Our Rating: (4.0 / 5)
The Nerf N-Strike line of blasters has earned a reputation as a set of Nerf guns that delivers both power and distance on the Nerf battlefield. While this line of blasters contains a number of powerful and appealing choices for Nerf warriors, one of the best is the Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator. This Nerf gun’s appeal comes primarily from its range and its versatility. From being able to shoot darts almost 100 feet away to allowing users to configure the blaster up to 4 ways, it allows you to achieve exactly the look and feel you want on the Nerf battlefield.
The packaging on the Nerf Retaliator Blaster claims that this Nerf gun can shoot darts up to 90 feet away. Reviewers find that the blaster does not usually manage to reach this lofty range, but that the distance it can reach is still significantly farther than most other Nerf blasters. At the same time, some reviewers report that modifications can give the Retaliator a range of about 100 feet.
If you want to achieve the maximum distance with the darts from your Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator, you should use the blaster without the barrel extension. This allows the darts to travel as fast as possible and, therefore, to travel as far as possible. However, you should also expect your accuracy to decrease a bit the further your darts go. This slight decrease in accuracy is due to the fact that the darts begin to tumble in the air after they reach a distance of about 25 feet.
When you are able to shoot your Nerf opponents from up to 90 feet away, you hardly need to worry about accuracy. The surprise and intimidation that your range achieves will be more than sufficient to send them running. However, the Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator Blaster also lets you achieve accuracy with your shots. While this accuracy, as reported by reviewers, is not perfect, it does allow you to hit your targets reliably.
If you want to achieve maximum accuracy with your Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator, use the barrel extension. While the extension will shorten your range by a few feet, it will improve your accuracy by limiting the amount of tumbling that your dart experiences. Maximizing your accuracy at the expense of some range might be a good choice in situations where you need your blaster to act like a sniping gun in order to take out specific targets at a distance.
One of the most unique and useful qualities of the Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator is its versatility. This blaster has been intentionally designed to morph into 4 different types of blasters. This means that, with the purchase of a single blaster, you can enjoy the functionality and look of 4 different guns. Whether you prefer a pistol or a rifle, the N-Strike Elite Retaliator can deliver.
This versatility also means that it becomes much easier to use the Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator Blaster in a variety of situations. Whether you need a rifle, a pistol, or a sniping gun, you can get it just by changing out one or two pieces on this blaster. This versatility also means you can play any role you want during a Nerf battle. If, during one battle, you want to be a sniper and, during the next battle, you want to be involved in close combat, you can do both with this single blaster.
In order to achieve this high level of versatility, the Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator comes with three interchangeable parts. They are as follows: The barrel extension, the stock, and the assault grip. The barrel extension snaps onto the front of the blaster in order to make the barrel longer than normal. With this added length, you gain accuracy and can turn your blaster into an effective sniping gun.
The stock snaps onto the bottom of the Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator Blaster to make it easier to grip. Reviewers find that the stock is a little short for adult hands, but works well for the smaller hands of a child. The stock can help to turn the blaster into a pistol.
Finally, the assault grip allows you to improve your accuracy by adding stability to the Nerf gun while you shoot. This short grip is typically placed under your gun so you have two places to hold the gun while you fire. If you wish, you can also place it on top of your blaster to make priming your gun easier before shooting.
The Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator also comes with tactical rails on both the top and bottom. With these rails, you can add almost any Nerf accessory. As a result, your options for configuring this blaster become almost limitless. Once you add the barrel extension, you can add whatever other accessories you desire to create the type of Nerf gun that will make you a daunting opponent on the Nerf battlefield.
In order to help you get out into the Nerf battle immediately, the Nerf N-Strike Retaliator Blaster comes with 12 N-Strike darts. These darts will not be enough to stay active throughout an entire battle, because the long range on the Retaliator makes it easy for darts to get lost. Many reviewers recommend purchasing a refill pack (such as a 100-dart refill pack) in order to supply yourself with sufficient ammunition for a Nerf battle.
However, these 12 darts are useful for getting started. Plus, because they are N-Strike darts, they will work in any N-Strike blaster. This makes them as versatile as the blaster they come with. If you wish to load your blaster with more darts, you can use an 18-dart clip in these blasters instead of a 12-dart clip for added firepower during battle.
Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator Sonic Ice Series Blaster
The Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator comes in both white and blue. However, there is another member of the Retaliator family that has the same features but a different look. This blaster is called the Retailator Sonic Ice. You can expect to pay more for this version of the Retaliator. What you get is a futuristic-looking blaster in transluscent blue. The result is a very cool looking blaster that allows you to see inside the Nerf gun. In every other respect, the Sonic Ice blaster works the same as the Retaliator. You enjoy the same range, accuracy, power, and versatility that the regular Retaliator has. As a result, the Sonic Ice blaster allows you to dominate the Nerf battlefield with one of the best looking Nerf guns around.
Nerf Retaliator Reviews
The Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator boasts many positive reviews from customers. Almost all of them are impressed by the range and power demonstrated by this blaster. In particular, they find that they can use the blaster to intimidate on the Nerf battlefield more than they could with any previous blasters they used. They also enjoy the blaster’s versatility, because it allows them to use this Nerf gun in whatever way suits them best during each Nerf battle. Finally, they appreciate small details, such as a sturdy construction and its simple packaging. The result is a powerful, versatile, and high-quality Nerf gun for any Nerf battle.