Despite video games being as strong as ever, the 1-up is on its way out – tossed aside along with other retro gaming sensibilities. Replaced, by checkpoints and respawns.
Sure it’s an ever-present in Mario, but do they even mean anything anymore? Kept for tradition’s sake, but too plentiful to matter.
This tee looks to honour the iconic but occasionally forgotten 1-ups in gaming. From Crash to Metroid and from Megaman to Zelda, these symbols of hope won’t be long forgotten.
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