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Technology'Mortal Kombat' and 'Super Mario Kart' join the Video Game Hall of Fame

19:30  02 may  2019
19:30  02 may  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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Games that join the hall of fame are also added to The Strong Museum's interactive arcade exhibit, eGameRevolution. " Mario Kart " and " Mortal Kombat " are still two of the most popular video game franchises in the world today, and "Microsoft Solitaire" might be the most played video game of all time.

'Mortal Kombat' and 'Super Mario Kart' join the Video Game Hall of Fame

Sorry, Half-Life fans, you'll have to wait at least another year to see the classic FPS make it into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The National Museum of Play has announced this year's batch of inductees: Mortal Kombat, Super Mario Kart, Colossal Cave Adventure and Microsoft Windows Solitaire.

The latter was a nominee two years ago but failed to make the cut that time around. Along with Half-Life, the other games that just missed out this year were Asteroids, Call of Duty, Dance Dance Revolution, King's Quest, Metroid, Minecraft and Ms. Pac-Man -- all of which were finalists in 2018 as well.

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The World Video Game Hall of Fame , based at the Strong Museum in Rochester, N.Y., has announced this year's inductees: Mortal Kombat , clockwise from left, Microsoft Windows Solitaire, Colossal Cave Adventure and Super Mario Kart .

Mortal Kombat , Super Mario Kart , Colossal Cave Adventure e Microsoft Solitaire were introduced in Strong Museum area of National Video Game Hall of Surprising the inclusion of titles such as Mortal Kombat and Super Mario Kart only for the delay with which perhaps such a choice comes, given

The museum said all four inductees "significantly affected the video game industry, popular culture, and society in general." The Mortal Kombat and Super Mario Kart series are still going strong, with Mortal Kombat 11 dropping just last week, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continues to thrive in sales charts and there's a Mario Kart mobile game set to arrive this summer. Solitaire helped countless office workers and students while away the time when they got bored with life (or Minesweeper), but you might be less familiar with Colossal Cave Adventure.

Despite its lack of polygons, the 1976 text-based adventure "still offered a fully-realized realm to explore, with treasures to find and puzzles to solve," according to the museum. That paved the way for "an entire genre of fantasy and adventure games, and it directly inspired other pioneering titles, such as Adventureland and Zork."

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Mortal Kombat , Super Mario Kart , Colossal Cave Adventure and Microsoft Windows Solitaire emerged among a dozen finalists that included fan favorites The National Museum of Play said all four inductees have significantly impacted the video game industry, pop culture and society in general.

Mortal Kombat 11 just arrived last week, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continues to do well in sales charts. And Solitaire is always a favorite. These games join the likes of John Madden Football, Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy VII, Sonic the Hedgehog, Grand Theft Auto III, The Legend of Zelda, The

It's absolutely a worthy quartet of inductees. They join the likes of John Madden Football, Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy VII, Sonic the Hedgehog,Grand Theft Auto III, The Legend of Zelda, The Oregon Trail, The Sims, Space Invaders, Doom, Pac-Man, Pong, Super Mario Bros., Tetris and World of Warcraft.

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