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.
The Sega Model 2 hardware was designed by design legend Yu Suzuki and powered some of the most successful arcade games of all time including Daytona USA, Virtua Cop, Sega Rally, Virtual Fighter 2, Dead Or Alive, Gunblade NY, Virtual On and many other stellar games. This is the official logo for the hardware that you can now enjoy as a design.
Gamers who played the pack-in title for the Atari Jaguar 64-bit might have fond...or not so fond...memories of the in-game AI Skylar telling you how to fly better. This design celebrates 20+ years of Avoiding The Ground in Cybermorph
Back in the 1970s, before the CPU was a 'thing', video games had to be designed using TTL discrete logic chips. Famous games like PONG & Space Invaders used the technology, as did the games on this design: Computer Space(Nutting), Breakout(Atari), Biplane(Allied), Gunfight(Midway) and Space Launcher (Nintendo)
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.
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!
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!
Another tee combining the love of video games and pinball into one. 1cc stands for "1 Credit Clear", which is a feat not many can achieve, and it is best found in arcade games where the games are tough and you have a single credit on the line. This term is particularly referenced with shmups/STG arcade games but it can apply to others where skill is king.
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!
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!
Celebrate the legacy of great video game consoles by Atari with this T-Shirt. The course starts with their first foray into cartridge gaming (The Atari VCS or 2600 as it became known) and down to the 64-bit Jaguar.
Since most people are mainly familiar with the 2600, here's the order:
Atari VCS (2600) released in 1977
Atari 5200 SuperSystem released in 1982
Atari 7800 ProSystem released in 1986 (test runs released in 1984)
Atari XEGS released in 1987
Atari Lynx (Mark I and II) released in 1989
Atari Jaguar released in 1993
Share your love of awesome 70s arcade cabinets and sharks with VIDEO TERROR
Back in 1975, the Jaws craze hit the video arcade scene and with it came shark themed games like Project Support Engineering's Maneater. They made an awesome cabinet for what was a very basic shark maze game. They don't make 'em like this anymore!