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The carnival returns to Nintendo DS in Thrillville: Off the Rails, part park management sim and part adventure game. Build an assortment of themed roller coasters, racetracks, and offbeat rides while attempting to impress the crowds and turn a profit along the way. Unlike similar business-oriented titles, however, Thrillville's focus isn't on micromanaging a multitude of resources. You instead guide a male or female character across a 3D animated park from an isometric perspective. The super-deformed characters are encouraged to converse with visitors, participate in mini-games, and even ride the coasters to feel each twist, tumble, and turn.
Off the Rails also includes a wide variety of customization options. Concession stands can be built around the park, ticket prices adjusted, staff hired, and more. Choose from several pre-designed rides or build your own by mixing and matching parts. Rides can be further tweaked with animatronics, new paint schemes, flaming hoops, additional cars, and so forth. Each area features missions to complete, from talking to specific patrons to earning a monthly profit on a particular attraction. Fans of the original Thrillville will explore new themed areas and compete in seven arcade-style mini-games designed exclusively for the DS. Up to four friends can compete in mini-game challenges via single-card download or multi-card play. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide