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Big Oil Screenshots (Windows)

User Screenshots

Windows version

The UK GSP release uses this screen to initiate the installation process. Once installed the same screen can be used to launch the program
The main menu
When the game starts there's a short pause while it initialises and then the main menu is displayed. There's no animated sequence at the start
The game has a multi-player option
Starting a new game. There are seventeen scenarios to choose from
Each scenario has a bit of background information to place the game in the correct historical context
Starting a game
Here the player is naming their company, choosing a logo - has to be a fish 'coz there's no blue whale, and setting the difficulty levels
Each scenario starts by repeating the historical contextual information and stating the objective(s)
Luckily there's an assistant to help the novices
by moving the mouse cursor to the edge of the screen, or by using the arrow keys, the player can examine different parts of the game area
The build menu. Every action opens a new window
Letting the mouse cursor hover over a button causes little help windows to open up
The game uses the old newspaper headline approach to highlight major events during the game