A-Z OF RETRO AND 80S GAMING T-SHIRT IDEAS
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AsteroidsAnother arcade classic by Atari which was launched way back in 1979. Featuring cool vector graphics, the game became an instant hit in the arcades and was widely emulated.
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.
The Amiga eventually dominated the 16-bit market after seeing off the Atari ST machines, and it was an awesome gaming machine. The graphics and sound were phenomenal for a low-cost home computer, which led to a massive gaming market. Visit our Commodore T-shirts page.
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This classic shooter game was first released for the NES video game console in the mid 80s. As the title of the game suggested, the idea was simple - shoot ducks with your light gun (Nes Zapper). A Duck Hunt T-shirt would make a lovely gift for Nintendo retro gaming fans.
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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.
JoustJoust 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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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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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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Sonic The HedgehogBorn 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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Retro T-shirt Ideas