Black Tiger was released in August 1987 outside Japan. It is known in Japan as "Black Dragon
Although they are similar in nature, there are also significant differences between the export version, Black Tiger, and the original version, Black Dragon. Globally, the export version is an easier game. Below are some of the more apparent differences found in these Export versions:
Items less expensive.
Less pitfalls (rocks).
Less and easiest enemies.
Points given by the Red Dragon, Red Demon Warrior, and Black Dragon are differents (see scoring section).
The bonuses are changed (different value and position).
The secret item locations are the same but the symbols for them are different.
A bootleg of this game was released by Dragon with the same name.
Isiah Johnson holds the official record for this game with 2344150 points on May 31, 2008.