NERF Intermediate Gift Guide
Now that you have graduated from the NERF Beginner’s Gift Guide you may be looking for the next step, our Intermediate Gift Guide is here to help. In this guide we will introduce you to the NERF Mega range plus some more advanced accessories and darts. As always the NERF Reviews gift guides are our recommendation for the best blasters but please feel free to shop around.
The NERF Blaster(s)
NERF N-Strike Mega Series Roto Fury Blaster
The NERF Mega Roto Fury Blaster is one of our favourites here at NERF Reviews. Not only does the Roto feature some pretty serious firepower it is also a lot of fun! With a rotating 10 dart drum and slam-fire action pump reload you can send a stream of Mega darts off in the blink of an eye.
Now for some clarification, the difference between the N-Strike Elite and Mega range is the type of darts they use. Whilst the NERF Elite’s make use of most dart type (you can check out the full range on our NERF Darts page here) the Mega range uses special Mega Darts. The Mega darts are not only a little bit chunkier but also feature a special “whistling” design, this means that not only are you sending oversized darts your competitors way but they hear the dreaded scream of the dart before it even hits them!
The NERF Mega Roto Fury has a range of about 90ft so definitely a contender in both the range and firepower departments. So highly recommended, it’s even part of our Top NERF Mega blasters!
NERF N-Strike Elite XD Stockade
Whilst the Mega Roto Fury may have awesome firepower, the N-Strike Elite XD Stockade is for the more tactical NERF gun. The N-Strike XD Stockade promises an impressive 88ft range and automatic loading which means you can quickly and easily pick off your opponents, re-position and continue blasting away!
The Stockade also has a few more tricks up its sleeve. Featuring NERF’s XD technology the Stockade has automatic (battery powered) reloading so you don’t have to worry about cocking or pumping your blaster, whilst this is an amazing feature it does mean you will be burning through darts quicker than you can say “NERF”! To help with the rapid expenditure of ammunition, the Stockade does come with a detachable should stock which includes space for 10 additional darts – just make sure you always have a dart in the clip or you will be left high and dry! (Please remember that the NERF N-Strike Elite XD Stockade does not include batteries so you will need to pick yourself up 3 AAA batteries).
The NERF Darts
NERF N-Strike Elite Mega 10 Dart Refill Pack
As we picked out the Mega Roto Fury in this guide we are obliged to point out that you will need to pick up some compatible darts! Mega darts are slightly larger than their Elite cousins, coming in at around 9.0 CM (Elite Darts are 7.2 CM) these darts won’t fit your Elite blasters but are required to get your Roto Fury firing to its full potential. Mega darts have a special design which means they whistle whilst in flight – not only will your opponent be feeling bad after getting struck but one of your amazing shots but they will hear it coming!
NERF N-Strike Elite Glow In The Dark Clip System
As we are looking at some slightly fancier NERF blasters, it is only fitting we look at some slightly fancier darts! In terms of flight and accuracy, the N-Strike Elite Glow in the Dark Darts (12 pack) don’t offer much more (they are exactly the same in that respect) but they do glow in the dark!
What could be more satisfying that loading up your newly acquired N-Strike Elite XD Stockade with 10 glow in the dark darts and causing havoc in the darkness. Follow your darts as they find their target and listen to the cries of frustration as your opponents try and fire back only to find you have already moved position. These darts aren’t a must have but they are a lot of fun.
The NERF Accessories
NERF N-Strike Elite Tactical Vest Kit
If you have been following our guide you probably have yourself a couple of blasters, a dozen or so spare darts and nowhere to keep them all! At this stage we would recommend picking yourself up a N-Strike Elite Tactical Vest kit.
The N-Strike tactical durable and lightweight and allows you to carry additional kit onto the blasting field. When your opponents are down to their last darts you will be fully kited out with an entire arsenal in easy reach. The N-Strike tactical vest also includes two quick reload clips for even easier loading.