Title : Platoon

Publisher : Ocean Software Ltd

Release Year: 1988

No. Players: 1

Entry Type: Arcade: Shoot-em-up

Machine Type: ZX-Spectrum 48K/128K

Availability: Available

  • Cursor
  • Interface 2 (right)
  • Kempston
  • Redefinable Keys

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.

Updated On : May 25, 2020

Roles :
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).