The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, the fifth exponent of the Nintendo saga and the first chapter to be made in 3D graphics, has officially joined the Video Games Hall of Fame at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester.
Since its opening in 2015, the Video Games Hall of Fame continues to welcome the video games that have most marked the gaming industry from its inception to today. In addition to The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, the new selection also includes Ms. Pac-Man, Dance Dance Revolution, and Sid Meier’s Civilization. Among the finalists who won a seat were also Assassin’s Creed, Candy Crush Saga, Minesweeper, NBA Jam, PaRappa the Rapper, Resident Evil, Rogue, and Words with Friends, which however did not pass the final phase.
Andrew Borman, digital game curator, said this about The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time upon its induction into the World Video Game Hall of Fame:
“Even today, developers around the world credit The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time with influencing the way video games are made. The game’s vast 3D world, fluid combat system, complex puzzles and history that changes over time combine to inspire wonder in players who have never forgotten. “
Among the other titles present in the Video Games Hall of Fame we find DOOM (1993), Pong, Grand Theft Auto III, The Sims, Sonic the Hedgehog, Space Invaders, Super Mario Bros. and many others that you can find at this address. The only other installment of the Nintendo series to be included is the original The Legend of Zelda released on the NES in 1987.
Zelda Ocarina of Time has been recreated in Unreal Engine 5 via a spectacular fanmade remake.