Nemesis (Game Boy)

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Nemesis Cover Art.jpg
Japanese cover art
Developer(s) Konami
Designer(s) Naoki Matsui
Composer(s) Michiru Yamane
Tomoya Tomita
Series Gradius
Platform(s) Game Boy
  • JP: February 23, 1990
  • NA: April 1990
  • JP: September 25, 1997 (Konami GB Collection Vol. 1)
  • EU: 2000 (Konami GB Collection Vol. 1)
Genre(s) Horizontal scrolling shooter
Mode(s) Single-player

Nemesis (ネメシス, Nemeshisu) is a 1990 shoot 'em up video game developed and published by Konami for the Game Boy. It is part of the Gradius series. Similar to Taito's Sagaia, this game uses a once-international title for an earlier game in the series to represent a mostly original project.

A sequel, Nemesis II, was released for the same platform in 1991. Both games were later rereleased through the Konami GB Collection series, where they are titled Gradius and Gradius II instead.


The game consists of five levels with a boss at the end of each. Upon exiting the title screen, the player is immediately prompted to select the number of "rests" (lives, attempts, etc.) that they will play with, the button assignments, and which stage they will start on.