons - red balloons containing a bomb. When hit, these explode and destroy many of the surrounding things.

  • Mine balloons - yellow/orange balloons containing a mine. When hit, the mine will drop down, destroying anything in its path.

  • Pac-Man balloons - green balloons containing a Pac-Man. When hit, you control the Pac-Man with the arrow keys, and can eat all types of balloons, as well as brown wall pieces.

  • Boomerang balloons - green balloons containing a boomerang. When hit, you get a bonus 'dart' that is a boomerang.

Wall pieces:

  • Brown - these can be destroyed with a dart, or by being eaten by a Pac-Man.

  • Metal - these cannot be destroyed.

  • Rubber (black) - these cannot be destroyed, but darts bounce of them, making them useful in getting to hard-to-reach places.

Level 1 - Pop Me (32)

This is very easy. Just aim at the remaining balloons each time.

Level 2 - Pop Me 2 (70)

Again, quite easy. Do arcs inside the mass of balloons to hit the most each shot. Vary their height so that you get more, and spend less time in the gaps.

Level 3 - Surprise (55)

In the first shot hit one of the Pin balloons to get rid of most of the balloons. In the remaining two, get as many of the remaining ones as you can.

Level 4 - Triangles (35)

Try to do an arc involving the left, top, and right triangles. After that, simply try to get as many more as you can, using the arc for maximum efficiency if required.

Level 5 - Starburst (70)

In your first shot hit any of the Pin balloons to get rid of all but one balloon. In your second shot, try to get the remaining balloon, although it isn't necessary.

Level 6 - The Iron Curtain (29)

Arc over the metal barrier, with slightly varying heights and angles to hit the most. This can be a bit tricky, but you can always retry the level if you don't manage it at first.

Level 7 - Dart from above (85)

With your first shot get the Triple-dart, along with a few other balloons. Then, go through the pack with your three darts, making sure to hit the other triple dart with one of them. With your remaining shots, try and clear up as much as you can.

Level 8 - Holy Moley! (14)

Hit any of the brown pieces to destroy it, and then hit the visible Pin balloon to burst all of them.

Level 9 - Boing (29)

Fire through the top pack to hit the rubber wall, bouncing off it to hit some of the bottom pack. If you got enough from the bottom, you can now use your remaining darts to get as many of the top darts as you can. If you didn't get enough from the bottom, you can go for a few more by bouncing of the wall, and then get as many as you can from the top.

Level 10 - Parallel (18)

Fire straight up through the line nearest to you with a fair amount of power, such that the dart will bounce off the wall and hit as many of the other ones as possible. If there are some left, go for them either in a direct hit, or, for more of them, by bouncing off the rubber again.

Level 11 - Tack-tile (32)

The aim here is to bounce off the horizontal piece of rubber near you, into the wall of rubber furthest from you, and then to hit a pin in the pack. Try various shots until you find what works for you, and then try and clear up with your remaining darts.

Level 12 - Arc (32)

Do large arcs in the path of the balloons to hit as many as you can, whilst avoiding the Ice balloons.

Level 13 - Reservoir (25)

Arc into either the furthest hole, or the 2nd part of the middle hole, to hit one of the Pin balloons. Replay until you can do this within your first 2 shots. With your remaining shots, try and get as many balloons as you can through the nearest, largest hole, although this isn't necessary.

Level 14 - Maze (60)

Fire into the pack, trying to bounce off the far wall to go down a level. Make sure that you get the Dart balloon for a bonus dart before finishing, and repeat until you have used all off your darts.

Level 15 - One in a hundred (70)

With your first dart, get the Boomerang balloon, trying to get as many other balloons as you can, using an arc through the main pack if you wish. With your boomerang shot, send it flying to the top-center of the pack, very hard.

Level 16 - Boomer (28)

Get the Boomerang balloon, whilst also popping as many balloons from the same pack as you can. With the boomerang, aim hard at a little beyond the middle pack.

Level 17 - Shapes (98)

All you have to do in this is hit at least one Pin balloon from each pack, exploding them all. As you have one fewer darts than packs, you will have to get at least two in one of the shots.

Level 18 - Chain Reaction (105)

The idea here is to first of all get rid of one of the brown wall pieces, and then get the Pin balloon above it. This will set of a chain reaction exploding all of the balloons. It is much easier if you try to go for the one a little to the left of directly above your head.

Level 19 - Light the Fuse (65)

Here, you just need to hit one of the pins, and everything will go!

