Black Tiger (ブラックドラゴン)

Released in 1987

Developer: Romstar
Manufacturer: Romstar
Distributor: Romstar

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Black Tiger marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Scrolling fighter with great music and great medieval monsters. U.S. version of Black Dragon.

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Horizontal-mounted Raster monitor
256 x 224 Resolution
Colors: 1024 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

Z80 cpu @ 4 Mhz
Z80 cpu @ 3 Mhz
YM-2203 audio @ 3 Mhz
YM-2203 audio @ 3 Mhz

Mame ROMs

blktiger, Black Tiger
bktigerb, Black Tiger (bootleg)
blkdrgnb, Black Dragon (bootleg)
blkdrgon, Black Dragon

Game Details

Warrior fights with throwing daggers and a mace. Capcom's Magic Sword is the sequel to this game.


Black Tiger control panel
control panel


Black Tiger cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Black Tiger title screen
title screen
Black Tiger gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Black Tiger promotional flyer
promotional flyer

Coinop.org Member Ratings / Comments

***  by nickwinney. Comment: "This game has particular poignancy for me, as it was over the shoulder of my soon to become best friend that I first witnessed the most excellent "out of the screen" cave-mummies attacking. This was some 14 years ago! By todays standards, this game would not appear anything special, but the 4 way scrolling fantasy shooter/platform waas an excellent challenge and the clear basis for later hits such as GODS. " 2000-10-11 20:40:50Z

***** by dagon_bl. Comment: "For its time this game had amazing graphics, it was very challenging, lots of levels and is a very fun game to play. One of the best coin ops." 2003-01-08 03:23:05Z

***** by Lord_Baron. Comment: "This was one of, if not, the best action/adventure games of the 1980's. I wish they would transfer the game over to the gameboy advance or another console or computer as a claasic game for home." 2003-04-28 13:06:28Z

***** by pkostrze. Comment: "This is my absolute, hands-down, favorite arcade game of all time. The game goes on forever, it seems. I'd drop quarter after quarter in and keep on plugging away... the enemies never stopped coming, but I had to get to the next level, buy the next upgrade, clear the next dungeon. As if it wasn't hard enough you had a time limit so you had to balance your need to clear every enemy and get every item with the need to get the heck out of the level in a timely manner. The end bosses were well done and just hard enough. All-in-all, a VERY fun game with hours of entertainment and some of the best vintage sprite graphics out there... now go grab a sack of quarters and get out there!" 2004-10-12 07:41:42Z

***** by rupa. Comment: "brilliantly executed platform dungeon game. not hard but satisfying to beat. highly recommended." 2004-11-27 04:56:53Z

***** by Nivek. Comment: "The only game I can beat with one quarter!! Any time I want to kill nearly two hours I go to any arcade that still has it and play. I'm really in trouble when I get two credits for a quarter, I'm stuck there for four hours!!" 2005-06-06 11:49:32Z

***** by bnsfman. Comment: "the first time that i played blacktiger, it lasted only two minutes for me to loose all my men. i only played blacktiger after that, i got to the end of the game, finshing it without looseing any of my men. it would take me over an hour or two. they took the game out and i have never found it since, but it is the best........." 2005-07-29 20:01:24Z

***** by tinaitaala. Comment: "this is the best game ever made" 2005-09-19 06:46:29Z

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