Jeremy Parish is back with the latest weekly installment of his NES Works series, and today gives us a recap on two 1988 titles put out by Sunsoft.

Sunsoft blew our minds with Blaster Master, but the company did not suddenly become some 8-bit powerhouse after releasing that game. Here’s the rocky portion of their road to greatness, a pair of NES conversions that will leave you scratching your head.

In the case of Platoon, you’ll be left wondering why they thought THIS license was suitable to a platform primarily advertised and sold to children. In the case of Xenophobe, you’ll be confused about how meager a port such a technically adept company managed to produce.

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