Cover art of Oil's Well
|Designer(s)||Thomas J. Mitchell|
|Release date(s)||1983 - 1984|
Oil's Well is a computer game distributed by Sierra On-Line in 1983, and again in 1990. The game was programmed by Thomas J. Mitchell and Bill Sargent. Bill Sargent went on to work on such projects as The Sims, and SimCity 2000. Oil's Well is very similar to the 1982 arcade game Anteater.
The player attempts to manage an oil drilling operation and collect oil, while evading subterranean creatures. The player can advance through eight different levels, using four directional control buttons to move the drill head, and pressing a button to quickly retract it.
Ahoy! stated that while the Commodore version's graphics and sounds were only "serviceable; gameplay is, in my experience, unique ... Recommended". InfoWorld called the IBM PCjr version "a clever, basic game".
- Oil's Well at MobyGames
- Video from the C64 Version on archive.org
- The Colecovision version of Oil's Well can be played for free in the browser at the Internet Archive
- The MS-DOS (1990) version of Oil's Well can be played for free in the browser at the Internet Archive
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