Monster X


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Stats (2001)
Reservoir
3.07L - 108.1oz
PC
610mL - 21.5oz

Range
Flat
Angled
Output/sec
Shot Time

5x
8m - 26.4'
11.5m - 37.95'
125mL - 4.4oz
4.9s
PowerBurst
7.5m - 24.75'
10.5m - 34.65'
321mL - 11.3oz
1.9s
8.5x
8m - 26.4'
12m - 39.6'
170mL - 6oz
3.6s
AquaStorm
6.5m - 21.45'
9.5m - 31.35'
165mL - 5.8oz
3.7s
11.5x
7.5m - 24.75'
10.5m - 34.65'
304mL - 10.7oz
2s
Typhoon
6m - 19.8'
8.5m - 28.05'
205mL - 7.2oz
3s

Pumps
Pump Volume
Shots Per Tank
18
33mL - 1.2oz
5


You know when a band who have got really famous and are about to release their next album, one of the band leaders will usually say, ‘this will be one of the best albums ever,’ in which the album is either a complete flop or is just disappointing and doesn’t live up to expectations.  Well, the Monster X for the beast of a soaker that it is, comes as a bit of a disappointment, but somehow has enough good parts to just about make it passable.  The Monster X is basically the 2000 Monster renamed to make way for the smaller Monster (2001).  The main reason why it is a disappointment is due to being worse performance wise than its original counterpart.

The Monster X like its 2000 variant has the same 6 nozzles, reservoir size and firing chamber.  Everything features wise is the same.  We’ve got the handy quick fill nozzle at the front if you just feel like standing there to defend a certain area and constantly fire, the solid tracked pump and the pressure gauge which is on the firing chamber.  The Monster X does fire for longer than its original (at less output per second though), so in a way it is good for a different crowd who like to fire for a bit longer without pumping.  It still soaks pretty hard, especially on the garden type ones again.  While performance is not as good as the original, that doesn’t mean to say it doesn’t soak you a lot, oh yeah, it still does that.  Pumping is quick and easy, and with the healthy reservoir volume you can last quite a while as well.

Now the bad part comes along, and as said, it is the performance.  For some reason Larami made the stream nozzles noticeably smaller, and while it prolongs the shot time, the overall feel of the output, power and range appear reduced.  They don’t erupt out as violently as the original.  It’s like one of the guitar players got sacked from a band, giving the sound less punch.  Somebody really messed up at the office, or the switch settings on the nozzle moulding machine.  Along with that the reservoir cap is angled on the back which makes filling a little more difficult.  It is also heavier and a bit bulkier, so if you like to move around then this blaster isn’t for you.  As with every CPS blaster, it is easy to waste your water very quickly if you are too trigger happy.

Overall the Monster X is a bit of a disappointment, it can still get the job done and soak somebody very quickly, however the original Monster before it was renamed to this does it with more power and range because of its larger nozzles sizes and possibly being a bit more powerful in general (however that I can’t really fully confirm).  You might like having a longer shot time though, if you see one for a good price I’d still go ahead and buy it as it is an older blaster and is still way more powerful compared to anything put today, along with being able to still keep up with blasters of its own time.  However there is better out there for cheaper which is why I can’t give it the most convincing recommendation.

Using the Monster X

You can still be pretty threatening; with a vast amount of soaking nozzles the whole field can be soaked quickly.  However watch out for smaller or similar blasters ganging up on you.

Against the Monster X

It might be a bit underpowered and heavier, but don’t just think you can charge in.  This thing will soak in an instant still.  Stay out of range then go in or gang up on the user.


Ratings /100%
Power 70
Weight 70
Mobility 70
Intimidation 90
Soakage 80
Durability 100
Efficiency 70
Overall 70%