Ocarina of Time added to Video Game Hall of Fame

The Strong National Museum of Play has revealed the four titles added to the Video Game Hall of Fame this year. 2022 sees Nintendo The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time join the prestigious rankings alongside Mrs. Pac-Man, Civilization and dance dance revolution.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was released in November 1998 for the Nintendo 64. It is the first 3D Zelda game and spawned a new direction for the previously top-down perspective franchise. While over 20 years have been removed, fans are still holding on Ocarina of time in high esteem. The Legend of Zelda is currently playable on Nintendo’s Switch Online subscription service.

nineteen eighty one Mrs. Pac-Man comes off the heels of the original Pac man and its impact is still felt today. In hindsight, Mrs. Pac-ManThe promotion of women in gaming continues to influence the industry today.

dance dance revolution and Sid Meier’s Civilization are both incredibly influential on their own. DDR is a mainstay of arcades and many gamer houses. Civilization was first in line for runner-up in 2016 and again in 2019.

This year’s Video Game Hall of Fame finalists showcase many notable and beloved games. 2022 finalists included Assassin’s Creed, Candy Crush Saga, Minesweeper, NBA Jam, PaRappa the rapper, Resident Evil, Rogue and Words between friends.

Over the years, inductions into the Strong National Museum of Play include DOOM, Pong, Grand Theft Auto 3, The Legend of Zelda and The Sims. Space Invader, Tetris, Pac-Man, and Final Fantasy VII are also on the list.

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Source: The Strong National Museum of Play Via: Engadget