Thrillville PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: Thrillville allows gamers of all ages to easily build and customize the coaster of your dreams. Gone are the days of the complex PC techniques used in other coaster games. Rather, Thrillville's easy to use building mode has been designed specifically for the console platforms and makesThrillville allows gamers of all ages to easily build and customize the coaster of your dreams. Gone are the days of the complex PC techniques used in other coaster games. Rather, Thrillville's easy to use building mode has been designed specifically for the console platforms and makes building all 75-plus rides from wooden, corkscrew and inverted coasters to merry go rounds, trains and carnival rides, easy, and most importantly, fun. Imagination is the only height limit with Thrillville, where the fun ranges from racing on go-kart tracks you put together and playing mini-golf on courses you designed to joining friends for dozens of four-player party games, from bumper cars to arcade shoot-‘em-ups. You can also tour the park on foot – a first for theme-park titles – chatting and joking with all the guests to help them out and make sure they’re enjoying themselves. [LucasArts] Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
  1. If you're looking for a fun game that you can play with the kids, or as a group, this is a solid purchase and does its job quite well.
  2. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    80
    A great game that's packed with smart ideas and presented in such an appealing way that you can't help but fall under its spell. [Christmas 2006, p.84]
  3. Thanks to its rock-solid execution, Thrillville delivers an enjoyable batch of minigames in a lighthearted theme park environment.
  4. Edge Magazine
    70
    While its appeal may have some age restrictions, some of those minigames are deceptively distracting, and doubly so. [Jan 2007, p.85]
  5. PSM Magazine
    65
    Wandering around on foot is a new and interesting way to see the park you make, and it's simple enough for kids, but the whole package is more "Okaytown". [Jan. 2007, p.85]
  6. There is plenty to do in the management of the park and great rewards for success. However, all this is undermined because it is much more fun to play one of the driving, mini-golf, shooting or football games than do all the menial things.
  7. 40
    There's just not enough to juggle in this low impact virtual theme park to keep sim junkies mesmerized. Roller coaster crafting is way too dumbed down to make the process feel like creation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. JamesP.
    Dec 12, 2006
    10
    Great game - my kids both love it, absolute must for parents thinking of getting their kids something safe and fun for Christmas.
  2. Sep 13, 2012
    9
    Thrillville lets you build the park of your dreams. At least, that's what they say. Obviously, you can't recreate an exact replica of SpaceThrillville lets you build the park of your dreams. At least, that's what they say. Obviously, you can't recreate an exact replica of Space Mountain, but it does enough to be fun, and compelling. Using basic rollercoaster physics, the game let's you plan, build, and manage a successful amusement park. You can talk with guests, play various mini-games and even ride your own rides! Although, the humor is a bit cheesy, it still delivers a great gaming experience. 9 out of 10 from me. Expand
  3. CatieD.
    Jan 4, 2007
    8
    This is a fun game for kids from 8 and up. Lots to do. Not roller coaster tycoon, but it is fun to play together.
  4. May 4, 2017
    8
    I have seen many people confuse Thrillville and Rollercoaster Tycoon over the years, and the first thing that must be made apparent in thisI have seen many people confuse Thrillville and Rollercoaster Tycoon over the years, and the first thing that must be made apparent in this review is that they are most certainly not the same.

    While Rollercoaster Tycoon focuses specifically on a more complex building aspect of making a theme park, Thrillville offers a much more casual experience that pre-sets many things for you but still gives you more than enough freedom to experiment and play around with the tools the game provides. Think of it as a gateway game to Rollercoaster tycoon for children and those with little experience in the genre.

    Thrillville presents you with a simple task - maintain existing themed rollercoaster parks and draw in the crowds to make lots of money. To achieve this task, you must build stalls, rides and rollercoasters to wow the guests and build up more money to buy bigger and better stuff down the line. You can walk around your parks to talk with guests and make friendships with them, which increases overall happiness of guests. You can also hire entertainers (to raise happiness), mechanics (to keep rides from breaking) and cleaners (to clear up rubbish and sick from guests).

    Many of the games you place down in your parks are actual playable games that can become addictive if you're not careful. As for rollercoasters, there are various types but the game always limits how much you can do with them. Though as a child, I never found that to be too much of a problem because there was still enough space to get almost any vision you had for a coaster built.

    Thrillville also offers a plethora of missions for you to complete, with various categories spanning your guests to your games, you'll find beating these missions very rewarding and satisfying.

    Overall I find Thrillville to be a rather unique game with a lot more to offer than meets the eye (if you're willing to give it a chance that is). I had a lot of fun with this game as a kid and even today I still find it enjoyable to play. This game really isn't as bad as some make it out to be.
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  5. JaredC.
    Aug 12, 2007
    0
    Isn't inspirational, it so mechanical, the humor is corny and stupid. The idea makes you excited, but its entirely dull, when there is Isn't inspirational, it so mechanical, the humor is corny and stupid. The idea makes you excited, but its entirely dull, when there is sucky things to buy to finance the theme park and make it a wealthy one. But its impossible, the game is too weak, Mr. Morrtimer is noticably annoying everytime you hear or see him, he's a huge embarasement, and totally dumb. With the dialogue being so weird, boring, and the reactions whenever your character explains something is badly portrayed and inccorectly acted. It's mistaken through all its operation parts, Thrillville sucks. But its minigames are very appealing, everyone of them is fun and engaging. But becides that, the game is a mess of tools. Expand

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#93 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006