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Nintendo PlayChoice-10 Single to JAMMA Adapter

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Allows you to play you Nintendo Playchoice 10 games in a JAMMA cabinet or a supergun device.

After the success with the NES / Famicom consoles, Nintendo developed what can be thought of as cross-promotional hardware, to run its most popular NES games inside an arcade cabinet. Two such systems were developed. The VS system tried to be more of an arcade system and used modified NES games, while the PC-10 system was very similar to the home console, and used the exact same game ROMs with an additional ROM for gameplay instuctions. The PC-10 had a secondary CPU that controlled the display for the game select and gameplay hint screens and the game timer.

Two versions of the PC-10 system exist. The “single” system, used a single display which would switch between the game and the hint / timer screen. The “dual” system had two dedicated monitors for each of the two functions. The “single” system was a retrofit for the VS system cabinets and used a pinout similar to the VS system pinout. The “dual” system was a retrofit for the PunchOut cabinet and used a 56 pin pinout, nearly identical to PunchOut.

This adapter works with the Single version of the Playchoice-10, but it is not compatible with the Dual version of the PCB. The adapter features a video generator for on-screen display of the in-game timer, a video inverter circuit and a sound amplifier.

Some Playchoice 10 functions don’t have a JAMMA equivalent. The following mapping is used to wire these functions to corresponding JAMMA controls:

PC-10 FUNCTION JAMMA FUNCTION
START P1 START
SELECT P2 START
TIMER ON-SCREEN DISPLAY P1 BUTTON 3
RESET P1 BUTTON 4
CHANNEL SELECT P2 BUTTON 3
CHANNEL ENTER P2 BUTTON 4

Game Compatibility

All games compatible with the Nintendo PlayChoice-10 boards can be used with this adapter. All PlayChoice-10 carts are compatible with both the Single and the Dual Screen boards

Pinout

44 Pin Edge Connector:

SOLDER SIDE PARTS SIDE
GND GND
GND GND
SOUND NC
SVC NC
NC NC
COUNT NC
+12V NC
NC NC
NC NC
VSYNC NC
VBLUE NC
VGND NC
VGREEN NC
VRED NC
COIN2 NC
COIN1 NC
NC NC
+12V +12V
+5V +5V
+5V +5V
GND GND
GND GND

36 Pin Edge Connector:

SOLDER SIDE PARTS SIDE
GND GND
P1B1 RESET
P1B2 NC
P1DOWN NC
P1UP +5V
P1LEFT GUN HIT
P1RIGHT GUN TRIG
GAME ENT LEDWR
CH START LEDA0
GAME SEL LEDA1
CH SEL LEDA4
P2B1 +5V
P2B2 +5V
P2DOWN LEDD0
P2UP LEDD1
P2LEFT LEDD2
P2RIGHT LEDD3
GND GND

Dimensions

Board Size: 50mm x 210mm
Weight: 120g

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