And the winners are…!

Nintendo took two of the four spots for this year’s World Video Game Hall of Fame. Donkey Kong, along with Pokémon Red and Green, are now officially recognized by the organization for their impact on the gaming industry and community.

Rounding out the other two spots, the remaining inductees are Halo: Combat Evolve and Street Fighter II.

Congrats to the winners! If you’re feeling nostalgic, perhaps it’s time to boot up some old save files or even look forward to Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers being released on the Switch later this month.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)

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  1. bonny clide says:

    As large as Pokemon got in the late-90’s, and it took them THIS LONG to put those defining games in?? Sheesh!

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  2. Jennifer Burch

    bonny clide – Given the limitations that WVGHoF has imposed on itself, unfortunately it did take that long. With this year’s inductees, the total is now 16 games in the Hall of Fame. I would have loved to seen Pokémon Red & Green (Blue) inducted last year in commemoration of the 20th anniversary, but at least it’s in now! Think about it this way, technically it’s 21 years old so it can celebrate in style.

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