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''Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure'' is an AdventureGame released for the Nintendo {{Wii}} by Capcom in the year 2007. The main characters of this title are:

* Zack, a member of a pirate crew consisting mostly of rabbits (with the exceptions being Zack, a human boy, and Wiki).
* Wiki, Zack's [[NonHumanSidekick monkey friend]], who has the ability to change him/her/itself into a bell.
* Barbaros, once the greatest pirate in the world, now reduced to a talking golden skull due to a curse.
* [[PirateGirl Captain Rose]], The leader of the Rose Rock Pirates who constantly make trouble for the Sea Rabbits.

The plot, in a nutshell, is as follows: Zack, Wiki, and their pirate friends hear about a great treasure on a previously-uncharted island. Zack and Wiki find the treasure, a golden skull, which turns out to be Barbaros. Through the skull, Barbaros tells the duo that he will reveal the hiding spot of his vast fortune if they can find the rest of his now-golden skeleton and break the curse. Zack and Wiki accept this offer and travel across the island, solving a multitude of puzzles in order to collect the various pieces they're searching for. Most of these puzzles are solved by Wiki, who can magically transform enemies into items while in bell-form.

By the way, you'll probably die. [[HaveANiceDeath A lot.]] [[TheManyDeathsOfYou In a number of ways that could put]] ''DragonsLair'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIoxkymQc_I to shame.]] While the cel-shaded graphics look cute, this is [[SurpriseDifficulty NOT a game that young children can beat easily.]]
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!!''Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure'' provides examples of:
* AbhorrentAdmirer: You can talk to Barbaros while he's a skeleton and get all sorts of responses from him. One of them is a request to tell granny to stop staring and smiling at him all day.
* AbnormalAmmo: Near the end, you have to man a cannon that shoots [[spoiler:''goons'']]. This happens on more than one occasion.
* AlwaysNight: The Barbaros' Mansion themed levels.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Wiki's Bell Form.
* YouFailPhysicsForever: [[spoiler:Black Holes]] do '''not''' work that way, not even if you're the best pirate ever.
* BigBallOfViolence: Appears whenever Zack fights someone's guards or goblins. Pretty much always followed by [[TheManyDeathsOfYou death]].
* BleakLevel: All the Barbaros' Castle levels take place at night and usually have ghosts, iron maidens, and other creepy stuff.
* BloodlessCarnage: At one point, Zack can die from being ''impaled''. Not a speck of blood is shown though, just a really surprised face.
* {{A Boy and His X}}: A boy and his golden magical flying monkey.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Barbaros' mother apparently always told him that pirates should, [[PoopSocking "Always play for about an hour"]] much to his confusion.
* ButtMonkey: Those poor Goons...
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Captain Hulk was told that he was "A big guy with a big heart", he responded "Guess I should lose weight".
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Being inches away from lava does not harm Zack in the slightest. This is, however, [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] with the goons, who, while they don't die from being near lava, visibly suffer.
* [[MonsterIsAMommy Dragon Is A Mommy]]: The third boss. She only emerged because Zack made its child cry and, throughout the level, only sending the tagalong baby dragon into a crying fit will provoke it to attack you repeatedly. At the end of the level, it is perfectly content to leave you alone to get the treasure after being reunited with its child.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Well, duh
** On the level 「King of the Jungle」, if you ring Wiki in the proximity of the King, he will walk towards you. The player can exploit this by ringing Wiki while separated by a cliff, and you can sneak behind him and itemize him. The player gets a bonus treasure for doing this.
* DramatisPersonae: In the intro, All the characters (even the goons) are given a freeze-frame complete with Name, likes, dislikes, and favorite food.
* DumbMuscle: King Growl. As his in-game description puts it, he's "a few bananas short of a bunch."
* EnemyMine: Late in the game, Zack and Captain Rose are forced to team up against a [[spoiler: Giant Squid]], leading to a very unhappy Captain Rose.
* EverythingsBetterwithMonkeys: Wiki. Duh.
