Reviews and Problems with Zack and Wiki: Quest For Barbaros' Treasure
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Zack & Wiki UK Review
15 October 2015
Excerpt: What did you want from the Wii when you first saw that Tokyo Game Show video full of happy Japanese people waving Wiimotes around, thrilling Nintendo noises emanating from the invisible screen in front of them? What did you really want, besides the obvious tennis-playing and target-shooting?
Excerpt: If you read my preview then you already have some insight into Zack & Wiki Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure. Players get to role play with a greedy pirate trying to get treasure. Half of the time the main character seems bored with whatever is transpiring around him.
Excerpt: After months of worry surrounding the calibre of the Wii’s titles, the innovative little console has finally started to come into its own. True AAA games such as Mario Galaxy and Metroid Corruption arrived late last year, while the upcoming Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart and No More Heroes each look...
Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaro's Treasure (Wii) Review
4 August 2008
Summary: Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaro’s Treasure is an exquisite title that makes exceptional use of the Wii’s motion sensing technology. It’s easy enough to pick up and play but complex and challenging enough to be extremely rewarding.
Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure game review
Boys' Life magazine
23 July 2008
Excerpt: Zack is a boy in an oversized pirate costume who has joined the Sea Rabbits pirating organization. His pal Wiki is a gold monkey with a helicopter-like tail who can turn into a magic bell. These buddies are on the hunt for treasure.
Pros: Loads of cool puzzles; funny moments; makes good use of the Wii controller.
Cons: You find yourself repeating many of the same steps again and again and again; next to no voice acting.
Excerpt: Don't be put off by Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure's unwieldy title - despite some easy to forgive annoyances, this treasure hunting point and click style puzzle game is a joy to behold and, if you're a Wii owner, an absolutely essential purchase.
Excerpt: If modern media hype is to be believed, the games industry these days is nothing more than a gabble of bloodthirsty loons set on perverting the minds of pre-teens by crafting games based around evisceration, running over old ladies, and drowning kittens.