Full Nerf Ultra Series Review: Your Ultimate Buying Guide

If you’ve been staying with us to learn more about the new Nerf Ultra Series, you know that there’s a lot to be excited about. But with so many blasters to choose from, which ones are worth your money and which ones may not be such a great purchase?

In this guide, we will take a comprehensive look at the entire series to provide you with all of the details you need at a glance. If you’re ready to bring the power of Nerf Ultra to a Nerf enthusiast in your life.

Our Top Picks:

Jeremy - Nerf Ultra Three 

Abe - Nerf Ultra Pharaoh


The Nerf Ultra One: Overview

The Nerf Ultra One is the first entry in the Nerf Ultra Series, offering users a massive blaster that is battle-ready for any environment.

Read the full Nerf Ultra One Review here

NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster -- 25 Ultra Darts -- Farthest Flying Darts Ever -- Compatible Only Ultra One Darts

The One introduces us to the new color scheme of this series, with a ghost white and Nerf orange combination and a golden “ULTRA” logo on the side of the blaster.

With a rotating drum capable of holding up to 25 Nerf Ultra darts (which feature an innovative flight tip, aerofin technology, and lightweight foam for stronger shots) and motorized technology, the One may be the blaster that you’re looking for if you’re in need of a primary to start your collection off with.

What We Like

  • Excellent Ammo Capacity: In the Nerf Ultra Series, the Nerf Ultra One offers the best ammo capacity, featuring a rotating drum with 25 darts that will provide you with plenty of ammo to fire at oncoming enemies. If having a larger ammo capacity is a major focus for your child or teen, this is one of the advantages of this weapon.
NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster -- 25 Ultra Darts -- Farthest Flying Darts Ever -- Compatible Only Ultra One Darts
  • Easy to Use: The Nerf Ultra One, despite its massive size, is very simple to operate. Simply load your darts into the front of the blaster, hold down on the acceleration trigger, and fire at will! This blaster is quite large and does require batteries to operate, so it may be better suited for older children rather than younger Nerf players.

What We Don’t Like

  • Has the Least Amount of Power in the Series: The most exciting aspect of the Nerf Ultra Series is that it offers a 120-firing distance, which is a major improvement from the 90-foot firing distance in the Nerf N-Strike Elite line.

    That being said, we found the Nerf Ultra One to be the weakest of the blasters, which can be quite disappointing when you approach a semi-automatic blaster such as this one. While it may be suited for short to mid-range combat, we wouldn’t bet on this blaster making it to the 120-foot mark when fired.
NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster -- 25 Ultra Darts -- Farthest Flying Darts Ever -- Compatible Only Ultra One Darts
  • Motor Takes Time to Get Started: Motorized blasters go either one of two ways: they fire quickly or they take a long time to prepare. Unfortunately, the Ultra One falls into the latter category as you have to wait for the engine to rev up before you can make your shots.

    Although this blaster is considered to be semi-automatic, your shots won’t be made very fast, which is bad if you’re looking for speedier delivery but an advantage when it comes to ammo preservation and control. Keep this in mind if you’re considering adding this blaster to your collection.

  • Will Be a Pain to Reload During Battle: A massive rotating barrel is great until it comes time to reload. With 25 darts, you can guarantee that putting the darts back into this bad boy will be a pain. If you do plan on purchasing the Nerf Ultra One, make sure that you have another primary or secondary that you can pull out in the event of an ambush.

Nerf Ultra One - Our Recommendation

Is the Nerf Ultra One a great entrance into this series? While it boasts many excellent features, the truth is that the Ultra One leaves a lot to be desired once it’s put into play.

If you’re on the hunt for a primary that can take on the competition, you’ll likely be happier with some of the other blasters in this series.


The Nerf Ultra Two: Overview

The Nerf Ultra Two brings things back to basics, giving users a motorized handgun that they can use as a secondary and pair with many other blasters in this series.

Read the full Nerf Ultra Two Review here

NERF Ultra Two Motorized Blaster -- Fast-Back Reloading -- Includes 6 Ultra Darts -- Compatible Only Ultra Darts

Rather than modeling itself after many of the front-loading Nerf blasters that we see in popular lines like the Nerf N-Strike Elite Series, this blaster makes itself stand out from the competition with a back-loading design that’s capable of holding up to six Nerf darts, which greatly improves ease of use.

But is it worth purchasing for your child? Let’s take a look.

