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The Armoury Review :: Super Soaker Monster / Monster X

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Manufacturer: Larami Ltd. / now Hasbro Inc.

Class:  Elastic - Bladder  Hose

  Item Number: 9982-0
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 1999 / 2000
  Patents:
  Availability: No Longer Made

 

Basic Statistics ::

  Weight: 2150.00 g (75.97 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 3100.00 mL (103.33 fl.oz.)
  Pressure Chamber Volume: 550.00 mL (18.33 fl.oz.)
  Pump Volume: 34 mL (1.13 fl.oz.)

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: 68

Range: 100

Encumbrance: 80

Ergonomics: 70

Capacity: 85

Overall: 80


Blaster Dimensions :: 93.0 cm (36.61 ") x 16.0 cm (6.3 ") x 27.0 cm (10.63 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Version Colours .:

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

1 ::

Grey
Green
Green
Black / Purple / Orange
Called Monster Released in 2000

2 ::

Grey
Green
Green
Black / Purple / Orange
Called Monster X Released in 2002

3 ::

Black
Green
Orange
Black / Blue / Orange
Shortened Nozzle Selector

Nozzle Information: 1 Nozzle Selector (6 settings) .:

 

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45°)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

5x ::

7.0 m (22.97')

12.0 m (39.37')

217.0 mL/s (7.23 oz./s)

25.56

20.45

2.0 s

Power Burst ::

9.0 m (29.53')

11.0 m (36.09')

300.0 mL/s (10 oz./s)

35.34

25.91

2.0 s

8.5x ::

6.0 m (19.69')

11.0 m (36.09')

335.0 mL/s (11.17 oz./s)

39.46

28.94

2.0 s

Aqua Storm ::

6.0 m (19.69')

8.0 m (26.25')

409.0 mL/s (13.63 oz./s)

48.17

25.69

1.0 s

11.5x ::

6.0 m (19.69')

11.0 m (36.09')

420.0 mL/s (14 oz./s)

49.47

36.28

1.0 s

Typhoon Blast ::

5.0 m (16.4')

10.0 m (32.81')

415.0 mL/s (13.83 oz./s)

48.88

32.59

1.0 s


Notes:

  • Most statistics are from models tested by iSoaker.com; individual performance may vary; some models exhibit greater variability than others (i.e. output, range, colours, etc.)
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iS SuperSoaker monsterX_01tbThe Super Soaker Monster/Monster X represents the year 2000 version of the Super Soaker CPS 2500 and was renamed the Super Soaker Monster X in the year 2001 to make name room for a smaller Monster-class blaster. This long-barrelled weapon looks rather intimidating on the field and packs a good punch. Unlike the Super Soaker CPS 2500, the Monster has Super-Charger capability for fast filling as well as six nozzle settings to choose from.

iS SuperSoaker monsterX_11tbNozzles are rated as 5x, 8.5x, 11.5x, 6-way fan (typhoon blast), 4-way (power burst), and one shower-head type (aqua-storm) spray. However, the Monster's mid-sized firing chamber results in short firing times for the different nozzle patterns. Switching between nozzles feels a little stiff at times, but perhaps this is due to the fact that this blaster has not been fully broken in. Be sure to have the nozzle correctly aligned, otherwise the blaster will not fire correctly if at all.

The quick-fill feature and the supplied 2-way QFD will prove invaluable if a functional hose is present. Thanks to Super Charger technology, the entire blaster (both firing chamber and reservoir) can be filled by jamming in the SC-nozzle into an active QFD. Make sure, however, to use the QFD supplied with the Monster and not the regular QFD. Though the adapter will fit, the size and weight of the Monster may damage regular QFDs.

Overall, the Super Soaker Monster makes a very intimidating main weapon. Its size will send most people running and its firing chamber will soak anyone who remains. The main drawbacks to this weapon are its sheer weight and the number of pumps required to pressurize the firing chamber. Thankfully, pumping is easy and the fact that one is holding one of the larger Super Soaker available justifies the sacrifice in maneuverability. The Monster is an awesome heavy cannon. Though heavy if on extended missions, the Monster makes a great base defense/heavy offensive weapon. A sidearm is recommended if travelling farther from a filling station.

Click to go to the Monster X (2002 Edition) review.

Pros

A CPS-based, SC-capable really big water blaster able to thoroughly soak your opponent down to his/her undergarments in seconds. Its sheer size and water streams usually makes others take a second thought before attempting to engage the user of this weapon. 6 nozzle settings to choose from will meet virtually any soaking need.

Cons

Heavy. This things weighs a good deal when fully loaded. It also take many pumps (over 30) to load the firing chamber, but only a couple of blinks to empty it. Its sheer size will make most run or get a bunch to gang up one the user. It also becomes rather back-heavy when filling up reservoir from a hose or tap without a Q.F.D.


:: Submitted Reviews

Monster X Review By: Aqua-Flash | Posted: 20110114

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 has a lot of good things going for it.  The sheer size and length make for a very intimidating blaster, along with nice colours.  Combine this with six nozzle settings from 5x, 8.5x, 11.5x, Typhoon Blast, Power Burst and Aquastorm then your opponent’s mind will already be spinning round in circles.  Aquastorm and Power Burst can drown somebody in seconds.  Solid build with a simple tracked pump that pumps easy and fairly quickly too mean that it won’t break easily at all.  Like with many other CPS’s there is a pressure gauge which is just the pressure chamber in the transparent plastic part.  Another very useful thing is the quick fill port, which enables you to fill the entire blaster firing chamber and reservoir from the hose via the Quick Fill Device (QFD), so if you are really lazy just do that, or if you just want to stop people getting past, then the Monster X comes in handy.  The whole blaster because of the larger reservoir can stay out longer on the field, although being CPS it can still use up all the water quickly.

There are some notable issues that come at a price, literally.  One is that being a big Monster price wise it is not cheap.  One of the other problems is power wise, for its size it wouldn’t have hurt to give it a bit more oomph, it is a Monster after all.  Next, this thing is pretty long, it’s a bit longer than a 2500 and also heavier, so while it is more practical than the XL, you’ll need to still get used to the fact that this is not the skinny fit style person when it comes to soakers.  Changing nozzles given the length is a bit of an annoyance; at least it doesn’t have an annoying tulip piece over them like the CPS 2700 has though.  The reservoir is rather large, with the cap being placed angled and not straight up making filling combined with the sheer length more awkward, a bit like trying to play a guitar with the neck/fret board facing down, a very shit way of playing.  The long size with the heavier weight of a single piece soaker will weigh you down more, so while you can be fairly mobile, you aren’t going to be as mobile as what you would be with a smaller CPS.  The smaller firing chamber also does not help, however you get more shots per tank, and thankfully pumping doesn’t take long anyway.

Even so, the Monster X while not being as Monster as it could have been is still a very fun, devastating, reliable and intimidating blaster, while it lacks power for its size (it’s basically 2500 size!), it still gets the main job done at the end of the day, and that is soaking opponents in a matter of seconds.  It is a rather heavier style blaster, so if you are a smaller person be careful before spending a fair amount on one, you don’t want to be seen walking like a crab and falling over yourself.  I’ve got no trouble recommending one for someone who wants to have fun and also the keen enthusiast, however it comes at a price, in which there are blasters cheaper that generally perform better.

Using the Monster X

You can 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.  Stay out of range then go in or gang up on the user.

Ratings

 

Power

8

Weight

7

Mobility

7

Intimidation

9.5

Soakage

9

Durability

10

Efficiency

8

Overall

8

Stats

       

Reservoir Volume

3.07L – 108.1oz

     

Firing Chamber Volume

610mL – 21.5oz

     

Range

Level

45 Degrees

Output/sec

Shot Time

         

5x

8m – 26.4’

11.5m – 37.95’

125mL - 4.4oz

4.9 Seconds

8.5x

8m – 26.4’

12m – 39.6’

170mL - 6oz

3.6 Seconds

11.5x

7.5m – 24.75’

10.5m – 34.65’

304mL - 10.7oz

2.0 Seconds

Typhoon Blast

6m – 19.8’

8.5m – 28.05’

205mL - 7.2oz

3.0 Seconds

PowerBurst

7.5m – 24.75’

10.5m – 34.65’

321mL - 11.3oz

1.9 Seconds

AquaStorm

6.5m – 21.45’

9.5m – 31.35

165mL - 5.8oz

3.7 Seconds

         

Pumps

Pump Volume

Shots Per Tank

   

18

33mL – 1.2oz

5

   

By: Cookiecrisp0 | Posted: 20080514

Manufacturer: Hasbro Inc. 
Soaker name: Monster X

Review: The perfect big assault gun! I use this baby at band camp and it strikes fear into the heart of many a freshman. The quick fill is essential however, because without it you'll be pumping ~30-40 times for a full blast; far more pumps than it takes to tire out your arm.

Review by Jace P. | Posted: 20030817

I use this as a co-backup (along with a Max-D 6000) to my CPS 2700. "Straight out of the frying pan and into the fire" is the thought I like to instill in opponents when hoisting this baby over my shoulder. The aquastorm and typhoon blast settings are horrendous at close range and the smallest nozzle has fairly decent duration for such a huge gun. The QFD comes in handy and ensures more than adequate protection while refilling other weapons.

Review by Soakmage | Posted: 20010704

This blaster is the ultimate blaster for the right price. Look for a Sports Authority; you can get the thing for $30!!!! Now, my friend has a Monster XL and I dueled with him. Truthfully, I'm not too jealous. My drenching unit did pretty well against his. With six nozzle settings specializing in different ways of drenching, you'll be the talk of the neighborhood (at the pool, I feel like I'm bragging just by carrying this soaker. Everybody stares at me or says something like, "that's one big soaker!). Another thing on the pro side is that it has a gauge. Pump it and you'll see a little orange line in the soaker moving up. When it's all the way up, you are ready. On the con side, as others have said before me, you have to look at the nozzles to change them and the soaker needs to be pumped WAY too much if you're not using a hose and the two-way fast filler! You have to evade while still pumping and hiding's not as fun as drenching. Overall though, this soaker is awesome!

Review by Joe P. | Posted: 20000601

The MonsterT is an excellent heavy cannon that not only boasts power, but also strikes fear into others on the battlefield. It is a hybrid blaster which combines the features of C.P.S.T and SuperChargerT technology.

Featuring 6 nozzles, it can serve a variety of needs from heavy support to sniper roles. There are three nozzles and three spray nozzles located on one turret. The 3 nozzle sizes are 5x, 8.5x, and 11.5x the water output for an XP70. The spray nozzles are as follows: Aqua Storm, Power Burst, and Typhoon.

  • The 5x nozzle has an output of 217mL/sec (equivalent to 7.33764 US ounces). The 5x nozzle has a range of 29´ when held level and 35´ when held at a 45º for 2.5 seconds.
  • The 8.5x nozzle can deliver up to 335mL/sec (11.3277 Ounces) for 1.7 seconds. Along with this high output the 8.5x nozzle delivers the best range. When held level it has a range of 28´ 9" and an outstanding 39´ 9" when held at 45º.
  • The 11.5x nozzle pumps out 420mL/sec (14.2019 Ounces) for 1.3 seconds. The 11.5x nozzle has a range of about 23´ 4" when held level and 29´ 8" when held at 45º.
  • The AquaStorm nozzle is roughly 25x the output of an XP70. 16 little nozzles scatter out water at a rate of 409mL/sec (13.8301829 Ounces) for 1.3 seconds. This has an OK range of 23´ 8" when held level and 30´ 8" when held at 45º.
  • The PowerBurst expels 300mL/sec (10.1443885 Ounces) for 1.3 seconds through 4 slits. The PowerBurst has a pretty good range of 28´ 6" when held level and 36´ 4" at 45º.
  • Last but not least is the good 'ole Typhoon nozzle. Commonly seen on the CPS3000 and the CPS3200 as a 3-holed nozzle that expels a 5x stream through each. Well its back and better than ever with 6 holes that launch 415mL/sec (14.0330707 Ounces) of H20 for 1.3 seconds. The Typhoon nozzle has a short range of 23´ level and 29´ when held at 45º.