Level 20 - Loopy (22)

Do an arc between all three packs, trying to hit the Pin balloon in each.

Level 21 - Throwback (13)

Hit the Pac-Man, and then move him around the metal wall and then through the gap to eat all of the balloons.

Level 22 - Round-a-bout (68)

Get the Boomerang balloon with your first shot. Swing the boomerang around the Ice balloons, avoiding them, starting on the left with a fairly powerful shot, and then get as many more as you can with your final dart.

Level 23 - Ouchie (35)

This one's fairly tough. The easiest way to do it is to try and arc through the layer of balloons between the Mine balloons and the Ice balloons and then bouncing off the rubber wall into the Pin balloons. If you don't hit the Mine or Ice balloons at all, but you do get the Pins, you'll get a good enough score, and even if you hit a few of the Mine balloons it's not too hard to bounce into the Pin balloons and still pass. If you hit one of the Ice balloons, however, it is unlikely that you will get very many balloons.

Level 24 - Monsta (32)

With your first shot, try to get the Pin balloon and Triple-dart balloon above you, along with a few other balloons. Next, try and bounce off the top left platform into the area on the left with the Pin balloon, getting the triple-dart if you are lucky. If you didn't get the triple-dart on the left, go for it now. With the triple-dart shot, replicate what you did on the left on the right, bouncing off the platform, hopefully getting the Triple-dart balloon. If you have any shots left, use them to get any more balloons you can.

Level 25 - Demolition (65)

In your first few shots, do long arcs through the top row of Mine balloons. After getting all of the mine balloons, try and get a few of the available balloons near the bottom if you have any darts left.

Level 26 - 2 Paths (63)

With your one shot, aim almost straight at one of the side walls in order to bounce back and get most of the balloons at the top. Hopefully, your dart will fall down one of the sides and set of a chain reaction, getting as many balloons as possible. This comes down to a little bit of luck, but if you don't succeed, you should be able to after a few replays.

Level 27 - Bouncy (15)

In your first shot, get all of the Ice balloons in one long shot. In your second shot, bounce off the frozen balloons to get the big block of balloons, where, hopefully, your dart will find enough balloons.

Level 28 - Big Ball (89)

This is another tricky one. The easiest way to do this is to do an arc each shot, always missing the Ice balloons, each one either slightly higher or lower than the previous, wherever the balloons still lie. Don't forget to get the balloons under the Ice ones!

Level 29 - Air Raid (40)

This is much easier! With each shot, hit one of the bombs. Make sure you don't forget to aim slightly higher for the further away ones, as the dart will fall.

Level 30 - Ice Bounce (28)

In your first shot, hit the top Ice balloon, whilst also getting a few balloons below it. The easiest way to do this without bouncing back off the rubber is to aim about half-way down on the right of the Ice balloon, with quite high power. Make sure that after the shot there is at least one frozen balloon to bounce off next. If not, reset the level. To bounce off the frozen balloon you will have to try various shots, most of which work best with a medium-low power, but once you do it right, you'll bounce into the bombs, exploding the pack of balloons. If you end up with not enough balloons, it is because you did not explode enough whilst going for the tope Ice balloon.

Level 31 - The Cell (100)

Try and get to the bomb second from the right. You will need to break five brown wall pieces to do this, in an S shape. Once you have hit the bomb, on your sixth shot, hit one of the pins to explode many balloons. Finally, do an arc to get the extra few balloons you need.

Level 32 - Backwards Glance (43)

Get as many of the balloons as you can without hitting any of the ice balloons. Make sure you get the 2 extra darts! On your last shot, fire straight left at the ice balloons. You may need to angle your dart the tiniest bit up. The dart will go straight through 7 balloons (6 of them ice) here, so you need to have at least 36 before this, which is very possible.

Level 33 - Danger! (30)

This level looks simple, but due to the Ice balloons it isn't. In the first of your three shots, go for the block on the right. Arc over the Ice balloon, getting a few balloons and hitting the Pin balloon on the right. You should aim to have about 10 balloons by now. For the top-right block, try to hit the Pin balloon on the right, getting other balloons on your way to it. You should aim to have more than 20 balloons by now. For the top-left block, hit the Pin balloon on the right. Get other balloons on your way to it, as you should be able to get about 10 balloons from this block.

Level 34 - Igloos (58)

This one is a nice and simple break from the others. First of all, get rid of the bottom block by exploding the Bomb balloon (you can aim straight at it). If you received a boomerang from the bottom block, waste it by throwing it away somewhere. In this shot, hit the bomb in the top block, just like you did before. It is important that you go for the bottom block first, because the top block would freeze some of its balloons otherwise, which would obstruct you from the bomb.

