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[Cassette inlay] [Loading screen]
[In-game screen]
Full titlePlatoon
Year of release1988
PublisherOcean Software Ltd (UK)
Re-released byErbe Software S.A. (Spain)
IBSA (Spain)
The Hit Squad (UK)
Author(s)Choice Software Ltd (Sean Pearce, David Lyttle, Simon Butler, Mark R. Jones, Andy Sleigh, David Whittaker)
Tie-in licenceHemdale Film Corporation (USA) (movie: Platoon)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor, Redefineable keys
TypeArcade: Shoot-em-up
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£9.95
875 ptas.
Budget price£2.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on side A of the compilation 2 Por 1: Platoon + Arkanoid - Revenge of Doh (Erbe Software S.A.)
Appeared on tape 1, side A of the compilation In Crowd, The (Ocean Software Ltd)
Appeared on tape 1, side B of the compilation Total (Erbe Software S.A.)
This title has known errors
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
RemarksThe 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.
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and NES
Score 7.78 (46 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
Platoon128.tzx.zip68,265(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release50131560116411988SpeedLock 4
Platoon48V1.tzx.zip121,086(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release50131560116411988SpeedLock 6
Platoon48V2.tzx.zip118,377(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release50131560116411988SpeedLock 7
Platoon.dsk.zip68,399(+3 disk image)Original release1988
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator Platoon(BUGFIX).tap.zip66,897((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1988
Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator Platoon128.z80.zip75,391((non-TZX) Z80 snapshot image)1988
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Platoon48.z80.zip34,018((non-TZX) Z80 snapshot image)1988
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator Platoon(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip114,563(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-34357-19871988None
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator Platoon(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tap.zip64,252((non-TZX) TAP tape image)Re-releaseM-34357-19871988
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator Platoon(IBSA).tzx.zip64,447(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-34357-19871988None
Platoon(TheHitSquad).tzx.zip68,340(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseMC0950131564110071990SpeedLock 7

Additional material
Platoon.gif10,682(Loading screen)
Platoon.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Platoon.gif5,506(In-game screen)
Platoon.pdf305,238(English instructions)
Platoon.txt15,293(English instructions)
Platoon(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).txt13,345(Spanish instructions)
Platoon.jpg413,309(Game map)
Platoon_2.png260,308(Game map)
Platoon_3.jpg1,041,199(Game map)
Platoon_Level1+2.jpg224,033(Game map)
Platoon_Level1.jpg77,161(Game map)
Platoon_Level2+3.jpg201,393(Game map)
Platoon_Level2.jpg72,432(Game map)
Platoon_Level3.jpg166,939(Game map)
Platoon_Level3_2.jpg51,843(Game map)
Platoon_Back.jpg135,818(Cassette inlay)
Platoon_Front.jpg127,522(Cassette inlay)
Platoon(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg62,573(Re-release cassette inlay)
Platoon(ErbeSoftwareS.A.)_2.jpg45,556(Re-release cassette inlay)
Platoon(IBSA).jpg88,609(Re-release cassette inlay)
Platoon(TheHitSquad).jpg48,563(Re-release cassette inlay)
Platoon_ProposedGameSpecs1.jpg94,638(Game additional material)
Platoon_ProposedGameSpecs2.jpg127,199(Game additional material)
Platoon_ProposedGameSpecs3.jpg120,339(Game additional material)
Platoon_ProposedGameSpecs4.jpg86,953(Game additional material)
Platoon_Storyboard1.jpg83,979(Game additional material)
Platoon_Storyboard2.jpg107,961(Game additional material)
Platoon_Storyboard3.jpg293,339(Game additional material)
Platoon_Storyboard4.jpg315,308(Game additional material)
Platoon_Storyboard5.jpg301,724(Game additional material)
Platoon_Storyboard6.jpg311,798(Game additional material)
Platoon_Storyboard7.jpg132,161(Game additional material)
Platoon.ay.zip5,035(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)
Platoon.mp3.zip4,719,494(Sampled in-game and theme music in MP3 format)

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