Meet A SA Gamer – Custard

It’s always fun talking about video games… sharing why we love the games we love. But have you ever wanted to know more about the SA Gamer community? Or to find, and possibly interact with, local SA folk that share similar interests to you? Well, welcome to another edition of our weekly feature ‘Meet A SA Gamer Monday‘, designed to help you do just that. Every week we will introduce you to and provide a short profile for a fellow SA Gamer. We’re hoping you’ll enjoy ‘meeting’ more of the community as they share some of their fondest video game memories…

As this is still relatively new we thought we’d take a few seconds to remind you of the format:

First up, each SA Gamer will answer the QuickFire 5 – a list of 5 standard questions giving you a quick look at some of the most commonly asked video game questions. Then in Story Mode, each SA Gamer will provide a more detailed write-up about something they are passionate about. They have a big list of topics and questions to choose from so we’re sure we’ll get a nice spread of topics, genres and opinions. Finally, in some cases, we will also have a DLC segment… an extra little section where the profiled SA Gamers can add something a little extra for our readers.

And so without further ado… here is this week’s profiled SA Gamer

Custard/Fudge aka Salticrax

Bio: My video game story has just begun. A few chapters have gone by, but the FUN won’t stop. Sending hugs, one splat bomb at a time.

QuickFire 5

1. PC, Nintendo, Xbox or PlayStation? Single-player or multiplayer?

Nintendo, both single and multiplayer.

2. My favourite 3 games of all time:

  • Tekken Tag Team
  • Splatoon 1
  • Splatoon 2

3. The game that must be destroyed at all costs:

No comment

4. I started playing video games:


5. My video game tastes in one sentence:

Nintendo Fan since 1989.

Story Mode

  • What’s the first gaming memory you have?

I suppose my first gaming memory is a knock-off Famicom my dad got us. We had these 64-in-1 cartridges with Circus Circus and Duck Hunt. Although playing Duck Hunt with a controller was a challenge!

  • DLC: Splatoon Love

Video games have brought me joy and a sense of wonder and expanded my views of the world. They have made me feel less alone and like I belong to a community; sort of like a family. I’m a very anti-social person by nature, and Splatoon has brought out my true colours and made me want to be more vibrant. The community is also very welcoming. I love the game because it is fast and furious and everything is so colourful. The story has depth and the gameplay mechanics are just not what you expect. I’m still dreaming of one day being part of a competitive South African Splatoon Team. A team that could take on the world. And even now, Animal Crossing and Splatoon are taking over my life!

Thanks so much, Custard! Thanks so much for giving us a glimpse into your video game world. I remember those 64-in-1 cartridges very well! We hope the Splatoon dream comes true and we know any SA Splatoon team would be happy to have such a great player and a positive fan. And of course, thanks for being part of the great SA Gamer community.

If any of you out there would like to be part of this weekly feature – be sure to drop me (TiMario) a line on our SA Gamer Discord server.

Nintendo Nerd, sharing my love of Mario with the world one pixel at a time.

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