--> '' "All of the world is an adventure."''
--> ''These were the words of the greatest treasure hunter, Gamrius VI.''

The last game ever released for a Creator/{{Nintendo}} console by Squaresoft before merging with Enix (and developed by StingEntertainment), ''Treasure Hunter G'' is a TurnBasedStrategy that few people know because it was never released outside Japan. Despite its obscurity, the game had a surprisingly high budget with both an excellent soundtrack and early Mode 7 3D graphics which allowed for claymation-esque sprites that actually looked better than many early [=PS1=] games.

The story is simple: Our heroes are two brothers (Red and Blue), a girl (Rain) and a monkey (Ponga), who have to stop the nefarious [[GiverOfLameNames Dark Lord]] from resurrecting... [[UnfortunateNames Bone Dino]] because... [[ExcusePlot something!]] The game's main appeal comes from its battle system, which combines TurnBasedCombat with a certain level of strategy, and unique implementation of items and trap spells.

Incidentally, the game has also been made available for download on the Wii's Virtual Console service... but once again, only in Japan. That's right, [[NoExportForYou No Download for You]].
!!Tropes Featured:

%%* AllInARow
* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: Averted. The cost of items fluctuates depending on how rare they would be in that area. For example, items from the forest will be much more expensive in castle cities to buy or sell. This is actually how you make money in the game, since enemies don't drop cash upon defeat: Buy items where they're cheap (or find them in dungeons) and sell them where they are expensive.
* AnAxeToGrind:Both Red and Blue can use axes; they knock back enemies a few spaces.
* BadassGrandpa: Silver G. kicks far more ass than you at the beginning of the game.
* BladeOnAStick: Blue's unique weapon, which comes in a couple of varieties. Most of them act like ranged weapons, but one hits both in front and behind, and the "curved" lance only hits enemies two spaces away.
* BoobyTrap: Blue's specialty. A few enemies use them as well.
* CardCarryingVillain: Dark Lord; his name is ''[[ObviouslyEvil Dark Lord.]]''
* CrystalPrison: Dark Lord attempts to seal the six fairies in this. It does not prevent them from [[DemonicPossession possession]] or using ExpositionBeam, though.
* DisappearedDad: Brown is generally considered a deadbeat due to spending all of his time exploring the world while his kids are raised by their grandfather.
* DoomedHometown: Sort of; the town gets burnt down for no particular reason, but the villagers start repairing it later. Besides, they were already going to leave anyway, although the town-burning definitely clinched it for them.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Blue enters crying over a nightmare. [[spoiler:Later revealed that he was DreamingOfThingsToCome]].
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Ponga is a monkey who is also a black magician [[spoiler:who is also an angel]].
* FireIceLightning: Ponga uses this kind of magic.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Rain, even going so far as to be able to speak with plants and animals.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Not just the bosses but quite a few random encounters as well. Where are all those enemies hiding?
* GuideDangIt: Quite a few puzzles. For instance, one features a carving of a humanoid with instructions to "tickle" his feet and then tap him on the shoulder. What you ''actually'' have to do is examine the foot, then jump through a hole for no apparent reason, then touch his ''hand.'' A faulty translation is to blame.
* InsistentTerminology: The world's last mad scientist, Dr. Hello!
%%* {{Lilliputians}}
* NormalFishInATinyPond: The weakest monster in the game is a threat to {{Lilliputians}}.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted in the original: G. Red (Red-G) and J. Red (J-Elf).
* OneWingedAngel: Dark Lord. More like an inverted HeroicSecondWind, since he did this by ThePowerOfLove.
* PettingZooPeople: The animals in the Neko Forest (the Atlanteans).
%%** HumanAllAlong: See the page picture.
* PlotCouponThatDoesSomething: Each of the OPARTS has a special effect.
%%* PreExistingEncounters
* RedOniBlueOni: Guess.
* RoyallyScrewedUp: Queen Charlene cannot believe that her son is dead.
* SealedEvilInACan: Dark Lord.
* TalkingAnimal: The whale and the turtle.
* ThemeNaming:
** ColourfulThemeNaming: Red and Blue's family also includes their father, Brown G., and their grandfather, Silver G.
** ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Norse mythology.