If you’ve held off on picking up Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle or Starlink: Battle for Atlas Starter Pack, you’ll want to take advantage of what might be the best Nintendo Switch deal we’ve seen all week: a bundle with both products selling for only $30 at Best Buy right now. Normally listed at $120 ($60 for each product), that’s a whopping $90 savings. This daily deal won’t be around long, however–according to the countdown timer, the deal ends at 10 PM PT / 1 AM ET.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas Starter Pack, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle bundle
The Starlink: Battle for Atlas Starter Pack (which is on sale for $33 individually at Amazon, for comparison) includes the Starlink action-adventure game as well as physical elements that actually attach to your controller and impact gameplay, such as a starship, weapons, controller mount, and pilot. The Nintendo Switch version also comes with a Fox McCloud pilot and an exclusive mission.
The game itself received a 7/10 in GameSpot’s Starlink: Battle for Atlas review, in which one of the main criticisms was how expensive the game’s physical models are. “Starlink is an interesting and enjoyable open-world game, one that fully understands the appeal of exploring new planets and dogfighting in the cold depths of space,” wrote critic James O’Connor. “With a small fleet of ships at your disposal, it can be a lot of fun to progressively assault and weaken the Forgotten Legion’s hold on the galaxy. It’s just a shame that if you’re interested in the physical models, you’ll have to spend more to get the same experience as the digital version.”
You’ll also get Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle as part of the bundle, a crossover between the Mario and Raving Rabbids franchises created for Nintendo Switch. Mario + Rabbids, a turn-based tactical game with both single-player and co-op gameplay, has sold extremely well on the Switch, breaking into the console’s top 10 bestsellers list, and it earned an impressive 9/10 in GameSpot’s Mario + Rabbids review.
“Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle exudes off-beat optimism that never dissolves. It’s a consistent delight, no matter how challenging the road becomes, because Kingdom Battle’s unique turn-based tactics system is in every way a pleasure to engage with,” wrote GameSpot’s Edmond Tran. “Coupled with the annoyingly infectious allure of Rabbids, and the always delightful, colorful world of the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is an implausibly engrossing formula that is positively challenging and endlessly charming.”
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Author: Jenae Sitzes