- 50 new player created levels with a Christmas theme
- Entertaining new gimmicks to solve
In the final player pack released by the developers, player created levels have been arranged in a Christmas theme in order to please fans of the Bloons series. The last fifty levels of the original player pack are well thought out and feature a good balance between puzzle levels and action balloon levels that require precision, so there’s really no frustration going into the game.
Another neat aspect of this player pack is that because it is Christmas themed, the graphics have received a slight update to appeal to this theme. The monkey wears a Santa Claus hat, while some of the puzzles and balloons in the game are arranged in Christmas themed patterns. While the graphics remain simplistic, the small visual change is enough to warrant praise.
For veteran Bloons fans, the levels should present a steady challenge that isn’t as hard as bloons insanity but neither will it be too easy. While this pack is no where near as hard as the first player pack, it does a good job of balancing the different styles of levels that are created by players so that there are never any points in the game where you feel as though you’re completely stuck without any hope of understanding what needs to be done to solve the level.
New players will find the player pack enjoyable, but you should probably start with the first Bloons to get yourself acquainted with the different action balloons that are featured prominently in this pack. The difficulty level never ramps up enough to make a new player feel unwelcome, so if you absolutely want to start with this player pack as your first Bloons experience, it wouldn’t hurt your perception of the game.
Overall, this last release of the player-made levels is a worthy one. Obviously the many players of the game have learned from previous games and packs what works and what’s not fun, and the developers have listened and included these levels in a well made pack. It’s a great finally addition to the original Bloons title, so if you’re looking for more balloon popping action after finishing those, definitely give this player made pack a try. The minor graphical update and the pacing of the puzzles is good enough that it will hold you over until you’re ready to start Bloons 2 or the tower defense games.