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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Atari has quite the legacy of arcade games, having started off as an arcade company and producing some of the most legendary games of all time through that. This shirt celebrates that with the following games:
PONG; Gotcha; Breakout; Hi-Way ; Tank 8
Asteroids Deluxe; Tempest; I, Robot; Rampart; Steel Talons
Growing up the Console Wars were played out in neighborhoods and during school recesses all across the fruited plains. Most had an NES but some few held out on their Sega Master System or Atari 7800. For those really fortunate, they had two or all three systems to enjoy.
Which was your favorite?
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