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Thrillville: Off the Rails

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Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 3 2.0
PSP 2 2.5
Wii 2 2.0
Windows 2 1.5
Xbox 360 3 2.3
Combined MobyScore 12 2.1


The Press Says

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82
Xbox 360GameZone
Charming and loads of fun, Thrillville: Off the Rails is a truly enjoyable gem that is a slight improvement over the original.
82
Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
Sure it's a family-oriented game, but it was so fun that its kid-friendly nature did not hinder it in the slightest from being fun for gamers of all ages. And any comparison between this game and the classic Roller Coaster Tycoon are unfair because the games have completely different focuses.
82
WindowsCheat Code Central
I was very pleasantly surprised by Thrillville: Off the Rails. Sure it's a family-oriented game, but it was so fun that its kid-friendly nature did not hinder it in the slightest from being fun for gamers of all ages.
80
WiiConsole Obsession
Thrillville: Off the Rails may at first sight appear to be a business simulation in the vein of Theme Park, but as we said, it’s really of quite a different species and whilst it may not be the most challenging game around, there’s no doubting that with its bright visual style and simplicity, it’s a game that’s approachable for a broad range of gamers and a very enjoyable one at that.
80
Xbox 360G4 TV: X-Play
One of the few ideal family games on the 360, Thrillville: Off the Rails is an impressive feat. The variety of fun mini-games mixed with an excellent roller coaster creation tool, and a surprisingly fun and light theme-park sim all add up to a good casual gamer romp.
79
PSP4Players.de
Dass in Thrillville wirklich alle erfolgreichen - und sogar die meisten erfolglosen - Aktionen belohnt werden, macht fast schon süchtig nach dem Manager-Alltag. Und dass die Unterhaltungen mit Besuchern kaum über den Charme einer billigen Dating-Sim kommen, stört mich da kaum. Ich hätte allerdings viel darum gegeben, meinen eigenen Park im Endlosspiel von Grund auf selbst zu entwickeln. Und ein bisschen anspruchsvoller darf die Verwaltung in einem hoffentlich geplanten Nachfolger schon sein!
79
Xbox 360IGN
The 360 version is definitely our favorite and feels the most refined. It not only runs just about as well as the PC version, but it has the party game element that the PC lacks. Give it a shot. Go ride a rollercoaster.
79
WindowsIGN
Don't let these issues discourage you when deciding whether or not to give Off the Rails a try: it's still a lot of fun. We enjoyed it, and a handful of those mini-games are pretty classic. If the game's structure sounds like it would appeal to you, consider giving it a try because (for the most part) the pros outweigh the cons.
78
PlayStation 24Players.de
Was an Thrillville so gelungen ist? Dass ich nicht nur im Rekordtempo Achterbahnen oder Buggystrecken entwerfe und den Besuchern so den Magen umdrehe, sondern mich auch nach Lust und Laune in meinem eigenen Spaßparadies austoben darf. Es ist einfach toll, ein Minispiel nach dem anderen zu zocken, Gäste anzuquatschen, sich teuflisch über lange Schlangen an überteuerten Fahrgeschäften zu freuen, neue Baupläne einzusammeln, Personal zu trainieren und ein bisschen am Finanzierungsplan zu schrauben. Leider kann nichts davon länger als die kurze Sitzung zwischen Feierabend und Kinobesuch an den Bildschirm fesseln - dafür fehlt es jedem einzelnen Aspekt an Tiefgang. Frontier hätte auch dran denken müssen, wie man Managernaturen und Spieler mit geschickten Fingern für die Minispiele bei der Stange hält. Ganz abgesehen davon, dass die Wiederaufbereitung der ursprünglich für PS2 entworfenen Kulisse dem PC- und 360-Bild nicht gerecht wird.
78
WiiIGN
Don't let these issues discourage you when deciding whether or not to give Off the Rails a try: it's still a lot of fun. We enjoyed it, and a handful of those mini-games are pretty classic. If the game's structure sounds like it would appeal to you, consider giving it a try because (for the most part) the pros outweigh the cons.
