It is the second side-by-side sub-series, the first being Light It Up.
The N-StrikeBarrel Break and the Zombie StrikeSledgeFire can also fire more than one dart at a time, with the SledgeFire being able to shoot up to three darts at once, yet neither of them are included in this sub-series. This can be explained by the mechanic they use, as the Diatron uses a lateral level priming, while the Rough Cut features an intelligent air system, which were not used on previous multi-fire blasters.
In 2013, a Nerf-themed event for the popular computer game, ROBLOX, was hosted. It was most likely intended to promote the Multishot Madness series as it featured virtual renditions of the Roughcut 2x4 and the Diatron.