Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, Moscow

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At Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, play video games, pinball, and collective hockey foosball on vintage machines from the Soviet era. Originally founded in an abandoned bomb shelter, the museum was recently moved to a former industrial building. You'll have 37 machines and 20 games to choose from. Try your hand with servos, wheels, levers, and other moving parts, which were cutting-edge technology in the 1970s. The museum also features restored vending machines that sell pear-flavored sodas. Plan to visit Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Moscow attractions using our Moscow trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 19, 2017
    The place is a not very big, but it has a pretty good amount of really old arcades from the Soviet Union era, some are fun to play with others are more there to look at. The place has a small cafe att...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The ofigenskij and just a cool Museum in which I was the first time in his life. I haven't seen such a Museum had not and generally did not even know that he can exist! I really like the Museum, advise and other ships to go
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  • August 14, 2017
    There is such a good atmosphere in my opinion the best Museum! In other museums boring, tedious tours and such here an interesting little excursion, and after that you can plunge into the wonderful world of Soviet slot machines! Well what could be better) all advise!
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  • Great place to play 80s and 90s Soviet arcade machines! It's interesting how these machines focus on different subjects compared to Western machines, and how primitive the technology was by comparison. E.g., some of these Soviet arcade machines from the late 80s, early 90s have graphics that make a NES or Sega Master System look modern by comparison even though these are home systems and arcade machines are generally more advanced. Nice atmosphere and most games work well.
  • Its a private interactive historical museum, My son liked it enormously. He is a game addict so iit means - it was REALLY good.
  • As an American it was very interesting to see what games they had over in Russia. I am a big fan of classic arcade games from America so it was nice to come here and have a completely unique experience and be able to actually try out the games they have. My date brought me here, and she enjoyed it even more. She grew up on these early games so it was exciting to see her relive the memories of her childhood. As you can expect 40 years of age has not been kind to most of the machines. Most of them work, but most don't work as they did 40 years ago. The shooting games the calibration is way off and you can expect to play 1 game just to figure out where you need to shoot to actually score a hit. We really enjoyed the air basketball game where you push the ball into the other persons basket by hitting numbers that are on the board. It was a lot of fun and I hope to take her back again to give her a rematch.
  • Excellent place to go both if you're a traveler and a local
  • Very interesting and unusual museum. In here you can find and play soviet arcade video games far away from electronic and contemporary one. Most of them were mechanical instead of made of bit. Very very nice experience for a small price and the possibility also to have something to drink and eat at the bar inside.

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