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Black Gold (Atari ST)

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Description

Four oil companies (each of which can he human or computer controlled) do battle to dominate the lucrative oil industry, buying and selling oilfields around the world. You can choose one of four main goals, from topping the market in 3 years to total domination. Plenty of dirty tricks to help you are on offer, from setting fire to opponent's rigs to stealing the storage tanks which hold the oil in place. Private investigators can be hired to either prevent to prove these things.

Although primarily a strategy game, a few short action sequences are also included. These come into play when attempting to drill for oil (you can hire a specialist to do this instead, but the cost is prohibitive in the early stages), to build oil pipelines around those of your opponents, and to extinguish any fires opponents start on your rig.

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Black Gold Atari ST Title screen (high resolution)
Black Gold Atari ST All the oil regions of the world
Black Gold Atari ST The game is largely turn-based
Black Gold Atari ST Your office (high resolution)

Alternate Titles

  • "Oil Imperium" -- International title
  • "Black Gold: Sabotage, Speculation and Strategy in the Oil Industry" -- Tag-lined title

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The Press Says

Atari ST User Dec, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Power Play 1989 70 out of 100 70
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 70 out of 100 70

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Martin Smith (63136) added Black Gold (Atari ST) on Nov 08, 2005
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