Last year I fancied an arcade machine. I have no idea why, I think its just progression of the hobby, you start small and go bigger! So I was searching on ebay and nothing took my fancy, I had no idea what I was looking for. So I searched ‘Nintendo Arcade’ and saw a Nintendo Playerschoice 10 for sale. I did a quick search and I was introduced to the Playchoice 10, and that’s when it all started.
For those who aren’t sure what a Playchoice 10 is, this is a short description from Wikipedia:
PlayChoice-10 is an arcade machine which can consist of as many as 10 different games previously available only on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) home console. The games for this system are in the modular form of circuit boards which are plugged into one of the ten open slots on the PlayChoice-10’s motherboard.
The Playchoice 10 had 54 games available. Which I will get onto in a bit more detail on later posts.
So I contacted the seller and asked about the machine, he told me he has another machine and this one needs to go. So we came to a deal and he delivered it to me. Here is the machine:
The cabs in good condition, it plays fine. The sides are yellowed and have started to crack around the edges, but its my first one, I dont care! Players Choice was a spin off from Playchoice. Brent Leisure and Electrocoin had the licence to produce Playchoice 10 arcade machines in the UK. Players Choice was an exclusive development by Brent Leisure.
I own three Playchoice machines and one Megatech. In 18 months I have acquired four machines! I will tell you about the other machines another time.