This bad boy made its debut at #1 on our list of best water guns, and to say that this impresses would be an understatement. The Nerf Super Soaker Hydro Cannon comes with a broad array of features that simply makes it an awesome water gun for anybody to own. As mentioned in our brief overview, this device comes with a pump-action mechanism, a deflecting shield, as well as the type of power that can easily drench just about anyone who gets in the way.
Aesthetically, this toy looks like something that is designed to wield a tremendous amount of power in the realm of water guns. The device clearly appears to be something that must be held on the shoulder like a rocket launcher of some sort. The color scheme of the toy is white, orange, and blue, with white being the primary base color. The large exit of the cannon indicates that a very large amount of water can be released from this device in a relatively short time. The shield on the device, which is a thick orange piece of plastic, appears to be important to the core functionality of the water gun as a whole.
For those wondering, here’s how the cannon works. You have to ‘pump’ the device about 20 or so times before the blast of water is actually dispersed from the device. For some, this may seem like an apparent design flaw or a setback in how the cannon works. However, this is actually a huge bonus, because it ensures that the device retains its integrity by staying true to its name.
For those who are Civil War buffs and have studied the Revolutionary War, you’ll notice that when soldiers used to fire cannons on the battlefield, they would have to stock gunpowder down the cannon itself, and then wait for the cannon to fire. Once they were done they’d repeat. However, this was very effective as a weapon, despite not having the ‘rapid fire’ of other objects. Why? The answer is simple – it did a considerable amount of damage.
Similarly, this device has the same type of functionality. It can drench the heck out of opponents, once it is ‘charged up’ and ready to go. It is important to note that this device is not meant to be used as the sole water gun, however, it is a powerful weapon in the arsenal. If the Civil War reference did not resonate with you, then consider this: whenever you’ve played a video game of any sort that involves weaponry, and there was the option for your character to wield a rocket launcher, how fast did it fire? Think back to Call of Duty, Battlefield, Halo, etc. Usually these types of weapons only fire one by one, and after recharge. It is important to note, once again, that the amount of drenching done by this device is fairly substantial!
Another core function of this toy is that it actually comes with a defending shield. That, in conjunction with its enormous size, makes it very difficult to hit you! Never before have we seen a water gun that actually came with a built- in- shield to help you withstand enemy attacks. Not only is this extremely helpful, but it gives you a distinct advantage on the ‘battlefield’ as well.
Here’s a video review of the Nerf Super Soaker Hydro Cannon by Youtuber TTPM Toy Reviews.
Imagine, you are out there under siege by folks with water guns of all sorts. While someone else in your position would need to run immediately, or take cover under various objects or obstacles, you would have the ability to actually deflect some of the water that is headed your way, rendering the opposition useless! This would not only phase and stun your opponents temporarily, as they try to conquer their confusion over how to defeat you, but it would also give you time to mount a counter attack. Consider this ability to defend yourself, with the fact that the hydro cannon delivers a blast with the amount of power worthy to drench a full grown adult, and you have yourself one very potent water gun!
We haven’t even gotten to the fact that the capacity of this water gun for water storage is significant, as well as its ability to strike opponents who are over 40 feet away. For all of these reasons, the Super Soaker Hydro Cannon is easily the best on our list of ‘best water guns’ that you can currently find on the market.
Remember, the Hydro Cannon is a large toy thatis designed to absolutely soak your opponents with one very powerful stream blast! This is the water gun world’s equivalent of a rocket launcher and it is meant to be used such. We urge caution when deploying this toy because you may just end water gun fights immediately when your opponents tap out!