Nemesis (Spectrum 48K/128K/+2/+3) -
Nemesis (1990) (Spectrum 48K/128K/+2/+3, Cassette) Europe (EU)
Publisher: The Hit Squad
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Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: Spectrum 48K, Spectrum 128K, Spectrum +2, Spectrum +3

Release: Professionally released On Cassette

Available For:
Amstrad CPC464, Commodore 64/128, Game Boy, MSX & Spectrum 48K/128K/+2/+3

Compatible Emulators: ZXSpin (PC (Windows))
Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))

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Game Information

Original Release Date: 5th Jun 1990
Original Release Price: £2.99
Market Valuation: £2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)
Series: Number 15 in The Hit Squad's Arcade Collection (Spectrum)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): Stuart J. Ruecroft & Cyclone  

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What They Said

"May be starting to show its age but, as a budget blast, it's dashed good value." (Read Full Review)
... Computer & Video Games
"The graphics are reasonably good, the backgrounds and enemy craft are nicely designed and animated, but it's a pity that your ship flickers so much." (Read Full Review)
... Crash
"This is not a bad shoot-'em-up but has not stood the test of time very well." (Read Full Review)
... Crash
"An excellent conversion of the wonderful coin-op. Straightforward gameplay but some stunning animated graphics." (Read Full Review)
... Sinclair User
"It's extreeeeemly addictive but hard, making it challenging and a game that is going to last you for a while." (Read Full Review)
... Sinclair User
"Each attack from Bacterion is awesome!... Fantastic atmosphere... fantastic graphics!"
... Unattributed
"A faithful, no-frills conversion. It's well up to expectations and a deserved hit for Konami!" (Read Full Review)
... Your Sinclair
"Very playable, apart from being a bit too difficult for its own good." (Read Full Review)
... Your Sinclair

Critic Score

78%based on 8 review(s)

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A digital version of Nemesis suitable for ZXSpin (PC (Windows)), Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))

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Nemesis | How To Play | Controlling The Warp Rattler | Important Note For 128/+2 Owners | Loading


The planet Nemesis, a peaceful Earth-like world, is now under an all-out space attack from its old enemies, beings from the sub-space star cluster of Bacterion. The people of Nemesis are in danger of being completely destroyed by the amoeboid Bacterions.

To save them, you have just launched the prototype hyperspace fighter, the Warp Rattler. The entire galaxy awaits your duel to the death with the evil Bacterions.

Your objective is the Bacterion superfortress, Xaerous. To reach this, you must steal the enemy power capsules along your route and boost the Warp Rattler's hyper-powers.

You are the last hope for the gentle people of Nemesis! You will need all your courage and concentration to win. Get ready to blast off!!

How To Play

Enemy craft will keep attacking your ship. You need to repel these attacks to progress on to the next stage. Besides these regular attacks, in each stage you will be confronted by a major enemy alien creature, if you can destroy this enemy you can pass on to the next stage.

The Warp Rattler is fast, but is armament is not enough to meet the enemy's attacks. You must get regular boosts from the enemy capsules to increase your supply of weapons.

Controlling The Warp Rattler

I - Left, O - Right, Q - Up, A - Down, N - Fire, B - Select Weapon

S - Start Game, 1 - Quit

The game can be played with Kempston, Protek and Sinclair joysticks or redefinable keyboard. B on the keyboard is also used to select weapon when playing with a joystick.

Important Note For 128/+2 Owners

This game is only compatible with a Kempston Joystick Interface. However, it is not guaranteed that the game will be playable with Joystick when using the earlier versions of the Kempston Interface.



Nemesis is Item ID 36393 in our database. Last modified on Friday 5th March 2021 at 10:06:06 AM.

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