If you thought the Ms Pacman cocktail arcade game was in the World Video Game Hall of Fame, you'd be wrong. It has been on the shortlist for entrance -- it was about the shortlist both this season and last year. It still hasn't made the cut though.
Actually, no 1980s arcade games joined the Hall of Fame this past year. That said, the judges failed to select a classic 1990s arcade game. This was also to console gamesconsole, a mid-70s text-based adventure game, and a game which was packed free in the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Vintage 1980s (and Pre-1980s) Arcade Games on the Shortlist but Which Missed the Cut
The World Video Game Hall of Fame is handled by The Strong's National Museum of Play.
These are a Few of the great 1980s arcade games that got cut in the final hurdle this year:
• Ms Pac-Man -- a finalist for 2 Decades now so, hopefully, It Is Going to get the recognition it deserves in future years
• Centipede -- the 1981 award-winning classic from Atari that offered gameplay similar to Space Invaders but with bugs Rather than spaceships
• Asteroids -- the brilliant multidirectional shooter published by Atari in 1979 that was one of the first arcade games to achieve widespread popularity
The 2019 Inductees
What about the video games that did get inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame this year? Here they are:
• Mortal Kombat -- that is the only arcade game to get into the World Video Game Hall of Fame in 2019. Through time, various versions and titles of the game have been published on a range of different platforms. The first four incarnations, but starting in 1992, were arcade just.
• Microsoft Solitaire -- packaged in the Windows operating system, it has been mechanically installed
on billions of computers around the world. Since 1990, it has helped workplace workers pretend to be active and is now played 35 billion times annually.
• Super Mario Kart
-- the fun and childhood perceptions
still popular racing game that was first released in 1992.
• Colossal Cave Adventure -- an obscure (compared to another big video game 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 find treasures and resolve puzzles.
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