Play Choice Arcade is a Nintendo Lover’s Dream

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Back in the 1980’s, if you wanted to try a video game before buying it, your main option was to rent the game from your local video rental store.  Nintendo thought of another concept: playing games for their Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) on a Play Choice arcade cabinet.

Originally, the Nintendo Play Choice arcade games were coin-operated and gave you a time limit to play the games (extendable by inserting more quarters) however at Pinball Land you can play all you want!  Our Play Choice cabinet is a “Play Choice 10” which means it contains 10 different NES games to choose from.

Nintendo Play Choice 10 Arcade Cabinet at Pinball Land arcade in Rockford, MI

Game List

Our beautiful Play Choice Cabinet (supplied by Blue Wizard Rentals) contains:

  1. Castlevania
  2. Tecmo Bowl
  3. Super Mario Bros. 3
  4. Contra
  5. Micro Mages
  6. Ninja Gaiden
  7. The Goonies
  8. RC Pro Am
  9. Excitebike
  10. Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!

Anyone who grew up with the NES will recognize many of these games, but Micro Mages will probably be new to most players – it was developed in 2019!

This cute vertical platformer brings many modern “quality of life” enhancements to the traditional genre including wall jumping and tight, familiar controls.  The sprites may be tiny, but the game takes full advantage of the available real estate, filling the screen with intricate graphics and challenges.

If you’re a fan of NES games, you’ve gotta check out Micro Mages!

It’s fun to play games you’ve played a thousand times again on the Play Choice arcade.  The monitor is slightly different from a standard television set, so familiar graphics have a fresh feel.  The Nintendo arcade joysticks are snappy and comfortable, very easy to adjust to if you’re used to the classic gamepad or NES Advantage.

What is your favorite NES game?  Are there any games you would like to play on our Play Choice 10 cabinet that we don’t already offer?  Shoot us an email and let us know!

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