|Years active||2003 - present|
Not to be confused with the Nerf N-Strike video game.
The N-Strike series started many new blaster trends in the Nerf line. N-Strike started making tactical rails, accessories and attachments usage popular. N-Strike blasters also resemble and function like real life weaponry much more than previous blasters; the debate whether this is a positive or negative thing is argued among Nerf enthusiasts.
The N-Strike series features the following attachable accessories for blasters:
Note: not all blasters are compatible with each accessory type.
Most N-Strike blasters feature a distinct color scheme: yellow, neon orange, gray, and black.
The N-Strike series has a direct successor series: N-Strike Elite. Despite this, not all N-Strike products will receive the upgrade treatment.
As of 2013, most products in the N-Strike lineup have been discontinued or replaced by the newer, better performing N-Strike Elite blasters. Despite this, certain blasters such as the 2014 Zombie Strike Jolt are sold under the N-Strike banner in certain parts of the world. The 2013 Blazin' Bow and 2015 SlingStrike are both sold under the N-Strike banner as they do not meet N-Strike Elite firing distances.
Six N-Strike blasters have been re-released under the N-Strike Elite line with color scheme variations to match the series. As these are technically not advertised to be N-Strike Elite blasters and do not match the performance of N-Strike Elite blasters, these are referred to as Elite Repaints.
Clip system blasters (CS)
|Raider Rapid Fire CS-35||2009|
|Alpha Trooper CS-18||2010|
Revolver blasters (REV)
External single fire blasters (EX)
|Nite Finder EX-3||2004|
|Switch Shot EX-3||2008|
Electronic belt fed blasters (EBF)
Electronic clip system blasters (ECS)
Internal single fire blasters (IX)
|Barrel Break IX-2||2010|
Air system blasters (AS)
|Secret Strike AS-1||2005|
|Rapid Fire AS-20||2010|
Electronic revolver blasters (RV)
|Big Bad Bow||2011|
|Unity Power System||2003|
- Main article: Clear Series
Originally called Clear the Way, the Clear Series was introduced to promote the then-upcoming Stampede ECS. The sub-series features blasters made with translucent, clear plastic, which allows the user to see the orange internals of a blaster.
- Main article: Gear Up
The Gear Up sub-series was released to help promote the then-upcoming Vortex series. It features blasters with an orange and black color scheme; additional black designs were added to decorate the blasters. Blasters also came packaged with a single XLR disc.
Light It Up
- Main article: Light It Up
The Light It Up sub-series was part of both the N-Strike series and the Vortex series. The Rayven CS-18 was released under this series and featured the use of glow-in-the-dark darts.
- Main article: Red Strike
The Red Strike series features blasters with a red and orange color scheme. The series is notable for being for sale at Walmart for Black Friday 2009; because of their rarity, the blasters are coveted by collectors.
- Main article: Sonic Series
The Sonic Series features blasters made with translucent green plastic, which allows the user to see the orange internals of a blaster. The Sonic Series is the largest re-release N-Strike sub-series.
- Main article: Whiteout Series
The Whiteout Series features blasters with a white, black, and orange color scheme. Whiteout re-releases are known for having slightly improved performances compared to their original N-Strike counterparts.
- This is the longest running and largest series of dart blasters made by Nerf.
- This series is the only one that has released more than one video game. It is also the only series whose video games have not used blasters from other series.
- Contrary to popular belief, this is not the first series to release blasters with clips. The first clip-fed blasters were actually the Sawtooth and the Electric Eel from the Max Force series.
- The "N" in "N-Strike may stand for Nerf.
|Current Nerf series|
|Official||Dart Tag • Nerf Sports • N-Strike • N-Strike Elite • Rebelle|
Vortex • Zombie Strike
|Sub-series||Firevision Sports • Multishot Madness |
N-Strike Elite Mega • Secrets and Spies • Sonic FIRE • Sonic ICE
Sonic Series • Super Stripes Collection • Z.E.D. Squad
|Other||Combat Creatures • Cross-promotional product • Nerf Dog|