He is a tough enemy to beat, he runs faster than you, a lot stronger and has a rocket launcher to top it all off. You can knock him out after a couple of handgun magazines, roughly about 40 bullets. Though you may riddle him with bullets, he gets back up after the first knock out and tries a last resort to kill you using his 1-hit kill desolating move. He will bleed purple blood indicating that he is truly dealt with.
Luckily if you defeat him after he gets up, he drops an item but this can only happen in hard mode. The items he drops are gun parts and first aid boxes containing 3 first aid sprays. The first encounter with him in hard mode, for most of us who played it, is the hardest one. Why you ask? At that point of the game you only have a knife, a handgun and a shotgun. The ammunition is limited so when you decide to take him out of commission, make sure you’ve got enough bullets to deal with him.
Fortunately the game has a lot of guns to offer and each one has it’s own advantages. The strongest that you can acquire during the early and middle part of the game is the Magnum that holds 6 powerful bullets and the Grenade Launcher being loaded with freeze rounds. Most people use the Grenade Launcher freeze round combo because it does a lot of damage to him while partially slowing his movement.
At some parts of the game, he has a rocket launcher that he carries around and after using all the rockets that was inside the launcher, the launcher explodes causing damage to Nemesis himself. Jill Valentine, the main character, doesn’t just rely on guns, she has the ability to dodge attacks by pressing the right button during an attack on her and she has the ability to create bullets from the 2 gunpowder type the game has.
If you thought that Nemesis was tough already, he then mutates at a certain point in the game where he can use his tentacles as a whip to lash and latch onto you to throw you around. Due to his mutation, he gains more health becomes a lot tougher than usual taking more hits than the previous one did. His name truly suits him for he is the Nemesis of Resident Evil 3. Whether he is a pain in the neck to deal with, he makes the game worthwhile and challenging that you want to play the game over and over again.