Electronic Games - Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

The twelve games voted by readers as part of the magazine's Hall of Fame up until January 1985.

  • Pong (1972)
  • Space Invaders (1978)
  • Asteroids (1979)
  • Star Raiders (1979)
  • Defender (1980)
  • Major League Baseball (1980)
  • Pac-Man (1980)
  • Donkey Kong (1981)
  • Quest for the Rings (1981)
  • Miner 2049er (1982)
  • Zaxxon (1982)
  • Dragon's Lair (1983)

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Hall Of Fame

A hall of fame, wall of fame, walk of fame, walk of stars or avenue of stars is a type of attraction established for any field of endeavor to honor individuals of noteworthy achievement in that field. The meaning of "Fame" has changed over the years, originally meaning "renown" as opposed to today's more common meaning of "celebrity".

In some cases, these halls of fame consist of actual halls or museums which enshrine the honorees with sculptures, plaques, and displays of memorabilia. Sometimes, the honorees' plaques may instead be posted on a wall (a '"wall of fame") or inscribed on a sidewalk (a "walk of fame" or an "avenue of fame"). In others, the hall of fame is more figurative, and just simply consists of a list of names of noteworthy individuals maintained by an organization or community.

The English-language term was popularised in the United States by the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at Bronx Community College, in New York City, completed in 1900. Its inspiration, the Ruhmeshalle in Munich, Germany, also means "Hall of Fame". The Walhalla Temple in Bavaria, Germany, is an even earlier hall of fame, conceived in 1807 and built between 1830 and 1842.

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