I got to meet him at a comic con in 2019 and he couldn’t have been nicer to us. Signed a little Batman figure for me and my wife, chatted with us for a couple minutes, did the Batman voice (which almost made me tear up) and thanked us for coming to see him. Glad I got to meet one of my childhood heroes. Shame he’s gone.
We skipped a generation when I was a kid, we got an NES in probably ‘91-ish, but I was about 4 so it was new to me. Played some PC games growing up as well, and then we jumped to N64 so I have little to no attachment to the 16-bit era despite growing up in the 90’s.
I love Mario games but for some reason every time I’ve tried to go back and play World I’ve never been able to finish it. It just, doesn’t feel right to me. Not sure why. For me SM3 was the pinnacle of Mario.