Starlink: Battle for Atlas didn’t exactly fly off the shelves when it released in 2018. Late to the toys-to-life trend, Ubisoft’s spaceship shooter retailed for a whopping $75. Yes, it came with a customizable toy spaceship that attached to controllers, but the price likely deterred many from trying it out. Battle for Atlas’ price has predictably plummeted, and right now Best Buy is practically begging customers to clear its remaining stock of the starter pack for Switch.
For a measly $6, you can take home the starter pack, which comes with the game, Fox McCloud’s Arwing ship, a Fox figurine, a couple of Arwing attachments, and a poster. The Switch version even has an exclusive Star Fox mission and comes with a digital version of the Zenith starship.
Here’s the thing: Starlink isn’t a bad game. In fact, it’s pretty fun, and the Switch version is the best of the bunch because of the Star Fox crossover. In GameSpot’s Starlink: Battle for Atlas review, writer James O’Connor praised the game’s ship combat and Star Fox content but wasn’t a fan of the repetitive objectives.
Ubisoft did an admirable job of making Fox’s appearance feel like a genuine part of the story. If you want, you can even pretend that Battle for Atlas is a Star Fox game. Please make a new (preferably good) Star Fox game, Nintendo.
Best Buy’s offer is only good for pickup in-store, so you will actually have to tell a Best Buy employee that you’re there to pick up Starlink. Even if you end up not liking the game, you’ll still have Fox’s Arwing. I personally think the ship alone is worth the price of admission.
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