In 2015 Super Mario Bros. and Tetris were among the first games to be inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. A "committee of journalists, scholars and video game industry members" takes on the annual task of choosing games "recognized for their iconic status, longevity, geographical reach and influence".
The 2016 shortlist also held interest for Nintendo, with The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon Red & Green among the contenders. The six inductees have now been announced and there is a notable success for Nintendo, while fans of a certain blue blur also have cause to be pleased.
The six new arrivals are as follows:
- Grand Theft Auto III
- The Legend of Zelda
- The Oregon Trail
- The Sims
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Space Invaders
Nintendo has now had two of its most iconic franchises appear in the Hall of Fame for their NES efforts, with Tetris also being an unsurprising inclusion of 2015. It's a pleasing day for SEGA, too, which is celebrating Sonic's 25th Anniversary this year.
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