Level 35 - Fuggetaboudit (11)

With your first shot, get the Boomerang balloon and the Bomb balloon in the same arc. The bomb will get rid of the Ice balloons. With your boomerang shot, try and get as many of the balloons as you can, and then use your last shot to get more if you need to.

Level 36 - Chalice (37)

With your first shot, hit both of the Mine balloons, getting 14 more balloons, including 2 extra Dart balloons. With your next two shots, break one of the brown wall pieces and hit the Pin balloon beneath it to set off another chain reaction. The easiest ones to try are the second and third blocks from the right.

Level 37 - Pacatak (53)

With your first shot, do a low arc to get the available Pac-Man balloon. Get to the top-left Pac-Man balloon with him, and then eat that. Continue right, eating all of the balloons, turning down when you have finished the row. Get the next Pac-Man, above the pack of balloons, and eat as many of them as you can before getting the next Pac-Man. Move up, get the remaining balloons from where the pack of 4 was, and move on to the next Pac-Man on the right. With him, eat both columns of balloons at the same time, by positioning yourself in the middle. You will have to be quick to get enough balloons with each Pac-Man. If there are any balloons left over that you can try and reach with your remaining darts, do so.

Level 38 - Bouncebomb (16)

The aim here is to explode the Pin balloon. you can do this by making a long arc over the rubber, or by bouncing on the rubber, which you may find easier. After that, use your remaining darts to try and get any left-over balloons, including unexploded Ice balloons, if they are not near normal ones.

Level 39 - Lockdown (20)

This level comes down to luck more often than not. The best way to get as many balloons as possible is to aim your darts up at the vertical rubber wall, so that you will lightly touch the right side of it. If you set your power high enough, the small change in movement will have a big effect by the time it comes back down, and the dart will bounce all over the place. One shot where you can nearly always get 5 or 6 darts is shooting right and a very, very small bit down, at the block of six balloons near the bottom.

Level 40 - Ice Cave (26)

This level is a bit of a trick one, as the way to beat this level is to get the Ice balloons. Start with a shot getting lots of Ice balloons at the top. If you don't make it too powerful, it'll drop down the back, bounce up and get a few more balloons. Don't let it be too weak, though, as then it will bounce off the frozen balloons and not get very many. In the next shot, focus on the lower Ice balloons, Trying to get the long top row first, and bounce back to get some of the bottom row.

Level 41 - Myriad (50)

There are various ways to beat this level, so feel free to experiment. If you get stuck, you can read this. First of all, get the Triple-arrow balloon, and also destroy the bottom-left corner brown wall piece. Fire the triple-arrow to the right, going through the large pack and into the Pin balloon, which will trigger the Mine balloon, triggering the Pac-Man balloon. Eat as much of the enclosure's balloons as you can before time runs out. With your next dart, destroy the middle-right piece of the wall, and then explode the bombs. Get the Boomerang balloon with your next shot, and use it to get the triangle of balloons at the top-left of the screen. Use any remaining darts to get stray balloons.

Level 42 - Chilly Chips (42)

With your first shot, try and get balloons in the central segment, without hitting any of the Ice balloons on the left. If you hit ones on the right, it is not so important. Get as many of the Triple-dart balloons as possible, along with the Ice balloon to their right, and as many of the normal balloons to their left as you can. With the triple-dart shot, get as many of the balloons in the leftmost segment as you can without hitting any Ice balloons. Finally, go straight for the line of Ice balloons to get a maximum of 6 more balloons.

Level 43 - D in the D (32)

Try and do a long arc with your dart to hit as many of the top row of Mine balloons as you can. Next, bounce a dart down the rubber-walled enclosure to get as many of the balloons there as you can. Do another small arc to try and get all of the balloons above the Ice balloons, and then go straight through all four Ice balloons in your final go. If you have very many Mine balloons remaining, instead of getting the balloons above the Ice ones first, freeze them with the Ice balloons and bounce off them to get to the Mine balloons more easily.

Level 44 - Showertime (42)

With all your darts here, the aim is to bounce them off of the far rubber wall into the nearer one, and then into the Mine balloons. To bounce them off the far wall, you have to aim straight at the wall and a little bit up, to avoid the near wall. The same tactic can be used for any balloons that aren't covered by brown wall pieces.

