The Strong Museum has announced its finalists for this years entries into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The finalists include Pokémon Red and Green, which are up for nomination for the second year running, the 1981 arcade classic Donkey Kong, and also Wii Sports.

You can take a look at the full list of finalists below:

  • Donkey Kong
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Microsoft Windows Solitaire
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Myst
  • Pokémon Red and Green
  • Portal
  • Resident Evil
  • Street Fighter II
  • Tomb Raider
  • Wii Sports

The new inductees are going to be announced at The Strong museum on Thursday, May 4 at 10:30 AM. The Legend of Zelda was inducted previously in 2016’s ceremony.

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    • King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Please, Nintendo! Blow me off of the fence at E3 onto your side so I can say the same for Switch, too!}

      From what I recall, that game saved the entire video game industry as a whole. So yeah. It definitely deserves to be in a hall of fame. In fact, it’s about damn time!

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    • King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Please, Nintendo! Blow me off of the fence at E3 onto your side so I can say the same for Switch, too!}

      LMAOSHMSFO is right. Solitaire & Minesweeper were the shit on computer before all of these MMOs, flash games, & mobile games also available on PC came along. Of course, Solitaire has fared better than Minesweeper since there have been clones of it. Like the 3D Solitaire game I got on my 3DS, for instance.

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    • I mean this is only the third year that these awards have been given out. So Zelda was among the first 10 games to be inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame. That seems pretty reasonable to me.

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    • King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Please, Nintendo! Blow me off of the fence at E3 onto your side so I can say the same for Switch, too!}

      If not for Donkey Kong, we wouldn’t have a video game industry today. So yeah. It definitely should have been in way fucking sooner!

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  1. If I had to pick a few, Donkey Kong would easily top the list. Donkey Kong gave Nintendo a foothold in North America which led to the NES playing a huge role in saving a dying industry.

    Pokemon Red and Green comes in second for revolutionary gameplay, spawning a worldwide phenomenon, and starting a multi-billion dollar franchise. There aren’t many people who haven’t heard of Pokemon.

    Finally (not in a particular order) Halo for revolutionizing First Person Shooters, Resident Evil for basically defining the Survival Horror genre, and FFVII for popularizing JRPGs worldwide.

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  2. I think Donkey Kong is overrated honestly. Yea, it was popular, but boring as hell. I remember when it released, me and all my friends really hated that game. If you went to a local arcade you always saw the Donkey Kong machine all by itself with nobody playing it. It still deserves a spot in the hall of fame because of its popularity but the game was really short and boring af.

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    • King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Please, Nintendo! Blow me off of the fence at E3 onto your side so I can say the same for Switch, too!}

      Not just popularity but for saving the video game industry. We wouldn’t even have video games today, nor games on PC, console, or phone period. Least not in the state it is now, anyway.

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  3. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Please, Nintendo! Blow me off of the fence at E3 onto your side so I can say the same for Switch, too!}

    Why wasn’t Donkey Kong, the game to save the video game industry & allowed us to even have video games, PC games, & mobile games, in there sooner!?

    And what’s with all the hate for Solitaire on Windows!? D: That was one of the things to have fun with back in the day before we had all this other snazzy stuff on computers.

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