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Everyone is sure to be familiar with Nerf and most of all with Nerf basketball. Hasbro has now taken this game to a whole new interactive level with the introduction of Nerf N-Sport Cyber hoop. This new Cyber Hoop takes the everyday game of basketball to a whole new level. Allowing the user to become a star NBA player right in their own homes.

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By simply buying the hoop and downloading the iOS app players are set to play. The app records the shots made and will produce highlight reels and slow motion videos. These videos and other pictures will build up the players profile and will also become part of the background on the app looking almost like ESPN.

There are several different game modes:

  • • Quick play, where the player has to score as many baskets as possible.
  • • Dunk contest, this records the player dunking the ball and allows their friends to score them.
  • • Head to head, this allows two different hoops to connect at the same time so players can compete.
  • • Online, where players can challenge their Facebook friends.
  • • Rapid fire, this is similar to the quick play mode but the player competes against a component.

It can even be played in a stand alone mode which uses just the Cyber Hoop alone without the need for the iOS device and app. In this mode players can just shoot hoops and the hoop will call out encouragement when they shoot a basket.

Who would buy the Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop?

The great thing about this Cyber Hoop is that it can really appeal to people of all ages. Although mainly aimed at teenage boys Nerf basketball has been seen in homes, schools and offices across the country. So although it may be bought for a teenage son it’s likely that the whole family will end up playing.

Things we like about the Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop

What makes this game unique is its ability to allow the player to play with other players no matter where they are. The Cyber Hoop keeps score by having a lever in the middle of the hoop that registers the ball going past.

When you shoot a basket it shouts encouragement at you and cheers you on with catchy phrases just like a real announcer. The hoop can ‘contact’ the iPad or iPhone by playing sounds that while inaudible to humans the device the app is playing on can pick up. This actually saves power when compared to regular ways of pairing devices with methods such as Bluetooth and WiFi.

Players can use their profiles to keep track of challenges, to make movie-like video reels with them as the star and also to track high scores between them and their friends.

Things we didn’t like about the Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop

There are a few downsides to the Cyberhoop, the biggest at the moment being that the game can be rather loud and as yet there is no mute button. This may change however when the final product is released.

Also because the hoop connects to the iPad and others devices via sound this means the player has to keep the hoop close to the device. It could also potentially confuse background noises with the inaudible sound the hoop makes.

One final thing is that the Cyberhoop registers a basket when the ball hits the lever inside the hoop. This means that while playing against online friends people have the ability to cheat without the game stopping them.

Guarantee

As the Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop has yet to be released it’s not know at this time whether it will come with a guarantee or not.

Is the Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop worth the money?

With all its different game modes and the ability to play against online friends it has the potential of being hours of fun. So it’s defiantly worth the money.

Where can I buy the Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop

The Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop should be available in all big toy stores such as Walmart and Toys R Us as well as online retailers like Amazon, starting August 2013. With the app being available to download at the same time from their iOS device.

More customer reviews for the Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop

As it has yet to be released there are few reviews about it. Some people have been lucky enough to be able to try an early version of the game and have been impressed.
Although it’s aimed at teenage boys there are in fact more comments from adults who want this more than any other age group. With one person saying that it would be “the perfect gift for the man-child in your life”

With its modern twist on a classic game and its social sharing features the younger generations and older are sure to enjoy it.

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Sep 172013
 

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Since the 1970s, the Nerf series of foam action toys has been one primarily designed for and suited to boys. They have been regularly treated to newer and bigger incarnations, and the series has been one of Hasbro’s most popular. Up until recently, girls never received much attention from the series, and, as a result, never had much interest. That disinterest promises to be cured with the release of the Nerf Rebelle Blasters series, though.

Nerf Rebelle Blasters Series ReviewsLet’s take a look at some of the features
The new series, which is set to be released in the fall, is aimed directly at girls and will feature newer, more vibrant colors (some might say “girly” colors, such as pink) and more appropriate blaster choices. Instead of oversized rocket launchers, for instance, the initial offering will be the Alpha Heartbreaker Bow. The bow features more traditionally feminine coloring and designs, such as wings and swirls, is lighter and more agile, and fires smaller foam bullets. The series will also carry smartphone compatibility as users will be able to plug their phones into the mounting cradle, start up the app, and engage in missions.

Updated Price and Details can be found here.

Things We Like About Nerf Rebelle Blasters
The smartphone compatibility is actually fairly awesome, and it’s about time a series of toys that has been marketed towards boys for so long has introduced a subseries that is more inclusive. While some might disagree with the seeming stereotyping of gender roles, Hasbro developers insist they designed the series based on what younger girls told them they wanted, rather than the other way around.

Things We Did Not Like About Nerf Rebelle Blasters
Really, the only thing to potentially dislike about the Rebelle series is the same for the entire series: it sure can be hard to find one’s foam bullets in woods or the yard.

Who Would Buy Nerf Rebelle Blasters?
Hasbro is hoping to address the problem of the increasingly sedentary lifestyles many children are currently engaging in, and with the Rebelle series, the company is hoping to include girls in that goal. Parents of inactive girls will likely be very interested in giving their daughters an excuse to go outside and run around instead of sit in the house, and those with already-competitive daughters will have to work to get them back inside.

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Guarantee?
Every Nerf Blaster comes with a warranty that protects against defects in workmanship and other issues.

Where Can I Buy Nerf Rebelle Blasters?
The Rebelle series will be available from all retailers both online and offline that currently sell Nerf products, which is to say, most of them! These will include major companies such as Walmart, Amazon and Best Buy amongst many others.

More Customer Reviews for Nerf Rebelle Blasters
The Nerf series has long been highly popular amongst boys of many ages, and girls and parents alike are excited about the possibility of adding some female competition.


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