Nerf Zombie Strike Doominator Blaster Review – If you have kids or teenagers who are big fans of military style combat games such as laser tag and paintball, Nerf blasters are perhaps the perfect toys you need for entertainment. Hasbro’s line of Nerf blasters features a long list of air guns that come in all shapes and sizes. The Nerf Zombie Strike Doominator is more of a mid-sized blaster and doesn’t operate on batteries like the larger powered guns. Here is a quick review discussing what you should expect from this air gun. I will also highlight important pointers that you need to know before making a purchasing decision.
In addition to the Zombie Strike Doominator blaster gun, this set comes with 24 darts and a pump grip. Assembly is quite simple because all you have to do is clip on two removable chambers, load the darts and screw in the hand pump.
The Doominator features a shotgun-style pump action. This simply means that the handle must be pulled back and forward before pulling the trigger. You have to cock or prime the gun each time but the manual action is smooth. Other features to expect include:
- 4 revolving dart drums – The Doominator has four drums, each holding six darts. There is a second double trigger, which rotates the drums like a revolver. So, you can pull this trigger to line up the next chamber if one drum runs out of darts.
- Front loading handle can be placed in 3 positions – The pump grip screws into the cocking handle and can be placed at the bottom or sides. Whether you are right or left-handed, this ambidextrous configuration makes the blaster very functional and easy to use.
- Slam fire mode – The slam fire mode allows you to release a rapid onslaught of fire. All you have to do is hold down the trigger and prime the pump grip repeatedly as fast as you can.
Is the Nerf Zombie Strike (ZS) Doominator Blaster Gun Worth Buying?
If you’re shopping for Nerf blasters, it can be hard to make up your mind on which air gun model to go for since there are many choices. The Nerf ZS Doominator blaster does not have a scope like the N Strike Modulus ECS 10 blaster but it carries more ammo and is cheaper. Therefore, it makes a great choice if you want to get more shots out of your blaster without spending extra.
- The blaster has a fairly decent range (some reviewers claim 30+ feet)
- You can fire two dozen darts without reloading
- Cool design with bright green, orange and grayish-black color scheme
- Holding down the trigger allows you to fire rapid shots
- Ambidextrous 3 handle position ideal for lefties and right-handed users
- Simple assembly
- No batteries required so you don’t have to worry about a dead Nerf gun in the middle of a game
- Spare darts not included in the package
- Darts sometimes barely clear the front of the gun or get stuck in the chamber. This can happen if you don’t pull the cocking handle correctly and some air leaks out or when a dart is not properly seated in the chamber.
- Switching revolvers requires a slightly heavier pull compared to using the fire trigger. On the plus side, the second double trigger allows you to use two fingers, which makes it easier to handle the extra weight from the dart drums.
The Nerf ZS Doominator Blaster gun has plenty of likeable features. It has a cool revolver and shotgun-style pump action and can shoot darts rapidly in slam fire mode. What’s more, the Doominator carries the most ammo among the dozens of Nerf guns and blasters that are available. Overall, this blaster is a great choice for small type backyard games that don’t last really that long.