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Best Nerf Hyper Series Blasters (2023 Review)

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Updated on 03/25/24

The Nerf Hyper series is an exciting group of blasters that have evolved the primary foam flinging franchise into a rubber slinging one. These ball shooting blasters launched with some exciting new looks and features.

This is everything you need to know before buying a Hyper Nerf gun!

Nerf Hyper Series Overview

Nerf Hyper was introduced in 2021, and there are currently six blasters in the line:

    • Rush-40
    • Siege-50
    • Mach-100
    • Evolve-100
    • Fuel-20
    • Impulse-40

The defining characteristics of Hyper Nerf guns are: 

  • Grey, blue, white, and yellow color scheme
  • Shoot small, soft, and rubbery Hyper rounds
  • Higher ammo capacity than standard Nerf guns
  • Ammo velocity speed around 110 FPS
  • Include eye protection and are suggested for ages 14 and up



The exterior designs are similar, featuring clear hoppers on top, and rails around the hand guards.

With matching color themes, these guns look real nice with bright yellow accents and carbon fiber finish in the great and the.

All are spring-powered and hand primed with the exception of the automatic Hyper-Mach 100.


These blasters all shoot the newer Hyper rounds, which is the first ammo that isn’t mostly foam. The material is a rubbery plastic that has a lot of traction to the point where it almost feels sticky.

The balls are the smallest Nerf ammo currently, but the fluorescent yellow color makes it easier to find as you might think.

Hyper ammo is very bouncy and that is another reason to wear eye protection while using these blasters. 


  • The small size allows for greater ammo capacity
  • Quick reloading by scooping or by using canisters
  • The density of the round gives it a greater range potential


  • A slightly sticky surface makes them get dirty fast
  • Tractioned surface produces clogging and hopper-feeding issues
  • Bouncy and can be hard to find outdoors


The Hyper series is perhaps most well known for the hard shooting speeds of 110+ FPS. This makes them some of the strongest Nerf blasters right out of the box.

This power also produces long ranges that compare with even the best Nerf Rival blasters. However, this series is new and still needs some work in the consistency department.

A common issue with all the Nerf Hyper guns is that the ammo is a little gummy and can clog a bit in the hoppers. Rival blasters have some similar issues with jams in the hoppers, but it isn’t quite as bad.

You have to get used to shaking and moving hopper-fed guns to help ensure they get loaded in the chamber properly.

With the negatives set aside, whatever type of Nerf game you are playing, the presence of a Hyper blaster will be notices

Best Nerf Hyper Guns

There are only six Hyper Nerf blasters currently, but here is how they all stack up!

What is the Best Nerf Hyper blaster?

The Rush-40 is the best Nerf Hyper blaster at its current price. This spring-powered gun holds 40 Nerf Hyper rounds and can shoot them over 110 feet per second. It is a popular new Nerf pistol that has a great overall design and feel.

Included with the purchase of this Nerf gun are 30 Hyper ball rounds and eye protection.

All Hyper Nerf Guns Ranked in 2023

best nerf hyper blasters

Best Overall

nerf hyper rush 40 blaster


  • Ammo Type: Hyper rounds
  • Ammo Capacity: 40 balls
  • Velocity: 110 feet per second
  • Powered: Spring-powered

If you look closely, you can tell some quality effort was put into the color design, especially with the unique carbon fiber look in the grey portions. There is a solid mix of blending colors along with the clear hopper that makes this gun slick.

The whole top portion of the Hyper Fuel is the priming handle for this spring-powered ball blaster, and it must be brought back and forward before shooting

The Rush holds 40 Hyper balls but only comes with 30, which is just a shame. You want to get some extra ammo anyways, as the hyper balls are small and can be hard to find.

At the rear of the blaster, you will find a priming indicator that will show yellow when it’s primed. In the same area, there is an unjamming button that will help you clear the occasional pesky jam.

This blaster has some attachment options with a total of four Rival style tactical rails. There is both one on top and below the barrel, as well as two on the white hand guard portion.

Last but not least, on the left side is a trigger safety to help reduce an accidental shooting. Hyper balls will sting at close range, so while a safety may seem silly, it could protect an eye or two.


The Hyper Rush hits hard, shooting its ammo at an average of 110+ feet per second. Though this gun has a good ammo velocity, it loses that power fairly quickly in flight.

It has impressive ranges that compare to the best Rival blasters, but it is way less consistent. To be accurate, your target will have to be within 15-20 feet max.

I highly recommend picking up a Hyper-Rush hop-up from Out of Darts for $2 that takes seconds to install and drastically improves the performance of this blaster

The prime is smooth, but the ammo will have to be coerced a bit by a shake here and there to ensure it feeds correctly.

Having a higher ammo capacity is its strong point and does help make up for the inconsistent firing.

