Microsoft’s Solitaire Has Joined The World Video Game Hall of Fame

Solitaire. It’s a game that’s been available on your PC since PCs existed, but there’s not a huge amount of love for the iconic card game – even though we’ve all probably spent hours playing.

However, all that’s just changed, as Microsoft’s Solitaire has officially been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame [via The Verge].

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Yes, Solitaire has joined the likes of absolutely iconic titles including The Legend of Zelda, Tetris and Pokemon.

The World Video Game Hall of Fame, created fairly recently in 2015, selected Microsoft’s Solitaire to join its ranks thanks to its replayability and sheer number of players.

Speaking of the news on its website, the World Video Game Hall of Fame said: “Microsoft Solitaire demonstrated that there existed a vast market for games that appeal to people of all types, paving the way for the growth of the casual game market.

“While it was not a new game, Microsoft Solitaire was tremendously influential and is, perhaps, one of the most widely played games of all time.”

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The Hall of Fame also stated that the game appeared on every Microsoft PC from 1990 through to Windows 8.1 in 2013. The company has since made the game a downloadable title, and “has likely been installed on more than a billion computers.”

If you work in an office, you’ve probably sunk more than a few hundred hours into Microsoft’s Solitaire

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Sharing the news on Twitter, the home of the World Video Game Hall of Fame said: “The second inductee to this year’s World Video Game Hall of Fame is @Microsoft Solitaire! #videogamehall

Other games inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame include Colossal Cave Adventure, Microsoft Solitaire, Mortal Kombat, and Super Mario Kart.

Do you think Microsoft’s Solitaire deserves a place in the Video Game Hall of Fame?

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