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Offline TuxedoMarty

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GAIN GROUND!
« on: January 22, 2021, 23:50:46 PM »
There is nothing you can say or do to convince me that this is NOT one of the greatest games that SEGA has ever produced. Despite being included on every single Genesis collection since 2006, I feel that this game does not get enough recognition at all. When people talk about the greatest Genesis games of all time (Gain Ground was originally an arcade game FTR) or what their all time favorite Genesis games are, they usually just have the same old stuff. Sonic, Altered Beast, Revenge of Shinobi, Phantasy Star II & III, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, etc, but you never hear ANYONE mention Gain Ground. And it's a shame, because this game is worthy enough to be in the same league as those classics I just mentioned. I admit, the first time I played it, I thought it was pretty meh, and didn't think it was all that interesting, but while accidentally learning more about the game than I intended on doing, I started to grow more interested in it. And now I love it so much! Whether you are playing it on original hardware, or an emulated version on a classic game compilation for a modern day console, there's no denying that this is a classic. If you have a Nintendo Switch, you must check out the SEGA AGES edition they released for it!



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« Last Edit: January 28, 2021, 14:39:53 PM by TuxedoMarty »

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Re: GAIN GROUND!
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2021, 00:46:16 AM »
I don't think I've ever seen much about this game before.  Looks interesting.
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Re: GAIN GROUND!
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2021, 04:01:05 AM »
Never played Gain Ground. Admittedly it was the above mentioned games that I was playing. It does look good.

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Re: GAIN GROUND!
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2021, 19:39:01 PM »
I've played it over the years.  It's definitely original.  Makes me feel like there's hope for single screen games :)

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Re: GAIN GROUND!
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2021, 06:08:19 AM »
Gain Ground is definitely a great game!

I also have the PC-Engine Super CD-ROM version called Gain Ground SX.

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Re: GAIN GROUND!
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2021, 22:39:32 PM »

Looks like a hybrid of Smash TV and Gauntlet. The port looks pretty accurate too. Never heard of it.

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Re: GAIN GROUND!
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2021, 11:02:53 AM »
Never heard of it either, very interesting looking game.

I will have to check it out.
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