A couple friends and I today dropped about $250( about 60ish per person.) on the Nerf Rival series blasters and ammo. If you're unfamiliar with it, the Nerf Rival series features two different types of guns presently. The Zeus, and the Apollo.
The Zeus has a motor inside and functions like a semi-auto rifle and holds a clip of 12 rounds. The motor is also incredibly loud and pretty intimidating sounding.
The Apollo on the other hand, is like your typical Nerf gun. Pull back the black pump on top, and fire. It's base clip holds only 6 rounds, but the Zeus and Apollo clips can be used interchangeably for it. You can also buy larger clips with 18 extra rounds too.
Theres also two other blasters due to release later this year called the Khaos, and the Atlas. Khaos looks more like a machine gun with a huge clip and the Atlas is probably more of a shotgun.
These are the rounds used for the Rival series.
And they don't exactly tickle.
The Zeus isn't exactly as hard hitting as I thought it would be, considering it was $30 more than the Apollo. It fires fast, but thats really it. Reloading it is a serious pain, and you go though ammo extremely quickly, which is to be expected. For what I paid for my Zeus, I don't feel like I got my moneys worth.
The Apollo on the other hand is a fucking monster. This thing HURTS. Like, a lot, and its extremely accurate. Shots I made with the Apollo were so much more damaging than they were with the Zeus, by damaging, I mean, a hit by this thing actually sent us reeling if it hit in the wrong spot. (The face.) Later in the evening, we passed one of them off to a lady friend of ours and she tried to rush me, who also had one, only to get shot in eye and almost literally fall down a flight of stairs I was using as choke point. I also got threatened with a law suit after she was seeing stars, which was pretty funny.
Pretty much, we all ended with some pretty unexpected bruises. Myself and another friend ended up bleeding which wasn't too surprising since the two of us don't exactly have the thickest of skin.
If you and a few friends are looking for some fun and paintball isn't an option, I definitely recommend blowing a couple bucks on a few of Nerf Apollos, and a few larger boxes of ammo. Don't bother too much with the Zeus, since you'll be fighting to reload it quite often and really isn't worth the $60 asking price.