Review of the Nerf N-Strike Mega Megalodon

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Last updated: October 22, 2023

The popular Nerf Megalodon is a ridiculously fun blaster in the N-Stike Mega series, with intimidating looks and a high-capacity 20-round rotating drum.

But is the Megalodon just a fun, nice-to-have blaster, or does it also perform as well as it looks? Let’s find out in my review of this unique Nerf gun.

You can purchase the Nerf Mega Megalodon blaster on Amazon.

What Is the Nerf Mega Megalodon?

Named after an extinct shark, the 2019 Megalodon is still a fairly new blaster, similar in looks to the Mega Mastodon in the same Mega series. The key difference is that the Megalodon isn’t a battery-operated Nerf gun.

The Mega range of blasters, which was introduced in 2013, is a sub-series of Nerf N-Strike. The Mega series was created to feature blasters with an improved firing range (up to 100 feet) compared to their Elite counterparts.

Blasters in the Mega series use the Mega Dart type, a red-colored dart that is much larger than regular Nerf darts.

The Megalodon represents the Mega series very well. It’s a mean machine that does indeed offer excellent performance. It comes packaged with 20 Mega Darts, a detached cylinder drum, and instructions.

Check out my best Nerf Mega guns article to find out what the most popular blasters are in that series.

Nerf N-Strike Mega Megalodon
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Top 3 Features of the Megalodon

Here’s my take on the Nerf Megalodon.

1. High Capacity Cylinder Drum

The first thing you’ll notice when you see the Megalodon is its oversized rotating cylinder drum at the front of the blaster. While this drum looks crazy big, it isn’t too heavy by any means. The blaster, as a whole, is well-balanced.

It holds 20 Mega darts, but can also hold AccuStrike darts that are designed to be slightly more accurate. The drum rotates as you fire, and with a large capacity of 20 darts, you won’t need to reload every 5 seconds.

The Nerf Mega Megalodon

It’s worth pointing out that the cylinder comes packaged as a separate component, but once it’s attached to the blaster, it’s not meant to be removed. In other words, it’s not a detachable unit that you can reuse on other Nerf blasters.

2. Prime Like a Boss

The second most characteristic attribute of the Megalodon is the large, boomerang-shaped priming handle at the top of the blaster.

It’s quite a unique priming handle that you don’t see very often, but trust me when I say that you will get used to it very quickly.

Although the blaster itself and the priming handle look somewhat bulky, the priming mechanism is surprisingly smooth. And that’s exactly why firing with the Megalodon is so much fun.

Nerf N-Strike Mega Megalodon
Nerf N-Strike Mega Megalodon

One thing I’d like to point out though is that while the priming (and firing) mechanism is nice and smooth, the Megalodon is certainly not the most ergonomic blaster ever made.

That’s not really a surprise, looking at the shape of the blaster, but it’s still something to be aware of.

3. Single-Fire and Slam Fire

What’s great about the Megalodon is that it allows you to use single-fire as well as slam-fire mode. To use single-fire mode, simply pull the primer handle back and forth once, and then pull the trigger.

With slam-fire, rather than using the trigger each time you shoot, it fires all 20 Mega darts in one go by holding down the trigger continuously while priming.

Both firing modes are easy to execute, not to mention that it’s a lot of fun. And that’s why the Megalodon is worth buying, simply because it’s a blaster that does its job well and is fun to use.

Performance-wise, the Megalodon certainly doesn’t disappoint. It’s a powerful machine, but compared to other blasters in the Mega series, the Megalodon actually underperforms a little in regards to firing range and velocity.

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If you’re looking for a Nerf blaster that is just a little bit over the top and super fun to play with, the Megalodon is for you. I mean, just look at it. Your enemies in Nerf wars will run away before you even start shooting.

But jokes aside, the Megalodon doesn’t just have great looks. It’s also a solid and quite sophisticated Nerf gun with respectable performance. And that makes it an excellent addition to your collection of Nerf blasters.

Review: Nerf N-Strike Mega Megalodon
Summary: The Nerf N-Strike Mega Megalodon is a well-performing and fun blaster with a large rotating cylinder drum. It’s not the most ergonomic blaster, but the Megalodon is a solid and quite sophisticated Nerf gun with respectable performance.
Author: Thomas Dunnett
Rating: 4.4 (out of 5)

Review of the Nerf N-Strike Mega Megalodon

Thomas Dunnett

I am a big fan of Nerf blasters, home laser tag, and other real-life action games that keep us active, social, and young at heart. With Blaster Central, I am hoping to share that passion with you.

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