The Switch Shot EX-3 gets its name from the fact that you can switch between using it as a regular Nerf gun or as a Wii Remote. It’s undeniably cool to have a real Nerf gun that can be used as a remote for a Wii game, and if you’re looking for a gun-type accessory for the Wii, you can’t go wrong with the Switch Shot. It’s definitely the best there is, but truth be told, it makes a better Wii remote than a blaster.
The biggest drawback of the Switch Shot as a blaster is that you can only load a single Nerf dart at a time. Now, there’s definitely a time and place for single shot guns, but in this day and age where many modern Nerf guns are utilizing a clip system, the Switch Shot just feels outdated.
The range and accuracy also leave a lot to be desired, even for a single shot blaster. Of course, there are many modifications that you can make to the Switch Shot to increase its range, but even then, it’s difficult to recommend over superior single shot guns like the Nite Finder.
Also, let’s be clear about one thing: The Switch Shot is not cheap, and there are many other choices that will bring you more bang for your buck (see the Raider or Longshot for example). In the end, there really isn’t any reason to buy the Switch Shot as a standalone product, especially when the Nite Finder gets much better performance, is more easily modifiable, and can be bought for a fraction of the price.
Ultimately, the N-Strike Switch Shot EX-3 makes a fun remote to use when you want to shoot things on the Wii, but as a standalone blaster of Nerf’s other offerings.
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