78
PlayStation 2IGN
Don't let these issues discourage you when deciding whether or not to give Off the Rails a try: it's still a lot of fun. We enjoyed it, and a handful of those mini-games are pretty classic. If the game's structure sounds like it would appeal to you, consider giving it a try because (for the most part) the pros outweigh the cons.
78
WindowsGame Over Online
And so, overall, while Thrillville: Off the Rails isn’t the kind of game I was hoping for, I can see it being fun for families or casual gamers. The PC version is sometimes difficult to control (the mouse is severely underused, and you’re not given any options for redefining hotkeys), but the game itself is bright and happy and optimistic, it’s well made, and it includes enough content to be well worth its $30 suggested retail price.
78
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Самая бодрая и веселая "экономическая" стратегия за последнее время.
76
PSPIGN
Also keep in mind that the PSP version is probably the least polished among the versions that share content. While it still works and is a lot of fun, the differences are somewhat painful. If you're more interested in this game's party elements, pick it up for a different platform.
75
WiiThe Review Busters
To sum things up I enjoyed Thrillville: Off the Rails for the most part. LucasArts really utilized the Wii Mote and Nunchuck here, even those mini games that don’t seem to control well will be forgotten with all the other games that control perfectly. If you are a fan of Wii mini games then buy this, for the same price you get all the mini games you want with the added bonus of a theme park simulator game.
75
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Voor jonge gamers is dit een aangename combinatie van pretparkmanager en minigames.
75
WiiJolt (UK)
That said, Thrillville: Off the Rails is aimed squarely at mid-teens and under, which is no bad thing. The management side can be toyed around with, but it otherwise practically runs itself while you’re off planting rides, indulging in mini-games and trying to turn teenaged guests into your love slaves. This makes it particularly perfect for the modern gamer mildly afflicted by ADHD – you know who you are because you just skipped the whole review to read this paragraph and look at the score.
75
WiiGameSpot
You can spend hours building your park, or you can just play minigames; you can play alone, have someone play the role of advisor, or get a group of people together and play the minigames like a party game. It's how everything comes together that makes Thrillville: Off the Rails such a good overall experience and one that truly is "fun for the whole family."
75
PlayStation 2GameSpot
You can spend hours building your park, or you can just play minigames; you can play alone, have someone play the role of advisor, or get a group of people together and play the minigames like a party game. It's how everything comes together that makes Thrillville: Off the Rails such a good overall experience and one that truly is "fun for the whole family."
75
PSPGameSpot
You can spend hours building your park, or you can just play minigames; you can play alone, have someone play the role of advisor, or get a group of people together and play the minigames like a party game. It's how everything comes together that makes Thrillville: Off the Rails such a good overall experience and one that truly is "fun for the whole family."
75
Xbox 360GamePro (US)
The game's youngster charm ultimately ends up as its greatest strength and weakness. Off the Rails does a great job in appealing to a younger crowd, which is encouraging for those looking for a good holiday gift; however, its cheesy style is lost on anyone over the age of 12.
75
Xbox 360Jolt (UK)
Thrillville: Off the Rails is aimed squarely at mid-teens and under, which is no bad thing. The management side can be toyed around with, but it otherwise practically runs itself while you’re off planting rides, indulging in mini-games and trying to turn teenaged guests into your love slaves. This makes it particularly perfect for the modern gamer mildly afflicted by ADHD – you know who you are because you just skipped the whole review to read this paragraph and look at the score.
75
Xbox 360GameSpot
You can spend hours building your park, or you can just play minigames; you can play alone, have someone play the role of advisor, or get a group of people together and play the minigames like a party game. It's how everything comes together that makes Thrillville: Off the Rails such a good overall experience and one that truly is "fun for the whole family."
74
Xbox 360XBox Front
Alles in allem ist mit Thrillville - Verrückte Achterbahn ein familienfreundlicher Titel auf den Videospielmarkt gekommen. Die doch anfangs sehr komplex wirkende Steuerung kann schnell erlernt werden und bietet Spielspaß für jedermann. Wer nun eine echte Simulation erwartet hat, sollte den Kauf vermeiden. Für alle, die einfach nur etwas Spaß haben wollen, bietet das Spiel mit den vielen Minispielen die perfekte Abwechslung zu den bereits bekannten Genres für die Xbox 360.
