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Gain Ground

MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA Master System
45
3.0
Genesis
67
4.1
Windows
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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 I really think that rescuing hostages looks ridiculously funny.
Gain Ground Genesis Using the lob ability
Gain Ground Windows Stage score
Gain Ground Arcade Being chased to the exit.

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 Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jun 02, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Dec, 1990 62 out of 100 62
Tilt Genesis Jan, 1991 12 out of 20 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SEGA Master System Oct, 1990 6.4 out of 12 53
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Mar, 1991 49 out of 100 49
Power Play SEGA Master System Nov, 1990 35 out of 100 35
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Mar, 1991 32 out of 100 32
Eurogamer.de Wii Mar 12, 2007 1 out of 5 20

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Contributed to by Trypticon (8215), Corn Popper (69753), Zovni (9350), Foxhack (12467) and Sean Booth (24)