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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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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 Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Commodore User Amiga Sep, 1989 85 out of 100 85
Zero Amiga Nov, 1989 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Computing Amiga Nov, 1989 82 out of 100 82
Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1989 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1989 9.2 out of 12 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Oct, 1989 9.2 out of 12 77
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele DOS 1990 7 out of 10 70
PC Joker DOS Aug, 1993 66 out of 100 66
Amiga Format Amiga Oct, 1989 66 out of 100 66


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