About Oil Mania
Oil Mania is a simple and moderately entertaining Nextgen slot game, which was released in 2013 and lets you drill for oil and, hopefully, find a big payout!
Whenever you see an Oil Tycoon Scatter on your reels, you’ll get three re-spins with growing Wilds!
Introduction, including RTP and variance
Oil Mania is a 3×5 slot game with 25 paylines. The theoretical return to player (RTP) is 95.66%, which is quite good for Nextgen but is slightly lower than the average industry RTP for online slots.
The variance of the game is medium, perhaps even a bit low.
You will trigger lots of respin features, so simple maths tells CasinoWizard all these features won’t bring too many huge wins.
Gameplay and Pay Table
This game has ten paying symbols, eight of which are finely balanced with little to separate them. Six of these are card symbols, and two seemingly belong to the upper echelon of the paytable, but in reality, belong together with the low-paying card symbols.
But it’s the two main symbols that are worth mentioning and that are always a beautiful sight on your reels.
The Car and the Oil Worker are the two main symbols in the game and are worth 5 to 20 times more than the other symbols.
Oil Tycoon is a special Scatter symbol; you only need one to trigger the bonus feature.
It appears on reels 2, 3, and 4 only, and when it lands anywhere, it will trigger the Upwild Feature.
You’ll see a Wild on the bottom position on the same reel where the Scatter landed, and you’ll get one re-spin. The Wild will grow one place up for the second re-spin and will grow to fill the entire stack for the third re-spin. This will result in many winning paylines, especially if your Scatter landed on reels 1 or 2.
The feature can be re-triggered if you happen to land another Oil Tycoon anywhere on your reels during the re-spins.
And this is essentially everything you’ll get in Oil Mania, there are no free spins, but these re-spins are the equivalent, if not better, reward.
CasinoWizard’s verdict: 3 out of 5 stars
Oil Mania is a fun game with an exciting re-spins feature, and it’s only a matter of whether the player will be happy playing a slot that effectively doesn’t have a free spins game to look forward to but replaces that highly anticipated reward with a more accessible one.
In any case, this is a game with low to medium variance that’s easy to play and fun.
The game feels like it pays better than its theoretical payout would indicate, and it’s the re-spins that provide the majority of wins.
Find more high-RTP slots