In a recent 2020 feature on Black Tiger in Retro Gamer magazine, C64 developer Mark Hughes (who worked on the released Black Tiger conversion) revealed that they were offered the chance to do the conversion after US Gold received a terrible conversion of the arcade from Data East.
They decided that it was far too poor to release and got another team (including Mark Hughes) to do a new conversion, which came out a heck of a lot better.
But how far exactly did the Data East version get, and what happened to it?
It would be a fun curiosity to try and find something of this completely different conversion and see what it was like. We believe that the game was potentially coded by David Bean, who worked on a number of conversions for Quicksilver Software, including Victory Road and the US version of Cabal.
Do you know anything more about the conversion?
Contributions: Mark Hughes, Retro Gamer