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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.

Screenshots

Black Gold Amiga Drilling platforms are very expensive
Black Gold Atari ST Main menu under this board - golf region as opposed to tennis region, I guess?
Black Gold Amiga Title screen
Black Gold Amiga Bad news for All American Inc.

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Black Gold Magazine Advertisement
Black Gold Magazine Advertisement

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

Commodore User Amiga Sep, 1989 85 out of 100 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1989 835 out of 1000 84
Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Zero Atari ST Nov, 1989 79 out of 100 79
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
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1989 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Commodore 64 1989 68 out of 100 68
Pocket Gamer UK J2ME Jul 01, 2007 5 out of 10 50

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