Hi, my name is Niki, I am a 17 year old female gamer. I'm a universal console and hand held gamer, as well as Artist and Musician. I've been a gamer ever since I found a personal, heartfelt love for them. Before I began to play, I would always watch my siblings play games such as Super Mario World, which would later become my first game, Congo's Caper, Megaman X, Super Mario 64, and so fourth. (We were very spoiled as children, we would pretty much get any game we wanted when it came out) Around the age of five or six, I remember when I'd watch my brother play the earlier Mario Brothers, I came to love a small 8-bit turtle by the name of Bowser. You know...Eventually, I wanted to play these games for the simple love of seeing this small, fascinating creature. I walked over, plugged in the SNES, and eagerly placed the cartridge of Super Mario World into the slot. To this day, that game still remains one of my favorite classic games. As I grew older, I didn't expand a lot, in all honesty. I pretty much stuck to platform jumpers - aka Mario, Sonic, Megaman, and a few off-branded games. When I was 15, I started becoming bored of the same old things, and I began to crave more. Little by little, I have been expanding my games of choice. Now I'm not only a Nintendo girl, but a universal console gamer. I enjoy good challenges, such as myself going back a few days ago (4/25) and playing MegamanX4, a tougher platform jumper none of us had beaten yet, along with others like Gex: Enter the Gecko, Croc, and many others. I have yet to catch up in the gaming universe, but I'll step up my game little by little.