6 Amazing Retro Gaming Tshirts you haven't seen before


Let's forget those sterile t-shirts you see pre-packaged in the likes of HMV and the mainstream game shops. Often plasted with cringeworthy slogans and designs insulting the games they're cashing in on.
Today we are going to look at a website called Threadless and gather some of the best t-shirt designs available that celebrate retro gaming as we know it.

Threadless is a community driven t-shirt shop where users submit their designs up for vote, in hope theirs will be printed for the world to wear. Often found amongst the fantastic designs are game influenced t-shirts that you will feel proud to wear. Some of them poke fun at the games, while other offer a nostalgic view on the past.

Tetris T-Shirt "Russian Cargo"

TetrisTshirtFor any fan of Tetris, this is bound to go down well. What makes this a great t-shirt is its simplicity, yet carefulness to capture the game for what it is.

Link to Tetris t-shirt

Super Mario Bros T-Shirt "Nutritious Breakfast"

MushroomTshirtMushrooms! Without them, where would Mario be? A great tongue in cheek design with no slogan needed.

Link to Super Mario Mushroom t-shirt

Space Invaders T-Shirt "Alien Autopsy"

spaceinvaderstshirtBehind those few pixels actually lies an extra terrestrial creature, so why hasn't anyone taken the time to analyse one?

Link to Space Invaders t-shirt

Pac-Man T-Shirt "The Madness Of Mission 6"

pacmantshirtOn first glance, this doesn't look like a gaming t-shirt, but when you get closer the retro gaming design will jump out at you. As expected from an artists interpretation of Pac-Man and the Ghosts.

Link to Pac-Man t-shirt

Super Mario Bros T-Shirt "Magic Mushrooms"

mariomushroomtshirtAnother Mushroom t-shirt, one too good to leave behind! We've all joked around that there is something in those pixellated mushrooms, well here is the proof.

Link to Super Mario t-shirt

Street Fighter II Ryu T-Shirt "The Ultimate Combo"

StreetFighterIITshirtBy far the best one to finish on. Incase you forget, here's a reminded how to pull off a Hadouken and the... wait, what? A piano?

Link to Street FIghter II t-shirt

This is only a small selection of what's up on offer over at Threadless. There is a Gaming category to make life easier. Also be sure to check out RetroGT, as theyre also creating some fantastic retro gaming clothing at the moment too.

Last Updated ( 10 March 2010 )  


Better known as Adam offline, Cauterize is one of RetroCollect's final bosses with an unhealthy addiction to pixels. When he's not out searching the web for the latest retro gaming news or creating content for RetroCollect, he'll will most likely be found working on his Sensible Soccer skills.

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(Link to this comment) TwoHeadedBoy 2010-03-10 00:44
Ooh, I like that Pac-Man one. If it wasn't a skinny-fit black T-shirt, it'd be purchased.
(Link to this comment) Arcturius 2010-03-17 23:16
Funny enough two of there popped up in Issue 58 (April 2010) issue of the Official Xbox 360 Magazine (pages 112/113) The Ultimate Combo & Russian Cargo

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