‘Ocarina Of Time’ Added To Video Game Hall Of Fame

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was added to the Video Game Hall of Fame alongside Mrs. Pac-Man, Sid Meier’s Civilization and dance dance revolution.

The Strong Museum’s World Video Game Hall Of Fame is based in Rochester, New York and began in 2015.

It “recognizes electronic games of all types that have enjoyed popularity over an extended period of time and have exerted an influence on the video game industry or on popular culture and society at large,” a statement on their website reads.

Since its opening, the museum has inducted 36 games into the Hall of Fame, including LOSS, pong and Auto grand theft 3.

Talk about Ocarina of time‘s, the Hall Of Fame wrote, “Even today, developers around the world award The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as influencing the way they create games. Somehow, the game’s sprawling 3D world, fluid combat, intricate puzzles, and time-shifting story all combined to inspire players with a wonder they never forgot. while Sid Meier’s Civilization is often “hailed as the most influential strategy game ever made”.

As for dance dance revolutionit’s described as “more than just a video game” after it became an official sport in Norway, inspired by annual esports competitions in Tokyo, and launched a TV show.

“DDR’s success also paved the way for the musical game explosion that followed in the mid-2000s, such as Guitar Hero and Rock band. As the name suggests, it truly revolutionized the gaming music scene.

Released in 1982, Ms. Pacman “promoted and signaled the broadening of gendered play. There was nothing inherently gendered about early video games, but the coin industry certainly advertised them that way. The flyers of arcade generally portrayed men as active gamers and women as passive admirers of the action.In featuring the first female video game character, Mrs. Pac-Man represented a turning point in the cultural conversation about the place of women in the arcade as well as in society at large.

You can see the full list of inductees here.

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