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Sex: male
Age: 19
Country: Germany
Occupation: Writer for GameCube Online / Economy student

Plays Nintendo games since: 1989
First Nintendo game ever played: Game Boy Tetris

Visits Samurai Nintendo since: -
Registered in the forum: yes (view profile)

Last GC games played: Resident Evil 4, FIFA 2005
Which console(s) do you own ?
2x GameCube, Xbox - Halo limited Edition, PlayStation 2, GameBoy Advance SP Famicom Edition, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 64, Super NES, NES, Sega Master System I, Sega Master System II, Amiga 2600.

What are your favorite GameCube games and why ? Are they among your all-time favorite video games ?
Viewtiful Joe: completely new experience, innovative and incredible fun once you start playing. Resident Evil 4: I think there's not much to say ;) Simply the best must-have for GameCube owners.

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 ?
I have two cubes. One in platinum, one brushed by my own in black-blue metallic with 12 LED's. I own four Nintendo controllers, two of them are WaveBirds. Yes, I have GBA SP and DS. I don't play online or LAN, though I have a BBA.

Which characteristic (graphics, sound, gameplay...) of a game do you value the most ?
Gameplay of course, I think that's undoubted.. nothing else matters so much as gameplay. But there are a few games who need good graphics to be more fun, just like Resident Evil 4.

Anything you regret about the GameCube ?
No online support besides of PSO. That's all I can regret.

What sort of game would you like to see on GameCube ?
Online games of course and a realistic racing game like Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport.

Any gaming exploits ? Anything you achieved in a video game that you are particularly proud of ?
I don't know, I dont care much about my scores or something like that ^^ But i can say i beat Mario 64 with all 120 stars! Yaay! XD

What would you say to convince people to buy a GameCube ?
Well I would say the biggest advantage of the GameCube to Xbox/PS2 are the great multiplayer games. GameCube is the best party system. And of course the Nintendo-exclusive games like Resident Evil, Animal Crossing and all Mario games (Party, Kart and so on).

Is there a not so well known GC title that you'd like to bring attention to ?
Well I think Beyond Good & Evil didn't get the attention that it deserves. And I'm a huge fan of P.N.03!! ^^

Would you like to say something to all the game makers at Nintendo Japan ? (they might read you !)

Thank you for answering Samurai Nintendo's questions !

Interview done on February 2, 2005.

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