Gain Ground

Critic Score User Score
Windows
...
3.3
Genesis
64
4.1
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 It's hard to literally "gain ground" when the enemies are behind barriers. Well that's why lovely Rachel has a boomerang.
Gain Ground SEGA Master System Heavy fire from both sides
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 Arcade More men to kill.

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)

Critic Reviews

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
GameFan Magazine TurboGrafx CD Jan, 1993 74.75 out of 100 75
Raze SEGA Master System Jun, 1991 71 out of 100 71
All Game Guide Genesis 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Tilt SEGA Master System Jan, 1991 9 out of 20 45
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Mar, 1991 5 out of 12 42
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Mar, 1991 32 out of 100 32

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Trivia

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