Good times indeed! I remember playing these all the time, too.
The sequel was really cool, too--I loved Trix the Elf.
The fighting game was pretty cool! They got some things right and some wrong, but overall it was fun. Didn't quite keep the same tone as the original games, but it was such a cool idea. Especially since they had a "duel" mode in the home version of the original, so that you could fight one-on-one.