If you believed the Ms Pacman cocktail arcade game was in the World Video Game Hall of Fame, you would be incorrect. It's been on the shortlist for entry -- it was about the shortlist both this season and last year. It hasn't made the cut though.
Actually, no 1980s arcade games joined the Hall of Fame this past year. Nevertheless, the judges did select a timeless 1990s arcade game. This was also to console gamesconsole, a mid-70s text-based adventure game, and a game that has been packed free from the Microsoft Windows operating platform.
Vintage 1980s (and indoor playground equipment home Pre-1980s) Arcade Games around the Shortlist but Which Missed the Cut
The World Video Game Hall of Fame is managed by The Strong's National Museum of Play.
These are some of the great 1980s arcade games which got cut in the final hurdle this season:
• Ms Pac-Man -- a finalist for 2 Decades now so, hopefully, It Is Going to Find the recognition it deserves in future years
• Centipede -- the 1981 award-winning classic from Atari that provided gameplay similar to 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
• Mortal Kombat -- this is the only arcade game to get into the World Video Game Hall of Fame at 2019. Through time, various versions and titles of this 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 automatically installed on countless computers around the world. Since 1990, it has helped office workers pretend to be busy and is now played 35 billion times a year.
• Super Mario Kart -- the most fun and still 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 multiple consoles and platforms.
• Colossal Cave Adventure -- an obscure (compared to another huge gaming titles mentioned in this article) text-based adventure game released in 1976. To perform it, you write commands and there aren't any graphics. The aim is to find treasures and solve puzzles.
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