Oil Mania is a very basic, primitive, but decent paying video slot from NextGen Gaming. The title is based on Texan “black gold”, which if you didn’t know is slang for oil. The game uses several cartoony looking symbols to illustrate that point, all the while offering you multiple ways to get your hands on some gold of your own, with a non-progressive jackpot fixed at 2,500 coins. Oil Mania carries a coin value range from 0.01 up to 2.00, and players can use these line bets to stake anything from 0.01 per line, per spin, up to 50.00 per spin. That makes Oil Mania a pretty cheap slot, all things considered.
The slot contains a wild feature, which makes it really appealing to players. You will notice that there are three pumps located below the second, third, and fourth reels. When a wild symbol appears on those reels, the pumps will blow, spreading random wilds out across the reels of the game. Players will also pocket a total of 3 free spins to use during this feature.
That wild symbol is represented by the oil baron, the tycoon if you will. As a regular wild, he is capable of landing on all three of those aforementioned reels, but it is only when he appears on all of them that you really do hit the jackpot. Wilds can replace all other symbols in the slot without exception.
Funnily enough, there is no real bonus round present in Oil Mania. Instead, players are treated to a wild feature which doubles as a bonus feature. There is a gamble feature which is playable after any winning spin, although you could hardly say that it is a bonus round. Even so, this feature can see you double, or even quadruple your winnings if you can correctly guess the colour or the suit of the next card in a sequence. This is not a mandatory bonus, and players can turn the gamble feature on or off at their leisure after any winning spin is concluded.