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Platoon
OCS
Platoon - Double Barrel Screenshot
Information 4 reviews 1 manual Cheatcode 4 weblinks
8 screenshots 4 boxscans 2 diskscans 5 miscshots 5 conversions Gamemap
Information
Year of the first release1988LicenseCommercial
Number of disks (or CD)1PublisherData East - USA
Ocean - Rest of the World
Number max of players1Budget publisherHit Squad, The (Ocean) - Worldwide
Simultaneous max players1DeveloperChoice
LanguageEnglish
ArtistsCoder : Colin Gordon
Coder : Sean Pearce
Graphician : Mark K. Jones (Mark Jones Snr.)
Graphician : Sharon Beattie
Graphician : Steve Wahid
Musician : David Whittaker
Misc : Mark R. Jones (Mark Jones Jnr.)
Misc : Simon Butler
Language in manualEnglish
French
German
HardwareOCS
Amiga original gameno
Have cheatcodeyes
Have SPS releaseyes
WHD installyesWHD information
AuthorCodetapper
Updated  2003-09-17 13:46:10
HD installnoHD notes
Genre
CategoryShooter
SubcategoryShooter - Walkabout
Dimension2D
OriginFilm
ScrolltypeScrolling - Horizontal
ThemeMilitary
ThemeWar - Vietnam
ViewpointFirst Person
ViewpointSideways
Conversion hardwareAmstrad/Schneider CPC464/664/6128
Apple II/IIGS
Arcade
Atari ST/E
Commodore C64/128
Nintendo NES (Famicom)/Sharp Twin Famicom
PC (DOS)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128/+2/+3
Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48/128/+2/+3
Tandy PC/IBM PCjr
Conversion notes

Based on 1987 Choice/Ocean C64/128 release.
PC versions: Hercules, CGA, EGA, Tandy

N.B. [1] Coin-op conversion was released by Nintendo in 1988.
[2] Not related to the MSX game of the same name.

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Notes:  

[1] Licensed game based on Oliver Stone's 1986 Oscar-winning war movie Platoon.

[2] Game design by Simon Butler and Mark R. Jones at Ocean (and used by Nintendo for their 1988 coin-op conversion). Coding by Sean Pearce and Colin Gordon. Graphics by Sharon Beattie; titlescreen by Steve Wahid and other minor graphics by Mark K. Jones. Music/sound FX by Dave Whittaker.

[3] A special UK release of PLATOON by Ocean included a giant game poster, photo postcard of the movie cast, and a movie soundtrack audiotape of "Tracks Of My Tears" by Smokey Robinson © 1969 Motown Record Corporation/BMG Records (UK) Limited [see Miscshot scans].


TRIVIA: The game was indexed in Germany in 1988 because its content was considered harmful to children and adolescents.



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