74
WindowsComputer Bild Spiele
Der Kunde ist König - und der Parkmanager auch. In Thrillville ist es wirklich ein Spiel, Chef zu sein. Der Job macht einfach Spaß, keinen Stress. Wer sich als Kind schon immer einen eigenen Vergnügungspark wünschte, hatte wohl kaum im Sinn, sich dann dauerhaft mit Bürokram herumschlagen zu müssen. Noch einmal Kind sein - genauso haben die Macher dieses Spiels ihr Werk angelegt. Entdecken Sie die Möglichkeiten: Karussell fahren ohne Ende oder im eigenen "Laden" auf Entdeckungsreise gehen - erlaubt ist, was gefällt. Die Minispiele, häufig Stiefkinder der Entwickler, sind durchweg liebevoll gemacht und sehr abwechslungsreich. Und die Grafik überzeugt mit einem wunderbaren Comic-Stil. Wer vorankommt und neues Parkgelände hinzugewinnt, wird staunen, wie kreativ die Spieleumgebungen gestaltet sind. Ein tolles, "gutes" Paket - fir for fun.
73
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Thrillville bietet keine besonders komplexen Aufgaben, keine Top-Grafik und eine aufs Gamepad fixierte Bedienung. Trotzdem macht der Titel zumindest für kurze Zeit Spaß. Die Rummelbauerei ist recht abwechslungsreich, unterfordert Profis allerdings schnell, denn ihr Park wird niemals Pleite gehen. Für Neulinge ist Thrillville dafür durchaus einen Blick wert. Insbesondere Kinder dürften an der bunten Optik und den netten Minispielen viel Freude haben.
72
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Regardless, there's a ton of game here, and most of it is worthy of your time (just don't pass on doing your English homework to play it).
72
WiiGame Informer Magazine
Regardless, there's a ton of game here, and most of it is worthy of your time (just don't pass on doing your English homework to play it).
72
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
Regardless, there's a ton of game here, and most of it is worthy of your time (just don't pass on doing your English homework to play it).
72
WindowsGamingTrend
Still, if you really want to run a park and be that altruistic owner that wanders amongst the crowds to know about every detail then you might have a bit of gold in here. There's a certain romance to being that powerful and still having the humility to walk amongst your crowds, and even go the extra yard to be a matchmaker. It could almost be a movie.
72
WiiComputer Bild Spiele
Der Kunde ist König - und der Parkmanager auch. In Thrillville ist es wirklich ein Spiel, Chef zu sein. Der Job macht einfach Spaß, keinen Stress. Wer sich als Kind schon immer einen eigenen Vergnügungspark wünschte, hatte wohl kaum im Sinn, sich dann dauerhaft mit Bürokram herumschlagen zu müssen. Noch einmal Kind sein - genauso haben die Macher dieses Spiels ihr Werk angelegt. Entdecken Sie die Möglichkeiten: Karussell fahren ohne Ende oder im eigenen "Laden" auf Entdeckungsreise gehen - erlaubt ist, was gefällt. Die Minispiele, häufig Stiefkinder der Entwickler, sind durchweg liebevoll gemacht und sehr abwechslungsreich. Und die Grafik überzeugt mit einem wunderbaren Comic-Stil. Wer vorankommt und neues Parkgelände hinzugewinnt, wird staunen, wie kreativ die Spieleumgebungen gestaltet sind. Ein tolles, "gutes" Paket - fir for fun.
72
PlayStation 2Gamer 2.0
For what its worth, Thrillville does a fine job of offering more amusement park managing fun while also adhering to the kid in everyone. The new customization options and managing modes give players tons of ways to create their park, while the mini games and rides offer hours of endless play time, both online and off. It’s still a little too kiddy for its own good, but if you are a fan of the series you will no doubt have a great time.
72
WiiOfficial Nintendo Magazine
It's too simplistic to be a proper management sim but what it does have might be too complicated for a younger audience to enjoy on their own. MySims has proven that a series can strike the right balance between the two. As it stands, the admission price for Off The rails doesn't quite cover the potential of the experience on offer.
