I would jump over one million barrels chucked at me by an oversized ape named Donkey Kong to be with you, my 8-bit princess. That’s pretty much what you had to do to win this game.
Luckily, there’s a shirt that symbolizes the hours upon hours of endless frustration that you endured while climbing through level after level. It also celebrates the first appearance of Mario, who would become our Nintendo darling, rock star, and hero for years to come. I’m getting all nostalgic and retro just thinking about it. Ahhh … Here’s to humble beginnings.
This retro tee features the classic Level 1 screenshot from the original Donkey Kong Nintendo arcade video game complete with mean monkey, endless barrels, and a damsel in distress.
Some background: A Really, Really Brief History of Donkey Kong