In Soviet Russia, Retro Arcade Games Play You

If you’re into the back-in-the-day arcade scene, Offworld has a nice report on the Soviet Arcade Games Museum located at Moscow State Technical University:

Art Lebedev’s design studio… has given the museum a full website makeover, complete with a growing collection of its games recreated and playable online.

Of the collection, the most playable is Sea Battle (…dig the fantastically ambient faint whirr of its machinery as you play, and its rustically smudged viewfinder), but there’s also the Street Racer-esque game Magistral… [and others]

The only thing it currently lacks is a full English translation… but presumably they’re being added over time, as the museum itself continues to restore and collect more historical information on each game…

GP: I took the virtual version of Sea Battle out for a spin. It was very much like a torpedo game that I recall playing on the boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ as a kid. The online periscope view wasn’t quite right, but that can probably be tweeked.

THANKS TO: Jake of 8bitjoystick for the tip!

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