Thrillville: Off the Rails

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Thrillville: Off the Rails
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Developer(s) Frontier Developments
Publisher(s) LucasArts
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) Simulation
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.

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Plot

The player's Uncle Mortimer (Brian Greene) congratulates the player for making Thrillville one of the best theme parks in the world and for ridding Globo-Joy from the competition. However, he warns the player that they might try to get revenge. It soon becomes apparent that a spy somehow worked into Thrillville's employment and is stealing the park's ideas for Globo-Joy. After some sleuthing, the player discovers that the spy is actually Vernon Garrison Jr, the son of Globo-Joy's president.

Gameplay

Like the original game, Thrillville: Off The Rails is a strategy and simulation game about being the park manager of all of the Thrillville theme 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 minigames 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 theme parks.

Reception

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
DS PC PS2 PSP Wii Xbox 360
Eurogamer N/AN/AN/AN/A7/10 [1] N/A
Game Informer N/AN/A7/10 [2] N/A7/10 [2] 7/10 [2]
GamePro N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A3.75/5 [3]
GameRevolution N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AB− [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/AN/A3.5/5 [7] 3.5/5 [7] 3.5/5 [8] 3.5/5 [7]
GameZone5.3/10 [9] N/AN/AN/AN/A8.2/10 [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/AN/AN/AN/A72% [15] N/A
OXM (US) N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A7.5/10 [16]
PC Gamer (US) N/A75% [17] N/AN/AN/AN/A
PSM N/AN/A2/5 [18] N/AN/AN/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 ]

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