Level 45 - Not So Hot (20)

You can achieve the 20 balloons needed to pass this level without breaking any walls by getting all three Dart balloons and the Pac-Man balloon. With the Pac-Man balloon, head straight right through the brown wall pieces and then up as soon as possible. Position yourself quickly between the two columns of balloons nearest to the right, and move up, eating both columns. You can eat 18 balloons here, if you turn left when you have finished the columns, and added to the 4 outside, you have passed. With your remaining darts try to get balloons by breaking through the wall.

Level 46 - Ears (25)

With your first shot, do a very small arc over the leftmost Ice balloon, getting at least 8 or 9 balloons. Do another arc over the center, coming down between the wall pieces and the Ice balloon. Finally, go for the largest block of balloons, which is likely to be at the bottom.

Level 47 - Bloon of Damacles (58)

With your first shot, destroy the single brown piece, along with a few surrounding balloons. With your next, hit the bomb to destroy a few more balloons, and then hit the Ice balloon. Bounce your dart off the frozen balloons into the Mine balloon, which will fall onto a Pin balloon, and destroy the remaining balloons.
It is possible to hit the Bomb balloon in one shot without destroying the block, or to not hit the Bomb balloon at all, but it is easier if you do. Feel free to try out other methods!

Level 48 - The Matrix (105)

This level is quite simple, but very fun. Get the Pac-Man nearest to you with your shot. Proceed to munch up all of the top Mine balloons, until you get transported down as you burst another Pac-Man balloon. With this one, eat the next Pac-Man, along with a few balloons if you wish, and go back to the top to finish eating the top row of Mine balloons. When you eat the last one, you will hit a lower-down Pac-Man, and be able to eat all of the balloons at the bottom.

Level 49 - Wrong Side (70)

With your first shot, hit the top Ice balloon such that you carry on going, and hit into a Pin balloon. This will explode the top section of balloons, and if you are lucky, the bottom will also be hit and explode. If not, bounce a dart off the frozen balloons at the top, and it will, if aimed correctly, hit into the Pin balloons at the bottom. Use any remaining shots to finish off any balloons that you might have let out.

Level 50 - The End (50)

Do you really need a guide for this? No!!!
Congratulations on completing Bloons!

Bloons 100% Strategy Guide

I have posted a more thorough walkthrough and strategy guide for those players trying to get 100% on every level. Leave feedback about it here, please.

635 Comments

Great game! I'm really enjoying it, but I've been stuck on level 30. It's got me pulling my hair out.

Great game!

The popping sound is just awesome and very rewarding.
Regarding the power meter and its inaccuracy - hey, it's a monkey throwing the darts!

*g*

Fun game, stuck on level 42 though :(

Even with infinite shots I can't do it

This game is pretty awesome. The Pac-Man balloons are much fun. But I need more levels! More, I say!

The only problem I noticed was that every once in a while, the dart would go straight through a bouncy block. Not a big deal, just a little glitch.

Thoroughly addictive! Stuck on Level 30 - Ice Bounce, though. It's the only one in which I've not even known HOW to get the number needed, let alone not have the skill.

But good game, though - glitches aside :o)

I take it all back :o)

Onwards!

Great game! stuck on level 42 - Chilly Chips.

Here's a tip for Level 30 Liz:

shoot the ice balloons instead of the colored ones. they dont freeze each other and there are enough ice ones to fill your quota

Yay! I just beat it! some of those levels were brutal. nice find!

WHOOOOOOO!! i finished it! mwahahahahaha!

It....it's supposed to save your game? I've played this like five times and it's never saved my game! WHAT!

I am SUPREMELY upset! I managed to pop 35 balloons on level 23 (ouchie), which is the target amount, and it still said try again. Now I can't even get close to it! It's a conspiracy!

Curse of the post, got it straight after I commented! :D

Bleh, 27 (Bouncy) is hard, and is completely unrelated to its title. bleh.

W00t - completed the game!

For those stuck on Level 42:

1st dart - should cut through the bloons on the left of the bloon mass, WITHOUT touching the ice bloons

2nd dart - should cut through any bloons on the left that you missed first time

3rd dart - should fire into the middle, between the lines of ice bloons. It needs to bounce around inside so that you hit >10 bloons

4th dart - hit the blue bonus bloons on the right to get extra darts

5th dart - fire along the line of ice bloons on the left that have been exposed

You should be close to 42 bloons now, and have 1 or two darts left over.

Great game, very addictive - like that fact that it remembers what level you've got to and shows you thumbs of all the levels you've done.

Anyone got any ideas about level 44 - showertime?

done it.

42 was hard.

