Nerf SharpFire Blaster
Okay, welcome to the NES Zapper Review. The Zapper is an electronic light gun accessory designed in 1985 for use with the Nintendo Entertainment System. The gun was used most with the bundled NES game Duck Hunt. What I like most about the Zapper was its innate ability to fully engulf the creative… Wait, what? Huh? It’s not 1985? This is not the Nintendo Zapper I’m reviewing? Nerf SharpFire Blaster, you say? But, they look so simi–… Okay, okay. Alright, I get it. Um…
The Nerf SharpFire Review.
Welcome to the Nerf SharpFire Blaster Review. This blaster is a breech-loaded, single-fire pistol. It has certain aspects of the Nerf Jolt, and uses a direct-plunger system like you’d find in a Nerf Longshot, only way smaller. It is very compact and pistol-like. When I first looked at it, I thought of the NES Zapper (obviously). Then I thought about the Beretta M93 Raffica, which is a real life gun that this blaster resembles. When I take off all of the attachments, though, it looks kind of like a Glock 18 to me. So it looks like two different machine gun pistols, which is almost disappointing, since it is only a single fire blaster. However, the Nerf SharpFire is very slim and sleek and fun to load, so this can be forgiven. Let’s take a look at the Nerf SharpFire in it’s retail packaging.:
Nerf N-Strike SharpFire.
Looking at the box, what’s the first thing you should notice about the N-Strike SharpFire Blaster? That’s right. This is an N-Strike blaster. Not Mega, not Zombie Strike, Not Elite XD, not even Elite. This is an old school N-Strike blaster. As in this is in the same family of blasters as the Nerf Maverick. So, this gun does not pack a lot of power. Fresh out the box, it will shoot about 30 feet. It uses Elite darts, but it is not an Elite blaster. But that’s okay. We don’t always need a single-fire pistol to shoot 50+ feet. This will be a backup weapon, so your enemy will be within range by the time you go to pull this thing out. When you do pull it out, you’ll only have one shot, so you better make it count. The included barrel looks cool, sure, but it reduces the overall range of the blaster a little bit. The stock attachment looks neat and holds half a dozen darts, but the darts are not very secure. I can appreciate all of the attachments, but I like this blaster naked. Stripped of all attachments is where the Nerf SharpFire really shines for me. To use the Nerf SharpFire, you slide the breech-block back and load a single Elite dart. Close the breech by pushing the slide forward and you’re ready to shoot. Pretty simple, and mildly entertaining. The way it is loaded is fun, but makes reloading slow. It’s slow, but not really too much slower than muzzle loading blasters like the Jolt or Nerf Firestrike.
SharpFire Final Thoughts.
Overall, this is a very cool looking blaster, but only a decently functioning blaster. You probably don’t want to use this in any sort of actual competitive venue. The Nerf SharpFire is best used as a blaster to mess around with amongst a couple of friends. Judging by the reviews on Amazon, people aren’t too fond of this blaster. In this day and age, people are expecting Elite level blasters. Someone going in not knowing any better would be hugely disappointed. That’s why I’m writing this review to let you know what to expect. A cool looking blaster that needs a little mod work under the hood to bring it up to par. If you’re okay with that, then I can definitely recommend the Nerf SharpFire. If you’re not in love with the looks, don’t want to mod, or just want Elite performance out of the box, you want to look for a different blaster. You can find the Nerf SharpFire on Amazon right now.
Caution: Mod at your own Risk.