The Super Soaker 200 is one of my favorite all time collectors blasters. This gun has an incredible feel. It really feels like you’re holding an assault rifle. However, just because it feels great doesn’t mean it performs great. In theory it should perform great, it has 3 nozzle options (4 if you unscrew the nozzle), great capacity, a big firing chamber, a tracked pump, a carrying handle, and a strap.
However, the gun’s main flaw is not in its design. It’s in the way the design was carried out into production. The SS 200 uses some of the poorest quality plastic I’ve seen in my life. This thing is FRAGILE. Even if it was built sturdier, the nozzle options and pump volume would still suck. This gun is the size of a small to medium CPS and yet it features 3 tiny nozzles. The only useful nozzle is the largest. I suggest drilling out the other 2. The 200 can support a nozzle up to the size of about 8.5x.
This gun has an obscene amount of shots per tank. If you fill it up, pump up the pressure chamber, and refill it, you should get well over 250 quarter second tap shots on the largest nozzle. Of course, with this type of gun you might as well go all out and fire bursts and streams. Either way, you will do a lot of pumping to back up all those shots. It takes nearly 35 pumps to charge it up, By comparison, the XP 150 takes less than 10 pumps to pressurize and holds 50% more water in its pressure chambers.
There is really no reason to use the Super Soaker 200 in battle, unless you are absolutely crazy and want to prove how good of a fighter you are. If this is the case then you will need to do a lot of pumping and a lot of firing. In soakfests just pump pump pump and shoot shoot shoot. This gun will wear you out because it’s so high maintenance. In 1 hit scores and 1hk games stay out of range of CPS guns and only attack when you can pull off an ambush or a rush when someoen isn’t looking. In 1hk/1hs games it’s ok to fire when you know you won’t hit the enemy, as long as it pins the enemy down for other guns to take out. I recommend the same thing with the CPS 2700, which essentially is what the SS 200 used to be, just a whole lot better.
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