Platoon

Platoon

Platoon

Ocean in good licensed game shock!

Almost the last thing you expected from Ocean in 1988 was for one of its film tie-ins to actually be good, but Platoon was better than good, it was bloody great.

Taking the multi-stage, multi-genre approach of Beach Head, but coming up with something genuinely impressive, this tense, involving action adventure won a lot of friends when it hit the shelves early in 1988.

Based on the excellent Oliver Stone Vietnam war epic, you started off in a dense, tropical jungle, full of trip-wires and enemies leaping out of nowhere to try and gun you down. In the still-fresh tradition of Green Beret and Contra, you'd find yourself fending off wave upon wave of enemies, while also trying to work your way through a maze-like environment in search of explosives.

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