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Gain Ground

MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
57
4.1
Wii
50
...
Arcade
...
2.3
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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 TurboGrafx CD Those guys are hiding behind rocks...
Gain Ground Windows Diamond's water sprout is probably the only special attack that doesn't kill enemies, but instead spins them around and renders them useless for a few seconds.
Gain Ground SEGA Master System Round 2 takes place in the middle ages
Gain Ground SEGA Master System The first boss

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

Mean Machines SEGA Master System Dec, 1990 62 out of 100 62
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SEGA Master System Oct, 1990 7 out of 12 58
All Game Guide Genesis 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Mar, 1991 49 out of 100 49
Tilt SEGA Master System Jan, 1991 9 out of 20 45
Nintendo Life Wii Feb 03, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
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
The Video Game Critic Genesis Oct 20, 2010 D- 16

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Trivia

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Contributed to by Trypticon (7993), Corn Popper (69743), Zovni (9360), Foxhack (12469) and Sean Booth (24)