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For other uses, see Nemesis (disambiguation).

Nemesis (ネメシス Nemeshisu?) is the first portable game in the Gradius series, released for the Game Boy in 1990. This is not the same game as the European and Japanese Nemesis on the MSX. The game has five stages and plays similarly to previous Gradius games. It was released in North America and Japan. The game was later included in the compilation Konami GB Collection Vol. 1 for Game Boy and Game Boy Color, where it is titled Gradius.

This game allows the player to select the stage and the number of available extra lives from the very start. This is also the only game in the series to use the European name of the Gradius series, "Nemesis", internationally. The sequel to this game is Gradius: The Interstellar Assault, also know as Nemesis II: Return of the Hero.


After a fierce battle over the Planet Gradius, the Bacterian Army that broke in front of the super space-time fighter Vic Viper seemed to have turned into cosmic dust and perished. However, their existence was not extinct. Their space invasion plan was now aimed at Planet Nemesis so they launched an invasion attack to take possession of the beautiful planet. The Vic Viper picks a faint S.O.S and immediately flies to Nemesis!


Stage Name Mid-Boss Boss Music
1 Volcano Volcano Super Big Core Free Flyer ~ Challenger 1985 (medley)
2 Cell Zub Rush Crawler Fortress
3 Moai Zigzag Striker The Old Stone Age
4 Bone Amb Reckless Fossil With Intention
5 Fortress None Mother Computer Z Don't Leave Me Alone


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Game Boy Gradius games
Ships Vic ViperCoreship
Nemesis Stages VolcanoCellMoaiBoneFortress
Gradius: The Interstellar Assault Stages RemainsBattleship InteriorAsteroid BeltPlanet SurfaceFortress
Nemesis Bosses VolcanoSuper Big CoreZub RushCrawlerZigzagStrikerAmbRecklessMother Computer Z
Gradius: The Interstellar Assault Bosses Infected StatueCore ReactorCrater CoreFortress GateGuardian CoreEscape Ship
Gradius video games
Gradius series GradiusGradius IIGradius IIIGradius GaidenGradius IV: FukkatsuGradius GalaxiesGradius VGradius ReBirthGradius: The Interstellar AssaultGradius NEOGradius NEO Imperial
Spin-offs Salamander (Life Force) (MSX ver.)• Salamander 2Nemesis 2 (Nemesis '90 Kai) • Nemesis 3Nemesis (Game Boy)Cosmic WarsSolar Assault
Parody games ParodiusParodius Da!Gokujō Parodius!Jikkyō Oshaberi ParodiusSexy ParodiusParo WarsOtomedius (Otomedius Gorgeous) • Otomedius Excellent
Other games ScrambleThunder CrossThunder Cross IISpace ManbowForce Gear
Pachislot Gradius: The SlotCR Parodius Da! EXGokuraku Parodius!
Cancelled Vic ViperGradius ArcSalamander HD Remaster