Thrillville

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Thrillville
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European cover art
Developer(s) Frontier Developments
Publisher(s) LucasArts
Atari (PAL)
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox
Release date(s) PlayStation 2
  • NA November 21, 2006
  • EU December 1, 2006
  • AUS December 1, 2006
PlayStation Portable
  • NA November 21, 2006
  • EU February 9, 2007
  • AUS February 2, 2007
Xbox
  • NA November 21, 2006
Genre(s) Strategy, action, party
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Thrillville is a simulation and strategy video game that depicts theme park management, very similar to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, which Frontier Developments also developed. Thrillville is currently available for PlayStation 2, PSP and Xbox.

Plot[edit]

The concept of the game is to design and build a theme park that will satisfy tourists looking for a thrill. Park guests must be kept happy by use of roller coasters, carnival rides and games like bumper cars and arcade games. In party play mode, players can play all the mini-games available against the computer or friends. The player can build facilities that would be available in amusement parks, such as bathrooms, food stalls, drink stalls and even some hat and balloon stalls. The player may also talk and interact with his guests to become friends. Using a teen character, the player may also flirt with the opposite sex. The player can play mini-games to gain money, make loans, and hire staff to clean, entertain, and fix rides. Keeping park guests happy will increase publicity and money. Missions, through the completion of which, the player may gain money and other rewards, are also available.

Soundtrack[edit]

The game has a mix of real-life and fictional songs made for this game.

The game also uses songs from previous LucasArts games, such as Grim Fandango and Escape from Monkey Island.

Voice Cast[edit]

  • Voice: Accountant: Matt Laborteaux
  • Voice: Adult Female 1: Christy Moreau
  • Voice: Adult Female 2: Kath Soucie
  • Voice: Adult Female 3: Brett Pels
  • Voice: Adult Male 1: Jon Curry
  • Voice: Adult Male 2: Matt Laborteaux
  • Voice: Adult Male 3: Drew Bell
  • Voice: Announcer: Matt Laborteaux
  • Voice: Announcer 2: Roger L. Jackson
  • Voice: Child Female 1: Rachel Fox
  • Voice: Child Female 2: Courtney Burness
  • Voice: Child Female 3: Lauren Dennis
  • Voice: Child Male 1: Benjamin Bryan
  • Voice: Child Male 2: Branden Lemasters
  • Voice: Child Male 3: Matthew Gumly
  • Voice: Commander: Oliver Muirhead
  • Voice: DJ: Andrew Chaiken
  • Voice: Genie Animatronic: Roger L. Jackson
  • Voice: Ghoul: Roger L. Jackson
  • Voice: Mortimer: Brian Green
  • Voice: Mystery: Roger L. Jackson
  • Voice: Pilot: Oliver Muirhead
  • Voice: Player Child Female: Frannie Mouser
  • Voice: Player Child Male: John DeVito
  • Voice: Player Teen Female: Jessica Cannon
  • Voice: Player Teen Male: Pierce Cravens
  • Voice: Robot: Roger L. Jackson
  • Voice: Tank Commander: Matthew Piazzi
  • Voice: Tank Player: Matt Laborteaux
  • Voice: Teen Female 1: Shanelle Workman
  • Voice: Teen Female 2: Heather Hogan
  • Voice: Teen Female 3: Natalie Lander
  • Voice: Teen Male 1: Dylan Snyder
  • Voice: Teen Male 2: Eric Nelsen
  • Voice: Teen Male 3: Patrick Dorn

Reception[edit]

Thrillville was generally well-received, except by X-Play, which gave it 2 out of 5 stars, saying that it was "as exciting as a tax audit," as well as citing a lack of customization and people to play with online.

  • Game Spot: 7.7/10 for Xbox, and 7.6 for PS2
  • IGN: 7.5/10
  • X-Play: 2/5
  • Game Informer: 7.75/10
  • Official PlayStation 2 Magazine-UK : 8/10
  • Metacritic : 3.5 Stars (PlayStation 2)

Sequel[edit]

A sequel, Thrillville: Off the Rails, was released on October 16, 2007 for PSP, Wii, PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS.

Frontier Developments returned to create Off the Rails for all mentioned platforms, except for the Nintendo DS version, which was developed by DC Studios instead. The game features over 20 rides and over 30 minigames, as well as new types of coasters called Whoa! Coasters.

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