Video Game / Thrillville

Thrillville is a video game series developed by Frontier Developments and published by LucasArts.

The first game has your self-designed character as the manager of an unpopular theme park owned by your uncle, the brilliant inventor Mortimer. It's your job to build the park up to success by building new rides, improving conditions around the park and meeting the needs of its guests. However, Vernon Garrison, a multi-million dollar businessman, builds his own theme park, Globo-Joy, and steals all the ride designs from Thrillville for it. You have to combat his attempts to take down Thrillville's popularity and prevent your guests from going to Globo-Joy instead.

The sequel is called Thrillville: Off the Rails and once again pits you against Vernon as he tries to stop your rise to fame.

Tropes included:

  • Abnormal Ammo: The audio-responsive nanotechnological color-changing wonder paint introduced in the second park is used as a weapon in the western shooting games. The pirate-themed shooters feature a gun that fires coins.
  • Apathetic Citizens: Averted in OTR. Guests will comment about how clean your park is, how expensive it is, to how they don't like the neon pink and green paint on your new roller coaster.
  • Big Bad: Globo Joy, Vernon Garrison, and Tim Twinklefingers.
  • Big Good: Thrillville, Uncle Mortimer, and you.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Another one of Globo Joy's schemes to run Thrillville out of business.
  • Bribing Your Way to Victory: How Globo Joy tries to get the theme-park critics to bash Thrillville.
  • Butt Monkey: Mortimer. He gets himself hurt in almost every cutscene.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Vernon Garrison- the CEO of Globo Joy.
  • Critical Existence Failure: Averted; cars in RC Wars are harder to control when damaged
  • Dark Is Evil: Globo Joy's colors are usually a combination of black, gray, and teal.
  • Dress-Coded for Your Convenience: Vernon Garrison wears an expensive suit whereas Uncle Mortimer wears a lab coat, a goofy yellow tie, vibrantly-colored striped pants.
  • Fragile Speedster:
    • The Assassin in RC Wars is the fastest vehicle in RC Wars. It is also the one that is damaged most easily.
    • Clink in Robo K.O. is the fastest robot of the three. However, he has the least armor of the three playable robots as well.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: The newspaper clippings always show Garrison in an expensive-looking suit.
  • Mighty Glacier: Clonk is the slowest robot in Robo K.O. However, he has the strongest punches.
    • Likewise, the V12 is the slowest car in RC Wars. Yet, it hits like a tank.
  • Noodle Implements: When telling secrets.
    Player: (whispers)
    Guest: Cool, but how did you convince the zookeeper to let you?
  • Overlord Jr.: Tim Twinklefingers is the son of Vernon Garrison.
  • Shout-Out: The Curse version of the Monkey Island theme can be heard during certain minigames.
  • Spelling Song: "T-H-R-I-L-L-V-I-L-L-E, Thrillville let's go."
  • Third-Person Person: Robotson refers himself as "self".
  • Video Game Caring Potential: You can create a fun and safe theme-park that is reasonably inexpensive, takes care of your guests needs, and is free from deadly robots.
    • You can also make good friends with your guests and give them nice gifts.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: You could also be a total jerk to everyone you meet, make all of the coasters crash, and sell all of the bathrooms.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Garrison

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