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Oil's Well Reviews (ColecoVision)

Oil's Well ColecoVision Title screen


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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 plays.