Black Gold (PC, 3 1/2" Disk) Slash - 1989 USA, Canada Release

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Black Gold
Packaging cover Black Gold.
Product ID 09316-321001
Platform(s) PC
Packaging Retail Box
Media 3 1/2" Disk
Copyright date 1992
Publisher(s) Slash
Label Electronic Zoo
Developer(s) Rainbow Arts
Category(s) Entertainment, Simulation, Business Simulation
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Join the International Power Brokers... and guide your own company in a search for the world's most treasured resource - "Black Gold". Millions of dollars ride on each of your split-second decisions as you buy and sell oilfields, build pipelines, drill for oil and race to bury your competitors.

  • Sabotage a rival and protect your own assets in this intense simulation of life at the top of the oil industry.
  • Select each scenario: From a quick race for cash to a ruthless long-term battle for survival.
  • Match wits with the computer or compete with up to 3 friends in a heated confrontation.
  • Master exciting action sequences: Drilling, extinguishing fires and building pipelines.
  • Track your progress with newspaper headlines, telex messages and computer displays.
  • Buy oilfields, surveys and storage tanks, sign delivery contracts and monitor cash flow.
  • Your office serves as the communications center in this high-powered simulation.
  • Select the type and quantity of the storage tanks needed to hold the gushing black crude.
  • The geology of the drilling site affects your ability to reach the oil in one of the action sequences.
  • Search the globe for the most probable offshore and interior oilfield concessions.
  • Race the computer as you try to build a pipeline and bring your oil to market.
  • Hire an investigator to protect you from the competition or instigate a shady maneuver.

System Requirements

Required CPU XT 8088/8086
Required RAM 512K
Requires Joystick Yes
Supported Audio AdLib
Supported Video CGA
Tandy 16 Color

Box Scans

Retail Box cover Black Gold. Retail Box back Black Gold.



Package Contents

The Slash version includes an envelope containing the manual, one 3 1/2" disk and may or may not include a Slash registration card. The Slash version can be distinguished from the original Electronic Zoo version by these characteristics:

  • The original Electronic Zoo packaging is a setup box with a sleeve. The Slash version is a folding box.
  • The Electronic Zoo version has a system requirements label on the the lower left front corner of the box wrapping to the left spine of the box. The Slash version has no system requirements label and IBM 3.5" is printed on the lower left spine of the box.
  • The quality of the contents inside the Slash package are of lower quality than the original Electronic Zoo release.
    • The disk labels on the Slash version are printed on a dot matrix printer
    • The Slash manual is on plain paper




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