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Drain our poor little Earth until there’s none of that black gold left down there! Oil is money and money is everything and it’s all about the money and nothing else really matters much as long as we still don’t have any alternative energy sources. Behold: Oil Company II from Euro Games Technology, a slot game that lets you step in the shoes of the real lords of this world, those who deal with oil. Feel the power of money and let everything else go – after all, we only live once, don’t we?
There’s little chance of laying your hands on all the money in this world without prior investment, so please place your bets! This is done by choosing how many win lines you want in play and how much you want to bet on each active line. With a total of 40 of win lines available, you can choose to activate 1, 10, 20, 30 or the whole bulk. The bet per line options are as follows: 1, 2, 5, 10 or 20 credits. The resulting bet-per-round amounts are displayed directly on the 5 buttons right below the reels, and once you press any of them, the reels will get going.
5 reels dictate a simple rule: land 5 matching symbols on a win line in a row for maximum payout! Oil Company II is a properly themed slot, so you won’t find anything like the standard playing card symbols on the reels. Instead, be on the lookout for private jets, oil and gasoline pumps, corporate skyscrapers and other attributes of serious business. The oil pump is naturally the highest-paying symbol when aligned in a pattern, also acting as a stacked wild. The “Petrol Stock Exchange” symbol, in turn, is a scatter, and when 3 of them appear on reels 2, 3 and 4, you are immediately granted 7 completely free spins.
Oil Company II is stacked with 4 jackpots each marked by a playing card suit – the amounts of these jackpots are displayed in small black windows directly above the reels. After any spin you may randomly enter the so-called Mystery Jackpot bonus round. The game is simple: you are presented with 12 face-down playing cards, and if you manage to pick 3 of the same suit, you win the corresponding jackpot.
The gamble game is always there to help you multiply your wealth. Say, you’re not too happy with the amount you’ve just won – why not stake it in a little game of chance? Hit the gamble button and guess the colour of the face-down card on the screen. If you’re right, it’s double the money, and if you aren’t, it’s nothing at all. Risky enough, but how are you going to get all the money in the world without any risk at all?