It’s that time of year again when The Strong Museum announces its ‘World Video Game Hall of Fame’ finalists and by 2023 there have been two Nintendo classics nominated.
First up is the 2006 Wii launch title Wii Sports, which packs five motion-control sports into one collection, and then, we have the 1997 Rare-licensed N64 shooter GoldenEye 007. As awesome as these two titles are, they also face some serious competition.
Other nominees include the following games: id Software’s influential FPS Quake, Microsoft’s legendary RTS Age of Empires, arguably the best CoD – Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, EA’s long-running FIFA series, mobile sensation Angry Birds, the hugely popular 2K NBA series, Naughty Dog’s PlayStation hit story The Last of Us, the 1996 hit Barbie Fashion Designer, the 1981 fantasy RPG pioneer Wizardry, and the first video game Computer Space commercial, dating back to 1971.
You can vote once a day, and the three games that receive the most public votes will be submitted on one ballot to join the other “top three submissions” by members of the National Team Advisory Committee. The final members will be announced on May 4 . These are the criteria on which the final selections are based:
“The World Video Game Hall of Fame at The Strong recognizes electronic games of all types that have enjoyed popularity for a sustained period and have exerted influence on the video game industry or popular culture and society at large” .
Selected titles will be existing members such as Animal Crossing, Super Mario Bros., Street Fighter II, Minecraft, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. You can view past members on The Strong National Museum of Play website.