General info for: Platoon
Title:
Platoon
Original Release Year:
Original Publisher:
Authors:
Sean Pearce, David Lyttle, Simon Butler, Mark R. Jones, Andy Sleigh, David Whittaker
Message Language:
English
Machine Type:
ZX-Spectrum 48K/128K
Genre:
Maximum Players:
1
Controls:
Cursor, Interface 2 (right), Kempston, Redefineable keys
Original Price:
£9.95
Spanish Price:
875 ptas.
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.
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).
Other platforms:
Original WoS Score:
7.78 (46 votes)
Screens
Platoon screenshot
http://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/pub/sinclair/screens/in-game/p/Platoon.gif screenshot
License Information
Name: Hemdale Film Corporation
Country: USA
Type: Movie
Original Name: Platoon

Releases
£9.95
£2.99
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