Oil Mania Scratch

If you're a fan of the Oil Mania slot by NextGen Gaming, trying the Oil Mania Scratch is a must. It uses similar graphics to the online slot, but instead of using paylines, it uses playing areas which contain hidden symbols. Like NextGen's Big Foot scratch card, the Oil Mania Scratch doesn't include a bonus game, but it does offer players an incredible top jackpot of one thousand times your bet, and also gives you four playing areas rather than just one. If you fancy yourself as a Texan oil tycoon, you can get drilling for gold with as little as 1p per game and up to £50. It's simple to play as the game does most of the work for you, so you don't need to go scrabbling for small change to get scratching your way to big wins.

More about the Software Provider

NextGen Gaming was founded in 1999 in Australia, making it almost as old as industry stalwarts, Microgaming. NextGen Gaming has proved itself to be an innovative and pioneering brand in the world of online slots and scratch cards, and its games are currently enjoyed all over the world in land-based casinos, as well as mobile and desktop casinos.

In 2011, the company was acquired by NYX Gaming, but in its role as an NYX subsidiary, NextGen still makes games bearing its original name. The award-winning brand is responsible for creating some of the most popular slots and scratch cards in history, including Call of the Colosseum, A While on the Nile, Emperor's Garden Scratch, Double Play SuperBet, Doctor Love, Jackpot Jester 50,000, and Irish Eyes 2.

Appearance and Sound Effects

Oil Mania Scratch features four identical images of an oil rig standing in a huge field under the rising sun. Under each of these images lie nine different symbols, and the aim is to find three matching symbols on any of the four playing areas. The symbols that you'll need to match in order of lowest to highest-paying are the oil drums, the graph, the briefcase full of cash, the car, the mechanic, the fountain of oil, and the oil tycoon.

You can scratch the playing areas one-by-one by clicking on them individually, or you can use the white wand symbol on the right-hand side to reveal them all at once. To change your stake size, use the slider bar to adjust your bet to between £0.01 and £50. If you wish to view the rules, set up Auto Play, or mute the game sounds, simply click the Settings button.

Bonuses and Special Features

To win a prize in Oil Mania Scratch, you need to find three matching symbols in the same playing area. Remember, you can win more than one prize on any of the four playing areas.


Oil Mania Scratch doesn't use paylines or reels as it's an instant win rather than an online slot. Instead, it uses four three-by-three grids, and each of the nine boxes in every grid contains a hidden symbol. The game has an average RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 95.439%.

Mobile Compatibility

The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-optimised game controls when played on mobile devices.

Our Verdict

Oil Mania Scratch is an online scratch card that almost any online casino fan can enjoy. The simple gameplay combined with generous prizes and the fact that you get four playing areas for the price of one are all excellent reasons to give it a try at Samba Slots today. And, if you're lucky enough to strike oil, you could see a fountain of cash (N.B., up to one thousand times your bet) shooting your way!