Reckless (レックレス Rekkuresu?) is the stage 4 boss of the Game Boy version of Nemesis.


A large core situated in a towering base. Reckless' tower moves up and down, all the while destructible missiles are being shot out of the ground. While this is happening, the six orbs moving on the tower are firing normal shots as well. However, these orbs can be destroyed and do not replenish. The core itself is quite vulnerable, taking only a few shots with a laser to dispatch.



  • The name of this boss, "Reckless", is probably a reference to an eponymous song by British heavy metal band Judas Priest from their 1986 album Turbo.
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 ReactorVolcano CoreFortress GateGuardian CoreEscape Ship
Mechanical bosses

Fortress ValisDemosDisruptBloody GateKeeper's CoreEnigmaCrystal GustCliff CoreGunner WallCore ReactorFortress GatePlate CoreTrue Venom

Shadow Walkers

Electronic CageCrabShadow GearShadow Gear MK IISolCrab-IIRotating WallElephant GearElectronic Cage MK2Crab Warlock

Other RecklessStrikerHeavy DuckerHydraGround SpiderCerberus
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