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Thrillville: Off the Rails review

Everyone's a winner (except those on the wrong side of puberty)!

The absence of consequence, difficulty or narrative priorities - you can unlock the game's 5 parks in about as many hours - frees the gamer up to do whatever, which is admittedly almost always fun. The minigames are all playable and frequently entertaining, from a Snood-like puzzler (which somehow trains your food staff… to play Snood), to a rhythm game that trains your cheerleaders (more plausible), to the all-new Tank Frenzy, which is just like a vertical-scrolling arcade shooter from 1990 but really, really easy. Special mention goes to Bandito Chinchilla, which is basically what Streets of Rage would be if it starred the Taco Bell dog and was directed by Robert Rodriguez. The roller-coaster design is still enjoyable and offensive to physicists, although a game this kid-friendly should have a more fool-proof track auto-complete.

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DescriptionThe amusement park simulator returns with wilder rides, prettier parks, friendlier guests and plenty more vomit to mop up.
PlatformWii, DS, Xbox 360, PC, PS2, PSP
US censor ratingEveryone 10+
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)