If you believed the Ms Pacman cocktail arcade game was at the World Video Game Hall of Fame, you would be incorrect. It has been on the shortlist for childhood perceptions
entry -- it had been about the shortlist both this year and last year. It still hasn't made the cut though.
Actually, no 1980s arcade games joined the Hall of Fame this past year. Nevertheless, the judges failed to choose a timeless 1990s arcade game. This was also to games console games, a mid-70s text-based adventure game, and a game that has been packed free in the Microsoft Windows operating
Vintage 1980s (and Pre-1980s) Arcade Games on the Shortlist but What Makes the Cut
The World Video Game Hall of Fame is managed by The Strong's National Museum of Play.
These are a Few of the great 1980s arcade games that have cut in the final hurdle this year:
• Ms Pac-Man -- a finalist for two years now so, hopefully, It Is Going to get the recognition it deserves in future decades
• Centipede -- the 1981 award-winning classic from Atari that provided gameplay like Space Invaders but with bugs instead of spaceships
• Asteroids -- the most brilliant multidirectional shooter released by Atari in 1979 that was one of the very first arcade games to achieve widespread popularity
The 2019 Inductees
What about the video games that did get inducted in the World Video Game Hall of Fame this year?
• Mortal Kombat -- this is the only arcade game to get in the World Video Game Hall of Fame at 2019. Over the years, various titles and versions of the game have been published on a range of different platforms. The initial four incarnations, but beginning in 1992, were arcade only.
• Microsoft Solitaire -- packaged in the Windows operating system, it's been mechanically installed on billions of computers around the world. Since 1990, it has helped workplace workers pretend to be busy and is now played 35 billion times a year.
• Super Mario Kart -- the most fun and popular racing game which was first released in 1992. It features characters from the Mario Bros video game franchise and continues to be published on several consoles and platforms.
• Colossal Cave Adventure -- an obscure (compared to another big gaming names mentioned in this article) text-based adventure game released in 1976. To play it, you compose commands and there are no graphics. The aim is to locate treasures and resolve puzzles.
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