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Starlink: Battle for Atlas Starter Pack (Switch) - $5.99 @ Best Buy


#1 litepink   it was love at first sight CAGiversary!   2939 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2019 - 07:40 AM

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6260477

Great way to get a second controller mount for cheap.

The game alone trades in for $2.20 cash at GameStop or $5 more if you do store credit. https://www.gamestop...s/?pid=10170383

#2 Euripides   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   265 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Euripides

Posted 27 December 2019 - 07:51 AM

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6260477

Great way to get a second controller mount for cheap.

The game alone trades in for $2.20 cash at GameStop or $5 more if you do store credit. https://www.gamestop...s/?pid=10170383

 

Thanks as getting another one for the second controller mount.

 

Also will be doing chat to get a $4 price match for when I picked it up for $10 a few weeks back. This is CAG after all.  :razz:



#3 PhaserBait   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   42 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 10:07 AM

Thanks, this keeps getting cheaper.  The one I got for $10 does not recognize anything attached to the left wing, so I will probably take it back.



#4 utopianmachine   Deal Ninja CAGiversary!   10425 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 11:52 AM

Does this version come with Starfox as a playable character?

 

Do you have to play with the ship attached to your controller?



#5 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4386 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2019 - 01:58 PM

Does this version come with Starfox as a playable character?

 

Do you have to play with the ship attached to your controller?

1) Yes, the Switch ver is the only one that has Starfox, and he is included in the starter pack.

2) Supposedly no. According to Ubisoft, "All Starter Pack physical starships, weapons, and pilots are permanently unlocked digitally as well." Other accessories you buy later will need to be scanned once per week.

 

Even at this price, I still don't want the physical edition of this game (unless you want the Arwing for display). The digital edition is currently on sale for $20 on the eShop and includes 5 ships vs 2, 7 pilots vs 2, and 12 weapons vs 3. Plus, you never have to worry about swapping accessories.



#6 Icedus   Starpointer CAGiversary!   98 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2019 - 03:00 PM

I've already got the digital version and was tempted to be a bastard and stock up on copies for dubious reasons, but I'll do the right thing and stick to my original plan: getting one set to have that sweet Arwing for myself, and tossing the rest of it out to Gamestop.



#7 BudzMcGee   GalaxyofGeek.com CAGiversary!   3761 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2019 - 04:38 PM

The Arwing itself is totally worth $6.  The game is a bit simple but fun and you can play the base game with what this pack includes (though the game is significantly more enjoyable to play with the digital expansion).

 

Once you connect a physical character/ship/weapon to the game you don't have to actually use the physical item for a week. After that you would need to use it again.  So just to be clear, you do not actually have to physically switch up the ship and guns on the toy to make changes if you go this route. 



#8 teh lurv  

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 04:47 PM

I'm going to hold out until Best Buy just gives up and dumps the unsold copies in a pile in the parking lot for anyone to take home.



#9 babystapler   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   5 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 06:26 PM

1) Yes, the Switch ver is the only one that has Starfox, and he is included in the starter pack.
2) Supposedly no. According to Ubisoft, "All Starter Pack physical starships, weapons, and pilots are permanently unlocked digitally as well." Other accessories you buy later will need to be scanned once per week.

Even at this price, I still don't want the physical edition of this game (unless you want the Arwing for display). The digital edition is currently on sale for $20 on the eShop and includes 5 ships vs 2, 7 pilots vs 2, and 12 weapons vs 3. Plus, you never have to worry about swapping accessories.

Let's say I buy this physical copy of the game to get started. What would the cost be to purchase the other ships/weapons digitally?
My brother liked the game on PS4, but I'm thinking at this price, it would be worth playing again on the Switch.

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#10 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   12981 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2019 - 06:44 PM

I'm going to hold out until Best Buy just gives up and dumps the unsold copies in a pile in the parking lot for anyone to take home.

Amazon basically already did that when they gave the physical copy away for free with Twitch Prime.



#11 Nocturnx99   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   706 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 06:45 PM

I actually loved this game and was sad to see no one supported it. It's big problem was the figures had too high of a price point.
But man the game was fun. It was like no man's sky meets star fox

#12 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4386 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2019 - 06:56 PM

Let's say I buy this physical copy of the game to get started. What would the cost be to purchase the other ships/weapons digitally?

I think the cheapest way to get more ships and weapons would be to buy the digital version I linked earlier when it is on sale for $20.



#13 Alpha-Strider  

Alpha-Strider

Posted 27 December 2019 - 07:29 PM

Man that's a sweet deal. I know it would never happen but if that Arwing worked with the PS4 version I would be all over this, I don't have a Switch but Starfox 64 is one of my favorite games of all time.



#14 Count Van Ghoul   Past The Mission CAGiversary!   1091 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 07:33 PM

I'm going to hold out until Best Buy just gives up and dumps the unsold copies in a pile in the parking lot for anyone to take home.

