‘Space Invaders’ among 6 inducted to video game hall of fame


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A video game that had players zapping space aliens with lasers and another that put players in covered wagons have been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

The class of 2016 was honored at The Strong museum in Rochester on Thursday. Inductees are: “Space Invaders” and “The Oregon Trail,” along with “Grand Theft Auto III,” ”Sonic the Hedgehog,” ”The Legend of Zelda” and “The Sims.”

The winners were chosen from among 15 finalists culled from thousands of nominations.

The Strong established the hall last year to recognize electronic games that had longevity and influenced the gaming industry or society.

Contenders that missed the final cut were: “John Madden Football,” ”Elite,” ”Final Fantasy,” ”Minecraft,” ”Nurburgring,” ”Pokemon Red and Green,” ”Sid Meier’s Civilization,” ”Street Fighter II” and “Tomb Raider.”

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