previews\ Aug 17, 2008 at 8:00 pm

NERF N-Strike - WII - Preview

NERF: N-Strike is an upcoming rail-gun shooter from EA Games. The Wii game is based on the NERF: N-Strike line of foam-dart guns, which are made to look more realistic, and comes with a nifty NERF gun that doubles as a Wii Zapper replacement. The game’s casual action-oriented gameplay will appeal to younger gamers looking for something easy to get into, but the overall experience is still pretty fun for hardcore gamers.

N-Strike has the basic elements that you’ve seen in myriad other rail-shooters, like Time Crisis or House of the Dead. The particular level on display at EA’s recent press event had the player shooting down flying robots with foam darts instead of bullets. As you go, you’ll be able to unlock new NERF guns with higher fire rates or more kick to them.

Controlling the game is as easy as any rail shooter. You simply point the Wii remote at the screen and shoot to take out your enemies. In order to reload, you wave the Wii remote to the side, so the controls are nothing too difficult.

Perhaps the most unique element in NERF: N-Strike (and the biggest selling point) is the actual NERF gun that will ship with it. When you get the game, it will come packaged with a NERF gun that not only functions as a NERF gun would, but also converts into a zapper-like device to clip your Wii remote to and point and shoot at the screen.

NERF: N-Strike is shaping up to be a fun casual shooter, and if you’re a NERF fan, the inclusion of the gun peripheral might be worth your money. Look for it this November.

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