If you can accept these Hyper blasters aren’t meant for sniping, they are pretty entertaining to use. I still have the Hyper Rush as one of the best Nerf pistols because it is one of the hardest shooting ones, with a large ammo capacity and great color design.

Reasons to Buy:

  • High ammo capacity pistol
  • Cool design
  • Shoots hard
  • Quick loading

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Ammo prone to jamming
  •  Inconsistent range and accuracy

2. Nerf Hyper Siege – 50

Best Range

nerf hyper siege 50 blaster


  • Ammo Type: Hyper rounds
  • Ammo Capacity: 50 balls
  • Velocity: 110 feet per second
  • Powered: Spring-powered

The Hyper Siege-50 is a pump-style shotgun blaster that is spring powered.

The Siege is primed with its pump-priming handle and draws ammo from the decent-sized clear hooper on top. Unfortunately, they kind of cheap out with the included ammo again as it holds 50 rounds but includes only 40.

We can, and I will complain about that, but it still has one of the highest ammo capacities of any Nerf shotgun.

A Rival style tactical rail on top and bottom allows some options for a scope or much-needed ammo storage canisters. It also has a safety on the left side, above the trigger, to prevent an unintentional shot.


The Siege doesn’t really have a greater range, it just seems to be the most consistent with its ranges compared to the other blasters in the family. You can get ranges of 100 feet, with the accuracy really fading off after 20.

It also fires its ammo at an impressive 110 FPS, which is the Hyper standard and well above the average Nerf blaster.

This smooth-firing shotgun is the only gun in the series that features slam-fire, which allows to increase the fire rate by holding the trigger while pumping.

I like the Hyper Rush a bit more, but the Siege is also a great choice if you prefer a shotgun-style Nerf Blaster. It doesn’t really outperform the rest but does seem to have the most consistent shooting.

Reasons to Buy:

  • Shotgun design
  • Shoots hard
  • Most consistent
  • Has slam fire

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Ammo prone to jamming
  • Inconsistent accuracy

3. Nerf Hyper Mach-100


nerf hyper mach 100 gun


  • Ammo Type: Hyper rounds
  • Ammo Capacity: 50 balls
  • Velocity: 110+ feet per second
  • Fire-Rate: 5-6 rounds per second
  • Powered: Automatic flywheel
  • Batteries: 6 D Type (Not included)

The Hyper Mach-100 is an automatic flywheel blaster with the most ammo capacity of any Hyper Nerf gun.

While it has the familiar color theme, it is one of the biggest blaster in the series, and the only battery-powered one. To operate the Mach, 6 D Type batteries are required and are not included.

The standout feature is, of course, the large hopper on top that can hold a bit over 100 rounds. 80 Hyper balls are included with the blaster, which is a lot, but not enough to completely fill it up.

It uses the standard firing system for battery-powered Nerf guns that requires the use of the rev trigger and then the firing trigger to shoot.

Interesting features on the Mach include a flip-up sight on top, and a trigger safety on the left side. This blaster also has one short attachment rail on top, and a much longer one on the bottom.


The Hyper Mach-100 is intimidating as you rev it and let loose, but in the end, it leaves much to be desired. It uses an agitating conveyor system that feeds the ammo, but the rounds are a bit gummy, so it has a bit of trouble.

It still shoots balls at a staggering 110 FPS, like other Hyper blasters, which makes it one of the hardest-hitting Nerf guns out of the box.

This naturally gets you some solid ranges of up to 100 ft, but not consistently. The max rate of fire is about 5-6 rounds per second, but that also depends on the hopper situation.

Fully loaded, the Hyper Mach will keep you flinging rubbery ammo for a while, but you have to really focus on how well it is feeding the balls down the line.

This leaves the main upside of the blaster being the massive ammo capacity, but the downside as its inconsistent firing.

The Mach is ideal for those fans familiar with Hyper, and that want an automatic blaster. It is the most expensive Hyper blaster, and I don’t think you quite get what you pay for. That said, if you like to tinker, it could be great with some modifications.

Reasons to Buy:

  • Only Automatic Hyper blaster
  • Max Hyper ammo capacity
  • Shoots hard

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Inconsistent firing
  • Inconsistent range and accuracy

4. Nerf Hyper Evolve-100

Most Power

nerf hyper evolve 100


  • Ammo Type: Hyper rounds
  • Ammo Capacity: 50 balls
  • Velocity: 115+ feet per second
  • Powered: Spring

If you want the pump style of the Siege with the ammo capacity of the Mach, the new Nerf Hyper Evolve-100 is perfect for you.

This one feels chunky, while it’s not heavy it feels big. However, it is the only one that has a pop open hooper doors that are button activated.

At the front is an attached vertical grip that is the priming handle

You press a button on the back of the grip to open the hopper, which makes reloads quick with a canister. The doors are a bit smaller this way, and that is an important thing to note.

