Game On! Museum of Soviet ARCADE MACHINES with 1980s Russian Video Games {St. Petersburg, RUSSIA} - video-games-arcade.com

Game On! Museum of Soviet ARCADE MACHINES with 1980s Russian Video Games {St. Petersburg, RUSSIA}

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Vintage Soviet arcade machines are no longer relegated to the relics of forgotten electronics.

Tucked away from the main sights along Nevsky Street in St. Petersburg, a converted warehouse contains refurbished arcade games honoring USSR technology. These pinballs and video games would be one of the largest collections of Soviet toys.

Dozens of vintage Soviet arcade machines are on display at which to be admired, gawked and yes, played in this interactive museum. While it is said the technology of the USSR was always behind the West, and these games would be a prime example, these video games, pinballs and tabletop sports still display a level of technological sophistication that made them fun to play decades ago and even more enjoyable today with their nostalgia.

With kopek tokens in hand, Matt easily captures the Museum’s exuberance. He even tries his hand at pulling the Giant Turnip. You have to be there to get it.

Questions Answered:
– what were arcade games in the USSR?
– were there video games in Soviet Union?
– how to find Soviet nostalgia?

Budget Travel St. Petersburg #5:

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10 Comments

  1. That turnip game looks really cool. Reminds me of super Mario 2 when you pull mushrooms. Super Soviet bro’s crossover?

  2. Gotta love an old skool arcade. feeling like a kid again =)

  3. Neat venue, I'd spend a couple of hours there.

  4. Forget your PS and Xbox this is the place to be! 😀

  5. Nice one x I went to it in Moscow and the St Peterburg one looks better. Was that lady a tour guide too?

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