Thursday, January 21, 2010

WAA - Thrillville: Off the Rails

It's Wednesday, and that means WAA! This week's title is Thrillville: Off the Rails.


The "One With Combat"Award: "Coaster Boaster"
Design your first roller coaster. The tutorial essentially leads you through this process, so you'll get this one very early.

The "Mile High Club" Award: "Lunar Lunatic"
You need to beat the arcade game Event Horizon 2 on Hard. It's like the NES classic Gradius, but on crack. I have no advice beyond developing the reaction time of a mongoose.

The "Seriously..." Award: "Karting Krazy"
Actually, none of the Achievements require much grinding in this game (though some are pretty difficult). Winning 20 Go-Kart races will take a little while, though you can make it go faster by designing a short circular track.

The "Little Rocket Man" Award: "Putt Putt Power"
My favorite part of the game was designing mini-golf courses and trying them out, so this was a natural fit.

The Scientist Gone Gamer Award: "Flippin' Great"
A solid set of varied icons...this one is for landing a 720 backflip on the arcade game Stunt Rider.

Achievement Set Rating - 7
Thrillville, with it's varied play mechanics and sandbox world, is well suited for Achievements and this set doesn't disappoint. You'll need to sample a little of everything to get them all, and the difficulty is nicely varied between easy awards and more challenging ones. My only real complaint is some unnecessary multiplayer awards for what really should be a single player game.

Achievement Difficulty Rating - 3
If you insist on getting them all, then you'll likely disagree due to a couple nasty ones. But the majority of the set (say 900 points or so), can be had in a long weekend.


  1. This has sort of inspired me to visit youtube and look for videos of mongooses (mongeese?) in action - I'm interested in the speed of said reflexes.

    (spell check appears to vote for mongooses)

  2. I was also impressed with Bronco's knowledge of avian reflexes.