One of the better known games is „Oils Well“ from 1983.
Also known by younger generations, this game addicts also girls.
The player steers an oil driller, with which oildrops are collected in an underground maze. Enemies passing by, that must be avoided. To pull the driller back in its overground housing, the firebutton must be pressed as long as needed. The drillhead looks like a pacman and can eat some of the enemies. But the sometimes appearing color-flashing drop must be avoided, as it forces the driller completely back to the housing.
There isn’t any graphical richness but the gameplay is somehow addictive. In the end, only your mother will be annoyed by the simple sounds, that gets her on her nerves after some hours of playing. And believe me: You’ll play it that long!
Oils Well start screen
Some more information about the game on…
Lemon 64 – International Site for C64 games and stuff
Gamebase 64 – International C64 Games Information
C64-Wiki – Deutsches Wiki für C64