Video Game Hall of Fame reveals finalists for May induction


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — “Sonic the Hedgehog,” ”Space Invaders” and “John Madden Football” are among the titles making a play for the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

The 15 finalists for the 2016 class were revealed Tuesday.

The winners will be inducted May 5 at The Strong museum in Rochester, where the hall opened last year.

Also making the list of finalists are: “Elite,” ”Final Fantasy,” ”Grand Theft Auto III,” ”The Legend of Zelda,” ”Minecraft,” ”Nurburgring,” ”The Oregon Trail,” ”Pokemon Red and Green,” ”Sid Meier’s Civilization,” ”The Sims,” ”Street Fighter II” and “Tomb Raider.”

The World Video Game Hall of Fame says it received thousands of nominations from more than 100 countries. An international advisory committee of journalists, scholars and others will guide the final selection.