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Originally a computer title, Oil's Well for the ColecoVision is one of those games that you don't hear about much. It was under-distributed and kind of hard to find, and it never made the cover of any magazines. This is unfortunate, because it is a very good game. If you can find it, then by all means pick it up.
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