I was stuck on 30 for ages until...

I realised that you could shoot the bombs straight through the iron wall.

Figured out 44, now on 46 - ears. 21 out of 25 is as close as I've got.

Some of these are damned tricky! :0)

Cheers Tom, been stuck on 42 for ages but after your advice got it 1st time.

Great game, very addictive but need more levels! :D

What are you supposed to do on 27?

Great game, level 49 was hard but level 50 was so worth it! There were so many times when I was ONE ballon off and it drove me nuts. Also it sucks when the darts fly through the walls lol.

Any advice on 36 (chalice)?

The curse of the post! I haven't beaten it but I know what to do now.

27

With one shot, hit all the freeze balloons on the underside of the ledge, they will freeze the balloons above them. Then your 2nd shot you need to bounce just right of the iced 'loons into the open space.

At least that's what I think. I haven't been able to do it yet.

:(

Advice on 32 would be great.

FYI - I just changed the links to the game to point to a page we're hosting after having received permission from Stephen to do so.

So, if you played the game earlier the levels you unlocked won't be unlocked anymore. If you wish to get back to what you had earlier rather than unlocking them all again, you can use this link instead.

Sorry for any inconvenience that may have caused you (but it's fun to try to unlock them all again anyways. =)

Anyone have any advice for 44? It's totally kicking my butt.

Great game! Although 27 is insanely hard >:-(

Good game! I'm stuck on 38, though. Arrrgh. I'm not even sure what I should do to pop the minimum amount of bloons.

Who made this ratzefratzen game! AAAARRRRGGGGHHH!
1. it's addicting
2. it's impossible
3. it's so much fun you can't give it up!

level 37 - pacatak - I've been on for over an hour grrr
got as high as 45 out of 53

FGM

Arrgh! can anyone help on 46? ice ears??

Yes! finally got it.
The best game posted in a while jay! keep it up!
couldnt stop playing till it was done.

N'mind! Got past 44. Still, what a pain.

I absolutely hate it...but that's just because I'm so very bad at it. :-(

I don't know if anyone ended up giving adequate hints for 30 (ice bounce):

Aim with a lot of power for the higher of the two ice balloons. Your dart will end up hitting three or so of the normal balloons on its way there (crucial to meet your quota), leaving one or two frozen balloons in the column.
Then (and this is the harder part) bounce your second dart off the one or two remaining frozen balloons to get it into the bomb area.

And here's how I did 32 (someone had asked above):

First take out the bottom row of balloons, taking care not to hit any of the ice balloons. If you don't do that successfully, you might as well reset the level.
Then take care of the whole upper section, making sure to hit the two "extra arrow" balloons within your first couple shots.
That should get you close, but to finish it off shoot an arrow as hard as you can directly at the ice balloons. This may be a bug, but might be a feature: if your arrow's going fast enough, it can pop a few balloons just as they're about to freeze.

arrgggg i can't get level 30!! sky, how did you

shoot through the iron wall

i tried, and i can't seem to do it

wow, i just finished 30, and i found that

with the right angle, you can bounce the arrow off the two bouncy blocks into the bombs...then all you have to do is hit 3 of the other balloons

it's tricky

for 30. Ice bounce

Shoot at the top ice balloon with a lot of power, then bounce your other dart off the frozen balloon

I need help on 33 Danger!

me too^^^ hellllppppp meeeee

23? I just keep getting 34 balloons over and over.

Finished.

Largely enjoyable, although I gotta say that I hate it when a game forces me to switch between mouse and arrow key controls. If the window is bigger than the game itself, switching from mouse to arrow will scroll my window instead of doing whatever the arrows do inside the game.

This doesn't happen all the time, and I have no idea what is behind the seemingly random application of this most annoying glitch. Mac OS X, Firefox 1.5.0.10, Flash Player 9.0.28.0.

Anybody have similar experiences or have any idea why this happens ... even better, anybody know how to fix it? ):

Kat - in browsers, the object that has tab 'focus' will receive keyboard events. If you have been mousing around in a Flash game window, then the game should retain focus when pressing keys on the keyboard, and keyboard events should be sent there.

If your browser window is scrolling when using the arrow keys, then somehow the tab focus has changed.

If you try clicking on the game with one hand while pressing the up or down arrow key with the other, do you still get the same scrolling behavior?

Well, I got past 23, am now stuck on 44. I have to get all of 'em? Grrr...

