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PlayChoice 10 PlayChoice 10 - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

PlayChoice 10 - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A multi-game system that would allow a user to select a game from a list of up to ten titles. The game software used was originally designed for the Nintendo Entertaiment System a home gaming system."

PlayChoice 10 was produced by Nintendo in 1986.

Nintendo released 107 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1970. Nintendo was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Nintendo during the time period PlayChoice 10 was produced include: Arm Wrestling, Super Punch-Out!!, Nintendo Vs. System, Vs. Clu Clu Land, Super Mario Bros., PlayChoice 5, PlayChoice, Volley Ball, Pro Wrestling, and Vs. Gradius


Name PlayChoice 10
Developer Nintendo (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9043
Class Wide Release
Genre System
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific PlayChoice 10 Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - AB
  • Gun: Optical
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard - Dual Monitor-301 lbs
  • Counter-Top/Table-Top/Bar-Top
  • Upright/Standard - Single Monitor
PCB PlayChoice 10 PCB Image

Game Introduction

Up to ten cartridges can be used on one PCB. Games are timer based, regardless of your performance. These are the different cartridges that were made for the PlayChoice 10:

  • 1942 PlayChoice
  • Balloon Fight
  • Baseball
  • Baseball Stars
  • Captain Skyhawk
  • Castlevania
  • Contra PlayChoice
  • Double Dragon PlayChoice
  • Double Dribble PlayChoice
  • Dr. Mario
  • Duck Hunt
  • Excitebike PlayChoice
  • Fester's Quest
  • Gauntlet PlayChoice
  • Golf
  • The Goonies
  • Gradius PlayChoice
  • Hogan's Alley
  • Kung Fu
  • Mario Bros. PlayChoice
  • Mario's Open Golf
  • Mega Man 3
  • Metroid
  • Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Ninja Gaiden II
  • Pinbot
  • Power Blade
  • Pro Wrestling
  • R.B.I. Baseball
  • Rad Racer
  • Rad Racer II
  • R.C. Pro-Am
  • Rescue Rangers - Disney's Chip 'n Dale
  • Rockin' Kats
  • Rush'n Attack PlayChoice
  • Rygar PlayChoice
  • Shatter Hand
  • Solar Jetman
  • Super C
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Tecmo Bowl PlayChoice
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles PlayChoice
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game
  • Tennis
  • Track Field PlayChoice
  • Trojan PlayChoice
  • Volleyball
  • Wild Gunman
  • World Cup
  • Yo! Noid

PlayChoice 10 KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.68 (11 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.89

Overall Like 4.50
Fun (Social) 4.10
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 3.55

Technical Rating: 3.73

Gameplay 4.10
Graphics 3.50
Originality 3.80
Sound/Music 3.50

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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A dedicated tabletop version was made late in 1988. ISuper Mario Bros. 3I was previewed in the U.S. market via the PlayChoice machine.

Cabinet Information

Generic Nintendo logo stickers appear on both sides of the cabinet. There are three types of cabinets a counter top, a single monitor type and a dual monitor version. The dual monitor cabinet is a dedicated machine and the single monitor style was a kit converting IPopeyeI, IDonkey KongI, IPacManI, et. al. The main PCBs are different between the single and dual versions.


A Nintendo IPunchOutI cabinet can be converted to a IPlayChoice 10I dual monitor version but a twoplayer wiring harness must be acquired.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op PlayChoice 10 Census

There are 14,755 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,475 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,460 machines (6,896 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 483 known instances of this machine owned by PlayChoice 10 collectors who are active members. Of these, 395 of them are original dedicated machines. 45 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 42 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 24 active VAPS members with a PlayChoice 10 machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra PlayChoice 10 circuit board for sale.

Wanted - Popular - There are 24 active VAPS members currently looking for PlayChoice 10. There is one active VAPS member looking for a PlayChoice 10 circuit board set.

This game ranks a 73 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 38 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



Even though games for the IPlayChoiceI were basicly the same as the home versions for the NES, the hardware is not compatable.


  1. PlayChoice
  2. PlayChoice 5
  3. PlayChoice 10

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 203; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 203; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright B
  2. 3D Model (External): Upright A

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This game is available at the following public arcades, bars or museums:

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
Bit Bar 278 Derby St, Salem Massachusetts United States 1

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