Hasbro certainly has been busy in their NERF laboratory – testing, shooting and surely having a lot of fun cooking up the NERF ULTRA Series. Not only does the ULTRA series introduce a slew of innovations to the blasting game but they even have their own unique darts that help these blasters achieve an astonishing 125ft firing range!  

 

The Ultra Series hasn’t been around long, first announced in September 2019 but it is already shaping up to be an impressive addition to the NERF repertoire. If you are just getting started or already a NERF veteran – the blasters demand your attention. 

NERF Ultra Darts

NERF Ultra Darts

Now if you are going to start breaking dart firing range records you are going to need some special ammo. Abandoning the traditional darts (or high impact rounds) fired by other blaster series ULTRA guns fire a specially designed “ULTRA Dart”. 

ULTRA darts make use of “Aerofin” technology – inbuilt fins located at the bottom of the dart topped off with a streamlined dart head which Hasbro claim is the secret behind the impressive 120ft range. The darts themselves are a little less flexible than their MEGA or Elite cousins, built from a special “Ultra foam”. 

Now please note that only blasters in the ULTRA series can properly fire these technological bad boys so please don’t go shoving them in your other guns. We also wouldn’t recommend trying to shoot any older dart types as it is only going to lead to disappointment.  

NERF Ultra Sonic Screamer Darts

Oh, one more thing. If you felt a little disappointed that you may need to trade in your MEGA whistler darts – don’t. The UTLRA Sonic Screamer Dart variant has you covered. They really do think of everything eh? 

NERF ULTRA ONE

NERF ULTRA ONE blaster

Features

Semi-Automatic 

Motorized blaster 

Integrated 25 dart drum 

Integrated shoulder stock with 8 dart storage 

2x Tactical rails 

Includes 25 ULTRA darts 

Requires four C batteries 

It’s pretty handy that most of the blasters in the ULTRA range are numbered, it makes ordering them in our reviews a little easier. The NE

It’s pretty handy that most of the blasters in the ULTRA range are numbered, it makes ordering them in our reviews a little easier. The NERF ULTRA ONE is a gorgeous motorized blaster that makes use of a 25 dart drum to help you dispatch your enemies with ease.

Each dart needs to be loaded manually at the front of the blaster and you will need to hold down the acceleration button located under the trigger before you can start popping off shots. The ULTRA ONE is semi-automatic so you will need to keep firing the trigger for each shot (so no spray and pray with this One). If you find yourself running low on darts in the heat of battle you will be relieved to find space for 8 additional darts located in the stock of the blaster – so if you came prepared, be prepared for victory!

There are two tactical rails, located on the top front and back so if you want to throw on some upgrades and attachments you’ve got some space to play with. The ONE is a neat little package and an excellent introduction to the ULTRA series but if you are looking for something a little more special we recommend you keep reading.

RF ULTRA ONE is a gorgeous motorized blaster that makes use of a 25 dart drum to help you dispatch your enemies with ease. 

Each dart needs to be loaded manually at the front of the blaster and you will need to hold down the acceleration button located under the trigger before you can start popping off shots. The ULTRA ONE is semi-automatic so you will need to keep firing the trigger for each shot (so no spray and pray with this One). If you find yourself running low on darts in the heat of battle you will be relieved to find space for 8 additional darts located in the stock of the blaster – so if you came prepared, be prepared for victory!

There are two tactical rails, located on the top front and back so if you want to throw on some upgrades and attachments you’ve got some space to play with. The ONE is a neat little package and an excellent introduction to the ULTRA series but if you are looking for something a little more special we recommend you keep reading. 

NERF ULTRA TWO

NERF ULTRA TWO blaster

Features

Semi-automatic 

Motorized blaster

6 dart rotating barrel 

2x Tactical rails 

Includes 6 ULTRA darts  

Requires 6 AA batteries  

We have always been fans of one-handed blasters and it’s almost like the NERF ULTRA TWO was made for us (it wasn’t). This nifty 6 shot revolver is an innovative bundle of blasting tech all wrapped up in an easy to aim, easy to shoot package. 

Not only does the ULTRA TWO get top marks for being a one-handed blaster it’s also motorized which makes things even easier! People aren’t going to know what hit them when you rock up with two of these strapped to your hip. Before you get shooting, you’ll need to load up the rotating six-dart rotating barrel which you do from the back of the blaster which is a departure from the more common front-loading system. This may seem like a simple change but actually makes loading the blaster that little bit faster and easier – essential when it comes to the heat of battle. Once your chambers are filled, hold down the acceleration button located below the trigger guard and you are good to go. 

It’s worth noting that the TWO is semi-automatic so you’ll need to pull the trigger for each shot but as an eagle-eyed gunslinger, you don’t need hundreds of darts to defeat your enemies, do you? 

To top (and bottom) it off the ULTRA TWO includes two tactical rails – one above and below the barrel so if you do need a bit more target practice why not slot on a red dot sight or maybe even a long-range scope!? 

NERF ULTRA THREE

NERF ULTRA THREE blaster

Features

Manual blaster 

Pump action 

Integrated 8 dart clip 

1x Tactical Rail 

5 dart stock storage 

The One and Two – grace, poise, and sleek design. The NERF ULTRA THREE? Erm, not so much. Honestly, we are totally bemused by this blaster which is oddly larger than expected and has some strange design choices thrown in for a good mix. 

