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. Put Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our St. Petersburg online tour itinerary planner .
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  • Cool Interior, authentic collected Union machines on which you can play. In an age of vr, it is particularly interesting to plunge into the past entertainment) is an interesting excursion attached!
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  • I liked here interesting and fun, come here! Are always welcome, there are many interesting slot machines)
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  • We really enjoyed! Rest at all! at the entrance to give a lot of coins, we have tried almost everything)) even has a mini cinema
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  • A fun place to go and visit if in St Petersburg. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, gave a good explanation of all the things there. Some of the machines weren't working, which was a bit of a shame, but can't be helped. Was interesting as an outsider to see all the games that were played in the USSR. If you're a gamer and in the area, I would recommend going - very cool as well to use the old Soviet coins to pay for things.
  • Very friendly and helpful staff in a lovely location! Admittedly, I - was missing the pinball machine(s) - had issues with only a few of the games - don't enjoy kids scurrying around But I was + temporarily traveling back in time ... into a far away space and place + surprised by the "fun of some" + pleased by the looks of some mothers ;) For me as a tourist it was the perfect museum to visit on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
  • Very fun ! You could easily spend 2 hours discovering and playing with your friends. The old arcade machines could take you a little while to understand how it works. Very welcoming and english-speaking personnel.
  • Russian arcades - I have never played those before. I had great time, just wish they served food (there's some coffee and milkshakes tho) and I would have stayed even longer! Played through every game, good fun!
  • Interesting museum! Old style arcade machines, all still working and coins are provided to allow games to be played. Coffee and snacks available, very friendly staff.
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