Gain Ground

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Description

The battle-simulation game has gone haywire!

All contestants inside the system are trapped and frozen on the battlefields, and the androids are reprogrammed to become hi-tech killing machines.

It’s up to three brave fighters to rescue hostages, and to destroy the central computer of the system, the Brain.

Customer reviews

75

Why Does Virtual Reality Always Want To Kill You?

CrimsonWizard | Feb. 6, 2013 | See all CrimsonWizard's reviews »

Gain Ground is an run and gun game developed by SEGA where you play as a team of trapped contestants in a virtual reality simulation with armed robots trying to kill you. As the tale goes, the government commissioned a super computer to run this virtual game to keep to satisfy the aggressive desire in people in a more peaceful era in the future. However, something has caused the supercomputer to become corrupted and overrule safety protocols, making the game deadly and inescapable except to those who can overcome its 50 levels.

Gain Ground is very strange compared to other games with an over the top perspective such as Smash T.V. Rather than having one general purpose character who can collected new weapons, you instead gather a party of characters you can use one at a time, sort of like lives only each one as a different attack and special move. You'll need to think carefully about which ones to use as well since some can shoot over walls, while others are better at rapid fire or sniping from afar or strafing and shooting. Heck, some even fire differently depending on if they're left or right handed, or use both hands to fire. You start with only three characters, but can you find trapped players to join your party (provided you can lead them to the exit square) including a boomerang throwing rogue, an uzi shooter who can spray bullets everywhere, and a femme fetale who can throw grenades over walls. Speaking of which, your overall goal is to reach the exit square or destroy all the enemies of each stage with a boss blocking the road every 10 levels. You'll need a fair amount of skill to actually win, but thankfully the game offers plenty of continues and regular offers new party members to replaces ones you might have lose, and there's a two player mode to give you extra firepower.

While Gain Ground is somewhat dated with it's limited graphics and animation, the game's decent music, good pacing, and emphasis on using strategic character selections makes it a really fun run and gun game. I highly recommend this, especially if you have a friend. For three dollars, you'll have plenty of entertainment trying to get to level 50 together and escaping the virtual hell.

75

Unique gameplay

ojotas | June 27, 2012 | See all ojotas's reviews »

This game, is a like an strategy, puzzle, action game. You can play it it coop with a friend. The game consist in levels where monster guards the entrance for the next level and hostages, you can save hostages and use them on further levels. You start with 3 characters and you have to choose 1 to play the level, if he dies you pick another one. You will get more characters if you complete the level rescuing the hostages. The game is quite hard, so dont buy it if you are a casual gamer. In conclusion: If you are looking for some real challenge, coop gameplay and you dont care about old graphics, you should try this.

27

What the...

Muzicjohn | April 12, 2011 | See all Muzicjohn's reviews »

This game is pretty weird. It looks like made by teenager in The Games Factory or something. I know, it's pretty old, but gameplay is strange and I really don't know how to play this game with pleasure...Small, static levels with enemies, which act like robots, characters without real personality, creepy shooting system...Only for those, who played it years ago with pleasure (if it's possible), if you're looking for still-alive-classic-game, DON'T play this one.