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Gain Ground
Publisher: Sega,
Sega Mega Drive
Sega (JP/EU), Renovation (US),
CD-ROM² System/Super CD-ROM² System
NEC Avenue
Developer:
System(s): Sega System 24, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Super CD-ROM², Virtual Console, Steam
ROM size:
Sega Master System
256kB,
Sega Mega Drive
512kB
Genre: Shooting (box)/Action (official master list)






























Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
1988-11 [1] ¥?  ?
Arcade
US
1988 $?  ?
Arcade
EU
1988 £?  ?
Sega Mega Drive
JP
1991-01-03 ¥6,000 G-4036
Sega Mega Drive
US
1991-01-02 $? 49056
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1991 £34.99 Media:Raze UK 08.pdf[2]  ?
Sega Mega Drive
AU
199x $?  ?
CD-ROM² System/Super CD-ROM² System
JP
1992-12-25 ¥? NAPR-1032


Sega Master System
UK
£29.99 Media:Raze UK 08.pdf[2]Media:SegaDoMeAFavour SMS UK PrintAd 1991-02.jpg[3] 7045
Sega Master System
FR
?F 7045
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 7045
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 7045
Sega Master System
BR
R$? ?



Wii Virtual Console
JP
¥600 points ?
Wii Virtual Console
US
$800 points ?
Wii Virtual Console
EU
€800 points ?



Steam
US
$2.99 ?
Steam
EU
€1.99 ? ?




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Gain Ground (ゲイングランド) is a 1988 arcade game released for the Sega System 24 arcade platform. It is a top-down gun game with strategy elements, in which the player controls one of twenty playable characters who must defeat all the enemies on screen.

Gain Ground was ported to the Sega Master System and Sega Mega Drive in 1990 and 1991 respectively. It was also brought to the PC Engine Super CD-ROM² in the form of Gain Ground SX. Both The Master System and Mega Drive versions allow up to 2 players cooperative gameplay; the PC Engine Super CD-ROM² version is 1 player only.

More recently the Mega Drive version was brought to the Wii's Virtual Console service, and the game was re-made for the Sega Ages 2500 series in Japan. It was also included in Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection.

Magazine articles

Main article: Gain Ground/Magazine articles.

Production credits

System 24 version

Mega Drive version

Programmer: N.Okabe
Planner: T.Katoh
Designer: Kanchan
Sound: SZK

Master System version

Original Planner: Mac Aostin, Yang Watt
Planner: Kou
Design: Kou
Program: Yone, O.B, Kou
Sound: Tarnya
Special Thanks: T.Katoh, Miya, T.Asano, Nonchan, T.Hagiwara
Presented by: Sega

Magazine articles

Main article: Gain Ground/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

MegaPlay US 04.pdf

Mega Drive print advert in













Mega Play (US) #4: "May/June 1991" (1991-xx-xx)

Digital manuals

Physical scans

System 24 version

System 24, JP
System 24, US
GainGround System24 US Manual.pdf
Manual

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
49 №112, p72Media:CVG UK 112.pdf[5]Media:CVG UK 112.pdf
49 №4, p88Media:CVG IT 04.pdf[6]Media:CVG IT 04.pdf
66 №1, p81Media:HobbyConsolas ES 001.pdf[7]Media:HobbyConsolas ES 001.pdf
75 2007-02-08
65 №10, p131Media:Joystick FR 010.pdf[8]Media:Joystick FR 010.pdf
75 №5, p92
77 №9, p20
43 №1, p78Media:MegaTech UK 01.pdf[9]Media:MegaTech UK 01.pdf
65 №10, p32Media:PlayerOne FR 010.pdf[10]Media:PlayerOne FR 010.pdf
92 №7, p64Media:Raze UK 07.pdf[11]Media:Raze UK 07.pdf
91 №8, p34/35Media:Raze UK 08.pdf[12]Media:Raze UK 08.pdf
100 2004-12-06
71 №21, p12
60 №23, p53
89 №3, p18Media:SegaPro UK 03.pdf[13]Media:SegaPro UK 03.pdf
88 №18, p65
61 №2/91, p88Media:VideoGames DE 1991-02.pdf[14]Media:VideoGames DE 1991-02.pdf
Sega Mega Drive
72
Based on
17 reviews

Mega Drive, US
GainGround MD US Box.jpg
Cover
GainGround MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Gain Ground MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
GainGround MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
GainGround MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
Gain Ground MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
GainGround MD JP CartTop.jpg
GainGround MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
GainGround MD jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, AU

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
58 №1990-11
32 №112, p78Media:CVG UK 112.pdf[15]Media:CVG UK 112.pdf
32 №4, p94Media:CVG IT 04.pdf[16]Media:CVG IT 04.pdf
76 №29, p87
60 №13, p119
62 №4, p40/41Media:MeanMachines UK 04.pdf[17]Media:MeanMachines UK 04.pdf
62 №1, p133Media:MeanMachinesSega01UK.pdf[18]Media:MeanMachinesSega01UK.pdf
61 №4, p56Media:PlayerOne FR 004.pdf[19]Media:PlayerOne FR 004.pdf
35 №12/90, p164Media:PowerPlay DE 033.pdf[20]Media:PowerPlay DE 033.pdf
71 №8, p34/35Media:Raze UK 08.pdf[12]Media:Raze UK 08.pdf
70 №16, p42/43
60 №23, p56
81 №3, p18Media:SegaPro UK 03.pdf[13]Media:SegaPro UK 03.pdf
Sega Master System
58
Based on
13 reviews

Master System, EU
Gain Ground SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
GainGround SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, AU

GainGround SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR
GainGround SMS BR cover.jpg
Cover
GainGround SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart

Super CD-ROM² version

Super CD-ROM², JP
GainGroundSX SuperCDROM2 JP Box Back.jpgGainGroundSX SuperCDROM2 JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Gain Ground SX PCE SCD-ROM2 JP Disc.png
Disc
Gain Ground SX PCE SCD-ROM2 JP Manual.pdf
Manual

External links

References

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  1. http://www.famitsu.com/cominy/?m=pc&a=page_h_title&title_id=25538
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:Raze UK 08.pdf, page 35
  3. File:SegaDoMeAFavour SMS UK PrintAd 1991-02.jpg
  4. File:Supergame BR 03.pdf, page 36
  5. File:CVG UK 112.pdf, page 72
  6. File:CVG IT 04.pdf, page 88
  7. File:HobbyConsolas ES 001.pdf, page 73
  8. File:Joystick FR 010.pdf, page 131
  9. File:MegaTech UK 01.pdf, page 78
  10. File:PlayerOne FR 010.pdf, page 32
  11. File:Raze UK 07.pdf, page 64
  12. 12.0 12.1 File:Raze UK 08.pdf, page 34
  13. 13.0 13.1 File:SegaPro UK 03.pdf, page 18
  14. File:VideoGames DE 1991-02.pdf, page 84
  15. File:CVG UK 112.pdf, page 78
  16. File:CVG IT 04.pdf, page 94
  17. File:MeanMachines UK 04.pdf, page 40
  18. File:MeanMachinesSega01UK.pdf, page 133
  19. File:PlayerOne FR 004.pdf, page 56
  20. File:PowerPlay DE 033.pdf, page 164