Starlink: Battle for Atlas Nintendo Switch Tween Review

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product.

 

This is a Starlink: Battle for Atlas review. You can find this game and other great deals at Best Buy right now! The holidays are in full swing, and that means scoring cool toys for your kids. With so many games and toys coming out all the time, it’s hard to really get down to what’s worth spending your change on and what’s not. Well, fear not! I teamed up with my kiddo, Gauge of ShadowGamingAr on YouTube, to review one of this season’s hottest new games for kids, Starlink: Battle for Atlas. The new modular toy game which allows players to create and customize your own unique starship, battle, explore new worlds and creatures and play your way. Collect more ships and pilots for an entire fleet!

 

Spoiler alert, he loved it! 

 

Starlink: Battle for Atlas Review, ShadowGamingAR

 

About Starlink Battle for Atlas on the Nintendo Switch

 

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is the gaming world’s all new modular toy technology game. It’s a beautifully rendered open-world space saga which gives kids ages 10+ the ability to assemble and customize real-world physical starships that link to their game controller, and adventure across the Atlas star system. Play single or two-player split screen local co-op. Each modular component and pilot attached to the starship appears instantly in-game, allowing interactive play between the toys and the game itself. Starlink: Battle for Atlas is available on Nintendo Switch, the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. 

 

There is a Nintendo Switch™ System Exclusive: Star Fox comes to Starlink: Battle for Atlas with a Fox McCloud pilot, Arwing ship, and an exclusive mission

 

Current Promos for Starlink: Battle for Atlas

 

 

Right now through December 8th at Best Buy you can save $25 on Starter Packs. Plus, buy one get one 50% off all Starlink toys. Shop now!

 

From December 16th – 22nd you can save $25 on Starter Packs. Plus, save 30% on Starlink toys.

 

Starlink: Battle for Atlas Review 

 

 

I gave this to my son for his birthday. I’m not a gamer, but he stays in the loop with what’s coming out and what looks cool. He immediately knew what it was and said he was excited to try it, that he had been looking at it since it was released. Go me! I had no idea! 

 

Setup

 

Setup was easy, he did it all on his own. The modular toy was pretty self-explanatory, no instructions needed. The starter kit for Nintendo Switch came with the following items:

  • Arwing starship
  • Controller Mount
  • Digital Shredder Weapon
  • Digital Zenith starship
  • Flamethrower Weapon
  • Fox McCloud
  • Frost Barrage Weapon
  • Mason Rana Pilot
  • Starlink poster
  • Starlink video game with Star Fox story mission

He was super excited to see that it had the Star Fox story mission. We have Starfox for our older Nintendo console and so it’s a bit of a cool throwback to older games. 

 

Starlink: Battle for Atlas Review, ShadowGamingAR

 

 

Gameplay by ShadowGamingAr

 

Right away I could see that the graphics on this game were pretty cool. Lots of bright colors and space stuff going on. I’m a fan of space so that really caught my eye. The opening storyline was cool too. Right away I was in a combat mission which was more like a practice round. I was flying through space and had to shoot my enemy targets. There’s something about shooting lasers in space that’s just downright awesome. I learned that I could switch my Starship weapons out mid-mission and it changes in the game in real time. That’s really cool because it’s interactive and gets you moving parts around rather than just sitting there with a controller. 

 

I also find it to be pretty challenging which is awesome. Other modular toy games aren’t quite hard enough for me, so I grow bored with them. But this one is exciting and not so easy to play which keeps me interested. 

 

Starlink: Battle for Atlas Review, ShadowGamingAR

 

The second mission was a little more difficult than the first, but once I got used to the sensitivity of my starship I was good to go. I really like the graphics. 

 

Collecting Starship Packs and Pilot Packs

 

As with any modular toy game, getting the toys for this can get expensive, but, they also make great gifts. I find that when I’m buying birthday or Christmas presents for my son, it can sometimes be a challenge. This makes gift giving pretty simple for me and other family members who want to get him something cool that he’ll enjoy. Also, they make for great incentives to get good grades and have good behavior. And I’m all about incentives. So in the bigger picture, they are fun to collect and make the gameplay even more interactive. The Starship Packs run $24.99 and the Pilot Packs run $9.99. 

 

Starlink: Battle for Atlas Review, ShadowGamingAR

 

Overall 

 

I think this is a great buy for anyone who has kids that love to game. And even if they aren’t total gamers, this is a clean, kid-friendly game that will be enjoyed for a long time and the gifting opportunities are many. Be sure to pick yours up while it’s still on sale at Best Buy! Remember, now through December 8th you can save $25 on Starter Packs. Plus, buy one get one 50% off all Starlink toys. Shop now! And from December 16th – 22nd you can save $25 on Starter Packs. Plus, save 30% on Starlink toys. I hope you liked this Starlink: Battle for Atlas review from myself and Gauge at ShadowGamingAR. Be sure to follow his gaming vlog on YouTube!

 

 


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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