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Black Tiger (Atari ST)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.5
Overall MobyScore (2 votes) 2.9

The Press Says

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The One
There are no major criticisms really: the graphics are well drawn and smoothly animated, and the sound is good and appears in all the right places. It's not easy, but then saving lands from torment never is...
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
An excellent conversion of the cult arcade machine which has a brilliant mix of platform and shooting action. One for the collection.
The Games Machine (UK)
The arcade version of Black Tiger has little over the ST one. The graphics are still ornate, with the ST managing to convey the arcade look with no trouble at all. Sound, on the other hand, doesn't set the arcade atmosphere, although the gameplay reigns supreme. If you liked the coin-op, you can't complain about the ST version.
ST Format
Black Tiger will appeal to fans of the arcade game and anyone who enjoys a decent Strider-type action game. It has considerable playability but the sub-standard horizontal-scrolling and the small sprites just don't do the game any favours.
Power Play
Recht greulich ist das gewaltige Gerucke beim Scrolling. Das Ruckeln ist so heftig, daß man seekrank wird. Viel von der Motivation geht so über Bord: Black Tiger spielt sich nicht flüssig genug und leidet unter einer unpräzisen Steuerung.
Auch "Black Tiger" wurde seinerzeit für einige Heimcomputer umgesetzt, unter anderem für den Commodore Amiga und den Atari ST. Auch wenn diese beiden Versionen optisch wirklich gut aussehen, wird man spätestens bei der ersten Bewegung mit Black Tiger merken, dass U.S. Gold mal wieder einen tollen Titel in den Sand gesetzt hat. Ein wirklich hundsmiserables Scrolling und damit verbunden eine grausige Steuerung ersticken den Spielspaß direkt im Keim. Nur jemandem mit der Ausdauer eines Barbaren kann eines dieser Machwerke empfohlen werden.