Thursday, February 5, 2015

BigShock = BigJolt

I knew it when I saw it.  So did everyone else.  Nerf didn't need rocket scientists to think up a small compact blaster for the MEGA line.  They simply hooked a helium tank up to a trusty Nerf Jolt and then added an extra piece of dart storage on top.  You can literally remove the red/gray shell and there's a big orange Jolt underneath!  The name suggests that this blaster would knock you off your socks, but at the end of the day, the concept of MEGA BigShock is just that.  A Jolt for MEGA Darts.

Don't let that deter you, though.  Even with no silly gimmicks, tactical rails, or fancy ideas, the BigShock is still a lot of fun.  I've been mixed on the MEGA lineup and the dart design for awhile now, but this blaster doesn't try to be anything earth-shattering.  Maybe that's what I like about it: it's just a compact MEGA Dart slinger that feels good, has some decent power, and doesn't look half bad, either.

Maybe that's what's surprising and what makes me actually prefer this blaster to the Jolt.  While the concept is identical, the BigShock packs more of a punch and just feels more substantial.  Don't get me wrong, there will probably never be a better super-compact blaster than the Jolt... except for the Secret Strike AS-1 of course.  The Jolt just sort of "poofs" an Elite dart out... whereas the BigShock kinda thwack's you a little more.  The dart is bigger and the power is better.  Sure, you can't hide it in your pocket, but it's a great little hand cannon.

There's already a bunch of great reviews out there, so below I've linked one from my buddy RandomShadow09.  Nothing against other reviews, but his also conveniently links to a range test at the end, too.

Or you can check out the one I made after the jump!

1 comment:

  1. Would this be a good candidate for an integration? Naturally one would have to remove much of the top, making the dart storage obsolete... I'm thinking that integrating this with a Stryfe would make a blaster far better than the Demolisher 2-1 XD.