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Black Tiger

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Black Tiger
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Capcom
Capcom
Hack-and-Slash, Platform
8-way Joystick, Array Buttons
Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PlayStation Array, Xbox Array6Array and ZX Spectrum
Nintendo Entertainment System
Virtual Console, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade
Wii
Retail Features
Gameplay-Single-player.pngGameplay-Multi-player.png
Ratings
This title has been rated E by the ESRB
Main Credits
[[Tamayo Kawamoto]]
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Arcade machines
August 1987
Awards | Changelog | Cheats | Codes | Codex
Compatibility | Covers | Credits | DLC | Help
Localization | Manifest | Modding | Patches
Ratings | Reviews | Screenshots | Soundtrack
Videos | Walkthrough

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]

Orc

Slime

Bat

Coiley

Fire Demon

Skeleton

Man Eating Plant

Skull Coin

Mummy

Mage

Ninja

Red Arremer

Ports[edit | edit source]

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