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My Classic Video Game Hall of Fame 2024
« on: January 01, 2024, 04:05:52 am »
Usually I follow along with how the Baseball Hall of Fame inducts players when it first started out.  I started in the year 1936, and now am at 1944.  Well, I looked at how the Hall of Fame inducted players, and it was nuts.  None this year, and none the next, and then 9 players in 1946.  Well I decided to divide that 9, and make it 3 players each year for the next 3 years.  So, yeah, I decided to veer off just a little the next three years.

So, here are my picks.

John McCurdy: I have to admit that I am biased against basically one score players, but Donkey Kong is a different animal.  The level of commitment is by far greater than any other Arcade game.  Getting a record on this is like getting a record on 20 other arcade games.  So, It's time I recognized McCurdy and his insane commitment he had to this game.  It's an incredible score.  Also, anyone else that gets the record automatically will be put in my Hall of Fame the very next year.  I decided to respect the Donkey Kong record that much

Justin Elliot: I realize that a lot of what he's done has been done in just the past three years, but my oh my he's done an amazing amount of stuff in just those three years.  3rd best in Donkey Kong with a giant 1.23 million score, breaking Phil Tudose's absolutely amazing DKJr Record, Getting the Crazy Kong record, getting the RBS Hard badge in DK3, and hey, how about being the first to get the Level S achievement by getting amazing scores on all four major Kongs in a period of just 24 hours?  Simply incredible.  This enshrinement is well deserved.

Ben Falls: To be honest, I was really contemplating putting him in since back in 2020, but he's barely missed the cut every year until now.  He really is a legend to arcade games.  Where to start?  He was one of the innovators of modern day Donkey Kong gameplay that transformed the game from just a top hammer and bottom hammer game.  One of the very first million point scorers in Donkey Kong.  Truly a pioneer of the game.  But his accomplishments go beyond that.  He was the second ever to get the RBS DK3 screen.  Also has a 1.3 million DKJr score when 1.3 million was much harder to pull off. 
He also has a simply incredible Popeye arcade score that I believe still stands to this very day.  In fact he's pretty good at a lot of Nintendo Arcade games.  He's also amazing at Satan's Hallow.  An extremely difficult shooter game.  There's also other games not listed where he's simply fantastic at.  A truly great gamer that's gets a well deserved enshrinement. 

My previous enshrinements

2017
Donald Hayes
Billy Mitchell*
Matt Hall
Dwayne Richard
Todd Rogers*

*Both Todd Rogers, and Billy Mitchell were kicked out of Twin Galaxies after they were put in my personal Hall of Fame.

2018
Martin Bedard
Tom Votava
John McCallister

2019
Dean Saglio

2020
Mark Kheil
Tim Sczerby
Robbie Lakeman
Wes Copeland
Phil Tudose
Andrew Barrow
Steve Wiebe

2021
Shigeru Myamoto
Eugene Jarvis:
Takshi Nishiyama:
Toru Iwatani
Tomohiro Nishikado
Ed Logg

2022
Walter Day
Jonas Neubauer

2023
Hector Rodriguez
« Last Edit: January 01, 2024, 04:09:37 am by homerwannabee »
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Re: My Classic Video Game Hall of Fame 2024
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2024, 10:45:23 am »
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Re: My Classic Video Game Hall of Fame 2024
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2024, 04:05:41 pm »
It's actually amazing that I was thinking "I want flyhec on this list."

Oh wait that was considered "last year's." Whoops. Still I don't think I saw his name on this but did see the previous entries.


Is the list limited to high score? Also while I agree with Jonas I am surprised that Thor Aackerlund would not be the initial pick, Harry Hong also being very notable here. Understandable that you can't add everyone, but then again there are 7 entries one year and then  only 1 another year. I guess there's a sort of "theme" each year.
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Re: My Classic Video Game Hall of Fame 2024
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2024, 07:45:41 am »
George, I'm very honored you would think of me this year. And WOW, to be in a class with such legends as Serphy and Benny. BBB.  BibleThump

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Re: My Classic Video Game Hall of Fame 2024
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2024, 02:04:50 pm »
Why Wiebe? He played one game and now isn't even in the top 10 of all time high scores? Just wondering.

