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Platoon

• Publisher: Ocean Software
• Developer:
Ocean Software
Release Date: 1987
Code: Zach Townsend
• GFX: A, Sleigh, M. Macdonald
Music: Jonathan Dunn

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 94%
Our Game Rating: 85%
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> PLATOON by Ocean Software


Completed by Matt Rogers
• Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

I have to admit that I have only played this game a few times, but found it to be a quality piece of gaming. It wasn't until Matt kindly sent in the game ending that I had a good delve into this game and enjoyed it immensely.

If you haven't seen or played the game then I would highly recommend it; if you haven't been fortunate enough to have seen the game ending, then feast your eyes on this ...


Our hero finally defeats the enemy.


"YOU MADE IT!" Don't be so flippin' surprised!


The final end screen. The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED? It looks to me as if Matt used a whole host of cheats, infinite lives being one of them - the sly dog.

SO WHAT HAPPENS? After killing the final enemy soldier by blowing him up (see picture 1, above), you then you make a dash for the bunker that he was guarding. The screen then flips to the ending message that seems to be surprised that you actually made it - what a cheek! Check out picture 2, above. The next screen shows the final STILL sequence of our hero making his departure.

COMMENTS: The final screen seems a bit weird and actually looks like a screen that has been ported straight from the ZX Spectrum - hence the cack graphics!

It's a satisfying ending that needs a little more work to get it up to scratch. Saying that, if I had played through the whole game and reached the ending, I think I would have been happy with what I saw.

FINAL SAY:  All in all it's worth a look or two.

G.E. RATING: 6 / 10

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