Hey sgtsuperman,

I found that for 33:

If you fiddle with each of the three clumps a bit, you'll see that you can potentially get 10+ balloons per clump (one arrow each). In most cases this involves hitting the explodie arrow farthest from the monkey, in each clump. It's a perfection thing, unfortunately.

If only every level was like 18 or 19, but then again, then we wouldn't love this XD.

shooting through iron on level thirty.

Just aim straight at the lowest bomb. You have to make sure you are at absolute maximum power. Let the power arrow go to maximum, but don't let go and put your curser there so you know where it is, then as it rises the second time release when it reaches your curser.
Works every time for me.
It is a bug really. I could see how I was supposed to do it, but could not quite find the angle.
It works on a few other levels as well like level 44.

Ack, sorry about the dysfunctional spoiler tags >

Great game!!

Sometime the dart falls back on the monkey, I think it would have been funnier to see the monkey get stabbed and blood came out. (Of course, I wouldn't want this to happen in real life. But then I've never seen a money throwing bloons in real life.)

44 is absolute torture. Any tips?

42:

use dart1 and dart2 to get all the balloons on the left side. (21 balloons)

dart3: shoot between the two ice rows, without hitting ANY of the left row of ice balloons. And try not to hit any of the lower ice balloons on the right (30-ish balloons now)

dart4: get the two extra shots at the bottom of the screen (35 balloons now or so)

multi-dart: try to get as many balloons on the bottom right, without hitting the left row of ice balloons.

last dart: shoot all the left ice balloons in a row

That's how I did it

46:

dart1: you have to shoot over the first ice balloon and make it fall to the left of the brown blocks and hit the balloon all the way at the bottom.

get your mouse in such an angle that by just quickly pressing the fire button it takes out 11 balloons, including the one all the way at the bottom. 9 or 10 is good, but 11 balloons is possible with this first shot.
To be clear: DO NOT HOLD the mouse button, just press it as quick as you can. With the right angle it could take out 11 baloons. Don't change the angle after you found the right position.

dart2: if the first shot was a success, don't change the angle of the shot, just hold the mouse button longer for this shot.
You have to make it fall down to the right side of the brown blocks. Try taking out the balloons that are right next to the blocks.
You could get more then 20 balloons with 1 dart left. Only change the angle of the shot if you see a good chance of finishing the level with your last dart.

That's how I did it :)

Andrew D, here's how to do 44...

Method 1

fire really hard to the left / right just above the rubber blocks, when done right this rebounds off back and forth nad into the mines and destrioys the ballons... repeat for the other side. THis is very tricky!

Method 2 (cheating sorta)

Aim directly at the mine third right (thru the rubber wall) use full power, the dart will fly straight through the wall and take out the 4 rightmost mines. Use the same technique for the leftmost mines and then your remaining darts just 'pop' then over the wall and take out 1or 2 mines at a time and you should make it :)

finally beat it
great fun game, nice that there was an ending

i thought 46 was the most frustrating, but i used fire begtwen the blocks for 44

Need help with 47, don't know where to even start.

Curse of the post, I got it

for 47

Take aim at the bomb with full power, then take out the freezing balloon. Then bounce your dart off the frozen balloon to hit the drooping mine.

wow sky that DOES work :)

now i just need to get 37...gah!

Tons of fun...keeping me from getting my work done. I would like to see a save level function, it would be nice to be able to come back and play later. Also, I had the same issue as Jay with the force -- but there are also many spaces that are supposed to be rubber that my darts went straight through (usually when I just got the perfect force and angle!!).

I love the game, but hate the alt-text that shows up whenever I hover over a baloon. Can that be disabled somehow?

argh 36 is doing my head in. help me!

Original idea but not a unique game concept. Also i'm missing some sort of powerups :-)

lvl 40 anyone??? (spoilers please)

seriously, 44, come on.

For benjo, level 40:

You can do it by only getting the ice ones, use your first dart to pop all ice balloons at the top, and maybe bounce down and hit some normal ones. Then use your second to get the bottom ones. Easy.

For Cory, Level 44:

NOt very hard at all, just bounce off the bouncey things on the far left to the bouncy things on the near left and hit all of those mines. Same for right side. :p

i need lvl 44 more explained

Level 38 + me = stuck

Help?

How do you beat level 38? It's impossible!

ARG!! Am I the ONLY one who can't get level 34??

For level 44, "Showertime"

You don't have to aim up and over the barrier right (and left) next to the monkey. Instead, give the dart some extra power, and he'll aim right through the first barrier to get a very low angle trajectory. After that, though, it's just a matter of getting lucky and hitting enough of the mine balloons to continue. Sometimes, you'll hit the balloons on the bottom without hitting mines. Just throw your darts to whichever side has the most balloons in reach and eventually you'll win.

