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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 aOff 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: 11 out of 24
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  1. Old fashioned to look at, but packed with invention and things to do. [Christmas 2007, p.77]
  2. 80
    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.
  3. The game itself is bright and happy and optimistic, it’s well made, and it includes enough content to be well worth its suggested retail price.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The concept is better than the execution, but that doesn’t stop this being a good game that provides more than enough choice to justify its price tag. [Dec 2007, p.108]
  7. 60
    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.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. MasterD.
    Oct 20, 2007
    8
    Thrillville: Off the Rails is a fun single player game, and a really great party game! You can build roller coasters (and ride them), Thrillville: Off the Rails is a fun single player game, and a really great party game! You can build roller coasters (and ride them), concession stands, mini-games (and play them) and more! Expand
  2. SeanB.
    Jan 8, 2008
    7
    It's not bad, really. It's got a little bit of everything to satisfy every type of gamer--from the Sims-like interaction with the It's not bad, really. It's got a little bit of everything to satisfy every type of gamer--from the Sims-like interaction with the crowd and the mini-games (which most are knock-offs of other more popular titles). The premise is, you start with a theme park with basic rides and you have to build your reputation as a park manager and friend doing multiple tasks such as park upkeep, running marketing campaigns, and of course making the visitors happy. The best part is definitely the mini-games, although a few really tough to master and come in with the high scores (such as the training of your ride mechanics with the motherboard circuits). Overall though, it's decent and should keep most entertained at least for a little while. Worth a rent. Expand
  3. Oct 27, 2013
    7
    A pretty decent game that continues on from the first Thrillville game. The game is colorful, lighthearted and easy to play. In fact one of myA pretty decent game that continues on from the first Thrillville game. The game is colorful, lighthearted and easy to play. In fact one of my main grievances is that this game is far too easy, even when set to the highest difficulty. Clearly this game was intended for a younger audience. But even so, it's still allot of fun and nice game to play if you are looking for some plain old fun.

    Overall:
    Clearly a kids game, but still fun for adults, as long as they don't go in expecting a challenge.
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