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Platoon

MobyRank MobyScore
Apple II
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NES
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2.8
Atari ST
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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 3 2.5
Amstrad CPC 2 2.3
Apple II 1 4.0
Atari ST 3 3.3
Commodore 64 7 3.4
DOS 6 3.6
NES 9 2.8
ZX Spectrum 7 3.1
Combined MobyScore 38 3.1


The Press Says

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93
ZX SpectrumCrash!
Vietnam – a hellhole where life can be erased by one careless move. Into the nightmare world of Oliver Stone's Oscar-winning film (see Film-makers' Vietnam Victory with this review) steps a unit of American soldiers, some afraid, some just plain crazy, but all unprepared for what they are to find.
92
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK)
Really successful film tie-ins have been few and far between, Platoon is one of the few. A sure-fire winner from Ocean.
84
ZX SpectrumThe Games Machine (UK)
Each stage is highly playable, addictive, incredibly tough and a great game in itself - the challenge of Platoon is formidable.
81
Commodore 64Happy Computer
Bei diesem Programm hat man kaum einen Augenblick Zeit, um einma tief durchzuatmen – der nächste Gegner kommt bestimmt. Außerdem ist man bestens motiviert, weil man alle Abschnitte einmal kennenlernen will. Es nervt lediglich etwas, daß man nach dem Verlust aller Leben wieder ganz von vorne beginnen muß. Doch selbst ein geübter Spieler bleibt gefordert, weil sich Unachtsamkeiten sofort bitter rächen.
80
Commodore 64ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Film tie-ins tend to be a pretty miserable breed, but despite some gameplay grumbles Platoon does hang together pretty well even if it misses the point somewhat.
80
Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG)
I enjoyed playing Platoon immensely. Many gamers may be put off by the toughness of the first level and put it down - which would be a mistake as it is an arcade adventure of great challenge and ultimately much satisfaction as well. Ocean has made a competent job of what appeared to be one of the most difficult films to turn into a game.
80
Commodore 64Power Play
Den Friedensnobelpreis wird das Platoon-Programm wohl kaum gewinnen, aber als spannendes Action-Spiel ist es gut gelungen. Fast pausenlos wird man angegriffen und muß gute Reflexe und volle Konzentration beweisen, um hier weit zu kommen. Dadurch, daß die Levels nachgeladen werden, konnten sich die Programmierer bei der aufwendigen Grafik ordentlich austoben. Musik und zum Teil digitalisierte Sound-Effekte dürfen da auch nicht fehlen. Die Motivation, sich ganz durchzuspielen. ist sehr hoch. Und die Spannung steigt gewaltig: Wenn man durch einen düsteren Tunnel watet und feststellt, daß die Munition ausgegangen ist, bekommt man es richtiggehend mit der Angst zu tun. Wenn man sich an der etwas heiklen Handlung nicht stört, bekommt man bei Platoon viel solide Bildschirm-Action und Grafik geboten. Kassetten-Besitzer werden sich ein wenig übers Nachladen ärgern.
80
NESVideoGame
Todas as dificuldades da selva vietnamita estão presentes neste jogo. Na primeira fase, o combate é durante o dia. Cuidado com inimigos, que aparecerão de todos os cantos.
78
Atari STST Action
This is one of those games that you will buy and, like Xenon, wait impatiently for someone to come up with a cheat mode. The game itself is rather good, with the exception of almost 8-bit standard graphics and minimal sound - but the gameplay is there (something largely missing these days in software). However, it is so difficult the caption that goes with the game ("The first casualty of war is innocence") should read "The first casualty of Platoon is patience".
74
Commodore 64Datormagazin
Den som väntar på uppgivna skrik och blodstänk från fienden som skjuts och explosionsljud som får grannarna att undra vad som står på får fortsätta att vänta. Platoon innehåller inga som helst sådana effekter.
72
Commodore 64ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Inevitable deaths and big-league frustration take their toll.
70
ZX SpectrumYour Sinclair
Long and involved, yes, but satisfactory - not really. Platoon depends on that old stand-by of linking together a number of standard games, from mazes to shoot 'em ups, to produce a superior sort of Beach Head. But the whole doesn't add up to the parts. Sure it's tough, owing in part to the fact that it's not always clear what's going on. General Gwyn Hughes put this down to limited jungle visibility and surprise attacks, which were major elements in Vietnam, but I prefer the attribute clash theory! On this showing though, War is Dull as well as Hell.
65
Amstrad CPCACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
A worthwhile game on the C64, this one's rather less satisfactory on the CPC. The game format and sluggish controls mean that you're bound to take hits as you slog through the jungle, and without the dropped supplies of the C64 version there's no way to undo the damage. The graphics fall some way short of Gryzor or Renegade, making the whole thing rather unattractive.
59
AmigaCommodore User
Platoon gets progressively better, and no-one can deny that it is a tough and lasting challenge. The thing about the 16 bit version is that it fails to use the extra capacity of the Amiga. "Where is the sampled Tracks of my Tears then?" sniffed Gary Whitta, and I thought, yeah, where is it? Improved graphics and a few samples could have at least tarted this up some. The first casualty of a conversion is innocence.
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NESThe Video Game Critic
Playing Platoon is more irritating than it is fun. In the first stage you explore endless jungle screens, jumping over wire traps and shooting an endless parade of brainless enemy soldiers. There's precious little technique involved, and the action gets terribly repetitive in a hurry. You'll also find yourself absorbing an excessive number of mandatory hits thanks to enemies that leap out suddenly from trees or behind bushes. Worst yet, you'll pull your hair out trying to navigate the endless labyrith of jungle screens, which all look the same and contain numerous dead ends. Just completing the first stage will test the patience of even the most seasoned gamer. Subsequent levels contain some good-looking first person shooting action, but these prove equally frustrating and hardly worth the effort. Platoon looks great, but Sunsoft should have gotten someone to play test this thing before inflicting it on the masses.