Toy blasters to rival Nerf have come and gone, so how good are these glorified spit wad shooters, really?
|The Max Force Terrornator Box|
|The Max Force Terrornator Box- back|
|Some info on the ammo.|
|Inside the box..|
|What's in the box...|
|Close up of the front of the Terrornator- the grip and muzzle|
|The Terrornator stock|
|As you can see- no trigger.|
|The detachable scope|
|The ammo belt. Can be as long as you want. Cool.|
|The links for the ammo belt|
|Inserting the ammo pellets|
|The pellets before wet|
|Soaking the pellets for 10 seconds|
|The belt, fed through the Terrornator and over the blaster|
Firing the Terrornator is as easy as pulling the front grip back all the way, and then forward all the way. With every pump, a round will fire, thus with a bit of practice, you can end up with some very quick fire action occurring. The distances of the Terrornator are true- pellets shoot very far and very fast, and while I wouldn't say they hurt, at close range you DO feel the 'splat' of the pellet against skin. Definitely avoid head shots if the opponent isn't wearing eye protection as it could do damage to the eyes.
|Terrornator in hand|
SO how do we find it? Look, everything the Max Force Terrornator says it does, it does and does well. It's rapid fire is as fast as you can pump, and so long as you've loaded your pellets correctly and soaked them enough, you shouldn't have a whole lot of jams.
The distances are easily 30metres plus and therefore out of the box out fires any foam blaster easy.
The blaster looks fantastic both in design and colour scheme, and comes with a decent amount of gear- it's solid,good looking and very well made and feels great in the hand.
The ability to accept N-Strike tactical rail attachments is a great bonus. I love the customisable belt to be as long as you want and there is something very satisfying about seeing your pellet splat on the wall at the other side of the room.
|Thru the scope|
|The wet pellet, against my kitchen cupboard|
The ammo system itself, while definitely fun, is just a tad too fiddly for quick "pick up and shoot" play, especially detracting from casual use for those who aren't as into toy blasters as we are. The necessary nature of wetting the pellets means it's pretty much required to be wet and fired then and there so you couldn't have the blaster sitting on your desk at work ready to fire any time during the week.
And the big issue will be whether Max Force takes off enough to ensure the blasters are supported by the availability of more ammo- a foam dart is something to be used and where possible kept- whereas there's no way these wet pellets can be saved and used again! The pellets definitely "splat" and leave quite a fair amount of residue, and even though it can be easily wiped off, I'm not seeing many parents liking their house being covered in wet paper..
All round, we had a lot of fun with the Terrornator, even if we did make a right old mess in my apartment's living and kitchen areas:P I think outdoors, these blasters definitely hold their own and are a lot of fun. They look fantastic and they've definitely transformed the humble spitwad into a viable long range ammo for toy blaster warfare. We just hope they are successful enough to keep making the splat pellets, but even if they don't, the Terrornator is just a mad looking gun to role play with.
Compared to other Non-Nerf blasters, these Max Force guns definitely hold their own and it'll be great to see them gain in popularity. Lets hope that happens!
|Pellets mashed against the target..|
|Although accuracy was a lil tough:P|