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Black Tiger (Black Dragon in Japan) is a 1987 arcade game developed by Capcom. It is included in Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 and it was also ported to Nintendo Wii's Virtual Console. In 2013, it was rereleased as a part of Capcom Arcade Cabinet.
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Black Tiger arcade - stage 1, 2 boss rush

Gameplay

Characters Edit

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  • Black Tiger - the eponymous hero of the game, armed with a morning star who throws three daggers every time he swings it.
  • Red Arremer - the Stage Four boss.

Gameplay Edit

A barbarian hero jumps and fights his way through a variety of colorful, enemy-packed levels in this spiritual successor to Ghosts 'n Goblins. Red Arremer even appears in the game as an enemy, and the player character loses his armor before dying in much the same way as Arthur. The sprawling, eight-way scrolling levels are packed with hidden bonuses to encourage and reward exploration. Most of these bonuses are in the form of coins called Zenny, which is the game's main currency. Upon saving petrified wisemen, they may put up a shop that allows the player to purchase stronger flails, more resistant armor, keys for treasure chests, and status-healing potions. Special items that reveal coins, upgraded armor, or simply bonus points may be found by destroying secret walls.

Differences Between Japanese and American Versions Edit

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 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 touches 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.

CreditsEdit

Arcade VersionEdit

Produce by: Kihaji, Takopee, Mr. X
Character Design: Kuramoyan, Satochin, Kawamoyan, Miyaji, Fukumoyan, Nono, Rattchan
Sound & Music: Tamasan
Hard Ware: Crazy Kubozoo
Special Thanks: Blbon, Akiman, Donkun, Kakkun, Hanachan, Wanfuu
Programmer: Imo. (Akapa)

Additionally, Black Tiger, like many other games during this era of gaming, credited its staff in its default Score Ranking Table, which is as follows:

Ver. 1 [Black Dragon]

  • Top 20000 Bakahori
  • 2nd 18000 Takomoto
  • 3rd 16000 Kuramoyan
  • 4th 14000 Fukumoyan
  • 5th 12000 Momomura

Ver. 2 [Black Tiger]

  • 1st 20000 IMO
  • 2nd 18000 MKP
  • 3rd 16000 M.H
  • 4th 14000 Y.K
  • 5th 12000 Y.F

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