Black Tiger

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Black Tiger
Basic Information
Video Game
Hack-and-Slash, Platform
8-way Joystick, 2 Buttons
Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and ZX Spectrum
Virtual Console, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade
Retail Features
Black Tiger
Technical Information
Main Credits
[[Tamayo Kawamoto]]
Arcade Specifications
Raster graphics, 256×224 pixels, 1024 colors
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Arcade machines
August 1987
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Black Tiger, known in Japan as Black Dragon (ブラックドラゴン Burakku Doragon?), is a 1987 action game released for the arcades by Capcom.

Description[edit | edit source]

A barbarian hero jumps and fights his way through a variety of colourful, enemy-packed levels in this spiritual successor to the Capcom classic Ghosts 'n Goblins. The sprawling, eight-way scrolling, two-dimensional levels are packed with hidden bonuses to encourage and reward exploration. Most of these bonuses are in the form of 'Zenny coins'; currency that allows the player to buy such items as an upgrade to their weapons and armour, keys for treasure chests, and anti-poisoning potions. Special items that reveal coins, upgraded armour, full vitality, extra lives, extra time, or simply bonus points may be found by attacking certain walls.

The Japanese version has a few changes that makes it more challenging than its American counterpart. Several of the "falling rock" obstacles were added in this version. Additionally, the prices of many of the items are higher. But perhaps the biggest difference is related to fighting the later bosses (the 3 dragons and the dual sword wielding foes at the end of stages 5 and 7). In the American version, it is possible to duck and avoid taking damage when the bosses touch the player's character as long as one of their projectiles doesn't hit him. In the Japanese version, the player is not able to do this.

Enemies[edit | edit source]





Fire Demon


Man Eating Plant

Skull Coin




Red Arremer

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