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December 22, 2011

In Russia, game plays you

While I grew up with Pac-Man, in Russia the games were more practical.

Now four students have opened The Museum of Soviet Video Games and it's a world away from today's Xbox generation. Located in a Stalin-era bomb shelter under a university dormitory, the museum is crammed with dozens of ugly arcade machines.

The biggest hit is 'Repka Silomer' (The Turnip Strength Tester), where players pull a lever as hard as possible to wrench a turnip from the ground.

Kotaku visited The Museum of Soviet Video Games* earlier this year (images and adventure at the link).

* Actually, the Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines. Which makes more sense.

Related: A Soviet game and watch clones site which justifies the existence of the entire internet.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 22, 2011 07:28 AM