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  • Completing the Mission
Good old Monkey Lane, except, any tower you place disappears after 10 rounds! Finish Medium difficulty to defeat this dastardly Special Mission.
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Short-Lived is a difficult Special Mission in BTD5. It is unlocked at Rank 60 (40 in Bloons TD 5 Mobile) to play it, making it the final Special Mission unlocked. Monkey Dollar1,000 and AwesomeIcon100 are awarded upon completion. The player has to beat Monkey Lane, Medium - but towers will only last 10 rounds. The money reward for completing a round is increased to 299 plus the round number

TipsEdit

  • This has only been tested in BTD5 Mobile so far, but the player can save and exit the game, resume the game, and every tower's "levels remaining counter" (located where the sell button would normally be) is reset to 10.
  • Banana Investments Advisories disappear before the interest for the 10th round is being paid. However, the price of $15,200 without Path 1 upgrades is still less than the maximum earnings of $21,995. To achieve maximum earnings collect the balance after 8 rounds as well as during the 10th round.
  • If the player buys many of Banana Research Facilities, it will be very helpful for later rounds.
  • The player must not buy a Temple of the Monkey God early in the game, because the player would lose it in the early rounds. Buy it at round 56.
  • Bloonsday Device Pros are very good for later rounds (since the B-Day Device costs Monkey Dollar250).
    • Buy only 2 of this and do it only on double Monkey Money days. The reward is only Monkey Dollar1500, because you have wasted your Money.
  • 2|3 Dart Monkeys are the cheapest and the best camo detection for early rounds and strong bloons.
  • Monkey Tycoon is useless as you are unable to sell your towers.

StrategiesEdit

Main article: Short-Lived (Special Mission)/Strategies

TriviaEdit

  • The RBE page is very helpful for this mission because it allows you to see in advance what Bloons will come in the next 10 rounds.
  • The player cannot sell towers, rendering Monkey Tycoon useless (unless its on the HD version).
  • Save your money and try to survive with minimum towers needed until you get to Round 56 (if you build a tower during or before Round 55, it will disappear before Round 65).
  • This Special Mission can be played in Freeplay Mode (Not on the iOS version).
  • Ever since the Special Agent Pro update, Bloonberry Bushes also disappear after 10 rounds.
  • Saving up money is a good choice, so the player could buy towers that have disappeared again.
  • The Dart Training Facility is a good choice for this Special Mission, because the player can save up money with a free Dart Monkey at the start, and every time it disappears, you get another one.
  • The best time to beat this mission is when double Monkey Money is in effect as the player gets Monkey Dollar2000.
  • There is a bug on the iOS version that if the player exits and then load the save, every Tower will have their lifespans reset to 10 rounds again, making the difficulty of this Special Mission considerably easy, as long as the player knows the current lifespans of Towers.
    • This means that getting Monkey Money in these versions will not become that difficult.
      • This does not work as it is patched on version 1.6.
  • In Bloons Tower Defense 5 HD, the player can sell a tower before it disappears, but it doesn't show the countdown, so it's difficult to tell which round to sell it. Also, it doesn't give 299+round end reward, which makes the special even more difficult.
  • The mission yields Monkey Dollar1000, the highest special mission reward (other than the Bloons TD 5 Deluxe mission Direct Assault).

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