*I worked with Best Buy on this post. All opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*
I can’t begin to explain how pleased I am that shows, games, toys, etc. that were popular when I was a kid, are becoming increasingly popular with today’s youth. The Super Nintendo, Star Wars, Star Trek, the Dark Crystal (getting its own show on Netflix!) and more have made a strong comeback that you can’t help but notice while browsing online sites, social media or in my favorite retailers like Target, and Walmart. It’s even more exciting to know that thanks to the influence of myself and even my husband, that our kids are among those who are jumping into bringing back many cult classics.
It has given me such a sense of accomplished nostalgia to see them enjoying characters from my own past and even better, is that I can enjoy the experience right along with them! My inner nerd has never been so happy and if I ever had those niggling parent doubts that these kids weren’t mind, all I have to do is see the collection of figurines, games, DVD’s, etc. that my little ones have accumulated. Nintendo in particular has become a household name, for my family at least, for the first time ever. As parents who were always fairly strict about limiting screen-time, these days we don’t so much mind letting our littles enjoy the classics after homework and chores have been done.
Our most recent acquisition was Starlink: Battle for Atlas from BestBuy. While you can’t tell from the name alone, this particular game for our Nintendo Switch features an old favorite from my own childhood: Fox McCloud. Along with his friends, Fox was always there to help you fight off bad guys and lead missions through space. This time around, you become part of a heroic group of interstellar pilots who are dedicated to liberating the Atlas Star System from Grax and the Forgotten Legion.
The Battle for Atlas Starter pack allows users to build their own modular starship model, mount it to their controller, and dive into the universe of space combat along with Fox and comrades. You can mix and match pilots, ships, wings, and weapons to create & customize your ideal ship. These changes can be done and instantly seen in real game-time, while allowing you to pilot your spaceship to the 7 unique alien planets in the Atlas Star System during game play.
Included in the Starlink: Battle for Atlas Starter Park is:
- 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 Starfox story mission
Everything needed to transport players back in the time of Starfox from their youth but with a modern feel, is included in the Starlink Starter Pack so play time can be done right away for maximum fun. For the nerd at heart or little ones who love the space/battle themed games, Starlink: Battle for Atlas is the perfect holiday gift.