Today, the Video Game Hall of Fame announced the next four additions to their organization as four games enter the 2019 batch of inductees. The four games that will be added are Colossal Cave Adventure, Microsoft Solitaire, Mortal Kombat, and Super Mario Kart. Solitare seems like a no-brainer as basically everyone on the planet owns the game on a PC, even if they don’t know how to play. Colossal Cave Adventure is the one that might catch a few people off-guard as it’s a game from the mid ’70s that was one of the pioneers of extensive storytelling back when it was released. The main two that will catch everyone’s attention is Mortal Kombat, which is oddly represented as a console edition here rather than the arcade cabinet, and Super Mario Kart, one of the most famous racing games on the Super Nintendo.
The four games they landed on were from a list of thousands whittled down to a handful that make the final cut. Other titles revealed to be in the running this year were Candy Crush Saga, Centipede, Dance Dance Revolution, Half-Life, Myst, NBA 2K, Sid Meier’s Civilization, and Super Smash Bros. Melee.