Vs. Gradius is a rerelease of the NES version of the first Gradius for Nintendo's Vs. arcade board, which is basically a emulation of the NES version. Its release year was 1985. In other countries such as Europe it went under the name Nemesis. Gradius Vs helped give light to the "power meter" in games so when you are able to afford a weapon upgrade you can buy it instead of just finding a power up Item

This game was Usually one player but has the option of an alternating two player mode.

Part of the Vs Gradius Board