Top: Best Motorized Blasters
When it comes to NERF guns you can’t get much more advanced than battery powered motorized blasters. However, it is often pretty difficult to work out which blasters are motorized and even then how do you even know which is the best? In this guide we have selected the best motorized blasters on the market and highlighted the best features.
You may be asking yourself, “Why should I get a motorized blaster?” and the answer is simple – domination! Motorized blasters fire faster and often have huge dart capacities making them some of the most impressive guns you can buy. If you want to take things to the next level we would seriously recommend picking up at least one of the blasters listed below.
NERF N-Strike Elite Stryfe Blaster
Tactical Rail for N-Strike Accessories
Includes NERF Elite Quick Reload Clip
Includes 6 NERF Elite Darts
Requires 4 AA batteries (Not Included)
The NERF N-Strike Elite Stryfe may not be the most impressive looking blaster but it takes the top spot in our Best Motorized blaster list thanks to its nimble size, low price point and ease of use. The Stryfe is pretty much the perfect NERF gun and with a range of up to 75ft and 6 dart clip included, you will be dominating the blasting field in no time.
The N-Strike Stryfe is clip fed semi-automatic blaster which lets you unload darts as quickly as you pull the trigger. The only downside to the stock Stryfe is that is only comes with a 6 dart clip which means you can quickly find yourself with no darts in the chamber. Luckily, the Stryfe is compatible with multiple N-Strike clip systems. If you want to add some additional capacity to your blaster we recommend that you pick up an 18 dart quick reload clip from Amazon. Ammo limitations aside, the Stryfe is a seriously easy blaster to use and has an impressive range even if you keep your finger on the trigger.
In order to get the Styfe’s motor running, all you need to do is hold down the accelerator switch below the trigger and you are good to go. If you are feeling a little adventurous then you may even consider picking up two for some dual-wielding fun!
The Stryfe comes with a 6 dart easy reload clip and 6 Elite darts but you will need to pick yourself up 4 AA batteries to get the motor working.
NERF N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster
Fully customizable (More than 30 variations)
Includes targeting scope, drop grip, shoulder stock & barrel extension
Includes 10 dart banana clip
Includes 10 NERF Elite Darts
Requires 4 AA batteries (not included)
The NERF N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 is the flagship blaster of the Modulus range. Although this is an absolutely amazing blaster, with tons of customizable features, we didn’t put it at the top of this list as it may be a bit intimidating for first time NERFers. That being said, if you are serious about NERF guns then this is a must have.
First things, first, the Modulus ECS-10 is the most accurate blaster we have seen here at NERF Reviews. If you want a motorized blaster but don’t want to sacrifice your accuracy then the ECS-10 is your dream gun. The stock blaster, with no attachments, is a relatively straightforward clip fed semi-automatic blaster which makes use of N-Strike Elite darts. It is easy to use and easy to reload thanks to the inclusion of a 10 dart banana clip. Where things get a little more technical is the additional modules that can be added to the Modulus ECS-10.
Out of the box you will find a targeting scope, drop grip, shoulder stock and barrel extension (phew) so there are loads of customizable options from the start. With the exception of the shoulder stock and barrel extension the grip and scope can be attached to the blaster via tactical rails dotted around the gun, there are two on the top of the barrel and one at the bottom. As a Modulus blaster, owning the ECS-10 opens up a huge array of options for the other guns in the range as you will already have a slew of attachments to play around with. If you are interested in finding out more why not check out of NERF Modules page here.
The NERF Modulus ECS-10 comes with a 10 dart banana clip, 10 Elite darts but remember to get 4AA batteries as it won’t work otherwise!
NERF N-Strike Mega Mastodon Blaster
24-dart rotating drum
Includes 24 Mega Whistler darts
Includes 24 NERF Mega darts
Requires 6 D batteries (not included)
One of the main attractions of the NERF N-Strike Mega Mastodon is the massive dart capacity. Thanks to the inclusion of a 24-dart rotating drum, the Mastodon is one of the highest capacity guns on the market. Once you have loaded up your drum with 24 Mega darts, hold down the accelerator button located under the trigger and start raining down NERF mayhem.
The N-Strike Mastodon is an extremely impressive blaster but the sheer size makes it difficult to move and carry around; NERF have even included a shoulder strap to help carry it! The Mastodon comes with a 24-dart drum and 24 Mega darts, you will need to get 6 D batteries before you can start mowing down your enemies though.
