About Balloon Monkey Player Pack 5

Bloons Player Pack 5 is another game Ninja Kiwi and they bring us one more collection of mainly player designed levels in the latest Player Pack which is a special Christmas edition. The player made bloon levels are now hugely popular and there is now a large population of advanced game level players who are turning their skills hands to developing their own levels.

Ninja Kiwi selects the best ones and shares them with other players in the Player Pack series of games. Most of the player designed levels are now getting very difficult many seem to be making them as hard as possible. Of course, there are always the online walkthrough videos and articles to help.

All of the balloons regulars are back, ice bloons, triple darts, lightsabre, mines, bombs, Pac-Man all make their return as do solid walls, rubber walls and brown bricks which can be shot out of the walls. The additional features launched with Player Pack 4 are also here in this game.

Once again we welcome the ever popular monkey who is anxiously awaiting his time to begin throwing darts and popping bloons and sports his Christmas hat. As with previous versions, despite being player designed levels, the brothers have compiled this pack as a mixture of skill levels so the progression is not linear, giving the player a little respite between different skill and frustration levels.

The controls are the just the same as those found in other versions of the game, mouse click left and hold to direct and make the dart being thrown more powerful. The red arrow which appears guides the player as to the power of the throw. When you release the mouse button the dart will be thrown by the monkey in the direction the player has indicated and at the power set by the mouse drag.

As before in the other monkey player packs, when the Pac-Man blooms are released the arrow keys "steer" the Pac-Man and he has a limited time available to use his power to gobble up almost everything in front of him. We decided that we will review the PC version of this multi-platform game again as that version is the traditional flash game. Again, there are 50 levels and each has a target number of bloons to pop.

The most difficult levels in balloon monkey player pack 5 are level 10 because one has to remember to be logical and a difficult last shot. Level 29 is tricky because you only have two darts and have to clear a screen full of ice bloons. Level 40 is perhaps one of the most difficult ones to complete in this game.

Player Pack 5 is quite a teaser and frustrating in parts, but please remember the game stays with the original concept where the player can repeat or skip levels or opt for the easy way out and use unlimited darts. The game is also a refreshing change of scenery as it is all designed around the Christmas theme.