(Mirror Daily, United States) – The World Video Game Hall of Fame has just received new members. A list of 12 participants had been proposed, but only four of them were worthy of entering the Hall of Fame. The winners are Donkey Kong, Pokémon Red and Green, Halo: Combat Evolved, and Street Fighter II.
In case you were wondering, Pokémon Red and Green is the same old Pokémon Red and Blue, or the first Pokémon. The Red and Green is the original Japanese title, but it has been popularized all over the world as Red and Blue.
The four winning titles faced strong competition
These four games were chosen from a list full of powerful adversaries. Even though they won, it is worth mentioning the other titles which might someday make the list, too. They include Tomb Raider, Myst, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy VII, Wii Sports, Portal, Mortal Kombat, and Windows Solitaire.
The National Museum of Play, or The Strong, from Rochester, New York, had the initiative of founding this Hall of Fame for video games. This had been the third session of acceptance of new members, when the four games joined many other classics coming from all categories and periods.
The Hall of Fame gathers the most iconic titles in the history of video games
Therefore, the World Video Game Hall of Fame is composed of World of Warcraft, Grand Theft Auto III, The Legend of Zelda, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario Bros., Pong, Doom, The Sims, The Oregon Trail, Tetris, Space Invaders, and Pac-Man.
Although there was a strong competition, the Strong representatives decided that these four titles deserve to occupy a place in the Hall of Fame. Donkey Kong is basically one of the classics, and it stole the hearts of many generations.
Halo was the first shooter to make the transition between PC and consoles, and it also comes with a flawless multiplayer experience. Pokémon needs no further explanation, as it marked the beginning of one of the most successful video game franchises.
In the end, Street Fighter II brought a breath of fresh air for the industry of arcade games, and also established a milestone among fighting games and those which featured a one-on-one battle system.
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