Super Mario Bros., Tetris Lead Titles Inducted to Inaugural Video Game Hall of Fame
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It seems that there is in fact a Video Game Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include your high score on “Dr. Mario.”
As epic as that personal benchmark undoubtedly was, this homage honors those video games that remain the most classic and identifiable in history.
Basically, they are the games that now have legendary status.
ABC News reports the likes of “Doom, Pong, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, and World of Warcraft” were inducted in to the Video Game Hall of Fame.
The hall now lives at The Strong Museum, which we have to think signifies its prowess compared to other museums.
While a tad long and not nearly as fun as capping bad guys in Doom or passing levels at warp speed on Super Mario Bros., it seems prudent to show off the proceedings:
But you may want to one day see for yourself this magical place that honors video games like legendary baseball players of old.
The Strong National Museum of Play certainly welcomes your curiosity at its Rochester, New York, location. Prices for those above two years of age remain $13.50 or $8.50 for “Matinee” admission.
Unfortunately, its Toy Hall of Fame gallery is closed for renovation at the moment, but there are myriad other exhibits to enjoy.
The website explains a bit more at what makes a Hall of Famer: “The World Video Game Hall of FameTM at The Strong recognizes individual electronic games of all types—arcade, console, computer, handheld, and mobile—that have enjoyed popularity over a sustained period and have exerted influence on the video game industry or on popular culture and society in general.”
According to the website, anyone can nominate a game, and it’s currently accepting nominations for the 2016 class until March 31, 2016.
We would love to suggest Street Fighter 2, Tecmo Bowl, FIFA, Halo and any number of Zelda titles.
Or, if they are taking submissions for truly impressive fare, we once had a 56-game winning streak on NBA Jam.
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