Museum of soviet arcade machines, St. Petersburg

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Have some old-school fun and see what the world of arcade games looked like behind the Iron Curtain at Museum of soviet arcade machines. Here you won't find any of the well-known game titles from the West. Instead, the museum offers a rare opportunity to play a series of original products of the Soviet gaming industry on the authentic machines of the era. For an enhanced sensation of the bygone days there is also a restored Soviet soda vending machine that you can use. The admission fee for the museum includes a handful of old USSR kopeck coins on which the machines run. While some games might be difficult to understand without some knowledge of Russian, most are self-explanatory and can be fully enjoyed by everyone. To visit Museum of soviet arcade machines on your trip to St. Petersburg, use our St. Petersburg tour planner.
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  • Especially in a city where architecture and art is popular to visit, this museum is really worth stopping by as it is in fact close to "the church of the son of the spilled blood". Here you can actual...  more »
  • Great fun for a couple of hours! A lot of machines to play! There is also a cafe inside so you can have a snack while you play  more »
  • Oh man, this was so much fun. We saw this museum in a recent BBC travel show, and knew we had to check it out. It's close to the Savior on the Spilled Blood cathedral, but tucked inside an interior co...  more »
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  • Couple of really fun machines. All signs in Russian. Would love some translations. Lastly, it is a pricey.
  • Not as interesting as expected. Staffs are nice tho
  • Fun way to spend an hour or two playing Soviet arcade games. Large number of games to choose from. Entry ticket includes tokens for the games. Access via gate from main street to open courtyard.
  • A classic videogamer dream, cool retro games, and a kvas machine !
  • my favourite place in St. Petersburg. fun, nostalgic games, candy and soda, really helpful staff... located in a cool old warehouse building with spacious feel... Giant chess board makes you feel like Kasparov for a moment. Don't miss this place

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