Gain Ground

From Sega Retro

The box says this is a shoot-'em-up, not an action game: -Black Squirrel 05:15, 9 April 2011 (CDT)

I had a feeling this would happen eventually. Sega's archive lists it as an action game:
1月 3日 ゲイングランド ACT 6,000円 G-4036 4M
This kind of thing is the reason I made this (especially since I'm going through the non-JP games to see which ones would fit); it's really reassuring to know Sega is inconsistent with their archive too. Should we list it as both? - Andlabs 09:29, 9 April 2011 (CDT)
The Virtual Console page says "Tactical Action Shooting..." sigh... maybe both would be best? - Andlabs 09:43, 9 April 2011 (CDT)
The Virtual Console genre system might be from Nintendo so that won't count.
"Action" seems to have been used to describe most games back in the day, so I would probably lean on going with "shoot-'em-up", if not just to help split the action genre up a bit. Also I suspect the Japanese box is a tad more reliable than Sega's website, because it's easier to make a typo on a website than it is to design and print the wrong logo on a box. I'd put it in both though, just to be safe.
Anyway it's not this system that's the problem, it's the one they introduced 1994-ish that'll cause headaches (i.e. the one that accompanies Mega Drive, Game Gear, 32X and Saturn games). You have to make up genres quite a bit since few western-only games were given one officially -Black Squirrel 10:15, 9 April 2011 (CDT)