Bloons Tower Defence is one of the most played Flash games of all time, it is available to play online and you can even download the game to various other platforms such as the iPhone and many more. The first game: Bloons Tower Defense has had many sequels and spin-offs resulting in a brilliant set of games and mini-games available to play.

This review will be about the most recent Bloons Tower Defence game: Bloons Tower Defence 4. All of the games are slightly different but the main concept remains the same much like many of the other hundreds of tower defence games. The player must place towers beside a path and try to prevent any balloons from getting from one end of the path to the other. There are numerous different towers and there are lots of different types of balloons.

This is one of the best Tower Defence games out there, it has many awesome features to offer and is just great because of the range of challenging levels available to play. You can choose your difficulty setting when you start the game, easy difficulty is still challenging though! If you decide to play on expert difficulty prepare to encounter more expensive towers and more balloons!

Each time one of your towers pops a balloon you get one coin, coins can be used to buy towers, upgrade towers and to buy short-term methods of popping balloons such as pins. There are also many types of towers too, not all towers will pop the balloons but they will have some positive effect. For instance, the monkey dart tower will throw darts at the balloons that are within its range but the ice tower will slow the balloons down in order for the monkey to pop even more in the same amount of time. It is for this reason why the game is so addictive! Finding a good combination of towers can be fun and interesting.

The game does get much harder as it progresses, so choosing the right towers and the right upgrades is essential as you will only get a fraction of the money back when you sell a tower. As you get further into the level new balloons are introduced. Red balloons are the most basic and one dart will pop it. However, rainbow balloons contain many balloons inside of them, and they too contain even more balloons. So be careful!

I would highly recommend this game to anybody and it is by far one of the most popular games on our website.

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Graphics: The graphics of Civilization 3, as I mentioned, are very mediocre. The units are pleasant enough to look at, but the world map is bland and undetailed. The advisor screens are for the most part well-constructed, and it is certainly nice to have the entire tech-tree in-game. The Civilopedia is also a nice resource, well-presented with tons of useful information. When you construct a Wonder of the World, a pleasant, detailed picture appears on the screen providing a satisfying feeling of accomplishment (though the mini-movies from Civ II are sorely missed by most players). And if you achieve the space-shuttle victory, you will be rewarded with an amazing video sequence. But overall, the 2-D graphics, the pathetic color palette, the childish-looking resources, and the silly leader-caricatures for each civ give the game low ratings in this area. You can tweak things, but in the end, Civilization 3 will not satisfy you in the looks department. However, it is sufficient for strategic planning. A side-note: I have heard that on lower-end computers, games on large maps with several civilizations can lead to significant slow-down between turns. I never experienced this, so I can’t comment down-time was on the order of seconds for me.

Sound: I found the soundtrack, which changes as you progress from age to age, to be annoying. It was quickly turned off, and I usually played my own CDs in the background. The sound effects are limited to when units move over the map, and clash on the battlefield they are fine, though certainly not mind-blowing. There is not a lot to say about sound in Civilization 3 and that is unfortunate.

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Summary/ Civilization 3: As an only periodic player of previous Civilization offerings, I will be basing this review on the merits of Civilization 3 as a game unto itself, and not in comparison to its older siblings. Overall, Civilization 3 is an excellent single-player, turn-based strategy game. It is set in a grand historical context, meaning that during the course of every game, you will lead a civilization through time from its conception (around 4000 BC) to the modern age. This vastness of scale means that most games will take several days to complete indeed, I have spent over a month playing a single, large game. This is in stark contrast to RTS games, where you might be able to finish a scenario in 15 minutes.

Civilization 3 requires patience, a certain amount of dedication, and an appreciation for overarching historical processes. The graphics, while sufficient, are bare compared to most contemporary games. The sound effects are mediocre at best. For all these reasons, Civilization 3 (and the Civ series in general) have appealed to a particular type of gamer, perhaps more than any other individual title in PC history a slightly older, thinking-type gamer. A nerd, in other words. If you are a nerd, and want a game that grants you the feeling of being a God king, like Montezuma or Genghis Khan a game that lets you make all the decisions, a challenging game that you will not really be able to muscle-through then you should check out Civilization 3. It is got plenty of flaws, and it ain’t pretty but it is the type of game that keeps me awake at night imagining barbarian hordes, or talking to myself in the car about whether to build nuclear plants or focus on air superiority the type of game that actually seems to capture something real about human cultural history. And that is no small feat.

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