The ULTRA THREE is a front clip-fed, pump-action blaster and the first non-motorized blaster of the series. Rather than the use of existing NERF dart clip tech, Hasbro has gone for an integrated design. Located at the front of the blaster the integrated clip takes 8 darts and has clear sides so you can keep an eye on the number of darts you’ve got left to shoot. Now, this may seem like an odd choice but it actually works pretty well. Rather than having to switch out clips, the Three is reloaded by feeding directly into the clip which means you can keep shooting as long as you have some darts to spare. The Three helps you out on that detail too, located at the back of the blaster there is space for 5 additional darts – pair that with the ability to quickly feed in any missed shots and you’ve got a versatile, albeit unconventional, blaster on your hands. 

Unlike ONE and TWO, the THREE is a pump-action blaster which means you need to pump the priming mechanism located at the bottom of the gun before each shot. It may not win any awards for sophistication but paired with a feed-in clip and you won’t be too far behind anyone with a motorized blaster. 

Unfortunately, the ULTRA THREE only includes one tactical rail (a pretty odd decision considering the length of this thing) so don’t go expecting to be able to trick this one out too much. Overall, we quite like the Three – sure it is odd and we would have liked to see a larger clip and some more rails but the pump-action primer is simple to use and the dart-feed reload system is definitely a neat trick. It may not be your 1st choice blaster but definitely one for anyone looking for something a little different. 

NERF ULTRA FOUR

NERF ULTRA FOUR blaster

Features

Manual blaster 

Single shot 

Front-loaded 

Pull-back priming mechanism 

1x Tactical rail 

2 dart storage

Includes 4 ULTRA darts

The NERF ULTRA FOUR  is perfect for anyone who wants to dip their toe into the ULTRA series without breaking the bank. As one of the cheapest blasters in the series, you won’t be getting anything high end but it’s simple and there isn’t much to go wrong. 


There isn’t a whole load of innovation going on here. The FOUR is a single shot, front-loaded blaster with a traditional pull back priming mechanism located at the back of the blaster. With 2 storage slots located on the side of the barrel, you will be able to bring two reloads onto the field with you but you aren’t going to be winning any intimidation contests. 

The Ultra FOUR has one tactical rail located on top at the back of the blaster so there is room for attachments but nothing to write home about. This is a simple, cheap, and easy to use blaster but it won’t be setting the world on fire. 

NERF ULTRA FIVE

NERF ULTRA FIVE blaster

Features

Manual blaster 

Single shot 

Integrated 4 dart clip 

Slide priming mechanism 

1x Tactical rail 

Includes 4 ULTRA darts

The NERF ULTRA FIVE is a slightly more developed (and expensive) version of the FOUR. This single-shot blaster features a 4 dart integrated clip which saves you having to stop and reload for each shot. Hasbro has also spent a little more time on the design here and the inclusion of 4 finger trigger guards as well as integrated slide back priming mechanism certainly alleviates the FIVE in our opinion. 

You won’t be getting too much more from the FIVE though. Like the FOUR, this blaster only includes 1 tactical rail located at the top of the blaster. If you are looking for a relatively simple blaster and cheap way to get into the ULTRA series then we would pick this over the FOUR. 

NERF ULTRA Pharaoh

NERF ULTRA Pharaoh blaster

Features

Manual blaster 

Single shot 

Bolt-action priming mechanism 

10 dart clip 

Integrated scope 

1x Tactical rail

Includes 10 ULTRA darts

….We may have fallen in love with the NERF ULTRA Pharaoh. It may be the luxurious gold trim, the special gold ULTRA darts, the 10 dart clip, the fact it’s a NERF sniper. Gah, we love this blaster more than it deserves. If you like to take a bit of style onto the blasting field then look no further – this is the one. 

Gushing aside, the ULTRA Pharaoh is a clip-fed bolt action sniper that includes an integrated (and irremovable) targeting scope. If you are a fan of NERF snipers then we certainly recommend picking one of these up. The whole blaster exudes quality and though the gold may be a little gaudy there are some excellent quality of life features built-in. 

The bolt-action priming mechanism is easy to use, even when you are aiming down the sights and there is even a little nook for the priming handle to tuck into when you are taking your shot. The Inclusion of a 10 dart see-through clip is another nice touch as not only do you have enough darts to keep you going for some time but you’ll also be able to see how many shots you have before you need to reload. When it does come time to reload there is even space for an additional clip located on the stock of the blaster. 

Though you only get one tactical rail with the Pharaoh there is already an integrated (and gold!) targeting scope mounted on top – so if you like picking the perfect shot, you’re good to go right out of the box. 

NERF ULTRA AMP

NERF ULTRA AMP blaster

Features

Semi-automatic 

Motorized blaster 

6 dart clip 

Integrated sight

Includes 6 ULTRA darts 

1x Tactical rail 

1x stock attachment point

Requires 6 AA batteries

The NERF ULTRA AMP is a lovely little tactical blaster that reminds us of an old favorite, the Stryfe. Though the AMP is certainly much smaller than the Pharaoh it has some qualities which we really like (although it’s not gold, which is a bit of a let down).

Like the Pharaoh, the AMP comes with some added goodies baked into the base blaster. On top, there is an integrated sight to help you with those pesky trick shots and under the muzzle, you’ll find a built-in foregrip. If that’s not enough there is 1 tactical rail at the back and even a stock attachment point, just in case you want to add a few customizations.

The AMP is a clip-fed, semi-automatic blaster that may not be raining dart hell down on anyone anytime soon but thanks to its small size will certainly help keep you agile when blasting your enemies away. All in all, a neat little package and not too much of a cost.