Microsoft Solitaire makes it into World Video Game Hall of Fame

Perhaps nothing inspires more Windows nostalgia than Microsoft Solitaire, and now that status is being enshrined among other iconic video games. Microsoft announced today (opens in new tab) that Microsoft Solitaire has been inducted into The Strong Museum of Play's World Video Game Hall of Fame as part of its 2019 class.

"Microsoft Solitaire being inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame makes this a historic day! It's incredible to think that one of the most played video games in the world got its start in 1990 as a way for Microsoft to teach users how to use a mouse," sais Studio Manager for Microsoft Casual Games Paul Jensen in a blog post on Xbox Wire.

Microsoft Solitaire was first introduced with Windows 3.0 in 1990, making it 29 years old. Since its release, the game has been included as part of Windows in every version since. According to Jensen, Microsoft Solitaire has been localized into 65 languages and played in more than 200 markets globally.

For the 2019 class of inductees, Microsoft is joined by Super Mario Kart, Mortal Kombat, and Colossal Cave Adventure.

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  • Very cool and well deserved!
  • And there were no ads in that version...….. >:(
  • Or loot crates!
  • Is Free Cell in running?
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