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Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (2007) is a point-and-click adventure where you play Zack, a young pirate, and his golden monkey companion, Wiki, as they embark on a quest to find a legendary treasure. To play you explore the colorful levels solving environmental puzzles to progress. It stands out for its high-production cartoon feel and Indiana-Jones-style treasure-hunting adventure that works well for children.

Shortly after joining a band of pirates Zack and Wiki discover a talking skull that tasks you with finding the rest of its body. In return, it promises to lead them to the Treasure Island. Zack & Wiki is a twist on the standard point-and-click play. You use the Wii Remote to point and interact with each area as well as move the two characters around to get to the treasure chest and complete the challenge.

As you progress you also use the motion-sensitive controller to mimic real-world actions like pulling levers, turning keys, and pouring liquids. You can also shake the Wii Remote to turn any nearby enemies into tools for solving the current puzzle.

The result is an endearing adventure with simple interactions, puzzles and exciting boss battles. The lighthearted storyline combines with lively music to create an enjoyable challenge for the whole family. It's a great game for parents and children to have fun together.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure 14 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 14 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Point-and-Click and Puzzle game with Adventure, Brain Game and Narrative elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 14 hours and 20 hours to complete. Depending on how quickly you solve the puzzles the game length varies quite a lot.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for violence.

The game's adventure mild peril theme means you see things explode and are chased by mechanical monsters. The mission you are on is to magically reanimate the body of the skill. This kind of voodoo style magic persists throughout.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need critical thinking and problem-solving to progress. To work out what to do you also need good observation, analysis, and creativity. There is some hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills required for the Wii Remote pointing. Perseverance and patience become more important on the harder puzzles. Although one player, good communication and collaboration is useful if playing with friends or family to brainstorm ideas and tackle the puzzles as a team.

CostsCosts

You can only play this on older systems (Nintendo Wii) but can usually find it second hand on eBay. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 23/10/2007

Out Now: Wii

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Point-and-Click, Puzzle (Adventure, Brain Game and Narrative)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: @Capcom (@Capcom)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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