Well, it has been a LONG TIME coming, but I finally completed the BTD5 Steeley achievement!
This achievement was the most time consuming achievement I’ve ever dealt with across any game I’ve ever played – and that is saying much too much….
For all of you who waited patiently for proof – here it is:
It was hard for me to imagine the Congratulations Splash screen ever popping up, so when it finally did, I was in stunned disbelief for a few moments. I carefully took a snapshot of my screen, then fished the game…
Once complete, I took a final snapshot of the Achievement page. Incredible…
What? Did you think I was going to give away the images for free? LOL!!!! Nice try… If you’d like the images, you could either earn them, or pay me for them 🙂
It’s been a real pleasure blogging about the progress of this game. At some point, I will go into greater detail about the psychology of this accomplishment so readers can get a better understanding of what really happened here…
48 maps x 85 rounds (4080 rounds), ~15 minutes x 48 maps (12 hours!) later – Done! But who is counting ?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!
Several of these maps were very challenging to complete on Impoppable mode. I decided to use special agents (mostly the Bloonsday Device) to complete a few of the maps, including:
Advanced: Water Hazard
Advanced: The Great Divide
Expert: Down The Drain – This one BTW was Very, Very difficult!!!
Extreme: Bloontonium Lab – I used the special agent because it was my last map, and I have more monkey money than I know what to do with 🙂
All of this effort is going to fuel my insatiable quest for the Steeley Achievement….. getting closer now….
UPDATE – I also wanted to find out how far I could go on Impoppable mode, and if you are buying and setting up your tower correctly, you can get to a tipping point that will crush every round easily. In terms of how far my iPhone 5 will go without crashing the app – unclear. Maybe you could post how far you’ve gotten!
Absolute devastation is the name of the game 😉
A quick update – Advanced: Water Hazard
I was able to complete this map by carefully stacking towers in the center, them quickly building up tower sets on the left and right leg of the map. I didn’t bother advancing any Monkey Village towers past 2/2. I think that made the difference in getting through this map without the use of agents.
It was tough, but I was able to complete 25 maps on Impoppable mode to achieve the ‘Nigh Impoppable’ award!
How far are you?
Well, well, well – now this is more like it…. The folks at Ninja Kiwi are cranking up the heat for you serious balloon poppers. The version 2.8 update to Bloons Tower Defense gives us a more intense mode called “Impoppable” to keep things exciting.
Fear not – if you have a solid method to complete maps on the Hard difficulty, you should still be able to manage successfully through Impoppable without working in special agents…. I say that right now because I’ve beaten several of the easier maps, but I have not yet tried the more difficult maps in Impoppable mode. I’ll update this post later to let you know my progress on the more difficult maps…
You can probably guess my strategy – hey – still works for me! (so far)
*UPDATE – If you beat the “Water Hazard” Advanced Map without using special agents, I’d like to know how your tower layout ended up. I had a lot of trouble with this map configuration while in Impoppable mode!
It probably took me less than ten attempts to collect all five Easter Artifacts. It was fun, but the pay off was tremendous!!! The Bunny Ears have been unlocked! Do I want to wear them now?? You bet!!!
How else can I make a world class athlete look like a clown?? 😉
My final Easter artifact discovered was the Chocolate Bunny artifact!
Finally! I feel good!
My fourth Easter artifact discovered was the Basket artifact!
Only one more to go!
My third Easter artifact discovered was the Baby Chick artifact!
Getting close to the Bunny Ears!
My second Easter artifact discovered was the Golden Egg artifact!
Don’t you just love Easter? 🙂