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Nemesis 3: The Eve of Destruction

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Nemesis 3 (Gradius 3 in Japan) is a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up. Shooting at certain enemies will leave a power up pod behind, which can be collected to add more power to the player-controlled space ship (for example special weapons or a force field). Every level features a wide variety of enemies trying to stop the protagonist, with a large boss at the end. Gameplay is for one player or two players alternating. The plot of the game focuses on the planet Gradius, which is involved in three space wars: versus Bacterion, Venom and Salamander.


Nemesis 3: The Eve of Destruction MSX Gradius/Nemesis History
Nemesis 3: The Eve of Destruction MSX The Computer
Nemesis 3: The Eve of Destruction MSX Space Ship Stats
Nemesis 3: The Eve of Destruction MSX The Bacteria Invasion

Alternate Titles

  • "ゴーファーの野望 エピソードII" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Gofer no yabō: Episode II" -- Japanese title

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The Games Machine (UK) MSX Mar, 1989 86 out of 100 86


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This game is one of the few to contain the SCC sound chip (5 channels of wavetablesound) through which music and sounds are superior to the rest of versions of the saga of 8 bits, with quality similar to modern consoles.
Contributed to by Michael Cassidy (6144) and koffiepad (10021)