Parents' Guide to

Nerf N-Strike

By Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

A shooting game with a toy Nerf gun controller.

Game Nintendo Wii 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Good game, violence not very bad

Fun to play the only thing wrong with it is violence which isn't bad at all, just shooting robots with sticky bullets

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (9 ):

Essentially, the game is a shooting gallery with a story attached to it. Yet it's done well with almost enough variation to keep you involved and enthusiastic. You're not just pitted against another character, whose score you must best. You'll also try to beat high scores to get medals which unlock more powerful blasters. The ante is upped because many of the levels are timed. All this shooting is done in an effort to become the supreme elite agent. The game, which saves automatically, can be played with up to four people on the same machine, but there is no online mode.

While the game makers have created something that has true variety, you kind of wish there were a little more to it. Yes, they've added modes that are somewhat like EA's physics-based game, Boom Blox. But there's just a little too much of the shooting gallery included for the game to feel completely new. You might find an occasional glitch, too. Once, a red robot moved so far to the right, that it was completely out of the camera's (and the gun's) sight. Time ran out and the game was lost. Still, there aren't many family-friendly shooters for kids like Nerf N-Strike. This one's very clever, but not quite ingenious.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: October 28, 2008
  • Genre: Arcade
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Fantasy Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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