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Trivia / Starlink: Battle for Atlas

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  • Acclaimed Flop: While the game’s reviews were fairly acceptable for a game of this caliber, averaging out at 7.8/10, it just wasn’t the financial success Ubisoft hoped for. Not only were the cost of the starter sets and pilots/weapons were considered by audiences to be ridiculously high compared to other Toys-to-Life games, but the game also released at the end of the decade's Toys-to-Life fad, when even genre leader Skylanders had ceased releasing installments. Ubisoft ended up shutting down production of all physical merchandise within months of launch, followed by the Starter Sets for all versions being immediately discounted by up to 70% off across all major retailers. However, the game had enough fan support that the games will be maintained by Ubisoft in the form of possible DLC and patches for the foreseeable future. The digital counterparts of the figures, pilots and weapons are also still available; though, regrettably, at their original full and expensive prices.
    • Zig-Zagged with the Switch version. It remains the most popular version of the game (thanks, Fox!), even receiving a DLC update and campaign that added the rest of Star Fox and Star Wolf as playable characters and bosses, all with their own abilities and skills.
  • Fan Nickname: The simple fact that many people are Just Here for Star Fox have led to some calling the game Star Fox: Battle for Atlas.
  • Genre-Killer: The Toys-to-Life genre was already considered to be dying when the game came out. While Starlink is far from a complete failure, it still only served to prove that audiences had finally lost interest with the gimmick after a decade of Skylanders and its derivatives.
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  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: While they continued producing DLC for the game after Spring 2019, Ubisoft ceased production of the physical toy add-ons due to low sales.
  • The Other Darrin: In the Italian dub, Patrizia Scianca replaces Cinzia Massironi as Slippy Toad's voice.

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