Defend like your life depends on it with Bloons TD 6+ in Apple Arcade today

Bloons Td
Bloons Td (Image credit: Ninja Kiwi)

What you need to know

  • Bloons TD 6+ is available for download from Apple Arcade now.
  • The new Apple Arcade game is the same title as the one already sold in the App Store for $4.99.

Bloons TD 6+ is the latest game to make the jump to Apple Arcade, taking a $4.99 game and making it free for subscribers to Apple's gaming service.

Available for download from the App Store today, the latest Apple Arcade addition is sure to be a popular one. Bloons TD 6 was already a favorite but now people can download it for free so long as they pay Apple $4.99 per month or have Apple One.

The game itself is the same as the one that is already available in the App Store but without the price tag attached. And that means gamers can look forward to family play with a four-player co-op mode and more!

Players can craft their perfect defense from a combination of awesome monkey towers, upgrades, heroes, and activated abilities, then pop every last invading Bloon. Beyond the 50+ maps available in single player, players can dive into multiple additional game modes including 4-Player co-op, where they can experience every map and mode with up to three other players in public or private games. Or try Boss Events, where fearsome boss Bloons will challenge even the strongest defenses. And if a single map isn't enough, take on the Odyssey and battle through a series of 3 to 5 maps connected by their theme, rules, and rewards. All along the way players can earn trophies to unlock dozens of cosmetic items that let them customize their monkeys, Bloons, animations, music, and much more.

Other features include 22 powerful monkey towers, 13 diverse Heroes, and a whole lot more. As is the case with all Apple Arcade games this one will be completely free of ads and in-app purchases so nothing can get between you and hours of gameplay.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.