If you believed the Ms Pacman cocktail arcade game was at the World Video Game Hall of Fame, you'd be wrong. It's been on the shortlist for entrance -- it had been on the shortlist both this season and last year. It still hasn't made the cut yet, though.
Actually, no 1980s arcade games joined the Hall of Fame this past year. That said, the judges failed to select a timeless 1990s arcade game. This was also to games console games, a mid-70s text-based adventure game, and a game which was packaged free in the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Classic 1980s (and Pre-1980s) Arcade Games around the Shortlist but What Makes 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 that got cut in the final hurdle this season:
• Ms Pac-Man -- a finalist for two Decades now so, hopefully, it will get the recognition it deserves in future years
• Centipede -- the 1981 award winning classic from Atari that provided gameplay like Space Invaders but with insects instead of spaceships
• Asteroids -- the brilliant multidirectional shooter published by Atari in 1979 that was one of the very first arcade games to Attain 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 the game have been released on a range of different platforms. The initial four incarnations, however, beginning in 1992, were arcade just.
• Microsoft Solitaire -- packaged in the Windows operating system, it's been automatically installed on countless computers around the world. Since 1990, it has helped workplace employees pretend to be active and indoor playground supply is now played 35 billion times annually.
• Super Mario Kart -- the most fun and popular racing game that was first published in 1992. It features characters from the Mario Bros video game franchise and has been published on several consoles and platforms.
• Colossal Cave Adventure -- an obscure (compared to the other huge gaming names mentioned in this article) text-based adventure game published in 1976. To play it, you compose commands and there are no graphics. The intention is to locate treasures and resolve puzzles.
Hopefully, Ms Pac-Man gets her chance next year. You don't have to wait until then to play it however, especially in the event that you've got your own arcade system. Have a look at our range now.