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: The [[spoiler: Giant Squid]] in 「The Great Chase」
* EvilKnockoff: In the level 「Mirror, Mirror」, we have [[spoiler:"Zack?"]]
* ExpressiveAccessory: Zack's hat mirrors his emotions, from depressed to happy to even surprised.
* {{Expy}}: Wiki bears a strong resemblance to Data from ''MegaManLegends'' which was also made by {{Capcom}}.
* EyepatchOfPower: Just drives the point home that Captain Hulk is captain.
* FlavorText: Barabaros and Dimmy are a great source of trivia and interesting comments.
* GentleGiant: Hulk, your leader, though [[AllThereInTheManual you only know this by what Dimmy tells you since the captain doesn't say or do anything the entire game.]]
* GhostPirate: These appear as standard one-hit kill enemies in the Barabaros' Castle stage. There's also Barbaros' undead pirate lackies, though they look more like pirate ''mummies''.
* GiantSpider: An enemy in a single volcano level. Naturally, it's on the list of ways to die.
* GuideDangIt: Most of the late levels. Luckily, in-game hints can be bought in exchange for Oracle Dolls.
** Also, the secret treasures in the aftergame. The vague hints the game gives you to find most of them will most certainly not be enough.
* HarmlessFreezing: In one of the ice levels, Captain Rose is frozen solid and is simply thawed out shortly afterwards with no ill effects. She even attacks you upon being thawed out! Played straight for Zack though.
* HeroicMime: Zack is unable to talk and often relies on his many facial expressions and Wiki to communicate.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Zack and Wiki in the final boss stage. In order to seal Gygaros and Barbaros away, the duo jump into the newly formed black hole. Near the very end, Zack manages to escape and Wiki is left to take the brunt of everything. The ending however, strongly implies that Wiki survived.]]
* HumongousMecha: [[spoiler:At the very last stage, we have Gygaros, the pirate reptile]].
* IdleAnimation: When doing nothing, Zack will pant in the Volcano levels, shiver in the Ice world, and simply eat some chocolate everywhere else.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: In one level, Zack can shrink to the size of an ant to go under a door, and then change back through mad science.
* InstantSedation: On one of the first levels, [[ItMakesSenseInContext Zack has to put a sleep mushroom into the goblins' soup to ride the bird shaped vehicle to the chest undisturbed]]. (If he doesn't, ''he'' ends up in the soup.)
* {{Irony}}: Barabaros' situation.
-->'''Barbaros:''' To think, I spent my whole life as a pirate in search of gold and now I'm made of the stuff!
* ItemGet: Getting any named objects or opening any chest with treasure causes Zack to do this. Taken UpToEleven with Secret Treasures, where Zack and Wiki dance for joy while the item just floats there.
* JokeItem: The Golden Sword, which will simply break in combat [[spoiler:unless you make all your strikes connect; then it will kill the zombie like the normal sword]].
* LethalLavaLand: The volcano themed levels.
* {{Lock and Key Puzzle}}: Almost all the levels are like this.
* LovableCoward: Johnny is known to simply run away when there's ''any'' trouble and come straight back when all is calm. Averted in the last levels in the game, where he is a huge help.
* {{Light and Mirrors Puzzle}}: Involving a laser beam and an ice monster.
* LipstickAndLoadMontage: Parodied. When we first see Captain Rose, we see her glitzing herself up so she can look her best while defeating the Sea Rabbits. She puts on her signiature lipstick... and then puts some on her cheek to make it look like TribalFacePaint.
* {{The Many Deaths of You}}: Squished by a giant boulder, fall into a river of magma, freeze yourself, fall off a waterfall, [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath eaten alive]]... there's a multitude of ways to fail a puzzle, as the unsuspecting soon learn, and each death has a unique scene associated with it. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIoxkymQc_I See most of them here]] ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZtfZXdnns0 and a sequel containing the rest.]])
* MarathonLevel: The second to last level is incredibly long compared to all the other levels in the game, and plus there's no checkpoints.
