Parents' Guide to

Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Quirky adventure is a puzzle-playing treasure.

Game Nintendo Wii 2007
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Love This

I played this game as a young, impressionable kid. I absolutely loved it. The puzzles aren't too difficult and there isn't gore or language. However,*SPOILER ALERT* the ending killed me for weeks. Maybe i was too into it or something, but when one of the true main characters got sucked into a black hole, my heart exploded. Also Barboros and the Barboros' Castle stages scared me. The Castle was based on haunted things and ghosts, and I've always been terrified of ghosts. There are ghosts, iron maidens, a statue that cries red, and a piano that plays on it's own. But this game is fantastic and i highly recommend it. It has a wide range of stage types and enemies and the characters are funny. Especially Johnny. You can travel from forests, to the icy palace, to the fiery home of a great wyrm and its adorable baby, even to the center of the earth. Great game. This review does it little justice. A real winner.

Is It Any Good?

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Every once in a while, a video game developer does everything right. What makes Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure so special is that it combines a quirky cartoon adventure featuring a young pirate boy and his whirly-gig sidekick with outstanding environmental puzzles that get your creative juices flowing. Plus, to keep kids from getting frustrated, the game builds in a hint system and the ability to redo fatal mistakes. And, as icing on this video game cake, the game is loaded with hilarious dialogue.

With over 30 hours of gameplay, the puzzles can be played slowly over time. There are also Mini games to explore. Plus, the game allows others to get involved as advisors who can draw circles around areas to investigate. This is a fun way for a parent and child to play together.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release date: October 25, 2007
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Cartoon Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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