Nerf Nitro Longshot Smash Review (Hasbro)

Nerf Nitro Longshot Smash
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What It Is

If you're tired of firing foam darts from your Nerf blasters, how about foam cars? That's what the new Nerf Nitro line of blasters is all about. With these blasters, including the Nerf Nitro Longshot Smash, kids can send the foam cars into included obstacle accessories and create cool car stunts.

The Longshot Smash comes with two foam cars, a long-jump ramp, two plastic barrels and two orange cones to be used as obstacles, and a blaster. 

Instead of holding this blaster in the air, you use it pressed on the floor. It must be firmly pressed on the floor to engage its detection switch. That lets the blaster know that it's on the floor and safe to fire. Without the detection switch being engaged, the blaster will not fire. Then, pull the handle all the way back, and load one car all the way into the blaster until it stops. Make sure the front of the car faces out. When you're ready, pull the trigger to fire the car.

Is It Fun?

This is a cool merging of toy car play with Nerf blaster play. It gives Nerf fans a different way to play and offers a fun point of entry for younger kids who like racing toy cars but up until now have been too young to join in on blaster battles. 

Obviously, with this blaster only being able to fire one car at a time, you won't get much racing action unless you've got a friend who also has a Nerf Nitro blaster. But kids will enjoy setting up different obstacle courses and experimenting to see all the things they can get their foam cars to do. It's easy to use this blaster and the cars travel well, which kids will really like. 

Who It’s For
The Nerf Nitro Longshot Smash is for ages 5 and up. It offers a new way for Nerf fans to play, especially if those Nerf fans also like playing with toy cars. They'll enjoy collecting the different foam cars and seeing how they all perform with the Longshot Smash blaster.
What To Be Aware Of

Make sure you open up the entire package to retrieve the instruction sheet.

This works best on smooth, flat floors.

Even though the body of the cars are foam, the cars still have plastic wheels, so make sure you're not aiming these at people's eyes or faces.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy