This is a short review. After all, we’ve seen plenty of smart AR blasters from Hasbro, and a number of them have four barrels. The difference here is that the Tetrad features a short stock and a pump grip. At the very least, it works!
Keeping Things Simple
The Tetrad functions the same as other blasters before it – the Quadrot, Fang, Optic, and Quadfire all worked in a similar manner. However, all of those blasters were pistols. The Tetrad is much bigger, featuring a pump grip and a stock. It’s not *quite* long enough for an adult, but it’s perfectly sized for kids. They’re the target audience, after all.
The blaster is also easy to disassemble. After removing the screws, simply pry the blaster open.
The pump grip is easy to hold, even with sweaty hands, and the main grip is is small but open (large hands can just extend past the end). The performance, meanwhile, is up to the Elite 2.0 standard. The top barrel averages 68fps, and subsequent barrels drop off, though not as much as you’d expect. There’s enough power to get good range from all four shots.
That’s enough about a simple blaster. The puppy demands my attention.
The Tetrad is a serviceable blaster, should you find it at Dollar General or some other store shelf. For the hobbyist, it’s insignificant. For a kid, though, it’s a great introduction to the world of blasters.