Maybe you can say this is yet another backlog thread, but I thought I'd get a little more specific about it since I'm currently, and not having planned on it, going through Super Mario 64. I've had that game since its release, but I personally never went through the game. It's good timing too considering Odyssey is almost out. Perhaps it's because Mario hasn't changed enough in how he moves around a 3D world, but despite its age, I'm surprised and actually still somewhat impressed by the game (and yes, even its visuals). It's still a great game! I also forgot he could punch and kick, which you can't do in Galaxy (or Sunshine?)
I remember first seeing the game with Mario's face popping up, where you can grab his face with the hand and thinking we were still watching TV, like a cartoon or something, I was wondering if we had to change the input to get to the game. I was five then, about to turn six. The only 3D game I really saw before that was Virtua Fighter at a Circuit City, and I was about three. Are there any games you've had for some time which is widely considered a classic that you never finished? Do you plan on playing through it at any point? To be honest, I never really planned on going back to the N64 to play any game, so to call SM64 a backlog game wouldn't be correct until now I guess.