Martial arts have long played a role in arcades and video games, well before Street Fighter II dominated the scene. This design celebrates that history, using one of the characters in-action from Data East's Karate Champ.
One of the most memorable arcade games from the 90's, was an original shooter packed with personality known as CarnEvil by Midway. This design showcases the jester (called Umlaut) and the loading screen with the hypnosis swirl.
Show your love for Arcade Galactic, a pair of real arcade stores in Utah, with this design, particularly if you just come in to play pinball. Even if you don't live anywhere close, your purchase can still help us weather the storm of the pandemic!
It's a game no one remembers, but in 1984, a company by the name of Nova Games created Intrepid, a game of espionage that was only released in arcades. You play a secret agent who must infiltrate the embassy, avoid the Soviet guards, and steal the classified documents before making it out of the building alive. This design stars the player character, Agent 001, or Secret Agent Man. Design includes some typical 80's flare, such as pastel triangles.
One of the most important and used CPUs in video games was the Motorola 68000 (also known as the 68k). In addition to be found in game consoles & computers like the Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Sega Genesis & more, many arcade boards used this to power games, including Street Fighter II, Rastan, Chase HQ, Do DonPachi, Xenophobe, Starblade, Xybots and hundreds of other arcade games.
As seen on the control panel for the Midway version of Taito's SPACE INVADERS, this sweet shirt lets you express your enjoyment of firing lasers. And if someone pushes your button, perhaps you will end up firing lasers!
This design also looks great on a phone case!
Arcade Heroes is a trademarked news blog that covers the wonderful world of video arcades. Become an Arcade Hero with this simple design. Check my storefront for another similar design that includes an early 80's pixel man.
Join up to the Silverhawk Squad and start earning your stripes today, solider!
Silverhawks are the iconic starfighters from the long-running video game series Darius by Taito. In that game, you pilot your Silverhawk against hordes of robotic fish known as the Belsar, who are bent on the total annihilation of Earth and it's inhabitants.
One of the most important CPUs in gaming history was the MOS 6502. This 8-bit processor was the backbone of dozens of arcade games as well as home game consoles & computers including the Atari 7800, Nintendo Entertainment System, the Commodore 64 and many other platforms. Now you too can be powered by this iconic processor!
Before the Wumpus was known among Magic cards or Discord, it was a classic hunting game for the 16-bit Texas Instruments 99/4A. Hunt The Wumpus was one of the most recognizable games for the platform, the Wumpus terrifying kid gamers everywhere.
The world of video games provides plenty of inspiration for the newly announced "Space Force" of the United States. This particular design borrows inspiration from Seibu Kaihatsu's RAIDEN (which also falls in line with the 'lighting' part)
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If you played games in an arcade in the late 80s/early 90s then you very likely came across a title developed by the legendary Toaplan. Flying Shark, Twin Cobra, Tiger-Heli, Zero Wing, Truxton and so on. Toaplan is a company that left and indelible mark on video games as they would become.
This particular design features the starfighter used in Truxton behind the Toaplan logo.
This T-Shirt combines two of my favorite things - the classic series of video games that started in 1986 with Darius and one of the most hilarious comedy movies ever, Weird Al's UHF. All you have to do is buy this shirt and you can combine them too!
Another simplistic design. This is the typical 4-player arcade cabinet you have probably played a few games on. Based on Konami's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles but the design supported many other awesome beat 'em up games.
The control panel for Midway's CarnEvil (1998) features this poem that invites players to this creepy arcade game. Now you can sport it on a shirt, cup, poster or more, whether it's Halloween season or not!