Parents' Guide to

Nerf N-Strike Elite

By Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun kids' shooter where Wii controller fits into Nerf gun.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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Nerf N-Strike Elite's play mechanic of shooting through wild environments can be an exhilarating ride -- if you haven’t played last year's Nerf N-Strike. With no blood and no humans dying, it fun to see what crazy damage the Nerf guns can do in this sci-fi world. The big change this year, aside from refining the formula, is a Red Reveal lens that shows you where to shoot enemies and highlights access codes so you can move forward through locked doors.

Especially pesky is green goo called Vileplasm that globs onto your blaster and sucks energy until you shake it away. But without online play and an open world which you can explore instead of ride through, the game has limited worth in the replay realm. Then again, you can always re-imagine the scenarios with the included Switch Shot EX-3 Nerf blaster gun away from the game console, since this controller also shoots the famous, safe foam darts. Finally, it’s unfortunate for last year’s buyers that you can’t simply buy the game; instead you have to purchase the new gun and game together.

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