Copyright/Publisher: US Gold/Capcom, Release Year: 1989,
Categorie: Platform Multi Scroll, Number Of Players: 1
Long ago, three evil drgons descended from the skies and
brought a nightmare of darkness and destruction to a once
peaceful kingdom. From this suffering, emerged a powerful and
brave warrior who fought against the demonic Dragons and
Demons to restore law and order in his homeland. He was known
only as the Black Tiger and enter a sinister fantasy world of
endless and absorbing action.
The game consists of stages in which you destroy various
fanstasy oriented opponents, collect zenny coins, open
treasure chests (with keys) and break open containers that
hold either treasure or villains. There are a number of Old
Men frozen along the way who may reward you if you free them.
Some give clues to the game, others give you more play time,
money or vitality potions - while some allow you to buy
weapons, armour, keys and potions from them.
After you save an Old Man, he will disappear. Saving zenny
coins allows you to purchase various items as you progress. If
you buy one of the four weapons available, a weapon power
number appears next to the appropriate icon at the foot of the
screen. You automatically throw several knives each time you
use your weapon.
Each stage ends with a major villain. You may encounter any of
Block Head, Blue Dragons, Spear Throwing Demons, Blue Samurai
Dragons, Red Dragons, Gold Samuarai Dragons or Black Dragons.
Opening a treasure chest can reveal one of the following:
An hourglass (gives more time), a lantern or gold. Take care,
some contain fire columns that can damage you.
Bonuses are gained by collecting various characters, these
include Capcom cows, elves, barrels and stars.
Hers is a list of minor villains you will encounter:
Block Heads - rectangular chunks of stone that bounces around
and tries to squash you.
Skeletons - apppear out of the ground anb throw their heads at
you. Can�t be killed until fully animated.
Blue Goblin - tries to chop you with his battle axe.
Spinning Skull - can�t be killed.
Fire Mummies - spit fire.
Audrey II - man-eating plant.
Audrey III - poisonous variety of Audrey II. If you are
poisoned by an Audrey III plant, you will not throw the
knives. The potions from the Old Man will cure poison.
Fire Demon - doesn�t move. Just throws fireballs at you. It
can�t throw fireballs as long as you keep hitting.
Grim Reeper Hags - come in two varieties. One generates red
fire columns and one generates blue blue frost columns. The
blue frost column reverse right and the left on your joystick.
Both go ethereal when attacked.
Spear Throwing Demon - starts out as a sphere. Uncurls and
flies around throwing spears.
Birds - fall from various places when triggered by player
bounce a couple of times, then disintegrate.
Vile Vials - little blue blobs that bob around and try to
Up = Up
Down = Down
Left = Left
Right = Right
Fire Button = Fire
If you push up first and the right/left between 1/4 and 1/2
second later, you will jump straight up and then move to the
right or left at the top of his arc.
RUN/STOP = Pause on FIRE button = Pause off