Thrillville: Off the Rails

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5.3
fair
 

Game Overview

Off the Rails lives up to its name with 20 death-defying rides so outrageous, they inspire the same word from every park visitor who sees them, WHOA! Players build these incredible WHOA Coasters to leap from one track to another, launch through the air like cannonballs, blast through a burning rings of fire and more.

The Bottom Line

Thrillville: Off the Rails lives up to its name with lots of rides, lots of missions and more. You've got what it takes to create the greatest theme parks in the world. Whether you're building crazy coasters, talking to guests, riding the rides, or playing games, your job is to keep people happy -- and keep Globo-Joy's saboteurs at bay! The options are endless. So what are you waiting for? Let's make some thrills!

Expert Reviews

GameSpot review logo
65/100
score

Most of the micromanagement from the console versions is gone, but laying out parks and interacting with attractions is still fun.

GameZone review logo
53/100
score

A kid's game, and doesn't try to hide that fact. While young gamers might enjoy the game for a while, though, the general lack of much to do ensures that it won't keep them busy for long.

IGN review logo
45/100
score

Had the developers decided to focus on one of the game's aspects and make a fleshed out version, then Thrillville would have been at least a fun miniature version of the consol game. Instead, the mess we got is a broken ride.

Game Features

Experience the visceral fun of interacting with a theme park you create.
Build and ride your own creations, talk and joke with all your guests, and play dozens of minigames.
Use the Wii Remote and Nintendo DS stylus in innovative ways to develop roller coasters and play minigames with the flick of your wrist.
Create 20 death-defying WHOA Coasters such as these:
Visit 15 themed areas, like Battleville, Winterville, Spaceville and Aeroville, all spread throughout five new parks.
Distinguish your rides even more with enhanced customization options. Attach animatronics, flowers and flaming hoops to all of your coasters and rides.
Smarter guests, better dialogue, and more focused two-way conversation make Thrillville's socialization aspects even more amusing than before.
Conversation more directly impacts the story than in the original Thrillville.
Play 34 minigames -- 14 new, 20 returning from the original Thrillville but with new levels. Examples of new minigames include the following: o Robo K.O.: Hit, bop and block with these boxing robots.

Game Specs

Modes
Mini-Games, Simulation, Training, Wi-Fi Versus

 

Wireless
DS Multi-Card Play (1-4), DS Single-Card Play (1-4)

 

Controller Functions

GAMEPLAY CONTROLS

Control Pad
Camera Control

A Button
Camera Control

B Button
Camera Control

X Button
Camera Control

Y Button
Camera Control

 

L Button
Switch View Screens (Hold)

R Button
Switch View Screens (Hold)

Stylus
Move Character. Select Menu Item. Alter Item.

Start
Pause Menu

 
 
Game Info
Platform:Nintendo DS
Release Date:10/16/2007
Publisher:LucasArts
Developer:DC Studios
Genre:Simulation
ESRB Rating:--
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Game Quality Ratings
Overall
5.3
Gameplay
5.4
Graphics
6.7
Sound
5.1
Concept
7.1
Difficulty: Easy
OVERALL
5.3/10

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