Wildcatting intro screen Wildcatting game screen 1
Wildcatting intro and game screen 1
Wildcatting game screen 2 Wildcatting game screen 3
Wildcatting game screens 2 and 3
Wildcatting game screen 4 Wildcatting game screen 5
Wildcatting game screens 4 and 5

Wildcatting is a simulation game that allows up to 4 players to go 'wildcatting'; in other words, drilling for oil. Besides just trying to find good wells, you also have to know when to sell them off to make the most profit (before they start losing money). Maps are set up logically, with concentrations of oil fading the further you get away from a good area, and you get so many turns to make as much money as possible. At the end, it reveals the whole map (each color represents the percentage chance of hitting oil on those spots). A fun game, with nice visual and sound effects when you strike oil. Special thanks to Tim Lindner for notifying me that the author's name was "hidden" at the end of the ROM.

Title: Wildcatting

Author: Harlow B. Staley (The Image Producers)

Publisher: Radio Shack/Tandy

Released: 1981 (written 1980)

Requires: Color Computer 1,2,3, 16K RAM, cartridge, joystick optional.

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