And from 2015: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10171304
I also had a handheld “game console” which was a one-game thing with an LCD with 4 buttons that would move a wolf character out of a famous cartoon to the 4 corners of the screen to catch falling eggs.
My favorite games were Sniper and Sniper 2, but I would recommend trying everything.
Also, morskoi boy: http://morskoy-boy.15kop.ru/en/
and flash version: http://morskoy-boy.15kop.ru/en/game/
Never been there but if I ever get to Las Vegas the Pinball museum will be on my list of places to visit.
It's much worse, actually. Russia conducted redenomination in 1998 with a coefficient 1000. Which means that 1000 old rubles were replaced by 1 new ruble. So considering this it would be 0.0002 cents.
I'm left wondering about the soundtracks on these machines. (Maybe it's mentioned somewhere and I missed it?) I assume that they had sound (going by USSR synth tech) ... and not that the proprietors simply played pirated rock recorded on old x-ray plates!
EDIT: Ah, here it is! Turns out TFA says specifically the Moscow game is an exact clone of Sega Basketball:
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