Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a pretty decent alternative to Star Fox, it seems. You fly the Arwing seamlessly between a variety of different planets, shooting everything that moves while throwing shade at Slippy. What more could you possibly want?

Depending on the version you purchase, you might even nab yourself a lovely physical version of the Arwing itself. This is a toys-to-life experience, in which you can attach the ship physically to your controller, and can change the pilot or weapons at any point by slotting them in place – physically.

Of course, if you don't like toys, you can bypass all of that entirely by going purely digital. This works like a typical game, with you changing the variety of weapons, ships, pilots, and other stuff within in-game menus rather than on an actual toy.

So far, so good. But Starlink does have a pretty sizeable problem, and that's making sense of the wide variety of different purchase options. There's both a digital and physical starter pack, then a separate digital deluxe edition. Not too complicated, right? Well, it actually is, as each of those different versions come with different ships, weapons, and pilots.

As a result, you might have no idea where to start, and that's fair enough – it is a bit of a shambles. Fortunately, we're here though to help you make sense of the variety of different purchase options. Below, we'll run you through what you get in each of them, so you can make an informed decision on what you want and need.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas only has a single physical edition that includes the game, then it has a wide variety of extra ships, pilots, and weapons you can buy to enhance your experience. Let's take a look at them.

Starter Pack

Starlink: Battle for Atlas has a single physical option that includes the game, and that's the starter pack. Here's what it includes:

Starships Pilots Weapons
  • Arwing
  • Zenith (Digital only)
  • Fox McCloud
  • Mason Rana
  • Flamethrower
  • Frost Barrage
  • Shredder (Digital only)

Ship, Pilot, and Weapon Packs

Then there are a bunch of different physical starships, pilots, and weapons that are sold separately. None of the packs below include the base game, so bear that in mind before you purchase.

Starships Pilots Weapons
  • Lance
  • Nadir
  • Neptune
  • Pulse
  • Eli
  • Kharl
  • Levi
  • Razor
  • Freeze Ray
  • Gauss
  • Meteor
  • Shredder

The Starlink: Battle for Atlas digital version comes in two different flavours: Starter and Deluxe. Though it's probably pretty obvious at this point what's included, let's take a glance through exactly what you get in each of the versions to see which is best for you.

Just a quick note: these digital editions are only available for purchase on the eShop.

Starter Pack

The Nintendo Switch digital starter pack includes the following:

Starships Pilots Weapons
  • Arwing
  • Zenith
  • Neptune
  • Pulse
  • Lance
  • Fox McCloud
  • Mason
  • Judge
  • Chase
  • Hunter
  • Levi
  • Razor
  • Flamethrower
  • Frost Barrage
  • Shredder
  • Levitator
  • Volcano
  • Imploder
  • Iron Fist
  • Alt. Freeze Ray
  • Crusher
  • Super Gatling
  • Shockwave
  • Alt. Gauss

Deluxe Pack

Meanwhile, the Digital Deluxe version includes everything the game has to offer in a single package. That's an extra starship, three extra pilots, and three more weapons.

Starships Pilots Weapons
  • Arwing
  • Zenith
  • Neptune
  • Pulse
  • Lance
  • Nadir
  • Fox McCloud
  • Mason
  • Judge
  • Chase
  • Hunter
  • Levi
  • Razor
  • Shaid
  • Eli
  • Kharl
  • Flamethrower
  • Frost Barrage
  • Shredder
  • Levitator
  • Volcano
  • Imploder
  • Iron Fist
  • Alt. Freeze Ray
  • Crusher
  • Super Gatling
  • Shockwave
  • Alt. Gauss
  • Hailstorm
  • Alt. Meteor
  • Nullifier

Do the purchase options make sense now? Planning on getting Starlink or nabbed it already? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.