Star Wars Rogue One: Captain Cassian Andor (Eadu) NERF Blaster
Motorized, clip-fed blaster
Laser blaster sound effects
Features NERF Tactical Rail
Includes removable scope + shoulder stock + barrel extension
Includes 12 dart clip
Includes 18 Elite Glow-Strike Star Wars themed darts
Requires 4 AA batteries
Who would have thought that in a galaxy far, far away and a long time ago that they would have such excellent motorizsed NERF blasters? Captain Cassian little beauty is a clip fed motorized gun which includes a slew of attachments allowing you to customize fully to your play style. Better yet, Cassian’s blaster includes NERF’s tactical rail technology which means you can clip on all of your favourite upgrades – even if they aren’t Star Wars themed!
The base blaster is good enough to make an impact on the blaster field but if you want to pick your shots, simply attach the scope and shoulder stock and you are good to go. Oh, did we mention that Cassian’s blaster also has sound effects? If you want to re-create your own epic space saga then you can’t go far wrong here. It is worth mentioning though that all of those *Pew* *Pew* laser noises will quickly drain your battery!
If you are interested in taking a look at all of the other Star Wars themed NERF guns then check out our best of page here.
As this is a motorized blaster you will need to feed in 4 AA batteries to get it going. In order to shoot, you will need to hold down the acceleration button which is located just below the main trigger.
NERF N-Strike Elite CS-18 Rapidstrike Blaster
Flip up sight
Includes 18 dart clip
Includes 18 NERF Elite darts
Requires 4 C batteries (Not included)
The N-Strike Elite CS-18 Rapidstrike is the second N-Strike Elite blaster in our best motorized blaster list and although it may not be as good as the Stryfe it is a still very impressive gun. The Rapidstrike does have some tricks up it’s sleeve though. Unlike other motorized guns, the the Rapid Strike is a full automatic – this means that all you need to do is hold the trigger down and the gun will keep blasting. If you are looking for a seriously quick, automatic NERF gun and don’t like the bulk of the Mastodon then this could be the gun for you.
Making use of an 18 dart see through clip, the N-Strike Elite CS-18 Rapid Strike is incredibly easy to use. Once you’ve loaded up, hold down the accelerator button and you are good to go. As the Rapidstrike is fully automatic, all you need to do is hold down the trigger and you will unleash dart hell until the clip runs out! One helpful addition to the Rapidstrike is that the clip is actually see-through, allowing you to keep an eye on your ammunition and make sure you have a reload ready for when you run out!
The one major drawback of the CS-18 Rapidstrike is accuracy. Although the Rapidstrike is one of the fastest blasters on the market this has taken a serious toll on the guns accuracy, perfect for spray ‘n’ pray but not so good for anyone looking to snipe their enemies. The Rapidstrike does include an extendable shoulder stock but this doesn’t do much to help. In all honestly, this blaster fires so quickly it is amazing you can hit anything!
The NERF N-Strike Rapidstrike comes with an 18 dart see-through clip and 18 Elite darts so ammo won’t be an issue. Please be aware that the Rapidstrike does require 4 C batteries.
NERF Rival Zeus MXV-1200 Blaster
Easy-load, ambidextrous magazine
Includes trigger lock
2 tactical rails for Nerf Rival accessories
Includes 12 high-impact Nerf Rival rounds
Requires 6 C batteries (not included)
We would be remiss if we didn’t include a blaster from the Rival range in our best motorized blaster list. So here it is, the best NERF Rival motorized blaster, the NERF Rival Zeus MXV-1200! Don’t for a second thing that we included the Rival Zeus as a token gun, this is an incredible blasting machine. Making full use of NERF’s High Impact rounds, the Zeus is quick fire, semi-automatic NERF gun with incredible range. Please be warned though, the NERF Rival range fires rounds at an alarming rate so we recommend you pick up a facemask just to be safe (you can grab one over at Amazon, here)
The blasters in the Rival range are built to be super easy to use and the Rival Zeus is no different. Featuring an ambidextrous magazine, simply load up the mag with your high impact NERF round and slot it back into the blaster from either the left or right (just make sure you load it the right way up!). Once you are fully loaded; switch off the trigger lock, hold down the motor accelerator button and you are good to go. The Zeus is semi-automatic and will fire rounds as quickly as you pull the trigger.
The NERF Rival Zeus comes with an ambidextrous magazine and 12 high impact rounds, so all you need to do is pick up 6 C batteries and you are ready to blast.