Black Gold

aka: Black Gold: Sabotage, Speculation and Strategy in the Oil Industry, Oil Imperium
Moby ID: 2510
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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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Rainbow Arts, Inc. ? Silvano Ciccioli (128) Apr 16th, 2022

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Game added by MAT.

Amiga added by 80. Atari ST, Commodore 64 added by Martin Smith. J2ME added by Tom Weber.

Additional contributors: Cabeza2000, Martin Smith, formercontrib.

Game added October 15th, 2000. Last modified October 8th, 2023.