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Sex: Man
Age: 34
Country: London, UK
Occupation: Company director

Plays Nintendo games since: 1992
First Nintendo game ever played: Super Mario Land

Visits Samurai Nintendo since: Today
Registered in the forum: no

Last GC games played: Beyond Good and Evil, Metroid Prime, Mario Kart Double Dash
Which console(s) do you own ?
GameCube, N64, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, PlayStation, PS2, Xbox, Dreamcast, NeoGeo Pocket Color, Mega Drive.

What are your favorite GameCube games and why ? Are they among your all-time favorite video games ?
Zelda: The Wind Waker, because I used to stay up all night just sailing round jumping over barrels. Definitely one of my all-time favourites. Really enjoying BG&E at the moment too. Oh, and Pikmin - that was fantastic. I really must get the sequel.

The mass question: what's the color of your Cube ? how many games and controllers do you own for it ? do you have a Game Boy Advance, a Nintendo DS ? do you play online or in LAN ?
It's black, with only one controller embarrassingly, and about ten games. I've got a GBA, yes, and keep meaning to try two-player Advance Wars, but haven't got round to it yet. Thinking about getting a DS, if Advance Wars and Mario Kart are any good.

Which characteristic (graphics, sound, gameplay...) of a game do you value the most ?
Gameplay, of course! In particular, I like games that are really huge, with lots of other things I can wander off and do if I get stuck in a particular place.

Anything you regret about the GameCube ?
Didn't enjoy Mario Kart as much as I was hoping to, after being massively into the N64 one.

What sort of game would you like to see on GameCube ?
I'm quite happy with the ones it's got! Maybe another Mario Kart, that's more of a test of driving than shooting.

Any gaming exploits ? Anything you achieved in a video game that you are particularly proud of ?
I finished Wind Waker without looking at GameFAQs once. First time I've managed that with a Zelda game. Still haven't got the colour pictobox, though.

What would you say to convince people to buy a GameCube ?
"89 with Resident Evil 4!"

Is there a not so well known GC title that you'd like to bring attention to ?
Doshin The Giant - the world's most relaxing game. Well worth a play.

Would you like to say something to all the game makers at Nintendo Japan ? (they might read you !)
Hurry up and get the new Zelda finished! If you let it drag on into 2006 I'll be very cross.

Thank you for answering Samurai Nintendo's questions !

Interview done on February 2, 2005.

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