The 2006 Thrillville received a sequel with its 2007 release from LucasArts, expanding upon the original concept to create a varied style of play. Available for the PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, PSP, Wii, and Microsoft PC, Thrillville: Off The Rails is a theme park simulation game.What changed between Thrillville and Thrillville: Off The Rails?
Although Thrillville stays true to the first version in supplying a strategic simulation of running a theme park, allowing you to place and move food vendors, bathrooms, and rollercoasters, the sequel has been revamped in a few different ways including:
- The addition of Whoa! elements for your theme park that allow the gamer to increase the Thrill rating of various rides. From creating fireworks at a pivotal point in the drop to more exotic and advanced Whoa! elements, this feature helps to make the experience varied for every player.
- The game's graphics and frame-rate have been improved since the original version, and the ability to ride created coasters in first-person is included in the revamp. Using the above Whoa! elements and the built-in roller-coaster customization options, gamers can individualize their experience.
- A suite of more than 40 mini-games has been added, creating a varied experience in comparison to the first game. The player can engage in various puzzle, first-person shooter, and strategy games.
Although this game is a theme park simulator, it does contain a basic plot in the form of the roller coaster empire being passed down to the player by their Uncle Mortimer. Uncle Mortimer encourages the main character to build better parks and provides exposition throughout the game.Is Thrillville: Off The Rails suitable for all ages?
This second installment in the series receives the same ESRB rating as the first with an E-for-Everyone rating. An E rating means the game is designed to be played by children and adults of any age.What are the minimum PC system requirements?
- CPU: Intel P3 1.0 GHz or AMD Athlon XP
- CPU Speed: 1 GHz
- RAM: 256 MB RAM, 512 MB RAM on Windows Vista
- Operating System: Windows XP, 2000, or Vista
- Video Card: 64 MB 3D Graphics card with Vertex and Pixel Shader (VS/PS) Capability (ATI Radeon 9500+ / NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti)
- DirectX: 9.0c
- Sound Card: Required
- CD-ROM: 8X Speed drive required
- Free Space: Requires 3.5 GB hard drive space, plus .5 GB for save files. 4 GB total