It is a direct successor from the popular N-Strike series. It also seems that many of the current N-Strike Elite blasters are upgraded versions of regular N-Strike blasters.
Redecos of several N-Strike blasters are available in N-Strike Elite colors and packaging that emulates the design of Elite packaging. In addition, the blasters all come with . However, even though these blasters are listed in the N-Strike Elite category on Hasbro's official Nerf website, the packaging itself is lacking the Elite moniker. Most importantly, though, the blasters' internals are unchanged, thus lacking true "Elite" ranges for the most part (excluding the , which had already featured "Elite" ranges in its original N-Strike incarnation).
The Multishot Madness sub-series is part of both the N-Strike Elite series and the Vortex series. The was released under this series and featured the ability to fire two darts at once.
The N-Strike Mega series features blasters with a firing range of up to a hundred feet, compared to that of the N-Strike Elite's seventy-five foot firing ranges. Blasters under the N-Strike Mega series also fire their own unique ammunition type: Elite .
|Current Nerf series|
|Official||Alien Menace • DoomLands 2169 • Nerf Sports • N-Strike • N-Strike Elite • N-Strike Modulus • Rebelle • RIVAL • Zombie Strike|
|Sub-series||Accustrike (upcoming) • BioSquad • Charmed • Code Red Collection • Impact Zone • Multishot Madness • N-Strike Mega • Remix • Secrets and Spies • Sonic FIRE • Sonic ICE • Super Stripes Collection • Z.E.D. Squad|
|Other||Promotional series • Nerf Dog|