10 Things 90s Gamers Will Remember…

As 80s kids, we spent much of our childhoods living through the weird and wonderful time that was the 90s. This was a strange, mysterious and generally colourful place where you could be wowed by even the simplest things like analogue controllers, 3D gaming and even split screen gaming!

Like most teenagers in the land then and now, gaming was a huge part of our social and anti-social lives. It passed the time during school holidays and weekends, it brought friends together aaaaand probably caused the odd sibling argument over who was hogging it the most. We’ve all been there.

Doing what we like to do best, we’ve been looking back on these good old days (are we really that old already?!) and thinking up some of our biggest memories from these pixel-tastic times. Check out some of our top retro gaming memories!
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1. When you console was one of the only things you could play music with…
Yep we’ve been there. When we first had a PS1 we were still rocking our old tape player. This might just be us being behind the times but for a lot of us, the trusty console was the newest and best thing ever and we used it for as much as we sure could.
2. Remembering passwords to get you to your current level…
Yep this might be a shock to many gamers out there but back in the day one way which consoles could get around the lack of any memory was to reveal passwords that would unlock levels. Simply enter the last password you had and you’d jump to your level….if you could remember it or find the scrap of paper you scribbled it down on.
3. Loosing the manual…
Now on the surface probably not a biggie right? But imagine you get stuck or can’t remember or figure out how to do something….with now trusty Google in your pocket or a trip to a laptop away. It’s a scary place to be people.
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4. Running out of space on your memory card!
Okay so this was a genuine problem! You had a load of games which you had spent far too many hours playing only to find that you would have a constant battle of sacrificing that precious game data to make space for your latest conquest. It was cruel and it’s something we will never get over.
5. Playing multiplayer meant sharing the same screen.
Now this might seem obvious and perhaps trivial, it it’s a game changer! You enemies would always see exactly where you were, what your were doing and how much life you had left. Cruel.
6. Playing on a huuuuge, heavy and hot telly.
HD? HDMI? LED? Resolution? We didn’t bother ourselves with such things as long as we had a telle and it worked. Well….we actually blew one up in a puff of smoke playing Command and Conquer for about 5 hours straight. RIP.
7. Renting games…
Yep, pretty much a retro as rending tapes from your local Blockbuster, games were also up for grabs for just a few pounds a week which meant you could enjoy a whole range of games without forking out a small fortune. BUT it also meant having to return games you had yet to complete.
8. Blowing on your cartridges to get them to magically work.
Times were simple. If your game wasn’t quite booting right or wasn’t doing anything at all. A quick and frantic spit filled blast would sort any problem you could think of.
9. Trying to shoot the dog on Duck Hunt..
Because he was the worst.
10. Having games cases that no matter now careful you were, where you put them or how often you played them would always crack…
So there you have them retro gamers! Can you relate to any of these? Know any more which feller gamers would totally get? Shout out your comments bellow.

Don’t forget to check out our huge range of Gaming merchandise including PlayStation T-Shirts, Nintendo gifts Mario T-Shirts, and so much more! See you there.

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12 New Sublimation Tees You Need To Smash This Summer…

One of the best things that a good Summer (or perhaps the odd day as the case may be!) brings along with it is of course getting to set your arms free and rocking some of your very favourite T-Shirts!

Nothing beats getting to proudly show off and style up your collection for all to see, all the while spreading the love for your favourite films, games, TV shows, cartoons and even classic brands. Bliss!

Rocking one of theeee most loved trends right now, we’ve managed to get our hands on some of the coolest and most retro Sublimation T-Shirts that are not only some of the best we’ve seen, but come packed with to the rafters with nostalgia feels. Take a peep at some of our latest designs and get your perfect look this Summer….

Super Mario Brothers Tropical Sublimation Print T-Shirt
Perfect for all you retro gamers! This tropical top features the popular Nintendo character Mario in a modern, funky design along with the iconic mushroom, coin, star and flower symbols.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cowabunga Sublimation T-Shirt
How rad is this tee! Totally channeling the nineties, it’s a real nostalgia trip, featuring the TMNT’s in a groovy all over print!
Garfield Sublimation Print T-Shirt
Garfield is one cool cat and with this awesome Retro Fred’s 90’s style tee you can be too!
Men’s SpongeBob Squarepants Sublimation T-Shirt
Inspired by those colourful prints from the nineties, this awesomely nostalgic tee is a great way to pay tribute to your childhood hero, SpongeBob Squarepants!
Snoopy Vortex Sublimation T-Shirt
Whoahhh, we are completely mesmerised by this Snoopy vortex tee featuring the pup in a funky black and white mind boggling print.
Fanta Sublimation T-Shirt
POP this little beauty in your basket and you will not be disappointed! This Retro Fred’s Fanta design features an oh so 90’s style all over print for some serious retro cool points!
Coca-Cola Mixtapes Sublimation T-Shirt
Gotta love a good old mix tape! This wonderful creation from Retro Fred’s features an array of colourful cassettes along with the classic Enjoy Coke logo.
White 90’s Vibes Coca-Cola Sublimation T-Shirt
We love the nineties feel of this awesome Coca-Cola design tee from Retro Fred’s. The perfect tee to POP on this Summer!
Men’s 90’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cowabunga Sublimation T-Shirt
How rad is this tee!? Totally channeling the nineties, it’s a real nostalgia trip, featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a groovy all over print!
Coca-Cola Testcard Sublimation Print T-Shirt
Things go better with Coke, even when the TV cuts out! This awesome t-shirt features a retro style all over print of the fuzzy testcard we all dreaded to see on the telly!
White Coca-Cola Retro 90’s All Over Sublimation T-Shirt
The perfect Summer tee! This fab retro Coca-Cola print is refreshingly good!
Men’s SpongeBob Squarepants And Patrick Sublimation T-Shirt
This punchy pink number has a really authentic nineties look and is the perfect way to reminisce about your favourite cartoon pairing, SpongeBob and Patrick!
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So there you have em peeps! 12 magnificent ways to get some extra retro style into your lives. For all these and more, check out our complete range at TruffleShuffle.co.uk.

