If you believed the Ms Pacman cocktail arcade game was in the World Video Game Hall of Fame, you'd be wrong. It's been on the shortlist for entry -- it had been on the shortlist both this year and last year. It still hasn't made the cut yet, though.
In fact, zero 1980s arcade games joined the Hall of Fame this past year. That said, the judges failed to select a classic 1990s arcade game. This was also to games console games, indoor playground equipment
a mid-70s text-based adventure game, and a game which has been packaged free in the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Vintage 1980s (and Pre-1980s) Arcade Games around the Shortlist but Which Missed 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 have cut in the final hurdle this season:
• Ms Pac-Man -- a finalist for 2 Decades now so, hopefully, It Is Going to Find the recognition it deserves in future years
• Centipede -- the 1981 award winning classic from Atari that provided gameplay similar to Space Invaders but with bugs Rather than spaceships
• Asteroids -- the brilliant multidirectional shooter published by Atari in 1979 which was one of the very first arcade games to Attain widespread popularity
The 2019 Inductees
What about the video games that did get inducted in the World Video Game Hall of Fame this year?
• Mortal Kombat -- that is the only arcade game to get into the World Video Game Hall of Fame in 2019. Over time, various titles and versions of the game have been published on a range of different platforms. The initial four incarnations, but beginning in 1992, were arcade just.
• Microsoft Solitaire -- packed in the Windows operating system, it's been automatically installed on countless computers across the world. Since 1990, it has helped office workers pretend
to be busy and is now played 35 billion times annually.
• Super Mario Kart -- the most fun and still popular racing
game which was first published in 1992.
• Colossal Cave Adventure -- an obscure (compared to the other huge video game titles mentioned in this article) text-based adventure game released in 1976. To perform it, you write commands and there are no graphics. The intention is to locate treasures and solve puzzles.
Hopefully, Ms Pac-Man gets her opportunity next year. You do not have to wait till then to play it however, particularly if you've got your own arcade machine. Check out our range today.