Mortal Kombat, Solitaire And Super Mario Kart Among Esteemed Inductees To Video Game Hall Of Fame

Each year a new round of video games are inducted into The Strong's World Video Game Hall of Fame, and this year four new titles were added. Most of the newly inducted titles are popular enough that people will be familiar with them. One of the titles has come on every Windows computer since 1991 and that game is Microsoft Windows Solitaire.

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We've all gotten bored at some point and resorted to playing this game. Every single computer running the Windows OS between 1990 and 2013 had Solitare pre-installed, and it can be downloaded on machines running newer versions of Windows. The game has been installed on over a billion computers and played by billions of people around the world.

Mortal Kombat was also among the games inducted; it launched in 1992. This game was so violent in its time that it spawned Congressional hearings in the U.S. which resulted in the founding of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) in 1994. This is one of the games credited with proving that gaming wasn't just for kids and went on to spawn movies, action figures, and more.

Super Mario Kart was inducted, and anyone with a Super Nintendo will remember this game. The game launched in 1992 and went on to sell millions of copies on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. This was one of the first games to really push social gaming with friends racing against each other for the win.

The fourth game inducted is one that many gamers are probably unfamiliar with. The game is called Colossal Cave Adventure and doesn't have graphics at all. The game debuted in 1976 and was all text. Playing the game required players to type commands into a command line to tell the game what to do. Graphics were up to the imagination, and the game offered puzzles to solve and treasures to find. One game that didn't make the cut was Sid Meier's Civilization, anyone who is a fan of Civ VI will lament that it didn't make the cut. Back in 2015, Pac-Man was among the games inducted into the Hall of Fame.