Nerf N-Strike Elite RapidStrike CS-18 Blaster review

When the Nerf N-Strike Elite RapidStrike CS-18 Blaster arrived for review, I was enormously keen to get some shooting in. It has an 18 dart cartridge and fires over 3 darts a second. Unfortunately it also takes 4 C cell batteries, which meant I had to go battery shopping. Other versions with a magazine take 7 AA batteries, which is a lot but you're more likely to have these sitting around the house.

After a weekend of playing, the batteries appear to have died, which isn't very impressive but we did have an awful lot of fun with it as the video suggests. You can pick it up for £29.49 from Amazon, which makes it one of the more expensive Nerf guns out there but in terms of value for fun, it's right up there.

Gripes? The 4 C cells sit in the muzzle, which makes it very front heavy and not really suitable for one handed action if you're 6 and the battery life could be better. It only jammed a couple of times and was easy to operate. Well worth the investment if you're a Nerf'er in my book.