General info for: Platoon
Title:
Platoon
Genre:
Maximum Players:
1
Original Publisher:
Original Release Year:
Original Price:
£9.95
Original Publication:
Spanish Price:
875 ptas.
Machine Type:
ZX-Spectrum 48K/128K
Multi-Play Type:
Control Types:
Redefineable keys, Kempston, Cursor, Interface 2 (right)
Known Errors:
Bugfixes provided by Cristian Secara:

  • In the original release, if a tape error occurs when loading a level, you cannot reload that level. Also the original levels have different lengths and, when loading certain levels in 128K mode, some bytes are lost.
  • In level 1, pressing control keys simultaneously may crash the game.
  • In level 2, if you drop a grenade inside a house in the village, you instantly appear outside the house and cannot continue playing.
  • Both the original release and Hit Squad re-release are incompatible with +2A/+3.
  • From the main screen, if you type "EQUINOXE" to enter cheat mode, the "CHEAT" message appears but nothing else changes. In the BUGFIX version, cheat mode works as follows:

    1. The forest: infinite lives

    2. The village: infinite lives

    3. The tunnel system: infinite lives (also unlimited ammunition until the enemy soldier behind the table is killed)

    4. Skirt by night: infinite lives

    5. The 3D jungle: infinite lives and unlimited time

    6. The bunker: infinite lives
Modified "BUGFIX" file provided by Cristian Secara (including additional intro screen adapted from the Commodore 64 version).
Comments:
The inlay says "With this special pack: Original Motown recording of 'Tracks of my fears' by Smokey Robinson". It also comes with a photo of the Platoon cast and a full-size competition entry to win a copy of the film on video.
SPOT Comments:
License Information
Name: Hemdale Film Corporation
Country: USA
Type: Movie
Original Name: Platoon
Compilation Details
Title: 2 Por 1: Platoon + Arkanoid - Revenge of Doh
Publisher: Erbe Software S.A.
Release Year:
Original Price:
Title: The In Crowd
Publisher: Ocean Software Ltd
Release Year: 1988
Original Price: £12.95
Title: Total
Publisher: Erbe Software S.A.
Release Year: 1989
Original Price:
Compilation Contents


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Games In This Series (Under Development)


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Additional material
Loading Screen

Platoon loading screen


Game Screen

http://spectrumcomputing.co.uk//pub/sinclair/screens/in-game/p/Platoon.gif in-game
Author & Team Information

  Choice Software Ltd


  Choice Software Ltd


  Choice Software Ltd


  Choice Software Ltd


  Choice Software Ltd


  Choice Software Ltd

Authors & Roles


Sorry - No Roles Information Available

Other Platforms
Platform: Amstrad CPC
Hyperlink: Link
Platform: Commodore 64
Hyperlink: Link
Platform: NES
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Release Information
£9.95
£2.99
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Magazine References (Work in Progress)
Date: 8-1988
Page: 64
Article Type: Advert
Date: 7-1988
Page: 31
Article Type: Feature
Date: 10-1988
Page: 57
Article Type: Feature
Date: 2-1988
Page: 124
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 3-1988
Page: 116
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 6-1988
Page: 18
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 5-1988
Page: 86
Article Type: Map
Date: 8-1988
Page: 85
Article Type: Map
Date: 1-1988
Page: 9
Article Type: News/Note
Date: 4-1988
Page: 59
Article Type: Review
Date: 10-1988
Page: 57
Article Type: Tips
Date: 9-1988
Page: 100
Article Type: Advert
Date: 2-1988
Page: 139
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 4-1988
Page: 50
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 6-1988
Page: 99
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 3-1988
Page: 102
Article Type: Map
Date: 1-1988
Page: 142
Article Type: Preview
Date: 3-1988
Page: 42
Article Type: Review
Date: 5-1990
Page: 62
Article Type: Review
Date: 3-1988
Page: 103
Article Type: Tips
Date: 3-1988
Page: 106
Article Type: Tips
Date: 7-1988
Page: 24
Article Type: Advert
Date: 3-1990
Page: 4
Article Type: Advert
Date: 4-1990
Page: 49
Article Type: Advert
Date: 5-1990
Page: 49
Article Type: Advert
Date: 6-1990
Page: 49
Article Type: Advert
Date: 3-1988
Page: 92
Article Type: CompoEntry
Date: 5-1988
Page: 77
Article Type: CompoResult
Date: 2-1988
Page: 4
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 4-1988
Page: 22
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 6-1988
Page: 115
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 3-1988
Page: 38
Article Type: Map
Date: 4-1988
Page: 64
Article Type: Map
Date: 6-1987
Page: 11
Article Type: News/Note
Date: 12-1987
Page: 132
Article Type: Preview
Date: 3-1988
Page: 90
Article Type: Review
Date: 7-1988
Page: 20
Article Type: Advert
Date: 3-1988
Page: 108
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 5-1988
Page: 81
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 12-1987
Page: 15
Article Type: Preview
Date: 2-1988
Page: 56
Article Type: Review
Date: 3-1988
Page: 60
Article Type: Review
Date: 8-1991
Page: 251
Article Type: Review
Date: 12-1987
Page: 205
Article Type: News/Note
Date: 2-1988
Page: 220
Article Type: News/Note
Date: 8-1988
Page: 2
Article Type: Advert
Date: 4-1990
Page: 25
Article Type: Advert
Date: 6-1990
Page: 59
Article Type: Advert
Date: 4-1988
Page: 86
Article Type: CompoEntry
Date: 7-1988
Page: 73
Article Type: CompoResult
Date: 3-1988
Page: 100
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 5-1988
Page: 49
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 6-1992
Page: 13
Article Type: Hack/Poke
Date: 4-1988
Page: 16
Article Type: Map
Date: 7-1988
Page: 15
Article Type: Map
Date: 6-1987
Page: 20
Article Type: News/Note
Date: 4-1988
Page: 31
Article Type: Offer
Date: 11-1987
Page: 113
Article Type: Preview
Date: 1-1988
Page: 111
Article Type: Preview
Date: 3-1988
Page: 12
Article Type: Review
Date: 4-1988
Page: 15
Article Type: Tips
Date: 7-1988
Page: 106
Article Type: Advert
Date: 9-1988
Page: 78
Article Type: Advert
Date: 3-1990
Page: 91
Article Type: Advert
Date: 4-1990
Page: 14
Article Type: Advert
Date: 5-1990
Page: 65
Article Type: Advert
Date: 6-1990
Page: 62
Article Type: Advert
Date: 4-1988
Page: 7
Article Type: CompoEntry
Date: 9-1988
Page: 74
Article Type: CompoResult
Date: 8-1990
Page: 23
Article Type: Feature
Date: 8-1990
Page: 23
Article Type: Feature
Date: 3-1988
Page: 99
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 5-1988
Page: 75
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 10-1988
Page: 34
Article Type: Hack/Poke
Date: 12-1988
Page: 34
Article Type: Hack/Poke
Date: 4-1988
Page: 32
Article Type: Map
Date: 6-1988
Page: 32
Article Type: Map
Date: 7-1988
Page: 31
Article Type: Map
Date: 7-1987
Page: 5
Article Type: News/Note
Date: 1-1988
Page: 10
Article Type: Preview
Date: 2-1988
Page: 18
Article Type: Preview
Date: 4-1988
Page: 39
Article Type: Review
Date: 5-1988
Page: 21
Article Type: Tips
Date: 3-1991
Page: 36
Article Type: Tips
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