Parents' Guide to

Nerf: Superblast

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

All-ages first-person shooter ruined by awkward controls.

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Is It Any Good?

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As entertaining as this cartoony first-person shooter could've been, any hope of being fun is ruined by the game's terrible controls. In Nerf: Superblast, you engage in a series of three-on-three battles to the death. Well, "death." See, all the guns are Nerfs, and all the hazards -- which including pendulums and water traps -- merely take you out for a couple seconds. So this is less like "Team Deathmatch" in Call of Duty and more like paintball at the local rec center.

Too bad it's not as fun as that. Like so many first-person shooters on phones and tablets, this has awkward controls that make it frustrating to turn around or even just turn to the side quickly. Even having the game automatically shoot when you're in range of someone doesn't help all that much (and yes, you can fire whenever you want, too). It also doesn't help that the game crashes a lot, though it thankfully doesn't happen when you're playing as much as it does when you're watching an ad. Which is too bad -- had this shooter worked right, it could've been a fun and silly gun game in the mold of Splatoon. Instead, Nerf: Superblast is as disappointing as, well, a wet Nerf football.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free (free with ads and microtransactions)
  • Release date: October 21, 2022
  • Category: Action Games
  • Publisher: Nitro Games
  • Version: 1.0.6
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 13.0 or later; Android 7.0 and up
  • Last updated: October 24, 2022

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