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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  • Not bad, but the second time I'd not gone-) Idea interesting and it was interesting to see machines of his age, but few devices and of course the technology of the past a little bit peculiar-) but 1 time to come of course worth-))) very clean, separate them Thank you-)
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  • The title is slightly misleading, this place is more arcade parlour than museum, which was an excellent surprise. It's a great setup, with arcade area, movie theatre, bar and seating area. You could e...  more »
  • If you’re travelling with someone whose not massively into learning and is more on hands on then this might be the perfect place for you. My husband and I loved playing on all of the retro arcade game...  more »
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  • Very cool place, you can actually play a lot of games that were popular in ussr there! Important: be careful with a machine for measuring your muscle power, it can be very dangerous, read the manual carefully before standing on it. I'd put 5 stars, but that machine has put the health of my friend into serious danger, since they're was no warning written in English.
  • Fascinating museum/video arcade. Even if you aren't into arcade games, there still a ton of interesting Soviet history, plus a cafe bar.
  • Different sort of place. Hard to locate (used Google maps in the end) Great fun playing old fashioned games for an hour or so
  • Couple of really fun machines. All signs in Russian. Would love some translations. Lastly, it is a pricey.
  • Very interesting place, but some of the machines weren't working. I found it hard to spend up all the tokens.

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