For 38, "Bouncebomb"

Aim up with the intent for the dart to bounce off the black section. You just want to hit that pink balloon in the middle before you hit any of the ice balloons. This one is another level where you just aim in the general direction and hope you manage to get just the right strength and direction to hit the right spot.

For 34, "Igloos",

This one is easy. Aim DIRECTLY at the bomb in the bottom bunch of balloons. If you hit it, the whole thing should explode. Then just arc up and try to hit the second bomb. You should get 100% in two darts. If you aim for the top one first, the mine balloon triggers some ice balloons and renders the lower bomb unusable, so don't do that.

please help on 21. what is pacman?

How do you get past 31? The Cell? It's driving me crazy. I have no idea what I'm supposed to be doing.
Help?

help with lvl 50 plz its so deadly!

to the guy who got 23...howd you get the extra to get 35? I keep getting 34 just like you did.

31:
aim for the upper right bomb to escape the cell :)

Anyone got a spoiler for level 49?

Im stuck on 28: Big Ball. I can only get 81. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Lvl 27!

1st shot, pop all the ice balloons, then with the second shot, shoot normally, upwards. Hopefully, like it did for me, the dart should bounce accross the ice and pop the majority of the balloons down the side

Good Luck..x

I need help! I'm stuck on level 39...I can never get the dart between any of the bricks, except the ones on the right...help!

YAY i beat the game!

what is pacman and what does it do on lvl 21? please help

someone help me with level 50!

help me with lvl 28?

i need help for 28 please anyone!!

I'm so mad with it!!!

there is an unlimited amount of darts

go to the main menu then click new game and then click unlimited amount or something then have fun!

On 30 (ice bounce)

you can also put a full power dart through the iron wall just aim straight through it with full power...then use your other dart to just get 3 of the ones by the ice balloons

jay-- i have to say that this is one of my more favorite games that i have played in a while--- reminds me why i come here... not to imply at all that you reviewgames lacking in quality, just that i loved this one...

by the way, what type of game is this called? kinda-cute-awesome-skill-physics based game?

lol

for 28:

its hard, you can use parabolas that just go on top of eachother, or you can try for the dart that when done correctly falls between two ice ballons without hitting either
that works best

Thanks, OfficiallyHaphazard. =)

I agree, Bloons is an excellent game and one that I feel in love with immediately. It's based on a very simple idea, and yet requires a certain level of mastery to complete the game.

It's definitely in the skill-based physics game category, but I like your much more colorful description better. ;)

does anyone have a spoiler for 48.? is there an order?

Garrrgh. 45 is killing me.

someone please help me with level 21 i really really dont know what to do

okokok
if you are serious for 21:

pacman is controlled by the arrow keys
hit his ballon, then use the arrow keys to get him to eat the balloons

45 takes a lot of patience,

i beat it by getting the first 2 arrow ballons and pacman on the first dart, and then used pac man to take out the barrier, not to try and eat the balloons

48 is not that bad.

use the first pacman on the high row of mines, when it hits the second pac man, get that one to eat the other pacman balloon, that will sustain his life.
move him up to the top row of mines again, and go to the end, move the last pacman on the top of the bottom rows

and jay--there you go again, replying to my posts-- if you make me like this site anymore than I already do, then i will be practically living here :P

hahaha jk (almost) ;)

I'm stuck on 22, I keep hitting the freezing balloons with the boomerang!
Help?!

yaaaayyy!

I finally made it!!! Thanks a lot for the spoilers for levels 44 and 47 :)!!!

anyone help on 37?

level 42?? someone help

how do you do level 35? i've been trying for ages!

how do you do 24??

level 37 is soooo hard....any help?

Level 49

First three darts, aim almost 90 degrees at the two breakable bricks, and pop the tack balloons

Then just pop the other tack balloon to your right

i need help on 31!! i cant do itt haha

Hi Jay, thanks for the response. (:

It seems like the problem only occurs when I move between tabs in Firefox. I've mapped the relevant keyboard shortcut to a mouse button. Sometimes the tab focus shifts after moving from tab to tab and doing things in those tabs, and sometimes it doesn't.

Does clicking or scrolling in one tabbed window mess with the tab focus in another window (assuming that there is something in said window, like a flash game, that the tab focus can be on or off)? I'm not sure what else I could be doing.

