Turmoil gameplay puts us in the role of an enthusiast explorer who, at the end of the nineteenth century, drew a few thousand dollars in his pocket to test happiness in search of oil in some remote US city. If you may have thought that this was an introduction to some hardcore business simulation, you were mistakenly mistaken.
Most of the time you will spend on a single screen, which is almost invisibly scrolled down in the course of the game, revealing a growing space for research. The first step is the sending of specialists of armed robbery to a leased parcel, in order to roughly determine the position of oil reserves. This is followed by the construction of a well and placement of pipes, in order to get this energy out to the surface, and then hire a horse rack for transportation to one of two purchase points.
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The price of oil will vary arbitrarily throughout the level, so you are forced to continuously juggling between two companies, and if your current price is too low, you can postpone sales until the market recovers. Bores also require bulkheading, at least until you develop a conveyor belt, as the accumulation of crude oil will cause increased pressure and uncontrolled surface spillage with fines at the end of the level.
Levels are time-limited, and if you manage to extract all of the oil before the expiration of the time limit, you will be expecting a bonus. The country around the town is divided into four regions that you progressively unlock, and each introduces one new detail while playing. The desert landscape will honor you with rocky formations, demanding that you equip wells with reinforced drills, as well as precious diamonds you collect using specially trained moles.
Prerija introduces another resource – natural gas. You can not sell it directly, but by connecting a gas deposit with one of the two companies, you will significantly increase the purchase price of oil. Another option is to increase the performance of some of your wells for a short time, but be prepared to accept an additional amount of oil that will expel the gas pressure to the surface.
The last in the snow is covered by a mountainous landscape, where the possibility opens that by enclosing gas pockets by pipeline, you increase the volume of gas, and hence the potential level of profit. There are several facilities in the town, and of course the most important town hall where the lot is leased is by direct competition with other players.
In the half of the campaign, the mayor will begin to sell his share in the offshore business through auctions. The acquisition of a job is in fact the main goal of the campaign, and the winner is a player who ultimately owns at least 51% of the shares. There are also workshops for the purchase of better equipment, one of the mandatory investments is to purchase a scanner with which you accurately locate the oil reserves.
The expert level of difficulty is in terms of profit-draining, even investing in the improvement of equipment, but nevertheless they are not a particular challenge. A minimalist design with distinctive western iconography, using a limited color palette, simply exudes simplicity, while persuading players that the game offers exactly what it needs – drinking and easy fun without any obligation.