World Video Game Hall of Fame inductees 2019

Mario Kart, Mortal Kombat Inducted into World Video Game Hall of Fame

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For a few years now, the Strong Museum has been inducting some of the most culturally significant video games into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Today (May 2), the four latest inductees have been announced.

The Strong Museum recently revealed that the 2019 inductees into the World Video Game Hall of Fame are Super Mario KartMortal KombatMicrosoft Solitaire, and Colossal Cave AdventureSuper Mario Kart, as if it needs any introduction, was first released in 1992 for the SNES and basically pioneered the kart-racing genre. The series has had continued success throughout the years, as Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is currently one of the best-selling games for the Switch. Mortal Kombat was also released in 1992 and was eventually made available for just about every console at the time. The game spawned an entire franchise that continues to be one of the most popular fighting game series to this day. Microsoft Solitaire was first released in 1990 for the Windows 3.0 computer and newer versions of the game have been available on many more Windows computers since. Colossal Cave Adventure was first released for the PDP-10 computer in 1976 before later getting updated in 1977. The game was a text-based adventure game and basically spawned the entire adventure game genre of video games.

These four games join the likes of The Legend of ZeldaTetrisDOOMDonkey KongFinal Fantasy VIISuper Mario Bros.Grand Theft Auto III, and many more in the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

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Dylan Siegler
Dylan Siegler has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Redlands. He has copy edited novels and short stories and is the editor of nearly all marketing materials for RoKo Marketing. In addition to his professional work, Dylan is also working on several of his own projects. Some of these projects include a novel that satirizes the very nature of novel writing as an art and a short film that parodies buddy cop movies. His short story “Day 3658,” a look into a future ten years into a zombie apocalypse, is being published in September of 2017 in Microcosm Publishing’s compilation Bikes in Space IV: Biketopia. His political satire "The Devil's Advocates" is currently available for free (the link to this story can be found on his Facebook page).