The Hyper Evolve holds up to 100 Hyper rounds like the Mach, but includes 10 less at 70. It shoots hard enough that it also includes a trigger safety as well.

Two tactical rails, located on the top of the blaster and below the grip are compatible with Rival attachments.


The performance the all the Hyper guns are very similar, the Evolve seems to shoot a bit harder at up to 120 FPS.

Feeding issues are still prevalent, but if you are moving and shaking the blaster, it doesn’t seem bad at all. The more rounds you load at once, the more feeding issues it has.

You can expect ranges of up to 70-100 feet, but consistency varies. The ammo will normally curve wildly outside of the 20 ft range, with an occasional straight shot.

Unlike the Siege, the Evolve doesn’t have slam-fire, which is one of the reasons it is further down this list.

With all that said, this can be a very enjoyable blaster for many. It is very fun for closer-range target shooting, but it is a bit on the pricy side for what the performance offers.

Reasons to Buy:

  • Excellent ergonomics
  • Button-activated hopper door
  • Max Hyper ammo capacity
  • Shoots hard

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Small hopper entrance
  • Inconsistent firing
  • Inconsistent range and accuracy

5. Nerf Hyper Fuel – 20

Most Compact

nerf hyper fuel 20


  • Ammo Type: Hyper balls
  • Ammo Capacity: 20
  • Velocity: 110+ feet per second
  • Powered: Spring-powered

The pump prime addition to the series is the Hyper Fuel-20, which is the smallest gun of the line so far.

The Fuel is unique with its design, at it is the only Hyper blaster with no white coloring.

It is spring powered and primed by pulling out then pushing back in the blue handle before each shot.

It holds 20 Hyper rounds in its top-loading hopper, which are included so you can fill it up all the way.

Two tactical rails connect the bottom of the grip to the front of the gun. These rails are small but ideal for attaching the Hyper refill canisters.

One downside is that Hasbro didn’t make the grip space between the trigger and rails big enough. You can’t to get two hands on it and will have to hold the bottom or front of the tactical rails for additional control.

Additional features include plain iron style sight up top, and a trigger safety on the left side.


You may have wondered, “What is so special about being the smallest? The Hyper Fuel is a bit smaller than the Rush, but it slings with the same power at 110+ feet per second.

Though this gun has a good ammo velocity, the ranges vary from 30-60 feet. Unfortunately, with the way the ammo is designed, many of the shots will curve off or down after 20 feet or so.

This blaster is pretty simple to prime, load, and fire. However, the Fuel has the same issues that all Hyper guns have so far in that the ammo will bind up in the hopper. Once you get used to it, it’s not bad, but you will have to occasionally shake the gun to help it feed correctly.

The Fuel 20 is a bit cheaper than the Rush 40, I would almost always recommend getting the Rush. The Fuel would only be better if you are looking for a slightly smaller pistol, or prefer the handle priming.

Reasons to Buy:

  • Smallest
  • Newer design

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Ammo can jam
  • Not super accurate

What Blasters Didn’t Make the List?

The newest addition to the Hyper series, the Hyper Impulse-40, didn’t make our top 5 list because it is similar to the Fuel but costs more. It has the same capacity as the Rush but has a pull primer instead.

How Does Hyper Compare to Rival Blasters?

Here is a quick summary of how Hyper and Rival Nerf guns differ!

Starting with the ammo, the Hyper round is much smaller and therefore requires a smaller hopper to get a larger ammo capacity. The Rival ammo is squishy foam and much less dense.

Rival guns generally shoot just a bit softer around 100 FPS, compared to the Hyper averages of 110+.

The hoppers are designed similarly, and both series have some natural jamming issues. However, at the moment, Hyper rounds seem to be more prone to clogging issues.

Still, the hyper balls have a greater potential for range because they are denser and have less surface space. This means Hyper could potentially shoot harder and further with some upgraded gun designs.

Overall these two series of Nerf blasters are the most similar, but Rival is still the more popular line with a lot more guns to choose from.

Final Thoughts

I like to be honest and a little bit nit-picky when covering these blasters to help people make an informed buying decision. However, while the Hyper series could be a lot better, they have some exciting features and great potential.

With the exception of the Hyper Mach-100, I feel the prices are all pretty fair for what you get. These guns have a lot of power and pave the way for some solid higher-capacity Nerf guns.

The Hyper rounds are both the best and worst thing about this series. The size of the rounds allows for more capacity, but they have too much traction, which causes clogging issues.

Overall, I feel think you can have a good amount of fun with a Hyper blaster and think Nerf fans should give one a try. I feel Hasbro and Nerf will figure the ammo situation out and eventually put a blaster out that is more consistent.

Happy Nerfing!