Black Gold

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Critic Score User Score
Atari ST
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4.5
J2ME
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4.5
Commodore 64
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4.2
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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 Newspaper pages tell the story
Black Gold Amiga Select number of players
Black Gold DOS current info on contracts, sites and tanks
Black Gold Commodore 64 Oilfield in flames...

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Zero Amiga Nov, 1989 84 out of 100 84
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1989 835 out of 1000 84
Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1989 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Oct, 1989 9.2 out of 12 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1989 9.2 out of 12 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Oct, 1989 9.2 out of 12 77
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1993 70 out of 100 70
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1994 70 out of 100 70
64'er Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 6 out of 10 60
Power Play DOS Dec, 1991 48 out of 100 48

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