72
Xbox 360Gamer 2.0
For what its worth, Thrillville does a fine job of offering more amusement park managing fun while also adhering to the kid in everyone. The new customization options and managing modes give players tons of ways to create their park, while the mini games and rides offer hours of endless play time, both online and off. It’s still a little too kiddy for its own good, but if you are a fan of the series you will no doubt have a great time.
70
WiiJeuxvideo.com
Déclarons-le d'emblée, ce nouveau Thrillville fait figure de petite mise à jour de son prédécesseur. Le jeu n'apporte effectivement rien de vraiment nouveau à la formule, mais délivre néanmoins une très bonne expérience. On aura surtout plaisir à pratiquer les nombreux mini-jeux avec des amis, le temps de quelques parties. Mais les possesseurs du précédent volet ainsi que les amateurs de gestion pure et dure feraient sans doute mieux de passer leur chemin.
70
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Déclarons-le d'emblée, ce nouveau Thrillville fait figure de petite mise à jour de son prédécesseur. Le jeu n'apporte effectivement rien de vraiment nouveau à la formule, mais délivre néanmoins une très bonne expérience. On aura surtout plaisir à pratiquer les nombreux mini-jeux avec des amis, le temps de quelques parties. Mais les possesseurs du précédent volet ainsi que les amateurs de gestion pure et dure feraient sans doute mieux de passer leur chemin.
70
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Like last year’s Thrillville, Off the Rails, requires some research on the part of the player to discover which things are fun (designing faulty rides) and which are a waste of time (talking to guests). Unfortunately, even the content that survives the cull isn’t enough to make the whole experience more than a diversion.
70
WiiGame Informer Magazine
Like last year's Thrillville, Off the Rails, requires some research on the part of the player to discover which things are fun (designing faulty rides) and which are a waste of time (talking to guests). Unfortunately, even the content that survives the cull isn't enough to make the whole experience more than a diversion.
70
PSPJeuxvideo.com
Thrillville est un titre assez particulier car les possibilités de gestion y sont assez superficielles. Cependant, il se rattrape grâce à la possibilité de concevoir ses propres montagnes russes et par la vingtaine de mini-jeux très fun qu'il propose et qui sont jouables à plusieurs. Côté points faibles, on notera une certaine répétitivité dans les tâches à accomplir et les temps de chargement incessants. Le titre demeure cependant agréable à jouer et constitue une entrée en matière idéale pour les débutants désireux de s'initier aux jeux de gestion.
70
WiiGameSpy
No one ever said that games needed to be deep to be fun, though, and that's the case with Off the Rails. If you can put up with some repetition and the simplicity of the management system, you'll enjoy yourself. Most of the mini-games are quite a bit of fun, too, and they make for some good multiplayer sessions. So gather up the family and take a trip to Thrillville. It'll be cheaper than going to a real amusement park.
70
WiiEurogamer.net (UK)
It might be nice to see a realistic theme park game one day, perhaps designed by someone who spent the summer of 1997 selling hot dogs. The core elements would be tedium, and dangerous working practices, and perhaps getting off with lifeguards from the water park down the road. But it wouldn't be much fun, apart from the last bit. So in the meantime it's best to stick with Thrillville: Off the Rails. It's not complex, it's not challenging, but it's not trying to be. It's an enjoyable family game which also has appeal for retro gaming fans and drunk people. If that sounds like you, put Off the Rails on your list.
70
WiiCubed3
Thrillville: Off The Rails is well worth a look into if you fancy a decent simulation game on your Wii, and has the double bonus of also having a fair collection of mini-games included if you have youngsters around, you've just come back from one of 'those' nights with a bunch of friends or you feel like some bite-sized play. Now, who wants to come and ride on one of our rollercoasters?
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WiiPAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
If you’ve played the original Thrillville, there isn’t a lot that’s new in Off the Rails. There are some new mini-games, improved visuals and some new customisation options, but otherwise it’s just an expansion. Newcomers can be assured though, Off the Rails is a more pleasing experience.
