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Black Tiger Black Tiger - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Black Tiger - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A barbarian runs about in a horizontally-oriented playfield, collecting coins with which he can buy upgrades for his armor, a whip-like weapon, keys for treasure chests, and anti-poisoning potions. Special items that reveal coins, upgraded armor or points may be found by whipping certain walls.

Black Tiger was produced by Capcom in 1987.

Capcom released 228 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Capcom was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Capcom during the time period Black Tiger was produced include: Legendary Wings, Side Arms - Hyper Dyne, Ares No Tsubasa - The Legendary Soldiers, Speed Rumbler, The, Rush & Crash, Avengers, 1943 Kai - Midway Kaisen, 1943: The Battle Of Midway, Black Dragon, and Bionic Commando


Name Black Tiger
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7138
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Black Tiger Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - WhipJump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Black Tiger Control Panel Image
PCB Black Tiger PCB Image

Black Tiger KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.10 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.21

Overall Like 4.25
Fun (Social) 2.25
Fun (Solo) 3.40
Collector Desire 3.25

Technical Rating: 3.48

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 2.25

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Near the end of level seven, there is a place where you have to jump up and to the right. It may seem like you cannot make the jump, but to make it you will need to push up and right at the exact time you push jump. Keep holding up and right until you complete the jump and if you do it right, you will sort of appear up on the next platform.

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The original Japanese title of this game is IBlack DragonI. This is strange considering that according to Japanese mythology, the dragon is the natural enemy of the tiger.


COPY OF IBlack DragonI

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Black Tiger Census

There are 14,832 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,505 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,882 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 184 known instances of this machine owned by Black Tiger collectors who are active members. Of these, 16 of them are original dedicated machines. 44 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 120 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 10 active VAPS members with a Black Tiger machines for sale. There are 7 active VAPS members with a Black Tiger circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Black Tiger. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Black Tiger circuit board set.

This game ranks a 54 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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Black Tiger Arcade Marquee 26" x 8"

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 2 258.75 258.75
2016 1 345.00 345.00
All Years 3 345.00 287.50


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