“Long, long ago, three dragons descended from skies above with a rolling thunder and destroyed a kingdom into darkness. From lengthy suffering and darkness of the kingdom came one brave fighter.”
Become Black Tiger, the fearless barbarian, as he adventures through 8 sprawling, scrolling levels in a crumbling action-packed fantasy kingdom seeking to defeat The Black Dragon!
Armed with a whip-like chain-link weapon and throwing daggers; jump, climb, and battle various mythological creatures as you explore your surroundings and collect Zenny coins. Zenny coins are in-game currency that can be used to purchase upgrades to weapons, armor, keys to treasure chests, and anti-poisoning potions!
Suited up with a helmet, gauntlets, breastplates and the like, avoid becoming a lifeless skeletal hero by dodging falling objects, fireballs, traps, and heavy hitting beasts! Break false walls and visit side route dungeons for bonus points, extra time and Zenny. Each timed level starts with a limited amount of lives and separate meters for armor and health, so watch out! Revive stone statues of old wisemen and be rewarded with helpful hints (and sometimes useless advice!), extra time, extra Zenny, or the opportunity to shop.
Regarded for its budding RPG-like mechanics, Black Tiger’s ability to allow players to upgrade their weapons and gather an inventory was a novel concept for games of this era, considering that most games were designed to be played for only minutes at a time. This 1987 Capcom classic is a rewarding experience for anyone brave enough to slay dragons and accept the challenge of an arcade game that plays more like an at-home console game! Zenny-way you want it, that’s the way you need it – journey down to Ground Kontrol and play Black Tiger today!