What We Like

  • Simpler Reloading Process: While blasters like the Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm are excellent handguns to have, reloading from the front of your weapon is almost always awkward and difficult to do.

    The Nerf Ultra Two changes the way that you load your weapon by making it so that you can easily feed darts into the back of the blaster. Just pull out your loose darts, push them in, and fire.
NERF Ultra Two Motorized Blaster -- Fast-Back Reloading -- Includes 6 Ultra Darts -- Compatible Only Ultra Darts
  • Quick Firing for Motorized Blaster: Whereas the Nerf Ultra One left a lot to be desired in regards to firing speed, the Nerf Ultra Two allows you to fire darts in relatively quick succession, making it a much better blaster if you find yourself facing too many enemies head-on and need to unleash your firepower with ease.

What We Don’t Like

  • Heavy and Noisy: Handguns are meant to be light, but this motorized blaster is quite bogged down due to the large number of batteries that it takes to power it. Additionally, the motor on the Nerf Ultra Two is very loud, making it difficult to sneak up on enemies or even enjoy gameplay. If you want a light, stealthy handgun, the Nerf Ultra Two is not the blaster for you.

  • Has a Tendency to Jam: We’re no strangers to motorized blasters jamming, but the Nerf Ultra Two seems to jam more than it fires, which can be frustrating to players of all ages and make it so that they have a hard time competing with their friends. Whereas the previous mention could be seen as a minor disadvantage, this is a major setback that could make or break the Nerf experience.

Nerf Ultra Two - Our Recommendation

If Nerf were able to ensure that the Nerf Ultra Two design resulted in flawless execution, this would be a great weapon.

However, the fact that it jams frequently, is heavy to carry for a handgun, and doesn’t allow you to sneak up on your enemies are all things that make this blaster a relatively bad option for most players.

As per our previous suggestion, consider other handguns in this series before you decide to settle for this one and try it out. Speaking to the whole series, this was our least favorite blaster.


The Nerf Ultra Three: Overview

Is the third time really the charm? We believe so when it comes to the Nerf Ultra Three. The Nerf Ultra Three is a pump-action, shotgun-style blaster that offers an internal clip system for seamless loading on the go.

Read the full Nerf Ultra Three Review here

If you like pump-action blasters that feature a no-nonsense design to help you easily take down enemies on the battlefield, this blaster will be great for you.

NERF Ultra Three Blaster, Pump-Action, 8-Dart Internal Clip, 8 Ultra Darts, Compatible Only Ultra Darts

What We Like

  • Internal Clip System: Purchasing external clip after external clip to make sure that you have the backups you need to operate your weapon can get quite pricey over time, especially if you have multiple blasters that use external clip systems. With the internal clip system on the Nerf Ultra Three, you can rest easy knowing that the only thing you need to have on you are your Nerf Ultra Series darts.

  • Easy to Operate: The Nerf Ultra Three strips down the Nerf experience, making it easy for older children to operate. Simply open up the internal clip system, load your eight darts into the internal clip, pump your blaster, and fire when you’re ready. The Nerf Ultra Three is much more powerful than the other blasters we’ve seen so far as well!
NERF Ultra Three Blaster, Pump-Action, 8-Dart Internal Clip, 8 Ultra Darts, Compatible Only Ultra Darts

What We Don’t Like

There’s actually nothing we found wrong with this blaster. The only thing to keep in mind is that, with an internal clip system rather than an external one, you will have to have loose darts on hand that you can reload your blaster with when you run out of shots.

If you’re fine with that aspect of this blaster’s functionality, you’re sure to love it.

Nerf Ultra Three - Our Recommendation

If you’re in need of a primary blaster that is unlikely to give you any problems soon, the Nerf Ultra Three is one of our top recommendations in the series.

With an internal clip system and plenty of space for modifications, this blaster is an excellent option for older players wanting an excellent primary that they can carry around the Nerf battlefield.


The Nerf Ultra Four: Overview

NERF Ultra Four Dart Blaster -- 4 Ultra Darts, Single-Shot Blasting, 2-Dart Storage -- Compatible Only Ultra Darts

Looking for a Nerf product that is suitable for stealth or younger users who may not be ready to wield some of the other products in this series yet?

Read the full Nerf Ultra Four Review here

If so, then you’re going to love the Nerf Ultra Four. Lightweight and compact, the Nerf Ultra Four is a single-shot blaster that makes taking out the competition quietly easy for players of any age.

