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Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (Wii)

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Description

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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User Reviews

Point and Click lives on! Heathen Gray (21) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Relic of the Past krisko6 (252) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars

The Press Says

Game Vortex 2007 98 out of 100 98
IGN Australia Feb 21, 2008 9.1 out of 10 91
VicioJuegos.com Mar 17, 2008 90 out of 100 90
Kombo.com Oct 29, 2007 9 out of 10 90
NZGamer Mar 03, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamer 2.0 Nov 15, 2007 8.8 out of 10 88
EL33TONLINE Dec 03, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game industry News (GiN) 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Island Apr 19, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Netjak Dec 18, 2007 7.3 out of 10 73

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Trivia

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.

Controversy

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.

Awards

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

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Sandy McArthur (10) added Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (Wii) on Nov 01, 2007