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Black Gold (J2ME)

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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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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

airgamer Jul 03, 2007 65 out of 100 65
Pocket Gamer UK Jul 01, 2007 5 out of 10 50

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Tom Weber (174) added Black Gold (J2ME) on Jun 20, 2010
Other platforms contributed by Christian Klein (5791), Martin Smith (63162) and MAT (70378)