World Video Game Hall of Fame

whats your favorite of the finalists

  • Colossal Cave Adventure

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Centipede

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Microsoft Windows Solitaire

    Votes: 3 60.0%
  • Sid Meier's Civilization

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • Super Mario Kart

    Votes: 3 60.0%
  • Mortal Kombat

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • Myst

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dance Dance Revolution

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • Half-Life

    Votes: 2 40.0%
  • NBA 2K

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee

    Votes: 3 60.0%
  • Candy Crush

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    5

Magikrazy

Donkey Kong
http://www.worldvideogamehalloffame.org/

It's a Hall of Fame for vidya games, honoring the video games that shaped lives and shaped the industry.

And now, the inductees.

2015:
Pong (1972)
Pac-Man (1980)
Tetris (1984)
Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Doom (1993)
World of Warcraft (2004)

2016:
The Oregon Trail (1971)
Space Invaders (1978)
The Legend of Zelda (1986)
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
The Sims (2000)
Grand Theft Auto III (2001)

2017:
Donkey Kong (1981)
Street Fighter II (1991)
Pokémon Red and Green (1996)
Halo: Combat Evolved (2001)

2018:
Spacewar! (1962)
John Madden Football (1988)
Tomb Raider (1996)
Final Fantasy VII (1997)
 

Mariofan169

King Bowser
Re: World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

I'm curious as to why they chose GTA 3 when San Andreas was more influential and popular, but I agree with the other choices.
 

Magikrazy

Donkey Kong
Re: World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

And now a list of the snubs aka games that were finalists, but weren't inducted.

2015:
FIFA International Soccer (1993)
Angry Birds (2009)
Minecraft (2011)

2016:
Nürburgring (1975)
Elite (1984)
Final Fantasy (1987)
Sid Meier's Civilization (1991)
Minecraft (2011)

2017:
Microsoft Windows Solitaire (1991)
Mortal Kombat (1992)
Myst (1993)
Resident Evil (1996)
Wii Sports (2006)
Portal (2007)

2018:
Asteroids (1979)
Ms. Pac-Man (1981)
King's Quest (1984)
Metroid (1986)
Dance Dance Revolution (1998)
Half-Life (1998)
Call of Duty (2003)
Minecraft (2011)

Hopefully we'll see most of these in future years.
 

Time Turner

You are filled with determination. (R/GD/TT)
Re: World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Magikrazy said:
Nürburgring
I've never heard of this game before, and I can barely find any information about it online. Not that my thoughts have much weight, but it seems odd that it went head-to-head with games like Street Fighter II, Oregon Trail, Sonic the Hedgehog, Minecraft, and so many more famous games.
 

Magikrazy

Donkey Kong
Re: World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

I looked it up, and Nürburgring was the first ever 3D arcade driving game ever made, way back in 1975.

Atari later copied and sold it for their 2600 in the US as Night Driver.
 

Dr. Baby Luigi

Mushroom Kingdom's Most Adorable Doctor
Re: World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Meh, why no Goldeneye for a contender?
 

Magikrazy

Donkey Kong
Re: World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

I hope Donkey Kong Country gets in sometime in the future. I think it would meet all the criteria (Icon Status, Longevity, Geographical Reach, Influence).
 

Magikrazy

Donkey Kong
Re: World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

http://www.worldvideogamehalloffame.org/nominate
Forgot about this place, but they're doing nominations for Class of 2017.

The choices are as follows:
EVE Online
Final Fantasy VII
Half-Life
Halo
Metal Gear Solid
Pokémon
Street Fighter II
Donkey Kong
Wii Sports
Ultima

or you can write your own in
 

Magikrazy

Donkey Kong
Re: World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

I've been nominating Banjo-Kazooie.
 

Magikrazy

Donkey Kong
Re: World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

http://www.worldvideogamehalloffame.org/2017-finalists
And here are the finalists for the Class of 2017:
Donkey Kong
Final Fantasy VII
Halo: Combat Evolved
Microsoft Windows Solitaire
Mortal Kombat
Myst
Pokémon Red and Green
Portal
Resident Evil
Street Fighter II
Tomb Raider
Wii Sports

And six of these twelve will be inducted on May 4. What will make the cut?
 

Roserade

"Write your way into his heart..."
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
Poll Committee
Re: World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

I imagine Donkey Kong, Mortal Kombat, Pokemon Red and Green, Microsoft Windows Solitaire, Street Fighter II, and Resident Evil will get in, not because the others are bad, but because they didn't shape the industry quite like these six did.
 

winstein

Justice is not limited, it is a universal quality
Re: World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

It's about time Donkey Kong gets its recognition (Plus, Mario will have two entries in that list!). Of course, Pokemon deserves its recognition too.

Wii Sports is the oddest nominee, and for that reason, I think it should be one of the inductees.

Thanks for reading.
 

Magikrazy

Donkey Kong
Re: World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

It isn't, actually. The basic criteria for induction are Icon Status, Longevity, Geographical Reach, and Influence.
Is it widely recognized and remembered? Most definitely.
Has it enjoyed popularity over time? I don't know about "enjoyed", but it definitely has remained widely known.
Is the above true across international borders? This I'm not so sure about. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial was only released in North America, and the Video Game Crash only affected the North American video game market. I'd say no on this one.
Has it influenced game design and development, or pop culture in general? Most certainly, as an example of why you shouldn't rush a hyped up game.
It might be a stretch to say it could get inducted, but there are definitely worse choices.

They are running a poll on the website's main page (although you can only pick one option instead of six like mine), so I'm guessing this is how they decide the inductees.
Pokémon Red and Green - 544 votes
Halo: Combat Evolved - 491 votes
Final Fantasy VII - 421 votes
Donkey Kong - 268 votes
Street Fighter II - 206 votes
Portal - 174 votes

Mortal Kombat - 172 votes
Resident Evil - 138 votes
Myst - 105 votes
Microsoft Windows Solitaire - 95 votes
Tomb Raider - 90 votes
Wii Sports - 75 votes
And as always, if you don't see a game you think deserves in, they accept nominations year round (they gotta get to Banjo-Kazooie eventually...).
 

Magikrazy

Donkey Kong
Re: World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced


There you are, ladies and germs. The Class of 2017. We got Donkey Kong, Street Fighter II, Pokémon Red and Green, and Halo: Combat Evolved. Guess they only inducted four games this year. Guess the other 8 weren't ready yet. Sucks that Final Fantasy VII couldn't make it, but I won't lose too much sleep over it. There's always next year.
 

Jigglypurin

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They forgot the very first video game ever.

1962's Spacewar!
 

Magikrazy

Donkey Kong
http://www.worldvideogamehalloffame.org/finalists

i missed the poll by one day, but you can still vote on my poll and pretend it matters
 
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