I know at least a quarter of those characters. Ed, Rocko, King Dedede, Tails, Ren, Mable, Marvin the martian, Krusty the clown, Woody wood pecker, Waco, Carl from Jimmy Neutron, Simon from Gurren Lagan, Beavis, Daffy Duck, etc.
I grew up with him too. But ever since I found out about the ORIGINAL Chuck E. There was just something about him that screamed..... Charm. I'd say it's a two way the between original Chuck E. And 1990s Chuck E. In my book. I couldn't give less of a shit for the current one. In fact HE'S partially the reason I've stopped going there.
What about the commerxial where the kid grows old and turns into a senior for not going to chuck e cheese's. The place gets dusty and the lights went out because of the kid not being at chuck e cheese's. That commercial is pure scary, especially the dancing chuck e.