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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 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 Fighting enemies.
Gain Ground Arcade Title Screen.
Gain Ground Windows Not all characters can dispose of the archers populating the higher grounds. Erik is one of the most effective in this regard.

Promo Images

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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

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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 Genesis Dec 11, 2018 B+ 83
Press Play On Tape Genesis Sep 08, 2020 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameFan Magazine TurboGrafx CD Jan, 1993 74.75 out of 100 75
Raze SEGA Master System Jun, 1991 71 out of 100 71
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
Sega Power SEGA Master System Dec, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Wii Apr 02, 2007 4.7 out of 10 47
Nintendo Life Wii Feb 03, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
FREE at GamersGate this weekend! 1 chirinea (46674)
Jan 15, 2011

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