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A young orphan girl, wracked with hunger, dies in the street alone and ignored by all of the passers by. After a strange man pokes her with her cane, her body is transformed into an egg, out of which hatches the black bird. In her new form, she's free to take her revenge on all those who refused to help her.

Black Bird is a side-scrolling 2D shooter. Similar to the classic Defender, the player can scroll freely left and right through infinitely-looping levels. The map on the bottom of the screen shows the position of human fortifications; instead of defending them, the player's goal is to take them out. After destroying all of the fortifications in the level, a boss appears and the player is taken to a force-scrolling 2D stage to defeat them. The player has both a regular shot and a bomb which destroys all enemies near the black bird.

Like other Onion Games games, the dark story is presented through quirky, darkly funny sprite art and music. Like Million Onion Hotel, each level features a unique vocal song that drives the game rhythm.


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Alternate Titles

  • "黑鸟" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "黑鳥" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "ブラックバード" -- Japanese spelling

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Wireframe Dec 06, 2018 84 out of 100 84


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Ms. Tea (27878) added Black Bird (Windows) on Oct 09, 2018
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