Oil's Well Reviews (Atari 8-bit)
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Electronic Fun with Computers & Games (Mar, 1984)
Oil's Well is one of the most original arcade-style titles published this year for the home computer. Its method of play is refreshingly different from anything else, which is important because the concept of the game (munch the dots) has been overworked. The appeal of Oil's Well is the visual puzzle: Can I get there before they do and what route should I take?
TeleMatch (Jul, 1984)
Oil's Well ist ein ausgezeichnetes Actionspiel, das mich immer wieder fesselt. Ein Langspielspaß und sein Geld allemal wert!
Computer Gaming World (CGW) (Apr, 1984)
Oil's Well is a very good game. But for a few minor flaws it might have been a great game. OW lacks a few of the standard features that many hard-core home arcaders have come to expect; high score save to disk and two-player competition mode. Also, the underground creatures lack internal animation. (These criticisms aren't meant to imply that the game's not fun — it's lots of fun.) The action's well-paced, the difficulty progressive. While getting to a higher level is somewhat dependent on getting the right breaks — good eye-hand coordination, timing, and strategy are essential. Oil's Well offers an exciting treatment of a maze-munch game that you won't grow tired of after ten or twenty plays.