General info for: Platoon
Title:
Original Release Year:
1988
Original Publisher:
Authors according to SPOT/SPEX:
Zach Townsend <Zach Townsend>,
@ Choice Software <Choice Software Ltd (UK)>
Message Language:
English
Machine Type:
ZX-Spectrum 48K/128K
Maximum Players:
1
Original Price:
£9.95
Comments:
The inlay says "With this special pack: Original Motown recording of 'Tracks Of My Tears' 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:

Platoon image, screenshot or loading screen
Platoon image, screenshot or loading screen
Main File Downloads

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Ocean Software Ltd (UK)
1988
Platoon(BUGFIX).tap.zip
English
Ocean Software Ltd (UK)
1988
Platoon.dsk.zip
English
Ocean Software Ltd (UK)
1988
Platoon128.z80.zip
English
Ocean Software Ltd (UK)
1988
Platoon48.z80.zip
English
Ocean Software Ltd (UK)
1988
Platoon128.tzx.zip
English
Ocean Software Ltd (UK)
1988
Platoon48V1.tzx.zip
English
48 v1
Ocean Software Ltd (UK)
1988
Platoon48V2.tzx.zip
English
48 v2
Erbe Software S.A. (Spain)
1988
Platoon(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tap.zip
English
Erbe Software S.A. (Spain)
1988
Platoon(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip
English
IBSA (Spain)
1988
Platoon(IBSA).tzx.zip
English
The Hit Squad (UK)
1990
Platoon(TheHitSquad).tzx.zip
English

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LICENCE TIE-INS / INSPIRATIONS
Origin: Tie-in Licence
Name: Platoon
Type: Movie
Owner(s): Hemdale Film Corporation (USA)

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£9.95
875 ptas.
£2.99
MOVIE COLLECTION 09: Platoon
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