Black Tiger Review by: jlhBlack Tiger
Capcom's 1987 arcade game Black Tiger is an awesome plat former with upgrades on your weapons,armor,life and a time limit to complete a level. Your weapon is basically some kind of mace that shoots out and a spread of fire shots for long distance enemies. Throughout the boards you can find or buy upgrades to your weapon as well as buy different levels of armor. Your money comes from Zenny coins that are found in chests magic pots or by defeating enemies. To find the store you have to locate an old man that is usually frozen, just touch him to free him up and he will either give you Zenny coins, more time or a store to buy items.
Overall: 8.5 Great player control, cool weapon,good graphics and some sneaky enemies makes this game enjoyable to play.
Graphics: 8 Multiply enemies and different boards of this game are nicely pixelated and drawn plus your character looks pretty cool, along with the arcade graphics it's no wonder Black Tiger gets a high review from me.
Sound: 7 Okay music themes and sound effects are just okay, like most games, Black Tiger has background music and the sounds of your weapon destroying your enemies to enjoy. I rated the sound category a little low because sometimes the arcade games have more voice effects or better then the home consoles.
Addictiveness: 7 Black Tiger can get pretty addicting until you beat the game and find a lot of the secret rooms and stuff in the game, although I rated the addictiveness a little low their is lots to do in this game with all the secrets to find and great game play value.
Story: 7 For such a great game I rated the story a little low. Black Tiger is a full filling game to play or master but I felt their could have been a deeper story to the game. Basically you are to conquer three dragons that came and decimated the earth, the end. I understand that it is an arcade game but I am hard to please with the story of most games.
Depth: 8 Black Tiger has enough depth in the game to keep you busy and not bored, searching for hidden caves,stores and enough time upgrades to do your business and finish the level.Challenging enemies and multiple boards, Black Tiger is really a great game to play. The only thing I have against Black Tiger is that some of the bosses are the same but a little different, hence the three dragons you must beat to finish the game.
Difficulty: 8 I rated this department pretty high not because it has bad game play but because it is just a challenging game but in a good way. Most of the enemies takes more then just one shot to kill them and they can be positioned in hard places on the levels. Plus the enemies have different attacks and some can surprise you when you break those pots, watch out!