The 1991 SEGA classic Sonic the Hedgehog will be entered into the World Video Game Hall of Fame which celebrates its second year in June.
Like Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog helped pave the way for many platform games to follow and a number of other influential titles are set to join the iconic Mega Drive / Genesis game in a New York based event hosted by the Strong National Museum of Play.
Joining them is Grand Theft Auto III, the exciting drive/crime sequel which when released in 2001 changed the GTA play format from the classic bird’s eye view to the third-person, open-world experience which considerably expanded the gameplay that continues in the current games on Xbox One and PS4.
Also in the line-up is real-life replacer The Sims (2000), legendary arcade shooter Space Invaders (1978) and taking it way back is The Oregon Trail (1971) a historically educational game from the United States which has quietly spanned the ages most recently resurfacing on Nintendo 3DS and mobile.
All games in the World Video Game Hall of Fame can be seen at www.worldvideogamehalloffame.org.