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Sonic the Hedgehog is a finalist for the World Video Game Hall of Fame

The World Video Game Hall of Fame was formed last year in Rochester, New York and they are overseen by  The Strong and the International Center for the History of Electronic Games. Last year, the Hall of Fame formally inducted classics like Super Mario Bros., Pac-Man, Pong, and World of Warcraft as the Class of 2015.

Today, the World Video Game Hall of Fame announced their finalists for the Class of 2016 and it includes Sonic the Hedgehog!

“These 15 World Video Game Hall of Fame finalists span decades, gaming platforms, and countries of origin—but what they all have in common is their undeniable impact on the world of gaming and popular culture,” says Jon-Paul C. Dyson, director of The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games. “Whether it’s an iconic game like The Legend of Zelda, a pioneering educational title like The Oregon Trail, or an innovator like Elite, which forever changed the design and development of other games, they’re among the most influential games of all time.”

The full list of finalists can be see below:

Elite

Final Fantasy

Grand Theft Auto III

John Madden Football

The Legend of Zelda

Minecraft

Nürburgring

The Oregon Trail

Pokemon Red and Green

Sid Meier’s Civilization

The Sims

Sonic the Hedgehog

Space Invaders

Street Fighter II

Tomb Raider

The final inductees will be announced at The Strong museum on May 5th at 10:30 a.m. Their official website currently has a poll where you can pick your favorite finalist from the Class of 2016.

Via World Video Game Hall of Fame 

Marcin Gulik

Been a gamer all my life. Studied Sociology and Criminology in college, and traveled for a bit. I like long walks on the beach and I like to listen to... (wait wrong site....) Sega Dreamcast and Shenmue all the way!

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