Even the seemingly obvious remedy, which is to click in the game field with the mouse to return the tab focus, doesn't always work.

To answer your question, if I click (and hold down the mouse button -- haven't tried it with just clicking) in the game field and use the arrow keys at the same time, I don't get the scrolling. But the arrow keys aren't as responsive as they usually would be if the tab focus was in the game. Perhaps the delay is due to the dual input (i.e. holding mouse button down and using arrow keys at the same time)? But the short answer to your question is no. ;D

i cant beat lvl 34 how do u beat it???

cool game, getting stuck on level 37

I Am Stuck On Level 39 Helppppp

For 27, hit all the frozen balloons in one shot then bounce the second shot of the now frozen balloons above to hit as many of the balloons inside the walls as possible

Level 28 easy as 1,2,3...found it by mistake!!
(Sorry for my english, it is not my first language)

Try to aim the right lower corner of the 3rd block at the bottom, as hard as you can, it will make all the ballons and bombs explode. Then you just have to hit 4 more between the ice balloons.

the pacatapis the hardest one..........

don't know how to complete.........

if any hints tell me please......

i love this game as it is so interesting........

how do you do level 30 i have been trying to hit the things that roll but the ice freezers are in the way i keep hitting them first and then i can get the roller things!!! ahhhh please help!!!

i got to lvl 44 in about 20 mins had like 3,500 points then i quit lol

I am so stuck on level 30. I can't hit the ice bloon. Help.

On level 30, you can just pop four bloons on the left, then aim at the steel and get max power, and your dart will hit the bomb bloons through the steel.

lvl 30...ice bounce... aim directly at bomb through the grey with full force...KABOOM!!... then pop the last couple on the side...

Would you mind making a walkthrough for More Bloons?

im stuck on level 49 can you give me any tips

Level 30- another way is this:

Put your mouse just to the right of the top ice balloon, then hold and release. Remember, you shouldn't hit the bottom right bloon (If you do, press restart.). Then, hit the bottom ice balloon. Then, bounce your dart off the frozen bloon into the bombs.

*Hint: Use Unlimited Darts* [spoiler tags added - Walzar]

Found another way to beat level 30 by mistake...

Aim for the bloons on your right, but don't hit the ice Bloons. Then, fire strait upwards of the monkey (with very high power) and the bombs will explode.

I think its a glitch.

When I do the pacatak level, I keep getting this problem (not sure if it's a glitch:
When I press the up and down arrows, the pacman continues going left, even when I don't press the left arrow button. Sometimes the pacman just doesn't respond to any keys or goes in the opposite direction to what I press. Does anyone else have this problem? If so, do you know how to fix it?
Thanks,
NM

Its a great game and everything but I am stuck on level 27! can anyone maybe help me find out how to beat level 27? I would really appreciate it :]

Thanks-

stuck on level 17 any help i mean i know what to do but i cant aim right UGH!

oh my god!!!.....stuck on level 42!!...been at it for hrs!!....

Im addicted to the game but stuck on level 35!

level 49 is umpossible you cant hit the second brown brick and i can only get about 35 bloons

mm yeah pretty sure level 40 is impossible, the arrow just bounces in the same place the whole time :/

I'm still stuck on level 30! Ive read the hints and stuff, but I just cant get the top ice ballon. Sometimes I can get all the coloured ones below it, but not the top one. It keeps bouncing off the rubber block. Any suggestions?

Pretty nice game. Took three days of about 1.5 hrs.a day give or take. Level 50 was disappointing. It would have been nice to end the game with a challange.

I need help on Level 25, please!

How do you keep the screen from moving when switching to the arrow keys on the keyboard?

[Click first on the game window. If that doesn't work, try using a different browser. -Jay]


I am on level 45 and for some reason can't get my pacman to go any faster. I keep getting 17 balloons!

Any tips or advise? thanks!

Is anyone else's Pacman going in the complete opposite direction they want it to? HELP!

im losing my mind with level 14 :( how did you get it? with good luck?

im having such a hard time on 42..chilly chips..can someone please help me?

Level 32 (Backwards Glance) is driving me INSANE!

Can someone PLEASE tell me why when I get Pacman Bloons I can't move the Pacman?!?!?!?! I have beat my keyboard black and blue using my arrow keys, and still NOTHING! Very frustrated! Please help!!!

does anybody know how to do 31? It's really bugging me

I am stuck on lvl 28-hard core- the one where u get one dart then a boomerang- just can't pop enough bloons with boomerang- help please!

This game is so easy ,the final stage is not hard at all

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