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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

Games Preview Amiga Aug, 1989 91 out of 100 91
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1989 835 out of 1000 84
Zero Amiga Nov, 1989 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1989 9.2 out of 12 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Oct, 1989 8.6 out of 12 72
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1994 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Commodore 64 1989 68 out of 100 68
Amiga Format Amiga Oct, 1989 66 out of 100 66
airgamer J2ME Jul 03, 2007 65 out of 100 65
64'er Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 6 out of 10 60


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