|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.
So what are your biggest retro video game memories? Let us know by popping a comment below.
We would like to wish you all a very happy Video Games Day!! If you’re a retro gamer with a taste for anything in pixels we’ve got a great selection of Video Game T-Shirts and other treats you’re sure to love. From Sega to Nintendo Tees, Pac-Man to Space Invaders and with a healthy dose of Tetris thrown in, you’re bound to find something to fall in love with.
All your favourite Nintendo paraphernalia has been brought back to life on these amazing Old Schol Gamer tees exclusive to TruffleShuffle. This is a real gamer-geek’s t-shirt of choice, be proud to show off your gaming skills!!!
This is an absolute must have for ALL gamer geeks or geekesses! Covered in an array of colourful arcade ghosts, this amazing Pac-Man backpack has the real waka waka factor!
What an absolute classic! This wicked, exclusive Sega T-Shirt comes with a classic and much-loved Sega Logo print, incorporating the famous and iconic Hedgehog character Sonic! What a dude.
If, like Sonic the Hedgehog – you find yourself whizzing around all day, this tin tote would be the perfect addition to your busy schedule! Perfect for lunch, stationery, letters – or even just to store your odds and sods. Forget Gamer Chic…it’s all about ‘Gamer Keep’! This Sonic The Hedgehog Scene Tin Tote features a scene from one of our favourite 80’s video games…a must have for any organised fan!
Featuring the arcade game of all arcade games, these Pac-Man headphones are a real must have for all fans of the 80’s hit game! With a classic design, these will help you show off your appreciation in style!
Bring some magic into your home with this wicked, official Tetris light! The seven individual Tetrimono pieces can be stacked in endless combinations. They magically illuminate when stacked together, but turn off when they are removed from the stack. Wowsers, that’s pretty impressive to us!
If you are a fan of gaming, this classic Nintendo Controller Tee could be the perfect ‘console’ation if the trials off everyday life are keeping you from your games.
If you loved the above T-Shirt you can complete your outfit with this mega Nintendo Gamer Controller backpack, oh yes! This big old bag has ample room for games consoles, games, joysticks oh and is equally as useful for school, a night away, shopping or just day to day carrying functions!
This is a real treat for any fans of gaming, a Space Invaders vintage arcade design! With intentionally distressed graphics, these retro Space Invaders t-shirt really has the authentic look of an original, well-loved find!
This fabulous, Pac-Man fleece blanket features the unmistakable game board design. The throw is a lightweight, but nice and warm and is made from super soft micro fiber fleece. You’ll find the non-gamers in your life will end up using it because it’s so comfortable, and you’ll love it because it’s PAC-MAN.
Aww…nothing better than some 80’s loving, and this mug says it all. Pay homage to the coolest game ever with this ‘I love Gaming’ mug. We sure know the way to your Tetris shaped heart! <3
They may look cute and unassuming but Nintendo Boo’s are normally up to no good and you need to watch them like a hawk! The ghostly creature cowers and covers its face when looked at and when turning around will gain the courage to creep up behind its target in an attempt to defeat it. Oooh sneaky!
Here at Truffle Towers, we love nothing more than a fresh cup of tea to start the day, pep us up in the afternoon and celebrate another fun-filled day of awesomeness in the evening…..okay okay so maybe any chance we get we’re reaching for our favourite mugs and waiting for the kettle to roar to life so we can feel like Walter White mixing up another masterpiece…sort of.
WELL! We’re guessing it’s not just us who can appreciate these simple things in life which is why we’ve been working away to bring you lovely lot some amazing new mugs featuring some fantastic TV and retro gamer inspired designs! Take a quick dunk into our la’tea’st collection…
Available from only £4.99, what better way to make a great British tradition just the little bit more special than with one of your favourite pastimes and characters. Check out our entire range of retro mugs today to help find the perfect blend of size, style and design for you.
Christmas is creeping ever closer and I’m sure some of you out there are already panicking about what special gifts you can get for the man in your life but fear not because I’m here to help with my handpicked selection of great gifts for boyfriends.
We’ve come up with our very own Gift Finder which is perfect for tweaking your search to help find the exact sort of gift he’ll love. Going out with a Rock God, a Movie Buff or even a wannabe Superhero? We have loads of great gifts perfect for his tastes, give it a try here!
Being a bit of a retro gamer geek myself I know I would personally love to receive some of these old skool treats that would remind me of the great computer games from my youth.
Check out our awesome Tetris Heat Change Mug that changes appearance with the heat of your cuppa! And what about these gaming treats, our Pac-Man Alarm Clock, super popular Pac-Man Belt and my personal favourite this Sesame Street Invaders T-Shirt which puts the Sesame Street gang into the world of Space Invaders – all great gift ideas for gaming geeks!
Maybe your boyfriend is a bit of a Movie Buff, in which case we’re sure he will love some of these great film T-shirts.
See Bowie do his thing with the Dance Magic Dance Labyrinth Poster T-Shirt, pay tribute to Ghostbusters with this Don’t Cross The Streams T-Shirt, Star Wars fans will love the Boxing Stormtroopers Photographic T-Shirt and our Gizzy is the Shizzy T-Shirt is just perfect if he’s a Gremlins fan. A great selection of classic movie tees!
And finally we present the opportunity to make the boring old tradition of gifting pants and socks fun again! Check out these cool Vintage Print Optimus Prime Transformers Boxer Shorts or give his confidence a boost with the ultra cheeky Monty Python Biggus Dickus Boxer Shorts, just what every man wants to hear!
I hope this has helped all of you that are struggling for ideas, if you are still looking for some more inspiration check out our Gifts for him link to get the full list of men’s pressie ideas. There’s tons of possible presents for him waiting to be found!