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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 Straight way through enemies
Gain Ground Arcade A couple left.
Gain Ground Arcade Title Screen.
Gain Ground Windows Credits.

Promo Images

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Gain Ground Screenshot
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Gain Ground Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "SEGA AGES: Gain Ground" -- Nintendo Switch title
  • "SEGA AGES ゲイングランド" -- Japanese Nintendo Switch spelling
  • "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 (118)
You got ground? No? Let's gain some! Genesis Liam Dowds (51)
Gameplay is more important than graphics or story. Genesis Sean Booth (27)

Critic Reviews

Raze Genesis Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Sega Does SEGA Master System Dec 11, 2018 B 75
Raze SEGA Master System Jun, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jun 02, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Dec, 1990 62 out of 100 62
Video Chums Nintendo Switch Apr 07, 2019 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SEGA Master System Oct, 1990 6.4 out of 12 53
GameSpot Wii Apr 02, 2007 4.7 out of 10 47
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Mar, 1991 32 out of 100 32
The Video Game Critic Genesis Oct 20, 2010 D- 16

Forums

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Jan 15, 2011

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