What We Like

  • Great Power for Small Blaster: Despite its small size, the Nerf Ultra Four has a powerful shot that will make it possible to sneak up on enemies and fire at them from afar. For younger users, just be cautious when firing at shorter ranges so that no one feels the sting from these darts!
NERF Ultra Four Dart Blaster -- 4 Ultra Darts, Single-Shot Blasting, 2-Dart Storage -- Compatible Only Ultra Darts
  • Extra Storage for Darts: Extra storage is always handy, especially when you’re working with a single-shot blaster. Fortunately, the Nerf Ultra Four comes with space on both sides of the blaster to store one loose dart. If you miss your first shot, you have two more darts at the ready for your blasting needs.

  • Easy to Operate: No matter who this blaster is for, the Nerf Ultra Four is an easy blaster to use. Just pull back on the priming mechanism located at the back end of the blaster and fire when you’re ready.

What We Don’t Like

  • Be Careful When Loading and Using Blaster: We have one thing to mention that isn’t a problem with the blaster but a problem with single-shot blasters altogether. When you load a single-shot blaster, it’s important to make sure that you push the dart all the way in and avoid pointing your blaster at the ground.

    Doing so can cause the dart to slide forward and make your blaster misfire. Additionally, if you have a dart in the chamber before you prime your blaster, priming can cause your dart to push forward as well, so it’s important to make sure that it’s securely in there before blasting. Besides this minor detail, the Nerf Ultra Four is great.

Nerf Ultra Four - Our Recommendation

Although the Nerf Ultra Four isn’t for everyone, parents reading this guide who want to start their child off with a suitable blaster or players in need of a backup stealth weapon will enjoy what the Nerf Ultra Four has to offer.

With a simple priming mechanism, extra dart storage, and great power for the size of the blaster, the Nerf Ultra Four is a solid blaster in this series.


The Nerf Ultra Five: Overview

Coming in as our last entrance of the numbered blasters in the Nerf Ultra Series, the Nerf Ultra Five is the perfect answer to the Nerf Ultra Two for those who weren’t impressed with the motorized handgun model.

Read the full Nerf Ultra Five Review here

NERF Ultra Five Blaster -- 4-Dart Internal Clip, 4 Ultra Darts, Dart Storage -- Compatible Only Ultra Darts

Offering an internal clip system capable of holding up to four darts at a time as well as an easy pull-back priming mechanism reminiscent of other models like the Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm, the Nerf Ultra Five is a solid secondary weapon to bring into battle.

What We Like

  • Internal Clip System for Easy Reloading: We liked the fact that the Nerf Ultra Two included back-loading capabilities for a more seamless reloading experience than most other handgun models.

    Fortunately, the Nerf Ultra Five also makes loading easy with its internal clip system. Pull back on the priming mechanism to reveal the inner chamber, load your darts in, and push the priming mechanism forward to fire.
NERF Ultra Five Blaster -- 4-Dart Internal Clip, 4 Ultra Darts, Dart Storage -- Compatible Only Ultra Darts
  • Easy to Prime: This blaster is easy to prime for most users as all you have to do is pull back and the resistance offered is relatively limited. If you’re getting this blaster for a younger user, they should find the blaster easy to prime and operate.

  • Additional Handle Piece Keeps the Blaster in Your Hands: You’ll notice that this blaster features an extra design piece near the handle of the blaster. Although it looks great on the weapon, it also serves to keep your fingers in place while you fire.

    If you’re worried about dropping your blaster on the battlefield, this extra design element will prove itself invaluable in the long run.

What We Don’t Like

  • Low Ammo Capacity: Four darts is a relatively low ammo capacity for a handgun, which may be a downside for some players. However, it’s important to note that this can also be seen as an advantage as you can quickly load loose darts into your internal chamber in a matter of seconds.

Nerf Ultra Five - Our Recommendation

The Nerf Ultra Five is a solid handgun blaster that you should consider if you need a reliable secondary in your collection. With easy priming, a built-in clip system, and a lightweight, compact design, the Nerf Ultra Five is a blaster that’s both fun to use and an effective weapon in any Nerf battle environment.


The Nerf Ultra Pharaoh: Overview

It’s hard to say that there’s a favorite of ours in the series given all of the new and exciting blasters we’ve covered so far. However, once you see the Nerf Ultra Pharaoh for yourself, you’ll understand why we might just consider this one to be our favorite.

