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.
Fans of the arcade legend Daytona USA know what this is all about - using the manual shifter to drift in certain ways. This is the new shifter from Daytona Championship USA, the arcade exclusive remake of Daytona USA released in 2017.
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!
Sundance was a video arcade game released by Cinematronics in 1979. It didn't sell very well and is extremely rare - enough that when one was found in an abandoned cabin in California, collectors went crazy over it and values pushed above the $13k mark. This shirt simply pays homage to the unusual sun/fireball catching game that it was.
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.
Back in the Good Ol' Days of arcade gaming, nobody went to the arcade to win tickets or prizes. They went to experience the full social atmosphere - whether it was competing against another player or against themselves in the never ending quest for the highest score possible. This shirt embodies that idea where redeeming yourself is more fun, exciting and fulfilling than redeeming tickets for cheap prizes.
Not every video game developed for the arcade world has come to consoles. Some have stayed in the realm of the arcade, either due to licensing, lack of interest on the home side, or they used hardware in a way that made a console translation sub-par. Celebrate the games that are arcade exclusive with this design!
Originally designed for some bumper stickers I made, requests were that this was made into a T-Shirt - so here you go! Perfect for arcade owners/collectors/fans or those wanting to own an arcade machine one day!
One thing that people enjoyed from the popular 3D fighting series Soul Calibur was knocking opponents out of the ring. From there, they would fall to their doom. This shirt captures that falling moment!
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!
Playing on a previous shirt design while also playing on a famous lyric from an old rap song - In this case, I like BIG GAMES and I Cannot Lie.
Arcade games are where you find games going big and generally its the biggest games that get played the most in arcades out there. So in terms of popularity, the public likes big games too!
If joysticks were like pretzels then they would be available in bags like this one! This Arcade Heroes branded grab bag includes various joysticks to grace different arcade games in the 80s and 90s and as a bonus, get a free yoke to boot!
A variation on the I 'Heart' Arcade shirt uploaded earlier, this one expresses the sentiment for twin sitdown arcade racing games(particularly from Sega's Daytona USA), which have also enjoyed great popularity on the market over the years.
Catching up with the times on arcade love, here is a shirt that expresses that sentiment with something more cutting edge (Bandai Namco's dome screen arcade technology). Do you love arcades? Then grab this shirt!
Not all video arcade games are released to home consoles. Some find that good, some find that bad, no matter which boat you are in you can enjoy showing off your appreciation of those games that find their exclusive home at the arcade with this great T-Shirt!
The debate has raged on about what a "Kessel Run" is - well here is your answer! It was an arcade game, that where completing the Run in under 12 is akin to getting a Donkey Kong killscreen. Thus this plays on the infamous "There's a Donkey Kong Kill Screen Coming Up" line from King of Kong, with the famous Kessel Run.
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!
Show off your appreciation for BIG video games - particularly arcade machines, which tower over home video games in all their cabinet glory. plays off the famous 90s song "I Like Big Butts and I cannot lie" y Sir MixALot.
The three games shown here include Allied Tank Attack (InJoy Motion), Dariusburst Another Chronicle (Taito) and Mach Storm (Bandai Namco).
1983 - it was a dark time in the realm of video games. People stopped buying games like they had been and that ended up causing a lot of companies to fold. Granted, that did weed out a lot of those that sucked and gave way to the Japanese revolution a short time later. Tell everyone how you survived those dark times with this T-Shirt!