Glad to know I'm not the only one.

#15 SunbirdTurbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   118 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 09:30 PM

Man that's a sweet deal. I know it would never happen but if that Arwing worked with the PS4 version I would be all over this, I don't have a Switch but Starfox 64 is one of my favorite games of all time.

You should get it for the Arwing toy. I bought the starter for $10 and traded the game in for 7$. Pretty much got the Arwing for around $3 to display in my game room.



#16 Loose Rattled Gamer   Banned Banned   609 Posts   Joined 1.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 11:54 PM

Needs to go lower even with CGU
I’ll keep waiting

#17 gnugget5   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   413 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 12:21 AM

Needs to go lower even with CGU
I’ll keep waiting

For what it's worth, my regional stores all had inventory of 3+ as of two days ago.  After just one day at the $5.99 price, all of the stores are OOS and have about a week wait for store delivery.  I know some BestBuy locations ship to home using store inventory, which might explain the change.  Otherwise, I'd conclude that stock of this item is starting to move and the total inventory will dry up (sooner, rather than later, given this price point).  I can't imagine this going much lower, so if you're on the fence...I'd recommend to lock one in at $5.99.  Frankly, any additional savings would likely be minimal (assuming the price even goes that low). 

 

As a tried-and-true CAG, I am aware of the inner battle between pulling the trigger and waiting it out (for just one more price break).  My instincts are certainly indicating this is a 'buy, not wait' situation. 



#18 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2756 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 02:01 AM

Do you need to connect to the internet to download the star fox game portion, or is that all on the cartridge? What do you need to download?

#19 Saix_XIII   Video Game Addict CAGiversary!   6710 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2019 - 06:18 AM

Ordered a copy for a family friend who got their 9 year old a Switch for Christmas.



#20 BudzMcGee   GalaxyofGeek.com CAGiversary!   3761 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2019 - 03:51 PM

Yeah, I understand and appreciate the CAG in all of us and the general "meh" attitude towards any game that involves "toys to life" these days, but this is a lot of game for $6 plus a really cool looking Arwing you can display.  I honestly can't imagine playing this game on another system either since I almost exclusively used Starfox when playing the game (only swapped out for a few specific in game progress things or if died in a battle).  

 

I really think that if Nintendo/Ubi had changed course a bit and done this similar to Mario + Rabbids style game with Starfox instead (and as a Switch exclusive), maybe drop the toys completely, this would have probably been the most popular Starfox game in years.  

 

I got this for like $8 on clearance at Target and got into it enough that I didn't think twice about dropping $20 for the base DLC pilots/weapons (the other expansions are purely fluff but this base one does make the game a easier/more fun to play).  I was traveling a lot at the time so this became my airplane game too.  Spent many hours flying around, taking back planets from the enemies and just "doing stuff" that it wound up being my top played Switch game in 2019. 



#21 Super Strider TurbulenceEX   Son of the Old Gods CAGiversary!   727 Posts   Joined 1.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 07:33 PM

I was going to make a snide comment about it being the only Star Fox game in years and then I remembered that Star Fox Wii u game exists and is right on my desk.



#22 jaimefbh   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   80 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2019 - 08:07 PM

New egg has the xbox and PS4 version for $4.99



#23 Gore   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   573 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2019 - 10:32 PM

Would be nice to get two. I no longer have gcu.

 

That's just nice. I can't log in on pc. On the phone, it wants a password reset each login and doesn't save the payment info.  Time to get "customer service".

 

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6260477

Great way to get a second controller mount for cheap.

The game alone trades in for $2.20 cash at GameStop or $5 more if you do store credit. https://www.gamestop...s/?pid=10170383

I must have missed the $5 more. Amazing how the trade-ins change the next day.



#24 Mighty Beck  

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 01:26 AM

If I ask for a price adjustment, they won't do another on that same order if it drops more, correct?



#25 litepink   it was love at first sight CAGiversary!   2939 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2019 - 02:55 AM

I must have missed the $5 more. Amazing how the trade-ins change the next day.


Still going (at least as if this writing). The $5 extra is a trade special and it applies at checkout. Not sure if it's going to end today or not.

#26 Freeze Time  

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 03:12 AM

New egg has the xbox and PS4 version for $4.99


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#27 Dragonsbane   Dr. StrangeCAG CAGiversary!   1576 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Dragonsbane

Posted 31 December 2019 - 01:28 PM

Well, 6.00 is worth the ship for me. Thanks!



#28 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16296 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2020 - 02:23 AM

I bought one. And just bought another. Can both players use the same starter kit aircraft and weapons?

Wait is this two player co-op?

#29 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 02 January 2020 - 02:47 AM

Sold out.

 

*Edit* back in stock.



#30 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5483 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 10:07 AM

Ugh...back to full price.  I keep missing these deals.  Maybe I should just surrender and go all digital with the Switch version.