Posted on May 08 2022 by David Lasby
Zelda fans might still debate which game is best in the storied franchise, but in the halls of greatness, a place has been enshrined. The votes have been counted and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has been inducted into The Strong National Museum of Play’s World Video Game Hall of Fame.
Nominated for the honor back in March, the legendary Nintendo 64 title joins three other games in the class of 2022. This year’s inductees are Dance Dance Revolution, Ms. Pac-Man, Sid Meier’s Civilization, and of course Ocarina of Time. The Strong National Museum of Play’s World Video Game Hall of Fame has now inducted eight classes, dating back to 2015.
The Zelda franchise has shaped the development of the video game industry over the last thirty-six years. Many of its titles have defined eras, changed combat mechanics, and fueled the spirit of exploration. While many argue Ocarina of Time is the greatest video game of all time, the impact of A Link to the Past and Breath of the Wild cannot be ignored. One has to wonder if these titles will also find their way into the hall of fame.
Tell us what you think! Are you excited about the induction of Ocarina of Time into The Strong National Museum of Play’s World Video Game Hall of Fame? Do you think other Zelda titles deserve a place as well? Share your reactions in the comments below.
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