Lost In Translation/Gain Ground

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This page is a stub for arcade games that are part of the Lost In Translation series using information based on MAME (version 0.113u2).
For an example of preferred content and layout please refer to Out Run or The Ninja Warriors.

Gain Ground
Gain Ground marquee.
No screen shot.
Gain Ground control panel.
Manufacturer Sega
Released 1988
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU (3x) 68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2151 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
496 x 384 pixels
58.00 Hz
16,384 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 4 ROMs
2,113,536 bytes (2.02 MiB)
MAME ID gground · ggroundj

About The Game

Gain Ground is an arcade video game, one or two player shoot-em-up featuring single screen levels, in which players must rescue lost troops before making their way to the exit. Players can choose to play as any one of three different characters; each with their own unique weapons, strengths and weaknesses. Time is a factor in this game and all troops that do not enter the exit will be lost. All rescued troops will join the player's ranks as bonus players. The levels take players through fields, castles, forests, forts etc.


A Gain Ground machine was shown at the 2003 classic arcade games show 'California Extreme' in San Jose, California.

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Master System (1990)
Sega Mega Drive (1991)
NEC PC-Engine Super CD (1992, "Gain Ground SX")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2004, "Sega Ages 2500 Vol. 9 : Gain Ground")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Genesis Collection")
Sony PSP (2006, "Genesis Collection")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Crack Down / Gain Ground PCCB-00012[1] 1989-11-21 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
SEGAROCK VOL.01 WWCE-31034[2] 2004-06-09 Wave Master Entertainment CD version.
Sega Ages Sound Track the Best Plus KDSD-00051~2[3] 2004-10-20 TEAM ENTERTAINMENT 2 CD version.
Segacon -The Best of Sega Game Music- Vol.1 SVWC-7092~4[4] 2001-10-24 SME Visual Works 3 CD version.


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.