OILING THE WHEELS ENSURES SUCCESS
IF YOU HATE J R Ewing and would like to take over his corporation you will like Dallas, a game for the 48K Spectrum from CCS Software.
You are in charge of a new oil company which must make $200 million in nett assets and $80 million to take-over Euing Associates. There are three levels of difficulty but at each level you must buy a concession of land, put a moving rig on it, start drilling until you find oil, and then go into production.
To make the kind of money needed to take-over Euing you will have to build production plants on at least three concessions to make sufficient profit. If you do not you could be bankrupt. As with any good simulation game there are hazards with which you must deal. Tornados may destroy your rig, drilling accidents may occur and the taxman may call for very large amounts of cash.
Dallas is an engrossing game and needs several hours' play to complete successfully. It is a game which all the family will want to play as it is guaranteed to turn even the youngest youngster into a megalomaniac who needs a regular dose of power and money in the game.
Dallas can be obtained from CCS Software, 14 Langton Way, London SE3 7TL. It costs £6.