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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.


Black Gold Amiga Select your mission
Black Gold Amiga One of my oil fields is burning!
Black Gold Amiga Try again...
Black Gold Amiga Drilling platforms are very expensive

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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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Critic Reviews

Games Preview Aug, 1989 91 out of 100 91
Amiga User International Oct, 1989 89 out of 100 89
Commodore User Sep, 1989 85 out of 100 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Oct, 1989 835 out of 1000 84
Zero Nov, 1989 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Computing Nov, 1989 82 out of 100 82
Your Amiga Oct, 1989 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1989 9.2 out of 12 77
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Jul, 1989 70 out of 100 70


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80 (6535) added Black Gold (Amiga) on Sep 23, 2003
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