I'm Charles from the U.S.
I've loved Nintendo since I was 3, and was voluntarily peeing my pants because I didn't want to stop playing my favorite games.
(Thankfully that's all behind me now)
I never got too into the Famicom itself until my one year stint as an English teacher in Japan last year. The Akihabara retro game shops became my stomping grounds of sorts. I bought a super Famicom, and a few games. I knew I couldn't buy much more at the time because I didn't have a lot of room to take it home with me, and I didn't want to pay for shipping (a bad move in hindsight)
Anyways, I became fascinated with all of the Japanese only FC/SFC (etc...) games that I saw there. I also got to see some big names in FC music play live.
So basically now, I'm even more obsessed with old games than I ever was.
I hope to contribute to the conversation and have some fun times posting on the formus.