Lets be honest here. after the release of the Bloons series, including the player packs 1 through to 5, I was totally addicted and was expecting something totally amazing. I was sorely disappointed. The graphics were quite seriously downgraded, and some special balloons lacked additional explanation, which was a pity because they needed it. The additional of new effects (bees, flower bloon, air bloon, "single use" bouncy blocks etc) were a nice touch, and I enjoyed the max power/hint/super monkey options as a nice touch. The special monkey graphics (boomerang etc.) were pretty damn cute, but otherwise this game falls quite deeply into the mediocre category. 9/10 for an interesting game with a lot of potential, halved to 4.5 for the failings and an extra bonus point rounds it up to 5 just to be nice.