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Zack is a new pirate on a quest to become the greatest pirate ever. In this puzzle adventure game he and his magical monkey sidekick search for treasure as they help the skeleton of the legendary pirate Barbaros.

Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure is presented as a series of stages where the player directs Zack to perform a number of actions to let him collect the treasure. The player must deduce what actions will have the desired effect without triggering traps or attracting the attention of the enemies. Using most of the tools causes the game to switch to a first-person point of view, and the player is expected to hold and manipulate the Wii remote as if it were the item on the screen.


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Alternate Titles

  • "宝島Z バルバロスの秘宝" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Zack & Wiki: Le Trésor De Barbaros" -- French title
  • "Zack & Wiki: Der Schatz von Barbaros" -- German title
  • "Takarjima Z: Barbaros no Hihou" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews Wii Feb 04, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
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NZGamer Wii Mar 03, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Wii Nov 24, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Nintendojo Wii 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Adventure-Treff Wii Mar 16, 2008 82 out of 100 82
Good Game Wii Feb 18, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Game industry News (GiN) Wii 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
NintendoWorldReport Wii Nov 14, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Computer Bild Spiele Wii Feb 06, 2008 2.04 out of 6 79


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1001 Video Games

Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


In one of the promotional videos for the game, one of the sounds heard after completing a task was the Islamic prayer Allahu akbar, which translates to "God is great". Capcom received a complaint from The Council on American-Islamic Relations and removed the phrase from the final version.


  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #6 Wii Game of the Year
    • 2007 – Wii Adventure of the Year

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