Well I don't understand how the identity "gamer" is something that is to be earned. Just play games you enjoy and take it easy. Playing games is something you do for yourself, not so that others tell you are a good gamer. Identites like these are used to manipulate the mainstream. Everyday you hear quotes like: "every serious gamer should get the x game/console."
I play what I believe is good and I like myself. Rest is bullshit.
Ok, on master system try Y's, Miracle Warriors, Space Harrier, Ultima 4, I can go on forever but I don't think neither sms nor I need to defend ourselves against an inferior hardware and it's fan.