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Our Top #truffleshufflecom Instagrams

Hi everyone!

Yep we’re back with another little look into the very latest snaps that all you amazing folks out there have been taking and tagging! As you know, we always love getting to see all you guys loving your latest goodies and it’s always great to see them go to a loving new home.

To celebrate everyone who has been busy uploading their latest TruffleShuffle purchases, we’re picked out just a few of our very favourite from over the last few weeks to share with everyone.

Check out some of these amazing snaps that we’ve been loving and don’t forget, if you’d like to be featured or even just let us see what you’ve got your hands on, tag us using @truffleshufflecom or use the tag #truffleshufflecom and we’ll spot it. Enjoy!

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21 Things Every Retro Gamer Needs In Their Life…

Atari, Nintendo, SEGA, PlayStation….big or small we love them all! Growing up, like many of the kids we knew we were totally in love with the latest video games.
Nothing was more exciting that button bashing Street Fighter, helping Mario save the Princess (or die trying at least), or perhaps even being chased around the screen by Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde.

It wasn’t all about the latest graphics, the best in game physics, HUD, or even having the biggest free world to roam around in. Retro gaming was purely about raw fun which is what many of the classic gave us by the bucket load.

If like us, you’re heart belongs to some of the classic titles and characters from your childhood, not only do we want to virtually hi-five you, but we also think we’ve just some pretty cool goodies you’d just got to snap up.

To show you just what we’re talking about, we’ve popped together a list of our top Things Every Retro Gamer Needs In Their Life. Enjoy!

1. Men’s Blue Nintendo Mega Man Costume Hoodie
If fighting off evil robots with your trusty Mega Buster was your kind of fun, our awesome Mega Man Hoodie will be right up your street.
2. Men’s Black Nintendo Bowser Kanji T-Shirt
Ahh we hated this guy so much growing up! He was so tricky! Show some love for the ultimate baddy from the ultimate gamer series with this awesome Bower Tee.
3. PlayStation Set of 3 Pairs Of Socks
We can still remember getting out first PlayStation like is was yesterday! Why not re-live just a touch of that joy by getting your hands (or feet!) on these funky PlatStation socks!
4. USB Powered Colour Changing PAC-MAN Lamp.
Whether they were chasing after you or running away, Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde always added a bit of colour to proceedings. Add some of your very own with our fab new light!
5. Men’s Charcoal Marl Super Mario Brothers Nintendo T-Shirt
Can’t decide on your favourite Mario character? Why not rock them all with this seriously cool Nintendo T-Shirt.
6. Pac-Man Belt
The ultimate in retro accessories for any gamer! Watch Pac-Man much up the ghosts every day with our fab belt!
7. Men’s White Classically Trained T-Shirt
Fancy new technology? 3D graphics? More gigabytes than Quagmire? Times change but real gamers started with the classics.
8. Ladies Sonic and Tails Title Screen Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt
If you’re more of a SEGA kind of gamer, they don’t come much cooler than Sonic and Tails!
9. Sonic The Hedgehog Set of 3 Pairs Of Socks
Don’t stumble like Tails, strut like Sonic! With these Sonic the Hedgehog socks you’ll definitely be the head of the gang.
10. Mega Drive Console Notebook
Take notes or store your cheat codes in style with this funky Mega Drive notebook!
11. Men’s Black Classic Space Invaders Game T-Shirt
Show some love for one of the daddies or retro gaming with our alien busting Space Invaders T-Shirt!
12. Nintendo Gamer Controller Backpack
The classic NES controller is a real design classic and such a gaming icon. Show some love and keep this legend alive with our funky backpacks!
13. Tetris Light
Every time we see this we can still hear that classic music! Create your very own lights with this awesome Tetris set!
14. Nintendo Super Mario Brothers Multi-Colour Fleece Blanket
Snuggle up with Mario and his bro Luigi and add some extra retro cool to your home in one swoop with this awesome blanket.
15. Framed Nintendo Mario Face Mirror
Mama Mia! Boy, do we have a treat for you! If you’re a fan of the (incredibly) Super Mario Brothers, then this awesome, but subtle nod of appreciation is the best way to show some love for the mighty duo!
16. Retro Gamer Ghosts Backpack
Add a splash of colour and gamer cool to any outfit with this snazzy Pac-Man backpack!
17. EXCLUSIVE Unisex All Over Print Sonic The Hedgehog T-Shirt
Love Sonic? Get ‘all over’ this exclusive tee! Featuring Sonic, Tails, Doctor Eggman (Robotnik), and Knuckles, this is a great find for any fan.
18. Tetris Notebook
Sometimes the simplest of games are the very best. Tetris pretty much champions this idea which is why is is possible one of the most iconic games ever. Swap your gameboy for this funky notepad and make a splash at school, in the office or just with friends.
19. PlayStation Shaped Bi-Fold Wallet
Get the world’s top selling console in the very pocked with our amazing PlayStation wallet! Great way to store your credits.
20. Street Fighter LED Torch With Sound Keychain
This awesome keychain features the popular Street Fighter character Ryu. Press his chest and a super bright LED light will be activated whilst he shouts Hadoken! at the same time. Too much cool!
21. Men’s White Paper Scissors Stone Alex Kidd Sega T-Shirt
Celebrate the nail-biting end to each level of the cult classic, Alex Kidd with this funky Tee!
Pheeew! So there you have them folks! Hopefully we’ve sent your on a weird and wonderful trip back down retro gaming memory lane.

