Alternate Gaming Reality: The Museum of Soviet Arcade Games

The years of the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union were fraught with anxiety, so it should come as no surprise that the Russians also relaxed their nerves with their own, uniquely Russian, arcade games. Now those hulking boxes of gaming that look like they're from an alternate universe can be seen thanks to the Museum of Soviet Arcade Games.

The one pictured here is called Naval Battle and made its original debut way back in 1981. This is just one example of what the Russians had available, you can plow deeper into the history of a fascinating gaming world you never (assuming you're not Russian) experienced here.