Did You Know There Was A World Video Game Hall of Fame?

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The World Video Game Hall of Fame inductees were unveiled on Thursday, including Ms. Pac-Man and Legend of Zelda.

Hosted at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY, inductees of the 2022 Hall of Fame were all in attendance. Their guest of honor included The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Ms. Pac-Man, Sid Meier’s Civilization, and Dance Dance Revolution. For Ms. Pac-Man, the museum acknowledged its more sophisticated enemies. In comparison to Pac-Man. More so, the role it led in helping change the idea that video games were just for males. It targeted young women interested in gaming, and needed an outlet with representation during the time. 

Dance Dance Revolution helped lay the groundwork. For other popular releases like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, according to the hall of fame. 

The World Video Game Hall of Fame was established to recognize exceptional arcade, console, computer, handheld, and mobile games. 

The class of 2022 joins 32 other games in the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Here is the full membership of 36:

  • Tetris
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Pac-Man
  • World of Warcraft
  • Doom
  • Pong
  • Grand Theft Auto 3
  • The Oregon Trail
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • The Sims
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Space Invaders
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Street Fighter 2
  • Donkey Kong
  • Pokémon Red and Green
  • Tomb Raider
  • Spacewar!
  • John Madden Football
  • Final Fantasy 7
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Microsoft Solitaire
  • Colossal Cave Adventure
  • Minecraft
  • King’s Quest
  • Centipede
  • Bejeweled
  • Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego
  • StarCraft
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Animal Crossing
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization
  • Ms. Pac-Man
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Dance Dance Revolution
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