Retro 80s Gaming T-shirts - Atari, C64, Pong, Galaga

A-Z OF RETRO AND 80S GAMING T-SHIRT IDEAS

Would you like to relive the golden era of gaming? Well, I don't have a time machine, unfortunately. However, you can partly relive them with a T-shirt celebrating the classic games and computers/consoles from back in the day. These T-shirts are ideal for both older 8-bit gaming fans (like myself!) and a new generation of gamers who like to wear uber cool, retro designs. All the favourites are here in a convenient A-Z format - from Asteroids to the ZX Spectrum!

Bomb Jack

Anyone who lived through the 1980s 8-bit era will certainly remember this game. Featuring exotic backdrops, this fast-paced platformer had the player in a panic as he/she desperately tried to defuse bombs - hopefully in the correct sequence! This is a great choice of T-shirt for 80s gaming geeks.

Atari ET Game T-shirt

E.T. The Video Game

This is widely regarded as one of the worst video games ever made and it was also one of the biggest commercial failures in the history of video gaming, causing heavy financial losses for Atari. 

This T-shirt features the E.T game character and would be great fun to wear at a retro gaming event. 

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International Karate

This classic fighting game by System 3 became popular on the Atari 8-bits and C64 in 1986, and featured awesome background scenery and music by the legendary Rob Hubbard. Remind yourself of wasting too many hours playing the 8-bit game with a splendid T-shirt.


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Joust

Joust was a classic arcade platform game (1982) in which you controlled a knight flying on an ostrich. It's not quite as well known as some of the iconic games featured here, but the T-shirt has a more geeky appeal that will allow you to celebrate the golden days of gaming once more.


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Manic Miner

This was the first ZX Spectrum game to feature music and it won a "Golden Joystick Award" from Computer & Video Games magazine in 1983. First launched by Bug Byte for the Speccy, the game was eventually ported to other home computers.

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Out Run

This 3D racing game by Sega was hugely successful when released into the arcades during 1986 and became the best-selling game of the year. I can still remember playing the game at the Motorway service stations during the summer holidays. 

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Pong

Released into the arcades by Atari in 1972, Pong was the first commercially successful video game, and helped to launch the home video games market. There were numerous Pong games consoles created, too. Despite it's simplicity, here we are 44 years later and the game is still enjoyed by gamers, although mainly as an app.

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Q*bert

This quirky-looking, trumpet-nosed character first hit the arcades in 1982. The game was pretty unique at the time, featuring isometric graphics that gave a pseudo-3D look. It was quickly ported to 8-bit home computers, and I certainly remember playing this one on my Atari 800XL, and it was all too easy to jump the wrong way.

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Sega

If you yearn for the days when you played on your Megadrive, then the next best thing is a T-shirt. There are many great designs available for both men and women.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 90s Sega Video Game T Shirt

Sonic The Hedgehog

Born in the 90s, the most famous (and fastest!) hedgehog in the world was Mario's biggest rival and helped Sega grab a huge slice of the video gaming market. The Sonic series has now sold around 80 million units. There are many cool T-shirt designs available.


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Street Fighter II: The World Warrior

This fantastic sequel from 1991 was superior to the original game in many ways and became much more popular. It was unique in that it allowed the player to choose a character, which gave more varied matches each character had a different fighting style.

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The Last Ninja 80s Video Game T Shirt

The Last Ninja

This action martial-arts game was originally released for the C64 back in 1987, before being ported to other systems. A very official-looking T-shirt which features the design from the cover art of the game box. Hoodies also available.


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