The Monster has one weak spot: a very small pressure tank. Weighing in at only 550mL (18.5980455 Ounces), capacity shot times are very short. This means that a skilled Super Soaker Warrior be behind this behemoth. Speaking of size, the MonsterT is 39cm long. That's over 3 feet (36.6 inches)! Empty, it weighs 2.74kG (6 pounds), but full, it weighs 6.36962kG(14.03 pounds)! This isn't as bad as it seems because it is an extremely well balanced blaster. This reduces the deadweight on your shoulder. My 1000 feels heavier than the Monster simply due it being imbalanced. This blaster has a bit of a learning curve to get used to but once mastered, you simply become unstoppable. This is not a weapon that should be used by snipers. Although this contradicts to what I said earlier, it is true. If in a battle and a sniper-type situation develops, then it would be OK for use. On the other hand, its large size makes it a terrible sniper weapon. Being so big can easily give away your position and it will slow down your running if need be. Your best bet would be to use this blaster as a stationary base guard or a bomber. ...or if your up to heavy assault. The supercharge ability comes in handy while in battle IF you're close to a hose. If you're playing in the woods then carry two gallons on your back. You'll need it. Although the 120oz tank may be appealing to the buyer, they may suddenly find themselves short of water in a fight. With this blaster you should carry a CPS 1000 or some powerful XP that can get your butt in and out safely. Make sure your shot is right on. Remember, ammo is scarce. Hope you like my review.

Review by Seib-Five. | Posted: 20000413

Series: Monster
Specification: Monster
Size of Reservoir: 120 oz. (One gallon!)
Pressure tank size: approximately 23 oz.
Number of shots per tank: 4-5
Firing System: CPS
Nozzle-Types: 5x, 8.5x, 11.5x, Typhoon Blast, Power Burst, Aqua Storm

Overview: I went insane when Ibought this blaster for $42(US) at Toys'R' Us. This thing is HUGE! I thought the Monster would be hard to pump, but it was light and easy. The blaster is evenly balanced so it doesn't feel like 14lbs (more like 8lbs)! The pressure chamber is easy to fill, taking only 17- 19 pumps, as opposed to the Monster XL's 40 pumps. The blaster can be held normally or like a rocket launcher (with reservoir on your shoulder. Easier to aim but reducedmobility). Speaking of rocket launchers, when you look at it from behind, it looks a little like the Quake 3 Rocket Launcher. I love this blaster. The Monster can also be filled with its own QFD. The only problems are that the pressure chamber is too small and the nozzles are hard to check when using. Oh, well, that's what you get for short pump times and 6 nozzles.

Pros: This blaster has 6 nozzles and a large capacity, feels light and is easy to pump, and looks like a rocket launcher. It also has a QFD and scores high on the intimidation level.

Cons: 6 Nozzles come at a big price... you have to look at them to tell what you're on and fiddle with them to get the right one. You have to get the nozzle in the correct position or else water sprays everywhere. The blaster is long and hard to be stealthy with. The pressure tank is small. Being a big, intimidating blaster, people will go after you first unless someone nearby has a CPS 3000, CPS 3200, or a MXL. I also have to tell you about the nozzles. There are 6 nozzles, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.

5x: Pros: longest shot time, best range. Cons: Lowest water deliverance, doesn't spread far.
8.5x: Pros: All rounder in most categories. Cons: Lower shot time and range than the 5x, doesn't spread far.
11.5x: Pros: High output, decent range. Cons: Not so good of a shot time, doesn't spread far.
Typhoon Blast: Pros: 6-way horizontal spread, decent range, somewhat high output. Cons: Bad shot time, up to 3 will hit an enemy at once.
Power Burst: Pros: Equivalent to 18x! Good range, High output, slight spread. Cons: Bad shot time
Aqua Storm: Pros: Equivalent to 25x! Very High output, good spread in all directions. Cons: Bad shot time, bad range. Hope you like my review, I'm out of here.


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