Oil Mania Introduction
Oil Mania is a 5 reel, 25 payline pokie game from Next Gen, available for online, tablet and mobile play. In this cartoon oil rush themed game, players help out the would-be tycoon to strike it big. The game features an ‘Up Wild’ with extra oomph and is one of the numerous free online pokies waiting at Online Pokies 4U. So come on in and see if you can get some of that black gold flowing!
How to Play
Set your stake and lines and get spinning. This game has the usual playing card symbols lined up as its entry level wins before you get to the themed symbols. The playing card symbols are the 9, 10, J, Q, K and Ace, all dripping with oil. With these symbols players can grab between 2 coins and 200 coins, depending on the symbol and the number of occurrences.
The higher paying combos include the oil graph, the chest of dollars, the car made of gold and the oil soaked prospector. The playing cards all need 3, 4 or 5 of a kind to make combinations, but he themed symbols will make wins on 2 of a kind as well. Again, the size of the pay out varies hugely, from just 3 coins to 2,500 coins if you get all 5 of the prospector.
The Up Wild, is the name of the expanding wild in this game, but it comes with something a bit different too. The tycoon - the cigar smoking moneybags under an umbrella - is the wild. If you get him anywhere on a reel then an oil gush spurts up from beneath. However, this is more than an expanding wild as the first gush is only on the first tile, then a new gush pops up and the other reels spin again making new combinations.
This happens once more to fill the reels. This means you get an expanded reel with 3 free spins included, which is a nice treat.
The Look and Feel
The five cartoon reels spin in a relatively small space against a background of oil wells and a deep blue southern sky. In this game there is oil everywhere, and you might have the feeling you’re getting your hands dirty as the spin button goes black if you don’t hit it for a while. The game has some nice play motivators, like the way it announces you've landed a win or a big win with a theme tune and the flashing notification underneath.
Oil Mania is a highly playable and exciting game with a lot of nice animations. The Appalachian music is surprisingly restful and could be sleep inducing if it wasn’t for the dramatic game show sound effects which go off every time you make a combination. The wins seem to come in regularly, and although there is no progressive jackpot or cut away games, there is still plenty of action taking place on the reels.
So grab a shovel, come on down and get digging. It’s time we all got some Oil Mania!
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|Game Name:||Oil Mania|
|Themes:||Explorers, Luxury / High Life|
|Features:||Medium volatility, Bonus Game, Wild Symbol, Scatter Symbol, Free Spins, 5 Reels|
|Min Bet (all lines covered):||0.25|