(Edit: No offense to Wiebe if he reads this.)
« Last Edit: January 02, 2024, 02:21:17 pm by Verminator »
Berzerk (Fast Bullets/No Patterns) = 58,780
Berzerk (Slow Bullets/No Patterns) = 195,000
Frenzy = 1,150,665

Donkey Kong = 249,800
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Re: My Classic Video Game Hall of Fame 2024
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2024, 08:01:28 pm »
Why Wiebe? He played one game and now isn't even in the top 10 of all time high scores? Just wondering.
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Re: My Classic Video Game Hall of Fame 2024
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2024, 10:31:06 pm »
Why Wiebe? He played one game and now isn't even in the top 10 of all time high scores? Just wondering.

(Edit: No offense to Wiebe if he reads this.)
He had the DKJR WR at one time.
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Re: My Classic Video Game Hall of Fame 2024
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2024, 12:42:53 am »
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Re: My Classic Video Game Hall of Fame 2024
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2024, 06:03:50 am »
Why Wiebe?  Because he brought in a lot of people into classic gaming. The reason I got involved with classic gaming was watching Wiebe go after a kill screen on an old G3 broadcast.
The reason why he's out of the top 10 is because of the popularity of the movie.
Also, he's a multiple Donkey Kong world record holder.

I'm not certain this forum exists if his story isn't told on the big screen
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Re: My Classic Video Game Hall of Fame 2024
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2024, 01:44:48 pm »
Just an inquiry.
Berzerk (Fast Bullets/No Patterns) = 58,780
Berzerk (Slow Bullets/No Patterns) = 195,000
Frenzy = 1,150,665

Donkey Kong = 249,800
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Re: My Classic Video Game Hall of Fame 2024
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2024, 07:16:43 pm »
I am hearing quite the Protest for me not getting into the Hall Of Fame.   It's Your thing you keep doing it .  I think really active players should not go into the hall of fame so early .
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Re: My Classic Video Game Hall of Fame 2024
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2024, 03:00:13 pm »
Don't worry. I do not agree with all the members who are in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but still have visited Cooperstown. :-)
Berzerk (Fast Bullets/No Patterns) = 58,780
Berzerk (Slow Bullets/No Patterns) = 195,000
Frenzy = 1,150,665

Donkey Kong = 249,800
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Re: My Classic Video Game Hall of Fame 2024
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2024, 05:43:10 pm »
I am hearing quite the Protest for me not getting into the Hall Of Fame.   It's Your thing you keep doing it .  I think really active players should not go into the hall of fame so early .
Brian, what exactly do you believe is your top reasons for being selected? By all means, make a case. I'm all ears. You have some qualifications.
1. One of the early rank d players
2. You've had records, and still have some
3. Great rivalry with Allen Staal

There's nothing that stands out.  You're a good player overall, but for the most part I have either amazing players or players with a major historical achievement.  Like being a record holder in Donkey Kong.
Outside of the Kongs there's not many very good scores on the all time greats. I know you have a decent 1942 score, and I think you have a good Galaxian score, but you'd need about 48 more very good scores like that.
Also, it's OK to not be great, or even good at the great games, but I expect a person then to do very good overall in tournaments.  Like Yolympics or the crap tournament.
You have none of that
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Re: My Classic Video Game Hall of Fame 2024
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2024, 06:16:41 pm »
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Re: My Classic Video Game Hall of Fame 2024
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2024, 07:14:11 pm »
I am hearing quite the Protest for me not getting into the Hall Of Fame.   It's Your thing you keep doing it .  I think really active players should not go into the hall of fame so early .

The World Golf Hall of Fame allows for active players, some pretty young. I suppose some people have gotten stars on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. Not sure about that though.

As a side note, Tim Sczerby definitely deserves to be on the list. Good choice.

I am uncertain if Pat Laffaye has any other scores, but he has been very skilled at Frogger and Paperboy.

I know very little of the politics of TG and such, and know very little of these guys. I'm still newer to the arcade scene, and don't mean to step on any toes, if inadvertently these guys are jerks or something.

BTW, can we make a "Historical" list so that Billy can be on it? maybe we could add Steve Sanders' 3,000,000+ score onto it? While we're at it, I actually scored several billion back in '05 on DK.  <stirpot> <stirpot> <Sanders> <Sanders> <Billy> <Billy>
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