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World Video Game Hall of Fame

Twelve finalists were recently announced for the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The field has been narrowed down, and three inductees have now been selected. Super Smash Bros. Melee didn’t make it in the end, but Super Mario Kart has been chosen. The SNES racer will be joined by Colossal Cave Adventure, Microsoft Windows Solitaire, and Mortal Kombat.

These new inductees are on permanent view at The Strong museum in Rochester, New York. They can be found on the second floor along with past winners.

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The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame today announced the twelve finalists for induction. Nintendo has solid representation once again this year with Super Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. Melee.

The full lineup is as follows:

The Strong and the International Center for the History of Electronic Games have announced the 2018 World Video Game Hall of Fame finalists. Highlights include Metroid, Minecraft, and Ms. Pac-Man.

The full lineup of nominees is as follows:

The World Video Game Hall of Fame in its 2017 edition has inducted four new games that deserve it because of how they affected the video game industry: Donkey Kong, Halo: Combat Evolved, Pokémon Red & Green, and Street Fighter II.

The original Donkey Kong arcade game has been inducted because of how it helped to launch the career of one Shigeru Miyamoto, as well as counting as the first appearance of characters Donkey Kong and Super Mario (who was known as Jumpman).

The World Video Game Hall of Fame has inducted several games over the past couple of years, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and more. This year’s nominees were announced today.

Returning from 2016 is Pokemon Red/Green, which has another opportunity to gain entrance. Other highlights include Donkey Kong and Wii Sports.

The full lineup of nominees is as follows:

Donkey Kong
Final Fantasy VII
Halo: Combat Evolved
Microsoft Windows Solitaire
Mortal Kombat
Myst
Pokemon Red and Green
Portal
Resident Evil
Street Fighter II
Tomb Raider
Wii Sports

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Update (5/6): Bumped to the top. Added in Nintendo’s official announcement after the break.


Original (5/5): At the end of March, twelve games were announced as finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The actual inductees have now been announced.

Six new titles will be joining the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The lineup is as follows:

  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • The Oregon Trail
  • The Sims
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Space Invaders

In case you’re curious, the inaugural class from last year included:

  • Doom
  • Pac-Man
  • Pong
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Tetris
  • World of Warcraft

Several games made it into the World Video Game Hall of Fame last year, including Super Mario Bros., Tetris, and Pong. This year’s finalists have now been announced.

Here’s the full lineup:

Elite
Final Fantasy
Grand Theft Auto III
John Madden Football
The Legend of Zelda
Minecraft
Nürburgring
The Oregon Trail
Pokemon Red and Green
Sid Meier’s Civilization
The Sims
Sonic the Hedgehog
Space Invaders
Street Fighter II
Tomb Raider

There are some returning nominees such as The Legend of Zelda and Sonic. We’ll find out if these two titles make it in this time around during a special ceremony at The Strong museum on Thursday, May 5 at 10:30 AM.

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The Strong National Museum of Play will be making its first selection for the World Video Game Hall of Fame in June. Nominees have now been announced, and the lineup includes The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., Pokemon, and more.

The entire listing of finalists is as follows:

Angry Birds
DOOM
FIFA
The Legend of Zelda
Minecraft
The Oregon Trail
Pac-Man
Pokémon
Pong
The Sims
Sonic the Hedgehog
Space Invaders
Super Mario Bros.
Tetris
World of Warcraft

The winner will be chosen based upon its iconic status, longevity, notoriety, and overall impact on the entertainment industry. A committee of journalists and industry bigwigs will be making the decision.

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