I got an N64 for my birthday in June of 1997. So I'd have just turned 9.
To save anyone's brain from the arithmetic, I'm 24 now.
got Mario Kart with it. First race I did I came 4th, using Mario. Luigi pipped me just before the finish line. Remember it awfully vividly. Most breathtaking moment was Mario jumping out that warp pipe and being in the castle grounds in Mario 64 (second game I got). That was something else.
I had played bits and bobs of Mega Drive and SNES at friends house, and some gameboy games but never really was into videogames. Preferred to go play football in the street or just generally do stupid kid stuff. Got that, and the slippery slope started. Now gaming is by far, my main pass-time.
Of All time: FF 8 or FF 10. On 360: Mass Effect 3 On N64: Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon (it's odd, but so damned good.... PLASMA!) On SNES: Super Mario World (masterpeice of gaming. A true gem).
Backlog (6): Blue Dragon, Sacred 2, Risen, Mind Jack, X3, Dungeon Siege 3