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Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Doom, And More Make Strong Museum's Hall Of Fame

by Jeff Cork on Jun 04, 2015 at 06:02 AM

The Strong National Museum of Play has revealed the six games that are being added to the museum's World Video Game Hall of Fame. The games, culled from 15 finalists, include an era-spanning selection from Pong to World of Warcraft.

Here are the games that have been chosen for the World Video Game Hall of Fame:

 

 

They beat out nominees Angry Birds, FIFA, The Legend of Zelda, Minecraft, The Oregon Trail, Pokémon, The Sims, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Space Invaders.

The museum, based in Rochester, New York, has a large collection of video game related archives, including more than 200 arcade games and material from game designers including Ralph Baer, Will Wright, and Atari.

 

Our Take
These are all great, influential games, and they deserve their spot on the list. Personally, I'm surprised that The Oregon Trail or Space Invaders didn't make the cut. Space Invaders was incredibly popular, and it was one of the first arcade games to successfully make the leap to home consoles. The Oregon Trail proved that games could be educational and fun. To this day, I know to avoid dysentery. At any rate, congrats to all.