Oil Mania Slots

Oil-ManiaOil Mania was created by NextGen Gaming. Its theme is related to the oil tycoons that made their fortunes in areas like Texas, filling the countryside with oil rigs. Like many other themes which are related to riches in some way, this one is also used in more than this slot machine. There are a few other games on the market which have this kind of topic, and they all focus on both oil and on the men that got rich thanks to it.

The game will give you the standard 5 reels, with a just as average number of lines, standing at 25. The biggest payout available is valued at $5,000. Other great attraction points include the Upwild feature and the scatter that triggers it.

Features of Oil Mania

While there aren’t a lot of features, one very interesting bonus game is used in Oil Mania, called the Upwild feature, where wilds and free spins are offered together.

Upwild Feature

The only symbol with an extra role here is the Oil Tycoon, which is marked with the word Bonus on it. It’s a scatter, capable of appearing on the reels 2, 3 and 4. You only need one Oil Tycoon symbol to get the Upwild feature started.


Once the feature begins, you are given 3 spins for free, during which you have an oil well which gushes wild from below the triggering reel. The wild symbol advances by one position for each new spin, so by the end of the feature it takes over the entire reel. Get additional Oil Tycoon symbols, and you retrigger this feature.

Betting options and jackpots

You have a betting range of $0.01 to $50. At the higher end, the bet uses 25 coins of $2 each one, covering the maximum number of lines with the biggest line bet. The $0.01 value is the smallest denomination of a coin.

The game gives away 2,500 coins, or up to $5,000 cash. It’s hardly a great top payout, especially since the features don’t seem that rich either.

Design and symbols

While oil is everywhere in this game, even on charts and on poker letters, there is also a lot of luxury related imagery, though only among the symbols. There are briefcases overflowing with cash, expensive cars and oil tycoons, but there are also oil rigs and hard workers. The background image shows you the field with the oil rigs and drills which are bringing in all that money.


Symbols: Oil Tycoon (scatter), Oil Rig Worker (2,500 coins), Luxury Car (1,000 coins), Suitcase with cash (250 coins), Chart (250 coins), Ace (200 coins), King (200 coins), Queen (150 coins), Jack (150 coins), Ten (100 coins) and Nine (100 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

I would skip it if I were you, but if you’re curious about that unusual Upwild feature you should at least spin its reels for a few rounds.

This Oil Mania slot is offered by all online casinos with NextGen software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.