Read the full Nerf Ultra Pharaoh Review here

NERF Ultra Pharaoh Blaster with Premium Gold Accents, 10-Dart Clip, 10 Ultra Darts, Bolt Action, Compatible Only Ultra Darts

The Nerf Ultra Pharaoh stands out from other blasters by including additional gold accents and custom gold Nerf Ultra darts that you won’t find in any other blaster in the series.

A Nerf sniper rifle, the Pharaoh utilizes a bolt-action priming mechanism and includes a 10-dart, golden clip system as well as a built-in scope to help you steady your shots. Overall, the Nerf Ultra Pharaoh is a blaster made for royalty.

What We Like

  • Unique Design: Once you’ve seen one Nerf Ultra blaster, you become fairly accustomed to the look and feel of these weapons. The Nerf Ultra Pharaoh builds upon the existing design we love to create something truly unique and personalized for those who love the series.

  • Plenty of Additional Features: From the built-in shoulder stock to the built-in scope, the Nerf Ultra Pharaoh is designed to make sure that you can snipe players from across the field with ease.
NERF Ultra Pharaoh Blaster with Premium Gold Accents, 10-Dart Clip, 10 Ultra Darts, Bolt Action, Compatible Only Ultra Darts
  • Ample Ammo Capacity: In some of the other blasters in the Nerf Ultra Series, we’ve seen ammo capacities of less than 10, which can prove problematic if you’re going through darts relatively quickly. With the Nerf Ultra Pharaoh, you have a 10-dart clip system that gives you plenty of ammo for sniping as well as the ability to reload quickly with any extra clip systems you have on hand.

  • Strong Power for Long Range Shots: The Nerf Ultra Pharaoh has the power needed to snip from long distances. If you were worried about some of the power failures in other weapons, you can rest assured that the Nerf Ultra Pharaoh is backed by the force you need to thrive in any Nerf war.

What We Don’t Like

  • Loading Process Takes Some Getting Used to: Loading and reloading your blaster can take some time to get used to. To reload the Nerf Ultra Pharaoh, you have to unlock the bolt priming mechanism, pull it all the way back, press on the button located near the clip to release it, then follow the directions on the clip to load the bullets in properly, popping the clip back into place when you’re finished.

Nerf Ultra Pharaoh - Our Recommendation

The Nerf Ultra Pharaoh goes above and beyond to stand out for the rest of the series. If you’re in the market for a blaster that not only looks great but performs well and comes installed with everything you need for your new sniper rifle, the Nerf Ultra Pharaoh is an excellent blaster to top off or start your Nerf Ultra Series collection.


The Nerf Ultra Amp: Overview

NERF Ultra Amp Motorized Blaster, 6-Dart Clip, 6 Ultra Darts, Compatible Only Ultra Darts

Our last entry on this list, the Nerf Ultra Amp is a motorized handgun/primary blaster that is compact and light, making it easy to carry around no matter where you go.

Read the full Nerf Ultra Amp Review here

Featuring a six-dart external clip system, extra features like the built-in scope and attachment piece for your choice of shoulder stock, and an extra handle at the front so you can stabilize your weapon, the Nerf Ultra Amp is an excellent blaster to have on hand.

What We Like

  • Features Designed for Stability and Accuracy: Every feature on the Nerf Ultra Amp is designed to help you improve your accuracy. Whether it’s the front handle on the blaster, the attachment space for a shoulder stock, the built-in scope, or even the loops where you can attach straps to make carrying your blaster around easier, every feature aims to make your experience using the Nerf Ultra Amp more seamless.
NERF Ultra Amp Motorized Blaster, 6-Dart Clip, 6 Ultra Darts, Compatible Only Ultra Darts
  • Decent Supply of Ammo With Clip System: Six-darts is a decent amount of ammo, and the external clip system serves to make it easier for you to reload with extra clip systems at your disposal.

  • Motor Takes Time to Rev Up But Shoots Faster: Like other products on this list, the motor does take time to rev up. However, once it’s prepared, you can unleash your darts relatively fast, making it a minor disadvantage that can be easily overlooked.

What We Don’t Like

In regards to the Nerf Ultra Amp, there’s nothing on this blaster that we don’t like. Overall, it’s a great blaster to have in your collection!

Nerf Ultra Amp - Our Recommendation

Whether you need a primary blaster or a solid secondary blaster, the Nerf Ultra Amp is another one of our top recommendations for this series.

With plenty of extra features to help you get the most out of this blaster, a lightweight, compact body, and great power, the Nerf Ultra Amp is perfect for all Nerf enthusiasts.


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