LMZ: What would you say your greatest achievement in the hacking scene was and what inspired you to do it? Whipon: I'm very proud of my menu hacks for Dragon Warior IV and Captain Tsubasa II for the NES. Its surelly my greatest achievement. What inspired me to do these hacks?: the need. I needed a way to select those items in game, without extra tools. I was very happy when I finished them. LMZ: What is your favorite code/hack that you hacked? Whipon: Its hard to choose. But its surelly my Rings of Power hack, more specifically the hack that gives your party infinite HP. LMZ: What is your favorite code/hack of all time? Whipon: Castlevania: Chorus of Mysteries. Its a Castlevania 1 hack for the NES. I'm a Castlevania fan, and is allways good to me to find new great hacks of that amazing game. LMZ: Who would you say influenced you the most in the video game hacking scene? Who did you 'look up to' when you first entered the scene? (doesn't have to be the same person for both) Whipon: Pugsy for sure. He was my mentor. He's a great guy, allways willing to help. I owe him a lot. LMZ: What was your first hack? Whipon: My first attempts were done with save state hacking. Dragon Warrior IV again, I remember to hack the inventory digits with a Hex Editor, doing some save state comparing. LMZ: What do you think is the most difficult type of code/hack to hack, and why? Whipon: Multi jump codes / jump in mid air codes. These are very frustrating to make, since it takes hours of time, and sometimes you just can't find the code. Personally I have lots of problems finding these type of codes. LMZ: What is your favorite type of code/hack? Whipon: I love invincibility codes. They are a must. LMZ: What is your least favorite aspect of hacking? Whipon: When I spend lots of time to find a code and I fail to make it. LMZ: What do you dislike most about the hacking scene? Whipon: Newbies without humility. They are annoying. LMZ: Which game did you find the most fun to hack, and why? Whipon: I loved to hack Rings of Power. This game is hard as hell, even to hack it, because it has DMA for the stats of the characters. Having found a way to cheat in it was great. Pugsy helped me a lot with it, and I learned a lot in the progress. LMZ: Do you have any specific hacking techniques or peculiarities? Whipon: I tend to use save state hacking to find difficult values from time to time. You know, sometimes, searching the ram its futile. LMZ: Did you ever hack an awesome code, or find an address in memory that would've yielded an awesome code, but then lost it somehow? Whipon: Of course, I remember to have found a secret menu in Streets of Rage 3 by save state hacking. Its that level select menu that has been posted recently. I found it by accident, and lost it in a hard drive crash. LMZ: What was the most difficult, 'hair-pulling' hack you've ever accomplished? Whipon: My multi jump code for Mega Turrican. It took me several hours to figure it out. LMZ: Was there ever a code you just couldn't get to work quite correctly? Whipon: I never managed to make a invincibility code for Little Samson, for the NES. I have to try it again someday with more time :p. LMZ: Aside from hacking and gaming, how do you like to spend your time? Whipon: I like anime a lot, watching movies too. LMZ: What do you think must happen for the video game hacking scene to continue to thrive? Whipon: It will allways thrive. There's lot of excellent hackers allways willing to help the newbies. These newbies will be great hackers someday. I don't think we need any special event. LMZ: And... One last question: if you had one thing to say to current, aspiring, and future hackers, what would it be? Whipon: Take it as a game. Hacking codes must be as fun as playing the game :D. At least I feel that way.