In 1969, the Soyuzattraction Association was created, which studied the entertainment industries in other countries in order to adapt and integrate foreign experience in the USSR. A year later, a Soviet delegation visited the production facilities and amusement parks of Japan, Germany and the USA with an introductory purpose...
How it all started in the USSR
When we interact with arcade machines, do we not simply play but are introduced to something bigger: the history of the game industry and technology.
The gambling element in arcades was transformed in the USSR: a win was not rewarded with a cash prize. Instead, a deft player received either a bonus game or some sort of a gift, or, for example, a commemorative badge. In addition, the machines, according to their developers, helped master a good eye, reaction speed, logic and memory – all things that were central to the ideal Soviet citizen.
The factories of the USSR produced a large number of vending machines. For example, Vending machines were made for newspapers, sunflower oil and even broth! Among the exhibits there is also a photo booth, a soda and kvass machine, and the Voronezh-2 mixer, which is still in use. Do have a sip of our legendary milkshake — the recipe is still the same!