Pokémon Red/Green, and Donkey Kong among 2017 Video Game Hall of Fame inductees

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Nintendo’s history recognized again


Twelve finalists had been selected for the 2017 Video Game Hall of Fame, among those Pokémon Red and Green, Donkey Kong, and Wii Sports were representatives from Nintendo.

Both Pokémon Red and Green, and Donkey Kong join Halo and Street Fighter II as the 2017 selections for the Video Game Hall of Fame.

These are games that span generations and have inspired and motivated players, who innovated their genres, or that helped usher a change in culture in their respective classes. Donkey Kong is credited as launching Shigeru Miyamoto’s career, becoming Nintendo’s most profitable game up to that point and introducing the world to Jump Man who would later become Nintendo’s iconic mascot, Mario.

Pokémon Red and Green is credited as creating a multicultural phenomenon that still lasts to this date.

The full list of nominees:

  • Donkey Kong
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Microsoft Windows Solitaire
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Myst
  • Pokémon Red and Green
  • Portal
  • Resident Evil
  • Street Fighter II
  • Tomb Raider
  • Wii Sports

This is the third year the National Museum of Play has selected games to join their Hall of Fame. These games were inducted in years one and two:

  • Doom
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • The Oregon Trail
  • Pac-Man
  • Pong
  • The Sims
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Space Invaders
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Tetris
  • World of Warcraft

Which games do you believe belong in the Hall of Fame and should be the inductees next year?

Source: World Video Game Hall of Fame


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