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Thrillville vs Rollercoaster Tycoon

In our Wii downtime, I checked out Thrillville for Xbox (also available in Playstation and PSP). Where it may seem similar to Rollercaoaster Tycoon, it’s much different.

Listing off the objectives and game play of both games, one would think they are quite similar. However, Thrillville is more about mini-games and goals than it is about building the biggest and best amusement park. For example, when you hire a park employee, you have to train them via a mini game. The more training, the better they’ll do. You also have to talk to people and make friends. You can ask them what they’d like to see or talk about sports or animals. You even get the ability to flirt with the ladies. 🙂

The rides in Thrillville are cool, but there doesn’t seem to be as many as Rollercoaster Tycoon. And the coasters, well they can’t compare. Or not that I’ve seen anyways. Thrillville’s are mainly smaller and shorter.

Rollercoaster Tycoon is more of the Sim City type of environment where you just try to make things bigger and better. You get lots of options and there is a ton to do. Thrillville is more like the Sims where it’s more about the people, specific goals and minor details.

Thrillville pros:

  • Works on a game console. (PS2 or Xbox)
  • Mini Games
  • You get to run around with first person point of view.
  • You can really talk to people.
  • Great music from today’s top artists.

Rollercoaster Tycoon pros:

  • Lots of rides & stalls.
  • Waterparks and Expansion Packs
  • More detailed customization. (sidewalks, land, trees, benches)
  • More land to develop on.
  • Bigger, better and many more coaster designs.

Both are great games, but quite different. It is really hard to explain, but once you play them you’ll find out. Both have their positives and negatives, but in the end, I think Rollercoaster Tycoon is better. Although I’m addicted to Thrillville at the moment.

8 Responses

  1. MASA says:

    I couldn’t agree more. Rollar Coaster Tycoon 3 is the best of them all. Plus you can have a LOZ Theme Park in RCT while in Thrillville, you can have X wings.

    It’s really cool.

  2. gorge says:

    thrillville is better

  3. Daryl says:

    in thrillville u have to do missions al the time for a old man. in rct3 their is sandbox mode so u can do what u want and in you own time. rct3 can have modes aswell such as Disneyland Paris and millions more. RCT3 DEFINTLY BETTER

  4. keith says:

    RCT3 is better. In thrillville, wwhen it comes to building, you have LOTS of restricions and no freedom what so ever in rct3 you have sandbox mode where you can do whatever whenever with no resttricions

  5. BlooporialDude says:

    Rct3 is like 10 times better. The graphics in Thrillville do rock though… I still think Rct3 is better. In Rct3, you can download scenery. Someone please tell me if you can do that on Thrillville.

  6. seth says:

    actually it depends on what kind of way look like to play it rct3 is if you want to build awsome and amazing rides and stuff but in thrillville it is like playing a first person shooter a racing, simulation and a statergey game all packed into one little game. so i think it depends on your liking rct3 has the rides thrillville has the awsome fun little games.

  7. ATMGoogle says:

    I’ve got to say I’ve tried both and the similarities are great and even thought the only game I have now is RCT, Thrillville was great though my best game was Stunt-Rider for Thrillville. I once actually made it all the way to the end of stage 10. Did you know with the right coaster you can recreate Kingda Ka/Top Thrill Dragster in thrillville though it’s slow going up. If anyone knows how to put RCT on a disk compatible for Wii/PS3 let me know at my E-mail.

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