70
WiiNZGamer
Thrillville - Off the Rails is more than the sum of its parts, however. It takes the theme park building and injects it with mini-games that enable a more hands on approach to building and maintaining your park, rather than just moving the mouse and clicking a bit of dirt. In Thrillville - Off the Rails you get your hands dirtied like never before. At the end of this wild ride, it’s basically another RollerCoaster Tycoon, with a bunch of mini-games added.
70
Wiivideogamer.com
You shouldn't buy Thrillville Off the Rails for the mini-games - there are much better social video games out there. But as a theme park creator it's not bad, and has literally hundreds of options to tweak and manage. We'd say it's a decent purchase for younger teens, but it's quite niche and can be quite complex at times.
70
PlayStation 2GameSpy
No one ever said that games needed to be deep to be fun, though, and that's the case with Off the Rails. If you can put up with some repetition and the simplicity of the management system, you'll enjoy yourself. Most of the mini-games are quite a bit of fun, too, and they make for some good multiplayer sessions. So gather up the family and take a trip to Thrillville. It'll be cheaper than going to a real amusement park.
70
PlayStation 2videogamer.com
You shouldn't buy Thrillville Off the Rails for the mini-games - there are much better social video games out there. But as a theme park creator it's not bad, and has literally hundreds of options to tweak and manage. We'd say it's a decent purchase for younger teens, but it's quite niche and can be quite complex at times.
70
PSPGameSpy
No one ever said that games needed to be deep to be fun, though, and that's the case with Off the Rails. If you can put up with some repetition and the simplicity of the management system, you'll enjoy yourself. Most of the mini-games are quite a bit of fun, too, and they make for some good multiplayer sessions. So gather up the family and take a trip to Thrillville. It'll be cheaper than going to a real amusement park.
70
PSPPlay.tm
Thrillville: Off the Rails is a strange double edged sword of a game, as a collection of mini games it's probably the best on the PSP, so good in fact that the theme park management elements you're forced to keep an eye on actually become an irritation after a while. If it had abandoned the design and management side of things and just concentrated on being an interactive theme park we'd have been talking about a much higher score. As it is, much like the theme park employee who spends their working day looking forward to lunchtime so they can have some fun, Off the Rails is stuck being a boring management game set in a really enjoyable theme park.
70
Xbox 360GameSpy
No one ever said that games needed to be deep to be fun, though, and that's the case with Off the Rails. If you can put up with some repetition and the simplicity of the management system, you'll enjoy yourself. Most of the mini-games are quite a bit of fun, too, and they make for some good multiplayer sessions. So gather up the family and take a trip to Thrillville. It'll be cheaper than going to a real amusement park.
70
Xbox 360TeamXbox
At the end of the day, when the sun sets and the crowds have all moved on back to their homes, Thrillville: Off the Rails winds up giving gamers more of what made the first game such a hit. With the exception of a couple of extras here and there, this game is basically just more of the same. Of course, that’s not always a bad thing, and in the case of Thrillville, adding Off the Railsto your collection is like adding a brand-new Disneyland to your Walt Disney World.
70
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
Like last year’s Thrillville, Off the Rails, requires some research on the part of the player to discover which things are fun (designing faulty rides) and which are a waste of time (talking to guests). Unfortunately, even the content that survives the cull isn’t enough to make the whole experience more than a diversion.
70
Xbox 360PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
If you’ve played the original Thrillville, there isn’t a lot that’s new in Off the Rails. There are some new mini-games, a few customisation options and more over the top missions but otherwise, it’s just an expansion. Newcomers can be assured though, Off the Rails is a fun experience.
70
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Déclarons-le d'emblée, ce nouveau Thrillville fait figure de petite mise à jour de son prédécesseur. Le jeu n'apporte effectivement rien de vraiment nouveau à la formule, mais délivre néanmoins une très bonne expérience. On aura surtout plaisir à pratiquer les nombreux mini-jeux avec des amis, le temps de quelques parties. Mais les possesseurs du précédent volet ainsi que les amateurs de gestion pure et dure feraient sans doute mieux de passer leur chemin.
