Thrillville: Off the Rails

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Thrillville: Off the Rails
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Developer(s) Frontier Developments
DC Studios (Nintendo DS version only)
Publisher(s) LucasArts
Series Thrillville
Platform(s) Nintendo DS, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows
Release
  • NA: October 9, 2007
  • AU: October 17, 2007
  • EU: October 19, 2007
  • AU: October 25, 2007 (Wii)
Genre(s) Real-time strategy, simulation, action, party
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Thrillville: Off the Rails is a theme park simulation video game developed by Frontier Developments, and published by LucasArts. It is the sequel to the 2006 game Thrillville. It was released in North America in October 2007.

Gameplay[edit]

Like the original Thrillville, Thrillville: Off The Rails is a strategy and simulation game about being the park manager of all of Uncle Mortimer's Thrillville parks. The game allows the placing and deletion of attractions and buildings such as flat rides, food and drink stalls, bathrooms, games, and also contains various mini-games to play both in the park and in the game's "Party Play" mode, along with editing and allowing the players to ride their own roller-coasters inside each of the Thrillville parks.

Thrillville: Off The Rails introduces WHOA! Coaster elements that can be added to coasters while building. They are various tricks and effects that can add to the Thrill level of a coaster.

While the DS version of Thrillville: Off The Rails contains only seven mini-games, the versions for all other consoles contain over 40 mini-games. The roller-coaster editor is similar to that of the Roller Coaster Tycoon series, but all coasters have to start in assigned areas in each of the park's various zones. If the assigned missions are completed in each park, then the player receives thrill points. If enough thrill points are gained, the player can move to the next park manager level.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
DS PC PS2 PSP Wii Xbox 360
Eurogamer N/A N/A N/A N/A 7/10[1] N/A
Game Informer N/A N/A 7/10[2] N/A 7/10[2] 7/10[2]
GamePro N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3.75/5[3]
Game Revolution N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A B−[4]
GameSpot 6.5/10[5] 7.5/10[6] 7.5/10[6] 7.5/10[6] 7.5/10[6] 7.5/10[6]
GameSpy N/A N/A 3.5/5[7] 3.5/5[7] 3.5/5[8] 3.5/5[7]
GameZone 5.3/10[9] N/A N/A N/A N/A 8.2/10[10]
IGN 4.5/10[11] 7.9/10[12] 7.8/10[13] 7.6/10[14] 7.8/10[13] 7.9/10[12]
ONM N/A N/A N/A N/A 72%[15] N/A
OXM (US) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 7.5/10[16]
PC Gamer (US) N/A 75%[17] N/A N/A N/A N/A
PSM N/A N/A 2/5[18] N/A N/A N/A
Aggregate score
Metacritic 59/100[19] 70/100[20] 70/100[21] 72/100[22] 70/100[23] 73/100[24]

The game received "mixed or average reviews" on all platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[19][20][21][22][23][24] Most critics cited that the mini-games are a welcome addition, especially for multiplayer; however, the game was criticized for its so-so graphics, including the PC and Xbox 360 versions. Critics also cited some cases of repetitiveness in gameplay.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gibson, Ellie (October 28, 2007). "Thrillville: Off the Rails (Wii)". Eurogamer. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Juba, Joe (December 2007). "Thrillville: Off the Rails (PS2, Wii, X360)". Game Informer (176): 143. Archived from the original on January 16, 2008. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ Erickson, Tracy (October 22, 2007). "Review: Thrillville: Off the Rails (X360)". GamePro. Archived from the original on January 27, 2008. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  4. ^ Colin (November 9, 2007). "Thrillville: Off the Rails Review (X360)". Game Revolution. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  5. ^ Provo, Frank (November 30, 2007). "Thrillville: Off the Rails Review (DS)". GameSpot. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Thomas, Aaron (November 5, 2007). "Thrillville: Off the Rails Review (PC, PS2, PSP, Wii, X360)". GameSpot. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c Theobald, Phil (October 22, 2007). "GameSpy: Thrillville: Off the Rails (PS2, PSP, X360)". GameSpy. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  8. ^ Theobald, Phil (October 22, 2007). "GameSpy: Thrillville: Off the Rails (Wii)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on October 5, 2007. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  9. ^ Platt, Dylan (November 8, 2007). "Thrillville: Off the Rails - NDS - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 9, 2008. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  10. ^ Zacarias, Eduardo (October 31, 2007). "Thrillville: Off the Rails - 360 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  11. ^ DeVries, Jack (October 18, 2007). "Thrillville: Off the Rails Review (NDS)". IGN. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  12. ^ a b Clements, Ryan (October 17, 2007). "Thrillville: Off the Rails Review (X360, PC)". IGN. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  13. ^ a b Clements, Ryan (October 17, 2007). "Thrillville: Off the Rails Review (PS2, Wii)". IGN. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  14. ^ Clements, Ryan (October 17, 2007). "Thrillville: Off the Rails Review (PSP)". IGN. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  15. ^ East, Tom (December 25, 2007). "Thrillville: Off the Rails Review (Wii)". Official Nintendo Magazine: 86. Archived from the original on October 7, 2014. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Thrillville: Off the Rails". Official Xbox Magazine: 76. December 2007. 
  17. ^ "Thrillville: Off the Rails". PC Gamer: 72. March 2008. 
  18. ^ "Thrillville: Off the Rails (PS2)". PlayStation: The Official Magazine (1): 82. December 25, 2007. 
  19. ^ a b "Thrillville: Off the Rails for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  20. ^ a b "Thrillville: Off the Rails for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  21. ^ a b "Thrillville: Off the Rails for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  22. ^ a b "Thrillville: Off the Rails for PSP Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  23. ^ a b "Thrillville: Off the Rails for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  24. ^ a b "Thrillville: Off the Rails for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 

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