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Gain Ground

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
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3.3
TurboGrafx CD
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SEGA Master System
50
3.0
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Description

Gain Ground is an arcade style action game with a bit of strategy thrown in. The goal is get all of the soldiers to the opposite side of the screen or to kill all of the enemies. Each soldier in the army has a unique specialization, from among 20 types. Each soldier can attack in two different ways, using either a normal weapon or a special weapon. The strategy comes from deciding which soldier would do best in which situation. Some weapons are better at dealing with certain enemies and obstacles than other weapons.

Players start with only three soldiers but can encounter other soldiers that can be rescued, by touching them. If the new soldier survives long enough to reach the exit, they can be added to the soldier inventory. The number of possible soldier in a player's army is over 30 soldiers. There are 50 stages total, divided into rounds of 10. At the end of each round, players encounter an enemy boss.

Screenshots

Gain Ground Windows Goldie was caught by a soldier and awaits to be rescued.
Gain Ground TurboGrafx CD I'm surrounded!
Gain Ground Windows It's hard to literally "gain ground" when the enemies are behind barriers. Well that's why lovely Rachel has a boomerang.
Gain Ground Arcade Getting hectic.

Alternate Titles

  • "Gain Ground SX" -- TurboGrafx title
  • "ゲイングランド" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

Playing this game 2 player will result in you yelling "COVER ME!!!" or "RETREAT!!!" Genesis DudeOfMonson (106)
Gameplay is more important than graphics or story. Genesis Sean Booth (24)
You got ground? No? Let's gain some! Genesis Liam Dowds (51)

The Press Says

Sega-16.com Genesis Dec 06, 2004 10 out of 10 100
Raze Genesis May, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Raze Genesis Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
IGN Wii Feb 08, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jun 02, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Tilt Genesis Jan, 1991 12 out of 20 60
All Game Guide Genesis 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
GameSpot Wii Apr 02, 2007 4.7 out of 10 47
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Mar, 1991 5 out of 12 42
Nintendo Life Wii Feb 03, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40

Forums

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Trivia

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Contributed to by Trypticon (8705), Corn Popper (69662), Zovni (9344), Foxhack (12450) and Sean Booth (24)