Arduino to play music

Hi Guys Im building an arcade penny pusher game and the mechanics of it is more or less done - Ive just got to tidy it up. I`m now planning electronics.

Can someone please tell me what I should be looking into to have audio play at various points? Im sure an Arduino is the right way to go - Im thinking when coins are dispenced - an additional money sound. Music playing when money is inserted... that sort of thing.

So Im happy with the arduino sensing of when to play - I just dont know what components for the Arduino will allow me to actually PLAY the sounds - etc. I presume as an MP3 would be best but I`m open to options!

Chris

MP3 shield to play the tune(s) SD card shield to read the tunes from SD card code to glue the two together :)

mmcp42: MP3 shield to play the tune(s) SD card shield to read the tunes from SD card code to glue the two together :)

The Sparkfun MP3 shield even includes an SD card reader, and a library.

Inexpensive MP3 players available here too

Can be direct button access, or via serial commands http://www.mdfly.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&zenid=4fa45f90a9b77694ea2f08e4ab15be37&keyword=mp3