Finding my family’s GameCube collection made my day.

So let me preface this with a little backstory. I love Star Wars Rogue Squadron. By “love“, I mean that it is one of my favorite games series ever. Of those titles, Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader takes the cake. I remember spending countless hours doing the Death Star run, battling on Hoth, and flying some of the more eccentric spacecraft like the B-Wing and Boba Fett’s Slave One ship.

Fast forward to this year, where I was considering buying a copy of the game for the GameCube which sells in new condition for around $50-$100 on Amazon. I had toyed around with the idea of making the purchase, motivated entirely by a nostalgia-dragon. It turns out that my family still had the GameCube boxed up in an spare bedroom, with the games sitting in a random drawer.

I looked through the games because my mother assured me that she had it sitting around somewhere. Among the titles are The Legend of Zelda: WindwakerSuper Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Mario SunshineCrazy TaxiBurnout 2, and Metroid Prime. I could feel a grin on my face becoming semi-permanent once I discovered the collection. In there were our copies of Conflict: Desert Storm and the sequel which my mother and I used to play together (yep, she’s pretty awesome like that). Then I saw it…

Sitting down in the drawer with the other surprisingly good games was the one I thought I would have to eventually buy: Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader. My excitement could only be adequately described as palpable; possibly contagious. My day was made… Now I need to make sure I have everything I need to play it.

Oh I am so going to play it. Along with all the others.

Where is the next Rogue Squadron game, EA? Get on it!


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Posted by Shelby "Falcon509" Steiner

I'm just a gamer that enjoys talking about my hobbies. I do a little more than that too. I love cooking, grilling, being outdoors, going target shooting, etc.


  1. Wow! This was so nice to read because I can totally relate to that feeling of finding something again after a long while that you thought was gone. There’s a great slate of games there, too! I hope you’ll enjoy getting back to basics with the games of your childhood!

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    1. Thank you for reading! I was certainly happily surprised. I just need to track down the controllers now. I’m going to how the system up to my PC monitor asap.

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  2. […] My husband wrote about finding his long lost love of Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader the other day after thinking he was going to have to buy it for almost $100 on Amazon. […]

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  3. Awesome story! I wish i could go back and smack my younger self for always trading in my older consoles and games for new games. If only i knew then how badly I would still want to play them now, lol.



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