The games in the 2019 class of The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame span the spectrum of gaming, with the brutality of Mortal Kombat and the zany fun of Super Mario Kart.
Besides those two, the latest inductees into the prestigious Hall of Fame include Colossal Cave Adventure and Microsoft Windows Solitaire.
The ceremony will be broadcast at 7:30 a.m. Pacific time live on Twitch.
These games emerged from finalists that also included Candy Crush Saga, Centipede, Dance Dance Revolution, Half-Life, Myst, NBA 2K, Sid Meier’s Civilization, and Super Smash Bros. Melee.
I was one of a few dozen judges, and this year none of the games I voted for were winners.
The four inductees span multiple decades, countries of origin, and gaming platforms, but all have a significant influence the video game industry, popular culture, and society.