Unleash Your Inner Shark: A Review of the Nerf N-Strike Mega Megalodon

The Nerf N-Strike Megalodon is a high-capacity NERF gun with amazing features and an intimidating look. It can take 20 red foam Nerf darts and the formidable Nerf Mega whistler darts. It comes with a slam-fire action that offers rapid fire.

With all these features, the Nerf N-Strike Mega Megalodon would give other quality toy blasters a run for their money. At least, that is what the makers would have us believe.

This review takes a look at the N-Strike blaster to see if it is as great as we are led to believe or if we are dealing with another good-looking but mediocre blaster.

What Is The Nerf N-Strike Mega Megalodon?

The Mega Megalodon was released in 2019 as part of the MeGa range of blasters, a sub-range of the Nerf N-strike. The Mega Series was designed to feature blasters with a firing range of up to 100 feet. This was an improvement on their Elite counterparts.

The Mega Megalodon is very similar to the Mega Mastodon of the same series: however, the Megalodon isn’t powered by a battery like the Mastodon.

The Magalodon, like all the other blasters in the Mega series, uses the Mega dart. It is a red-colored dart bigger than your typical nerf dart.

The Megalodon best represents what the makers intended when they started the Mega series. It offers excellent functionality and comes with instructions so even a newbie can use it. The 20 Mega Darts and the detached cylinder drum are great additions to this amazing tool.

Also, a fun fact, the Megalodon is named for an extinct shark.

Features Of The Nerf Megalodon

All it would take is one look for seasoned Nerf gun users to know how powerful a machine the Megalodon is. But for people who have doubts, here are a few of our favorite features of the Nerf N-Strike Mega Megalodon:

You Get Both The Single-Fire And Slam-Fire Mode

With the Nerf Megalodon, you can use both the single-fire and slam-fire modes. This is great and is rarely seen in other Nerf blasters.

The makers of the blasters have made it so that you can easily use and switch between these two modes.

To use the single-fire mode, pull the primer back and forth and pull the trigger. To use the slam-fire, you do not have to pull the trigger each time you shoot. Just hold down the trigger while you prime, and the blaster will fire all the mega darts at once.

Both options are great, have advantages, and are fun to use.

It Comes With A High Capacity Cylinder Drum

The most noticeable feature of the Nerf Megalodon is the huge cylinder drum at the front. It is big, but it retains its functionality. It is not heavy and works with other parts of the blaster to give the user a balanced and comfortable feel.

The drum can hold 20 Mgedarts and rotates while you fire. The great thing is with 20 Mega darts capacity, you do not have to worry about reloading mid-blast.

The drum can also hold the AccuStrike darts, which are more accurate than the Mega dart.

The cylinder drum does not come attached to the blaster. You have to attach it yourself; afterward, it is not detachable. You cannot use it on other Nerf blasters except the one it was first attached to.

A Smooth Priming Mechanism

Another striking feature of the Nerf Mega Megalodon is the priming handle shaped like a boomerang on the blaster’s top.

It is unique and but it is functional. Users say they quickly got used to it. The priming and the cylinder make the blaster look bulky; however, the priming mechanism is smooth and makes firing the gun so much fun.

We do have a few buts about the handle. For one, even though it makes for smooth priming and firing, it is not the most ergonomic blaster. This makes better sense when you realize that the Nerf Megalodon wasn’t created as a primary blaster.

The showmanship of the Blaster

The Nerf N-Strike Mega Megalodon is a great choice for anyone looking for a blaster with good showmanship.

Its giant size is sure to grab attention, and its bright red darts are sure to stand out. Its crank-fire design makes it easy to operate, and its impressive 58 FPS performance makes it a great choice for Nerf battles.

Additionally, the whistling sound the darts make when fired adds an exhilarating auditory experience to the fun of firing it. The Megalodon is sure to be an exciting addition to any Nerf battle.

Average Range

The Nerf N-Strike Mega Megalodon is a powerful blaster that offers impressive performance. It is capable of firing darts up to 85 feet (26 meters). This makes it one of the longest-range blasters in its class, and it is sure to give you an edge in any Nerf battle.

With its impressive range, this blaster is perfect for medium to long-range battles, allowing you to fire from afar and stay out of harm’s way.

The Mega Mastodon also has a 24-dart capacity, making it capable of firing multiple rounds in quick succession, further adding to its range of capabilities. With the added feature of tactical rails, you can easily customize your blaster with extra accessories to make it even more powerful.

The Nerf N-Strike Mega Megalodon is a great option for any Nerf enthusiast looking for a blaster with plenty of power and range.

Pros And Cons Of The Nerf N-Strike Mega Megalodon Blaster


  • It has both the single-fire and Slam-fire options.
  • The 20-round capacity means you can go on and on.
  • You can blast as far as 85 feet.
  • It comes with an instruction manual for beginners.


  • It doesn’t come with tactical rails
  • Has a long loading time
  • The darts may constitute a choking hazard, especially when left around kids.

Why We Like The Nerf N-Strike Mega Megalodon Blaster


This Nerf blaster is easy to assemble. All it takes is to fix the rotating drum, and you are ready to start shooting. 


The Megalodon blaster is predominantly red and orange, the only variation being the cocking handle and the grip; both are grey. The blaster does not come with tactical rails because it has an overhead cocking mechanism. It comes with three sling mounts that make it easy to carry. 

The Nerf N-strike Mega Megalodon blaster is bulkier than its counterparts and is meant to be shot from the waist. And even though it looks huge, it only weighs 2.2 pounds. 


The Megalodon blaster is a powerfully performing Nerf blaster. The drum can take up to 20 Nerf darts. The two blasting modes also give you a performance advantage. The performance is probably the best thing about this blaster.


This blaster comes at one of the most competitive prices in the market. It also comes loaded with blaster darts and other benefits.

The huge ammo capacity takes the regular, Nerf Mega whistler, and Accustrike darts. It is easy to assemble and is quite reliable. It comes with two shooting options giving you excellent value for your pay.

See also: Nerf N-Strike Elite Trilogy DS-15 Review: A Triple Shot of Fun

[REVIEW] Nerf Mega Megalodon

Final Words

We love this blaster because of its huge ammo capacity and the two firing modes. It is reliable and makes for a great blasting experience. While it could have been less bulky and the design could be more ergonomic, the Nerf N-Strike Mega Megalodon is still a powerful gun. And it comes at a terrific price.

The darts are a choking hazard and should not be left around children without proper supervision.

Ready to take your Nerf battles to the next level? Grab the Nerf N-Strike Mega Megalodon and dominate the competition! Get yours today!

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