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Nemesis Nemesis - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Nemesis - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


This is a horizontally scrolling shoot-em-up in which the player destroys waves of oncoming enemies.

Nemesis was produced by Konami in 1985.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Nemesis was produced include: Bubble System, Time Pilot '84, Super Basketball, Sky Jaguar, Shinnyuushain Tooru-kun, Finalizer - Super Transformation, Galactic Warriors, Gradius, Green Beret, and Jail Break


Name Nemesis
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8842
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
Conversion Class Konami Classic
Game Specific Nemesis Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Nemesis Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - FireBombSelect Power-Up
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Nemesis Control Panel Image

Game Introduction

This was one of the first games that allowed the player to choose what weapon power-ups were added to the ship.

Game Play

Waves of enemies are destroyed and levels are completed by destroying a guardian. If a whole wave of enemies is destroyed a power orb is released that, when collected, increases an indicator at the bottom of the screen enabling the player to select various power-ups such as bombs, speedup, lasers, and orbitals that mirror the players movements. Game difficulty increces depending on how many power ups the player has, so sometimes it is advantageous to not power-up your ship too much.

Nemesis KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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In Japan, the game spawned a couple of spoofs called Parodius Da! and it's sequel Gokujyo Parodius. The games' graphics were made to be "cute" and the enemies were changed to cats, penguins, etc.

Cabinet Information

The cabinet art has a picture of the playerss ship flying towards a large enemy structure while dodging laser fire.


COPY OF: Gradius

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Nemesis Census

There are 14,906 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,155 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Common - There are 32 known instances of this machine owned by Nemesis collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 25 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There are 3 active VAPS members looking for Nemesis boards sets.

This game ranks a 13 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



Runs on the Konami GX400 boardset.


  1. Nemesis
  2. Lifeforce
  3. Vulcan Venture
  4. Gradius III
  5. Parodius Da
  6. Gokujou Parodius!
  7. Sexy Parodius
  8. Salamander 2
  9. Gradius IV - Fukkatsu


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