Don’t forget to check out all of these classic goodies and so much more in our full range of gamer merchandise at TruffleShuffle.com.

So what are your biggest retro video game memories? Let us know by popping a comment below.

Thanks!

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Our Top 20 Ways You Know You’re a 90s Baby…

One for all you slightly younger whipper-snappers coming up! Yep as you all know, all of us TruffleShufflers are 80s babies, born and bred. We’ve lived through some of possible the best times ever when life was simple, fun, safe and well….awesome! But how can we forget our younger and more agile readers who came from a time that gave us, discmans, POGS, The Fresh Prince, The Spice Girls, and so much more!

Now despite our slightly shorter sell by dates, many of us 80s babies grew up with and loved (almost) everything that the 90s brought us and had to offer, so why not celebrate it too!

To do just this, we thought we would put together some of our favourite things from these great times and give you guys a checklist of sorts that we’re sure all of us 80s kids can appreciate too. Check out our Top 20 Ways You Know You’re a 90s Baby….enjoy!
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Goosebumps! We had our fair share and these were certainly THE scary books to have.
Social status in the playground was determined by who had the most and of course the best slammers. Who could do battle with the best of them and come away on top. It was intense.
Investing in the future was important…therefore collecting as many Beanie Babies as you could get your eager hands on was a pretty safe bet. Making sure all tags are left on of course.
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School discos were all about the routines, whether you were cracking out the Macarena, Tragedy by Steps or the Cha Cha Slide, you knew all the moves and probably still do!
You knew the joy, hard work and ultimately the heartache of owning a Tamagotchi.
Getting up early on a Saturday was totally worth it for some of the simply amazing cartoons that hit the small screen!
Walking the movie rental isles searching for the perfect film to pick up on VHS and hoping the previews person has bothered to rewind it. Grrrr!
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Trying to enjoy a Push Pop only to get your finger all wet and sticky. Gross! Also you were always slightly scared of it popping off and flying into your throat. Must have happened to someone, somewhere right?
Having to load up Encarta from a CD-ROM if you wanted to look something up….that was probably out of date….ten years ago.
Thinking that light-up shoes were the best things ever and would probably not annoy anyone. You didn’t care, you loved them and still wish you could have them. We sure do!
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You knew the joy of building something awesome with K’Nex and could build anything you wanted….you were a pro!
You knew that a cheeky bit of WordArt would give your school work that extra something special.
When it snowed, you would all crowed around the radio waiting to hear your school being called out because it was closed…..only for it not to be. Damn you!
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90's Kids Will Know T-Shirt

You had to deal with the ongoing debate as to who was better, Backstreet Boys or NSYNC.
You had fun harassing your friends with a Slap bracelets….until they were banned at your school.
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You can’t help but finish “Come on Barbie, Let’s go party………”.
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You knew Batman as Michael Keaton, Not Christian Bale.
You spend most of you time on a computer playing DOOM.
Inflatable furniture! Just…why?!
So there you have them folks! What are your best memories from the 90s? Let us know below…

Feeling all 90s nostalgic? Take a peep at some of our cool 90s T-Shirts over at TruffleShuffle.co.uk. Plenty more retro cool to be had!