What It Is
ZOOMA is a new line of active toys that features the Splat X Smack Shot, which is a kind of slingshot that uses two different types of ammo. The green ammo is sticky and will stick to a wall without leaving behind marks, and the orange ammo is designed for distance and shoots about 100 feet. Both kinds of ammo have two holes that attach to hooks on the Smack Shot launcher. Once attached, just pull back on the ammo and let go. The Smack Shot also has a light-up target locator that is supposed to help with your aim. The Smack Shot comes with six pieces of ammo, three green and three orange. Additional ammo is sold separately.
Is It Fun?
The ZOOMA Splat X Smack Shot is best used for target practice. It's really fun to send the ammo flying. Outdoors, however, the ammo can easily get lost, so you'll probably want to play indoors in an open space. Kids will most likely want to each have their own for different games, and it's fun to make up a variety of things to do with this.
Who It’s For
The ZOOMA Splat X Smack Shot is for ages 8 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
The light-up target locator varies in effectiveness based on the way you pull back on the ammo or the distance you're shooting. You can't see the light much beyond 10 or 12 feet.
What we found works best with loading the Smack Shot is to attach the bottom part of the ammo first and then the top.
If the green ammo loses its stickiness, run it under water to clean it off and it gets sticky all over again.