From Sega Retro
|System(s): Sega Master System|
|Developer: Konami, Zemina|
|Number of players: 1-2 (alternating)|
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Nemesis is a side-scrolling shoot-'em-up game developed by Konami and originally released in the arcades in 1985 as Gradius. Its popularity led to the game being ported to numerous consoles and computers, including the MSX in 1986, a port which was subsequently converted into a Sega Master System game without a license and released in South Korea by Zemina in 1987. Roughly half of the home ports are called Nemesis while the others stick with Gradius, the reasons for the change not being fully understood.
The Master System version of the game is identical to the MSX version, running in the graphics mode intended for SG-1000 backwards compatibility. As a result the gameplay is significantly more choppy than its arcade counterpart, and the graphics do not take advantage of the Master System hardware.
|Master System, KR|
ROM dump status
NEC Retro has more information related to Gradius.
|Gradius / Parodius games for Sega systems|
|Nemesis (1987) | Nemesis 2 (1987)|
|Gradius Deluxe Pack (1996) | Salamander Deluxe Pack Plus (1997) | Konami Antiques MSX Collection Ultra Pack (1998)|
|Parodius (1995) | Sexy Parodius (1996) | Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius: Forever With Me (1996)|