Thrillville

Moby ID: 25370
PlayStation 2 Specs
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Thrillville is an amusement park simulator where you take on the role of the favoured nephew or niece of the eccentric uncle Mortimer, the world-renowned owner of the Thrillville theme park franchise. When uncle Mortimer is indisposed, he lets you take over running of five fabulous parks. The only problem is that Uncle Mortimer's arch nemesis Vernon Garrison is trying to knock Thrillville off the map with his Globo-Joy chain of multi-conglomerate parks and will stop at nothing to crush Thrillville like a bug and become number one. The only way to stop him is to keep the parks running smoothly, this involves keeping the guests happy and finding out their needs and wants.

Created by the team behind RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, the game moves away from pure management for the console systems. You can construct your own rides and test them yourself. Daily chores require you to construct new attractions and stalls, and customers need to be kept happy with reasonable prices.

Instead of crunching numbers, some daily chores have been turned into mini-games based on classic games. Using shoot-em-ups, racing games and rhythm games, mundane tasks become exciting events. You can even participate in the games available for your visitors. Instead of being a god, acting with an invisible hand from the sky, you control a park manager to distribute the work and interact with customers. You can even try to befriend customers through conversations to keep them happy.

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Average score: 70% (based on 23 ratings)

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Average score: 2.1 out of 5 (based on 13 ratings with 1 reviews)

Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

The Good
First is the gameplay, which you will need to build, interacting with guests, playing games, up-keeping the rollercoaster park, maintaining the theme park business. You can build roller coasters, race tracks, stalls, carnival rides and so much more.

Not only you interact with guests (discuss about the park, hot topics, flirt), you can challenge them with the oh-my-god, so fun games. Topics you share with them (history, food, animals) may sound outdated though.

Up-keeping the park now, you will have to change roles with staffs like cleaners, mechanics, entertainers to train them. A little boring right? Keeping up with the park busisness is a little fun. You will learn more about what is like being a theme park manager.

The Bad
Storyline is not so good in the game. It's about Mortimer the roller coaster researcher who used to be a famous manager of Thrillville facing Globojoy started by Garrison who will destroy the park business. The storyline is so much better for the sequel of the game, Off The Rails. You will have to create your character like The Sims.

Wow, the graphic look a little to blocky right? No, it's way too block! Lastly the audio which consists way too little variety of song genres. The game only plays more of overly sugary pop tunes.

The Bottom Line
Roller coaster Tycoon fans, get this game and you will think The Sims is superb. Well, the game is more about being a theme park manager. So, get the game and you will feel like a theme park manager...... if you like roller coasters.

PlayStation 2 · by ronald degarmo (4) · 2009

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Game added by Stuart Fraser.

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Game added December 19, 2006. Last modified August 29, 2023.