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  • Summary: 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. A new lighthearted story ties together more than 100 missions, complete with 34 playable multiplayer theme-park games and social interaction with park guests that's better than ever. The in-depth conversations both advance the plot and suggest better ways to manage the park. But is every guest to be trusted? [LucasArts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. It's brain-achingly huge. [Christmas 2007, p.71]
  2. Most of the micromanagement from the console versions is gone, but laying out parks and interacting with attractions is still fun.
  3. About as hardcore as a whimpering puppy and a bit low on content to boot, but this breezy title makes for a decent enough casual game.
  4. 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.
  5. Unfortunately, fans of the genre are going to find nothing to enjoy here. The dumbed-down simulation gameplay, simple missions and tedious mini-games all bog the game down.
  6. 45
    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.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Feb 22, 2014
    Thrillville off the rails for the DS is a simple game. Build, build, build, Get money, and Boom, new theme park. There is not much to do except trying roller-coasters, and playing mini-games. Well the mini-games is pretty fun for a while i must say, and there is nothing wrong with the story? but why does this game have so low ratings? I had a fun time playing it and i might play it again, Yes, yes i know! the Thrillville games for the other consoles is better and alot more fun, but come on! its a DS game, not a ps3 game. You can do alot more on the console version of Thrillville. But i does its work for a DS game!
    I liked it and might play it again.
  2. Jul 24, 2013
    Thrillville off the rails for DS is a game in which you own some theme parks and try to build them up and get more money to build more up... all the while trying to stop the evil... clowns... from wrecking your business. Makes sense, eh? The problem is, it's way too easy as you make money always however discontent customers are. You can't even create your own rides, just buy them, but that's easy with that huge stash of money you've got that is constantly increasing. It's mildly fun, but the problem is that you hardly have a role. There are minigames in which you have to 'clean up' rides, but they are so easy and tedious. There are also seven slightly more fun minigames, and even though you've seen them all before, they are still enjoyable. Also incorporated into the main plot is some point and click action, but it's quite basic and rudimentary. Thrillville off the rails is a bland, uninteresting game that doesn't even let you properly customise your park. Expand
  3. May 2, 2014
    Perhaps the worst game I've ever played. I don't even know if I need to say anything. I'll settle on this: it's insultingly easy, the graphics are terribly unappealing, there's not a real soundtrack, the story DOESN'T EXIST, Not A SINGLE GOOD CHARACTER. Wow. I can't even. I've lost my ability to even. Expand