Friday, June 08, 2007

Keeping Score with the Commies

Ever wonder what arcade games were like in the Soviet Union? Thanks to Wired, now we know: A Soviet military manual explained that the game, mostly knock-offs of early Japanese games, were meant for "entertainment and active leisure, as well as the development of visual-estimation abilities."

Also, none of them kept high scores.

1 comment:

jjv said...


Years ago in the 80's I went to the Soviet Union. In Georgia at "Stalin Amusement Park" (I kid you not), I played the Soviet era video games. They were awful. I played a sub game whereby you try and shoot and sink American shipping. It was like lights going toward the ship in serial rather than video. They would not have gotten a second look from American kids.