Does Link have what it takes to be a hall of famer?
The Strong Museum in Rochester, NY is dedicated to all types of play experiences, and that includes video games! In 2021, they inducted Animal Crossing, Microsoft Flight Simulator, StarCraft, and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego to their ever growing video game hall of fame. In 2022, there’s a new slate of finalists that have been nominated for the honor:
- Assassin’s Creed (2007)
- Candy Crush Saga (2012)
- Dance Dance Revolution (1998)
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)
- Minesweeper (1990)
- Ms. Pac-Man (1982)
- NBA Jam (1993)
- PaRappa the Rapper (1996)
- Resident Evil (1996)
- Rogue (1980)
- Sid Meier’s Civilization (1991)
- Words with Friends (2009)
Several of these titles have appeared on Nintendo consoles in the past, but of course, it’s The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time that holds the hearts of most Nintendo gamers. It seems like a likely winner, but we’ll find out for sure when the Strong Museum holds their announcement ceremony virtually later this year. Check out the Strong Museum’s web site for more details on the finalists, and maybe book a visit for yourself!