The Tiger is a wild animal that appears in Age of Empires II HD: Rise of the Rajas, and as a treasure guardian in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties. It also appears in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon, as a dangerous huntable.
Age of Empires II Edit
The Tiger appears in the Rise of the Rajas, and is one of several hostile animals that the player may encounter in unexplored areas. In the Tiger's case, it appears mostly in maps set in South East Asia. It holds no food and attacks Villagers and even some military units on sight. As it will most likely prevail against Villagers that do not have the Loom upgrade, it is recommended to research it before sending them in unexplored areas.
Age of Mythology EditThe Tiger in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon is a huntable animal, but also a dangerous predator that will attack any nearby Workers. It is less dangerous than the Crocodile or Lizard, but also only provides half as much food.
Age of Empires III Edit
|First Appearance||Age of Empires III|
|Base Hit Points||210|
"Scientific Name -- Panthera tigris
Size -- 400-570 lb. (male); 220-350 lb. (female)
Diet -- Deer, antelope, wild pigs, cattle
The tiger is one of thirty-six cat species, and most closely related to the lion, leopard, and jaguar, all of which evolved from a common ancestor over 5 million years ago. The tiger is the largest species in the cat family, and the only wild cat with stripes in its fur. Up until the twentieth century, nine different subspecies of tiger roamed the earth, but with the extinction of the Caspian, Javan, and Bali tigers, only six subspecies remain. However, since most tigers are similar both physically and genetically, subspecies are commonly used only to designate a particular tiger’s geographic range. For example, the Sumatran tiger is found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
A tiger’s body is built specifically for the hunt. Certain physical features allow them great advantages when pursuing, catching, and then consuming its prey. A tiger’s large eyes gather more light than the eyes of other animals, and a special structure called the tapetum lucidum reflects this light, making objects appear brighter than they actually are. A tiger can turn its ears toward the source of a sound to enhance hearing sensitivity. While in pursuit of a smaller animal, a tiger can tighten its stomach muscles and bend its flexible spine like a bow, so when the muscles relax the spine snaps back into position with explosive force, hurtling the cat forward. It even uses its flexible tail as a rudder to aid in steering."—Age of Mythology help section
The Tiger's help section in Age of Mythology is a direct copy of its history section in Age of Empires III, the only difference being that a spelling error has been fixed ("allow them great advantageous when pursuing" was changed to "allow them great advantages when pursuing").