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Xbox 360Game Shark
Although there is a lot to do in Thrillville, it is really designed for the pre-teen crowd. It's pretty easy to successfully manage a park, the missions aren't challenging, the carnival games and arcade games are simplistic, and the options for building rides and coasters are limited. Roller Coaster Tycoon this is not. That said, for kids, or as a game for family play, Thrillville definitely provides enough excitement and innocent fun to warrant a purchase or a weekend rental.
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Xbox 360Game Revolution
In the end, Thrillville: Off the Rails is a great kids game that adults can enjoy playing with their kids, though they're unlikely to touch it after the little darlin's are put to bed. Despite some obvious faults, kids will love managing the parks and dealing with the wacky situations that they must solve. This is a family game that even the most die-hard antigame activist could not possibly have a problem with, and is a great addition to your video game library if you have young ones about.
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PlayStation 2Computer Bild Spiele
Der Kunde ist König - und der Parkmanager auch. In Thrillville ist es wirklich ein Spiel, Chef zu sein. Der Job macht einfach Spaß, keinen Stress. Wer sich als Kind schon immer einen eigenen Vergnügungspark wünschte, hatte wohl kaum im Sinn, sich dann dauerhaft mit Bürokram herumschlagen zu müssen. Noch einmal Kind sein - genauso haben die Macher dieses Spiels ihr Werk angelegt. Entdecken Sie die Möglichkeiten: Karussell fahren ohne Ende oder im eigenen "Laden" auf Entdeckungsreise gehen - erlaubt ist, was gefällt. Die Minispiele, häufig Stiefkinder der Entwickler, sind durchweg liebevoll gemacht und sehr abwechslungsreich. Und die Grafik überzeugt mit einem wunderbaren Comic-Stil. Wer vorankommt und neues Parkgelände hinzugewinnt, wird staunen, wie kreativ die Spieleumgebungen gestaltet sind. Ein tolles, "gutes" Paket - fir for fun.
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Xbox 360Gamesmania
Thrillville mag sich nicht so recht entscheiden, ob es nun eine Aufbauwirtschaftssimulation oder lediglich eine Minispielsammlung sein möchte. Leider legt das Spiel den Fokus letztlich zu stark auf die absolut langweiligen und anspruchslosen Minispiele, die auch im Partymodus zu viert nicht mehr Spaß machen. Betrachtet man allein den Aufbaupart hätte Thrillville durchaus ein ansprechendes Freizeitparkaufbauspiel werden können. Auch wenn man gegenüber dem PC-Spiel Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 natürlich in allen Bereichen Einschränkungen auf der Konsole hinnehmen muss merkt man doch, dass dieselben Entwickler für beide Spiele verantwortlich waren. Eine Empfehlung gibt es für Thrillville dennoch nicht - wer sich wirklich für Aufbausimulationen interessiert, kommt um das Spielen am PC nicht herum.
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Xbox 360Game Tap
In the end, Off the Rails is a solid collection of minigames and a decent coaster creator, a nice party experience for the family. It's a shame the management system wasn't beefed up a bit more--even the little kids could benefit from creating their own theme parks from scratch. If you don't already own Fuzion Frenzy 2 or Rayman Raving Rabids, then you may want to give Off the Rails a spin.
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Xbox 360Games Radar
In other words, like the rest of the game, it's perfect for children, for whom things don't have to "be integrated" or "logical". A series of semi-amusing, unconnected activities: sounds a lot like a sandbox, which, once you graduate middle school, loses its charm unless you can bring your gat.
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WiiNintendoWorldReport
And that's about all there is to this game. It's serviceable. It accomplishes its job of providing enough decent content to distract the average kid for several hours. Add in the multiplayer and the slightly cheaper price point, and Thrillville: Off the Rails is a hard game to stay mad at. Unfortunately, if you're outside the targeted demographic, the game will most likely make you feel old, or at least bored, or probably both.
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WindowsPC Zone
While some elements are playable and, occasionally, fun, this mixture of Fisher-Price Theme Park and a bunch of Flash-esque minigames isn't recommendable in the slightest.