NERF N-Strike, which targets boys 10 and older, features more than 25 unlockable in-game blasters including digital copies of popular real world NERF toy line blasters such as the Longshot CS-6 and Vulcan EBF-25 as well as never-before-seen fantasy blasters like the Crusher and Semper Fire created exclusively for the video game. As players enter the top-secret NERF training facility and begin to engage in the high-octane action, they quickly discover the importance of choosing the best blaster for the job as they pull down big victories or fall short and get taunted by in-game characters who have already achieved top blaster status.
NERF N-Strike gameplay progresses through various chambers, each featuring a series of missions and characters that must be overcome before moving to the next level. Example missions include Dawn of Machines which puts players behind the NERF blaster long-range scope and 'Onslaught' which overloads the screen with moving targets that must be cleared as quickly as possible. NERF N-Strike offers multiplayer capabilities for up to four players to battle and determine who has what it takes to become the top Elite Striker.