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Nerf® Motorized Ballzooka | MP150
Motorized Ballzooka | MP 150
 Ammo: Ballistic Balls  NCR: 4.25 | TR: 20.7

Blaster Summary

Averaged NCR  |

  Golden NGolden NGolden NGolden NQuarter Golden N (4.25)

TechRating  |


Release Date  |


Availability  |




Series  |

  Power Nerf™


1 X 2 ft. Target

@ 10 ft.


@ 15 ft.


@ 20 ft.


@ 25 ft.




2 X 4 ft. Target

@ 10 ft.


@ 15 ft.


@ 20 ft.


@ 25 ft.







Blaster Statistics

Ammo Type(s)  |

  15 Ballistic Balls (12 in box)

Max. Distance  |

  40 feet

PTG Distance  |

  21 feet

Ammo Velocity  |

  41.9 ft. / sec.

Optimum Pumps  |


Rate of Fire  |

  1 shot per 0.70 sec.

Dimensions  |

  1' 8" x 4" x 11.75"
  5 lbs.



Move the Motorized Ballzooka’s translucent green Slide Ammo Chamber Cover back and load five ballistic balls into each of the blaster’s three chambers. The orange Ammo Chamber Slide on the right side of the Motorized Ballzooka allows you to switch the chambers. Move the Slide Ammo Chamber Cover back into the closed position once all of chambers have been loaded. Make sure the blaster’s four D-Cell batteries are working properly.
The Motorized Ballzooka does not need to be primed.  

Hold in the orange Motor Activation Button to rev the motor, waiting at least two seconds before pressing the Motorized Ballzooka’s orange trigger to fire the first shot. The Motor Activation Button must be held in the entire time while firing. Once a chamber is empty, move the orange Ammo Chamber Slide in order to switch to the next chamber.

If the trigger is pressed too rapidly in succession, the motor will not have enough time to rev up again, and the blaster’s performance will decline. Allow at least one second in between shots so that the motor has a chance to rev up again.


Written Reviews


Andy Grau
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NerfCenter Rating

For quite some time, fans of the original Nerf Ballzooka have been clamoring for a sequel to this popular blaster. The Motorized Ballzooka answers these requests, but takes the original design of the Ballzooka in a direction which the fans might not be expecting.

The Motorized Ballzooka completely redesigns the model established by the original Ballzooka, retaining only the features of multiple barrels and ball ammunition. The new version of the Ballzooka automates the process of firing the ammunition - it feeds the Ballistic Balls into two quickly spinning wheels - but does not automate anything else. The blaster’s trigger must be pushed for each ball; it cannot be held down. In addition, the three barrels of the Motorized Ballzooka (which each hold 5 balls) must be manually rotated via a switch on the side of the launcher. Speaking of switches, Hasbro should have included one more on the Motorized Ballzooka - one which turned the motor on and off. Instead, Hasbro included a button which operates this feature, one which must be continuously pressed in for the blaster to operate. This is a needless hassle, one which makes the blaster more difficult to operate.

Perhaps the worse feature of the Motorized Ballzooka is the noise it produces, which rivals not only noisy blasters like the Nerf Ripsaw, but also noisy appliances like your hair-drier and vacuum cleaner. Not only does this loudness give away your position to your opponents, it also makes the Motorized Ballzooka very annoying to use.

However, the Motorized Ballzooka has a few redeeming aspects. Even with all the manual switches and buttons, the user can unload all of the blaster’s ammo - all 15 balls - in an insanely short period of time. In addition, this new version of the Ballzooka trumps all others in velocity - it propels the ammo it fires at a very high speed, giving your enemies very little time to react.

Overall, I would recommend waiting for the Motorized Ballzooka to drop in price before purchasing it.  This blaster’s annoying problems limit the worth of this otherwise powerful blaster.


Matt Michal
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NerfCenter Rating

Ever think that Hasbro could take a good Nerf blaster and improve it?  Somehow the boys at Hasbro managed to improve a good blaster.  They astonished me when they released a new and improved Ballzooka.  The new Motorized Ballzooka features improved range and accuracy.  With easy drop-in loading in the side of the barrel, the Motorized Ballzooka has an incredibly fast reload rate.  Because the blaster has a motor, it does not require pumping or cocking.  This results in an astonishing rate of fire.  The low rate of fire makes the Motorized Ballzooka ideal for close combat.

The only drawbacks are the noise emitted form the motor and its size.  The launcher is the loudest of all Nerf products.  The blaster is a bit clunky because of its massive size.  However, the shoulder strap does help to relieve some of its weight.   With the excepting of sniping, this blaster is perfect for all other forms of Nerf combat.  It is a launcher worth having in most arsenals.


Andi Hlabse
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The Motorized Ballzooka is one of the most powerful blasters ever. It’s also one the heaviest and loudest. The Motorized Ballzooka has ultimate power for a ball launching blaster. It velocity simply cannot be topped. Due to the higher velocity, the balls are launched with a straighter trajectory and less of the arc typical of ball blasters - leading to far greater accuracy. The launcher is simple to reload; and the trigger is locked unless the power button is pressed, thus preventing the ammo from falling out of the blaster. Like the Wildfire, the Motorized Ballzooka has a shoulder strap to help support its weight. To top off a nice design, the power button must be held down to fire. This allows for less noise and battery drain than might have been caused by a simple on-off switch. Similar to the original Ballzooka, this baby has a ton of room for ready (not reload) ammo. It holds up to 15 Ballistic Balls.

The MBZ does however have some drawbacks. It is heavy for a Nerf blaster. It also rivals the vacuum cleaner for the noisiest thing in the house, which totally eliminates it from use in any type of surprise attack. Also, be careful not to advance the barrel while holding in the power button, otherwise you’ll lose a ball.

On the whole, the Motorized Ballzooka is great. It combines power and accuracy into a near unbeatable combination of ball-blasting power. The MBZ carries the weight of its price tag.


In Brief

>  Velocity and Rate of Fire through the roof
>  Heavy
>  Cumbersome
Extremely powerful,
extremely loud.
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