Thrillville is a theme park simulation game very similar to Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, a game created by the same company who created Thrillville. Thrillville was created by Frontier Developments and was released for PSP, Playstation 2, and Xbox. In the game, you play as the park manager of a chain of amusement parks and you must build rides, coasters, and games, as well as food and drink stalls, in order to keep your guests happy.
In the game, you are working for your Uncle Mortimer, who owns and operates a chain of amusement parks known as Thrillville. Mortimer is a busy and eccentric man constantly working on new projects, and due to his preoccupied nature, he neglects his theme park and requests you to help him restore Thrillville. You send him some coaster designs and he is so pleased, he puts you to work right away as the park manager. Thrillville is a group of five separate parks, each with three themed areas. You start off in the first park, and by building rides and improving the park, you unlock the next park, and then the next, and so on. But the foundation of the game lies in the missions. In order to unlock the next park, you must complete a set amount of missions, tasks that Mortimer gives you in order to improve the park. Completing these missions can not only unlock parks, but can reward you with money to build more stuff, or by unlocking new rides and games. As park manager, you can build carnival rides, arcade games, food and drink shops, restrooms, souvenir stalls, race tracks, and other attractions. But the best part about being the manager is building the exciting roller coasters that make Thrillville what it is.
There are two coaster stations in each themed area of each park. You can build coasters and race tracks in these sections. Also as park manager, you can talk to the guests, befriend them, and even flirt and start relationships. You can also ride your own coasters, as well as riding the thrill rides and playing the various arcade games.
Thrillville was generally well-received, except by X-Play, which gave it 2 out of 5 stars, saying that it was "as exciting as a tax audit," as well as citing a lack of customization and people to play with online.
- Game Spot: 7.7/10 for Xbox, and 7.6 for PS2
- IGN: 7.5/10
- X-Play: 2/5
- Game Informer: 7.75/10
- Official PlayStation 2 Magazine-UK : 8/10
- Metacritic : 3.5 Stars (PlayStation 2)
There are some differences between the PSP version and the two console versions. Between the two, there are some differing missions, and some of pre-built attractions are different. For example, in the PSP version, once you first arrive in the first park unlocked, there is a Go-Kart track already built. In the console versions, this is replaced by an Anti-Grav Racer.
Parks & SubparksEdit
There are a total of five parks altogether. Each park has three subparks which are different themed areas of the park.
- Thrillville Timewarp
- Thrillville Paradise
- Thrillville Adventures
- Treasures of Thrillville