Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Longevity is questionable and some will find it too bitty, but there are few titles on Wii so full of childish glee. If this is Frontier off the rails, we can't wait to see them on track. [Christmas 2007, p.54]
  2. 78
    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.
  3. Thrillville: Off the Rails makes every part of building and running a theme park great fun.
  4. 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.
  5. It might be too complicated for a younger audience to enjoy on their own. [Christmas 2007, p.86]
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 70
    If you’ve played the original, Thrillville: Off the Rails is very similar and only features a few basic improvements. That said, it’s definitely the superior version.
  10. 70
    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.
  11. 70
    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.
  12. 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.
  13. Unfortunately, if you're outside the targeted demographic, the game will most likely make you feel old, or at least bored, or probably both.
  14. A very average game with limited appeal.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 22, 2014
    9
    This game is fantastic, great graphics, nice gameplay, it is so much fun to build insane roller-coasters. You can do anything in this. If you want a Game where you can build insane roller-coasters and tons of great fun, this is the game for you! hours of great fun i loved it, I am going to play this game again! it is Soooo much fun! Full Review »
  2. Sep 11, 2013
    8
    This game is actually really fun, you can build and make your own roller coasters plus play mini games.

    Thrillville: Off the Rails is
    really fun to play. Score: 3/5. Full Review »
  3. Dec 28, 2012
    8
    This game is excellent. I only suggest you buy the game on a different system because of the complication of tilting the Wii Remote to do practically everything in the game. Full Review »