BPjS/BPjM indexOn May 31, 1988, Platoon was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.
DOS releaseOne of the few titles released by Data East for the PC that was a DOS executable, and had hard disk installation available.
- Some UK copies came with a bonus audio cassette featuring the Smokey Robinson song The Tracks of My Tears, as heard in the movie Platoon.
- The original Spectrum, Amstrad, C64, Atari ST, Amiga releases were supplied with an A2 poster of the cover-art overlayed with some screen-shots at the bottom.
- October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
- Commodore Force
- December 1993 (Issue 13) – #66 “Readers' Top 100”
- Commodore Format
- May 1991 (Issue 8) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)