Nerf’s new introduction to the Zombie Strike series, the Doominator blaster, promises to be the most innovative model of its kind. It is like an enhanced and bigger Flipfury, also from the Zombie Series. Unfortunately, with quite a few cons present, this blaster requires double consideration before buying. The design of this blaster sticks to it’s Zombie roots with bright green and orange colors, and operates using a spring action blaster.
- Recommended for: Ages 8 and up
- Dimensions (in inches): 2.8 x 25.4 x 10.5
- Weight (in pounds): 3.6
- Batteries: Not required
- Performance: Manual fire
- Shooting mode: Single-fire, Slam Fire
- Capacity: 24 Zombie Strike darts
The Doominator blaster comes with special dart drums, four in number, which can hold 6 darts in each. This means a whopping total of 24 darts can be stored and launched by the blaster, which redeems any of its otherwise flaws. A double trigger can allow the user to comfortably switch between these drums, and with the 3-finger position handle design, shooting is never hard to pull off.
The blaster runs on a pump action similar to shotguns, where the forward handle has to be pulled to load the gun. Since there is no automatic system, the pulling and loading process has to be repeated. This does seem tiresome at first, but as it emulates a real shotgun, the experience is enhanced. An additional drop grip can be attached to a number of places in the barrel, which can be used for easier pump-action while shooting.
- Designed to look like a ‘zombie’ themed gun, especially the plastic grip part.
- Has large dart-capacity.
- Priming Handle can be attached to the bottom or on either side as per convenience. Ambidextrous design.
- The revolving revolver mechanism allows a second trigger to flip to an alternate revolver. This can be done after every six shots.
- Can be customized a bit and the initial assembly is quite easy to do.
- Has slam-fire which enables you to hold the trigger down and fire consecutively by just priming the blaster.
- The shots are softer compared to other Elite blasters and the accuracy is shaky as well.
- The shooting mechanism is a bit flawed. If you prime the blaster then rotate the drums before taking a shot, the blaster might jam. Prime-Shoot-Rotate Barrel is the order to go.
- The average shooting range is about 40 feet at a go, which is pretty low when compared to other Elite blasters.
- The stock is not detachable and a bit too short to get a good support when shooting.
- N-Strike Barrel extensions cannot be added.
- The rotation mechanism of the barrels are a bit clunky due to four barrel rotation.
While the Doominator strives to be a special ‘Zombie Strike’ variation, it falls short due to clunky design and lack of power. But if you’re looking to get a big and cool-looking Zombie Series blaster that avoids using Clip-fed system, with large dart capacity and slam-fire then this is the blaster to go.
You can find the Doominator for little less than 32 dollars in Amazon. [maxbutton id=”2″ url=”http://amzn.to/2fFe431″]