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: Windwaker, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Mario Sunshine, Crazy Taxi, Burnout 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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