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Last updated: July 14, 2023
The Nerf Pro Gelfire Mythic is a small to medium-sized hopper-fed blaster that is able to switch between semi-auto and full-auto firing.
The Mythic fires Gelfire Rounds, a unique ammunition type exclusively used by blasters in the Nerf Gelfire range.
Is the Nerf Pro Gelfire Mythic a blaster worth buying, or is the new Gelfire series, as a whole, better to be avoided altogether?
In this unbiased review of the Mythic, I will discuss the new Gelfire range and the top features of the Mythic, and I will share my honest thoughts about this blaster.
You can purchase the Nerf Pro Gelfire Mythic blaster on Amazon.
About the Nerf Gelfire Series
The Nerf Pro Gelfire Mythic blaster was released in November 2022 as part of the new Gelfire series. The Mythic was the first blaster released in that Gelfire range, with more to come in the years ahead.
A Gelfire Round is a tiny, ball-shaped, water-based ammunition, similar to a gel bead. It must be soaked in water for a few hours before it can be used. Once hydrated, it bursts when it hits a target, but can be reused otherwise. You’ll likely also lose quite a few while playing.
Because they’re so small, it’s easy to load hundreds of rounds into one hopper magazine and be able to keep firing for quite some time. Also worth noting is that Gelfire Rounds are very cheap.
In regards to gel balls, Nerf is actually a bit late to the party. Other manufacturers have been selling blasters using this type of ammo for a while now, and there is certainly a market for it. But whether the Nerf Pro Gelfire line will be successful remains to be seen.
Keep reading, as I am going to discuss the unique Pro Gelfire Mythic in more detail so you can decide for yourself whether it’s worth investing in.
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Top Features of the Gelfire Mythic
When you buy the Mythic, here’s what’s in the box:
- The blaster
- 800-round hopper
- Removable barrel
- 2x packets with 5,000 rounds
- Protective eyewear
- Rechargeable battery
- Charging cable
Here’s my take on the Nerf Pro Gelfire Mythic.
1. High Rate of Fire
The Nerf Pro Gelfire Mythic is a select-fire, hopper-fed blaster with an ammunition capacity of 800 Gelfire Rounds, give or take. Select-fire means that it can switch between semi-auto and full-auto firing.
One of the selling points of the Mythic is its revolutionary rate of fire. The Hasbro-advertised rate of fire is an incredible ten rounds per second, and while it’s challenging to test and confirm that rate, it appears to come pretty close.
That incredible firing rate can be achieved when firing in full-automatic mode, and I can tell you, it’s so much fun. Just load those hundreds of rounds into the hopper magazine, and fire away.
It’s worth mentioning, though, that rounds can often get a bit stuck inside the hopper mechanism. When that happens, it’s just a matter of shaking the Mythic a bit, and you should be good to go.
I find that Mythic feels very robust and smooth. The handling of the blaster, including loading the hopper and the firing mechanism, feels pleasant and intuitive. The wheel switch between semi and full auto firing is also easy to manage.
In addition to the robustness, the Mythic looks good. The color scheme (red, grey, and orange) works really well, and the design makes the Mythic look appealing.
The blaster also feels comfortable in the hands, and the overall ergonomics is good. On that note, the shoulder stock is extendable and can be pushed all the way in or pulled all the way out.
All that said, I do find that the hopper magazine at the top of the blaster feels a bit wonky. It stays in place and works well, but it doesn’t click firmly into position, making the blaster feel less premium.
3. Fun Factor
Let’s be honest, the main reason why anyone would buy the Mythic is simply that it’s just so much fun to shoot with.
The select-fire mechanism, the incredible rate of fire, the huge hopper magazine capacity, and the overall robustness of the blaster, make it a fun blaster to have in your collection.
The Gelfire series will not appeal to everyone, and that’s mainly because of the gel balls. Either you like it, or you hate it. My guess is that many Nerf fans might stay away from the Gelfire series because of the ammo.
But that doesn’t take away the fact that the Mythic is a good blaster. The firing mechanism feels solid and intuitive, the ergonomics of the blaster are good, and the overall fun factor is guaranteed.
But there are, of course, also drawbacks to the Gelfire Mythic. Firstly, as mentioned, the ammo isn’t going to be for everyone. Secondly, the hopper magazine feels a bit wonky when attached. And lastly, the purchase price is relatively high for what you get compared to other Nerf blasters.
So, should you buy this blaster?
Yes, if you are a Nerf fan and/or somebody who simply enjoys shooting with toy guns, the Nerf Pro Gelfire Mythic is a solid blaster to add to your collection. It performs well, feels robust, and is just a lot of fun to play with.
|Review:||Nerf Pro Gelfire Mythic|
|Summary:||The Nerf Pro Gelfire Mythic is a small to medium-sized hopper-fed blaster that is able to switch between semi-auto and full-auto firing. While the Mythic is a bit on the expensive side, it is a robust blaster that performs well and is a lot of fun to shoot with.|
|Rating:||4.4 (out of 5)|