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Extend your oil-mining robotic arm deep below the earth's crust to mine oil and line your pockets. But watch out for the monstrous bugs that lie in wait for you -- one touch of them to the robotic arm and you lose a life!


Oil's Well ColecoVision Title screen
Oil's Well PC Booter Avoiding enemies is tricky when retrieving oil at the bottom of the screen (CGA Composite mode)
Oil's Well Commodore 64 The second level
Oil's Well MSX Some screens feature lots of dead ends that are tricky to reach

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Oil's Well Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Oils Well" -- Atari 8-bit/C64 in-game title
  • "Oil's Wall" -- Misspelled MSX in-game credits title

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User Reviews

Similar to Anteater, but with an oil theme Commodore 64 Katakis | カタキス (42449)

Critic Reviews

Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Atari 8-bit Mar, 1984 4 out of 4 100
TeleMatch Atari 8-bit Jul, 1984 2 out of 6 80
All Game Guide ColecoVision 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Commodore 64 Jan 27, 2020 3 out of 6 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) ColecoVision Apr, 1984 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari 8-bit Apr, 1984 Unscored Unscored Apple II Apr, 1984 Unscored Unscored


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