From the live action toy series called "Nerf" comes Nerf
N-Strike for the Nintendo Wii that actually gives the gamer
a real-world Nerf gun which not only fires real Nerf darts but can
also be used on the game as a console gun. How cool is that?
Although aimed at the younger gamer, Nerf N-Strike features a
variety of different gameplay modes and multiplayer options for
players to engage in some great virtual Nerf battles.
Blast Through Danger! Explore a
top-secret NERF facility and unravel the mystery of the unknown
threat that awaits.
Many Ways to Play! With the unique
SWITCH SHOT EX-3 NERF blaster, exchange the dart chamber for a
Wii-mote to bring a realistic NERF experience to a world
specially suited for blasting.
Over the Top NERF Blasters! Play
with over 25 NERF Blasters including the MAVERICK REV-6, VULCAN
EBF-25, LONGSHOT CS-6, and many never seen before!
Multiplayer! Go head-to-head with
up to 4 players using additional Wii Remotes and SWITCH SHOT
Although reminiscent of Sony's light-gun series such as a Virtua
Cop, Nerf N-Strike is in no way as complex, however the developers
have successfully managed to capture the arcade elements of this
genre on the Nintendo Wii. Before emarking on the game, you need to
connect your Wii controller into the EX-3 NERF blaster and from
there, you're ready to engage in some great shooter fun.
Although the game contains a great
single-player mode where you must engage in a variety of futuristic
scenarios from robots to aliens, there is also some tactics involved
in this entertaining first person shooter-esq shooting game. The
game also incorporates a variety of real-world Nerf weaponry that
you can choose between stages and of course some operate differently
After completing the single player
campaign mode, you can also engage in other gamers with up to four
players at once. There are some great mini-games available that are
generally of a shooting gallery style, however they are entertaining
to engage in, thanks to the Nerf EX-3 blaster.
Graphically, the title is probably one
of the most visually impressive games on the Wii for quite some time
and it appears that both the developers and EA have pulled out all
the "guns" for the presentation. The graphics are at times eye candy
with some great Hollywood style moments and explosions in the game.
Match that with some interesting cutscenes to assist with the story
and Nerf N-Strike is a rather impressive game on the graphic
front.The sound effects also go hand-in-hand with the gameplay plus
some clichéd and over the top voice acting that actually matches the
genre quite well.
As the game is aimed at the younger
generation of gamers, don't expect anything too offensive which
makes this a game that can be played by children of all ages. It's a
first person shooter without all the gore that is commonly found in
these genres and I must say, even without the explicit graphical
violence, the developers have done a great job at recreating the
world of Nerf for the younger market.