* NighInvulnerability: Whether it be bodily harm by lava, frost breath, missiles, large falls, or [[WhatTheHellHero Zack's personal use]] (sometimes semi-justified), the same seven goons will always appear in the next level ready for more punishment.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: ''Undead pirates''!
* [[NoblewomansLaugh Noblewoman's Laugh]]: Captain Rose excels at this trope.
* NonHumanSidekick: Wiki yet again.
* NonindicativeName: No, you cannot [[TheWikiRule edit the levels in this game]].
* NonStandardGameOver: In 「Frost Breath」, failing to properly align the mirrors three times causes Wiki to die for once. You still get a game over, though.
* NoseArt: The Rose Rock pirates' fighter plane has a giant intimidating face for a nose.
* ObviouslyEvil: Barbaros.
* PaperThinDisguise: Just take a guess at who the hint oracle is.
* ParasolParachute: Zack uses it on some levels, including the first one.
* {{Pirate}}: The ''entire'' cast is made up of only pirates. Most are type 2 (the adventurous, benign kind) barring [[spoiler:Barbaros]].
* PirateGirl: Captain Rose.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything:
** Most of your pirate friends just hang around the hideout and never do anything for most of the game, you're the one who's always working for the treasure day in and day out. The exceptions are Johnny, who will commonly scout out levels to give you some advice, and Maddy, who checks around other parts of the island to find treasure while you are off looking for parts of Barbaros.
** This is {{Lampshaded}} in the character bios, mentioning that Loafrey and Dimmy seek out treasure in their minds while Maddy seeks out treasure in reality.
* PoopSocking: Talking to Barbaros for a while eventually leads to him saying this:
-->'''Barbaros:''' My mother always said that pirates should play for about an hour.
* PortalPicture: There is an entire level which revolves around interacting with the paintings in an art gallery, complete with portraits that literally watch your every move.
* PowerCrystal: The orange crystal used to power the robots in 「Relics of the Past」. It's even named this.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Wiki, the cutest thing in the game bar none.
* RubeGoldbergDevice: The level 「Three Colossi」 has one that leads to Zack being crushed flat unless the player finds a way to activate it without him being in the way.
* SealedEvilInASixPack: Barbaros was a [[AGodAmI near deity-level]] pirate captain that was sealed away into several pieces of treasure. Each piece of treasure carries its own magical properties.
* SequelHook: [[spoiler:At the end, Zack finds Wiki in a box washed ashore after he previously lost him in the final boss fight.]]
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: The second world.
* SoundtrackDissonance: In the last level in the fourth world, you are required to ''liquify'' animals using a large machine. The music that plays during the process is peppy and silly.
* [[spoiler:SpacePirates]]: The final level requires our heroes to become this.
* SpoilerOpening: When Zack and Wiki first find Barbaros' skull, Barbaros is really surprised that Wiki doesn't remember him considering that [[spoiler:Wiki was the one to originally curse him in the first place]].
* StealthBasedMission: A lot of times you have to navigate around guards or mooks in a level.
** A notable example is "Operation Takeback!" where the whole point of the mission is to infiltrate the plane, take the map, and get out all while being unnoticed.
* TearsOfBlood: 「Bell Tower of Requiem」 has a stone face bleed out of its eyes into a bucket of water.
* TechDemoGame: One of the best example of a non first person supported Wii game that exists to show off the cool motions a player could do with motion controls.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Zack's chocolate bar. He'll cheerfully take it out and munch on it in his regular idle animation.
* TreasureMap: One is awarded after every boss battle (minus [[spoiler:the last three]]), which unlocks the next area.
* TribalCarry: Any death involving goblins inevitably ends with Zack in this position.
* TribalFacePaint: Captain Rose always sports some, albeit her "paint" is actually just some pretty expensive lipstick.
* ATwinkleInTheSky: A possible way to die in "Operation Takeback!" and just one of the ''[[TheManyDeathsofYou many]]'' ways to get a GameOver.
* WeirdMoon: In 「Bell Tower of Requiem」, you have to pick up its reflection out of a pool of water.
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