Nemesis 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.

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 game was later included in the compilation Konami GB Collection Vol. 1, where it is titled Gradius.

The sequel to this game is Gradius: The Interstellar Assault, also know as Nemesis II: Return of the Hero.


Stage 1: Volcano

Stage 2: Biological Area & Secret Stage

Stage 3: Moai

Stage 4: Wasteland

Stage 5: Fortress


Stage 1: Volcano + Super Big Core

Stage 2: Zub Rush + Crawler

Stage 3: Maru Maru + Striker

Stage 4: Iron Maiden MK 2 + Reckless

Stage 5: Mother Computer Z


See also:

Game Boy Gradius games
Ships Vic ViperCoreship
Nemesis (Game Boy) Bosses VolcanoSuper Big CoreZub RushCrawlerMaru MaruStrikerIron Maiden MK 2RecklessMother Computer Z
Gradius: The Interstellar Assault Bosses Infected StatueCore ReactorVolcano CoreKeeper's Core EXGuardian CoreEscape Ship
Gradius Video Games
Gradius series GradiusGradius IIGradius IIIGradius GaidenGradius IVGradius GalaxiesGradius VGradius ReBirthGradius: The Interstellar AssaultGradius NEOGradius NEO ImperialGradius Arc
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