Ten Favourite Retro Computer Games on Ten Retro Platforms!

Some of us have been getting a touch into Call of Duty recently, but is it as satisfying and addictive as games of old? Well, to be fair, modern games are a million times better than oldschool games in so many different ways. But a little piece of us longs to be back in the day when you could do your homework whilst waiting for your Sepctrum to load (oh, and don’t forget to turn the cassette over halfway through). Or show off to your mates with your very own Duck Hunt bazooka.

So, we came up with 10 blasts from the past – perhaps not the very best games around in the 80s and 90s, but these special little treats still hold dear memories in our slowly numbing fingers. I’m actually humming the California Games song whilst writing this post!

Donkey Kong II Hand Held
Donkey Kong II Hand Held
Rockstar Ate My Hamster on Spectrum ZX
Rockstar Ate My Hamster on Spectrum ZX
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on GameBoy
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on GameBoy
New Zealand Story on Amiga
New Zealand Story on Amiga
James Pond II Robocod on Atari ST
James Pond II Robocod on Atari ST
California Games on Atari Lynx
California Games on Atari Lynx
Sonic the Hedgehog on Game Gear
Sonic the Hedgehog on Game Gear
Streetfighter II on SNES
Streetfighter II on SNES
Robocop on Commodore 64
Robocop on Commodore 64
Rainbow Islands on Amiga
Rainbow Islands on Amiga

We’re thinking of starting a retro gaming collection here at Truffle Towers, so we can wear our retro gaming t-shirts with pride, while hi-scoring each other to oblivion!

Felix (on) The Cat(walk)!

That purring preener Felix The Cat definitely has an everlasting vintage appeal. Since his first steps out of the catflap way back in the 1920’s, we have grown to love this silent (but stylish) tomcat! Cementing his uber cool credentials yet again, Jean Charles De Castelbajac’s Spring Summer’11 collection features the silent-movie star embedded in wild, tribal prints. Way to go Felix! Check out these beauties to take you through from day to night in feline fashion (limited stocks mind folks!)…

Ken models for Esquire Shoot

When Ken rocked some pretty daring outfits in Toy Story 3 earlier this year, Esquire quickly snapped him up for an awesome photoshoot and hot feature in their mag back in August. Sporting outfits from Burberry, Paul Smith, Gucci and Prada, Ken really has cemented his place as a true fashion icon!

Barbie also got in on the luxury action and hit down in Selfridges just before Xmas in the form of a rather pricy (£10,000) football table. The footballers being barbies of course!

If this is a dent your pocket cannot afford, we have some utterly glorious Barbie TShirts which will go down well with any Barbie fan!

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Space Hopper Saves The Day!

While getting our fix of the mags last night, TruffleShuffle came across this amazing story of how a Space Hopper saved the lives of two young girls and we had to share it with you.

The two girls aged 15 and 16 were walking along a sea wall in Dawlish when a freak wave knocked them off and swept them out to sea. Neighbours heard the girls screams and ran to help but when they realised the life bouy wouldn’t reach them, they had to come up with another plan of action. Luckily, another quick thinking neighbour just happened to have a Space Hopper to hand?!! which he was able to throw out to where the girls were trying to stay afloat. With the help of the super space hopper, the girls were able to hold on till the life boat and coast guard rescue teams arrived.

Both girls went on to make a full recovery after their ordeal and will always remember the funny faced, bouncy toy that saved their lives. Get your very own super life saver for just £14.95 at TruffleShuffle.com.

We know what we are taking with us to the seaside this Summer!

Mizz Magazine Feature – How to wear your TruffleShuffle tee!

Our best selling I Love Geeks Ladies T-Shirt from Fame and Fortune was featured within Mizz Magazine’s reader makeover style section this week and the fabulous fashion fairies at Mizz showed us how to create 4 totally different looks around it. Incorporating some of this seasons hottest trends, if you fancy finding out how to pull off the ultimate in Geek chic, read on below…

Le Geek, c'est chic!
We especially love the checkmate inspired ensemble!

If, like us, this has inspired you to try your own take on the glorious ‘Geek chic’ trend, start with your very own Geeks Tee here for a totally bargainous £20.

Over and out!

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