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Takarajima Z: Barbaros no Hihou

宝島Z バルバロスの秘宝

Developer

Capcom

Genre

Adventure

Release Dates

10/23/07 Capcom
10/25/07 Capcom
01/18/08 Nintendo

Community Stats

Owners: 687
Favorite: 13
Tracked: 3
Wishlist: 14
Now Playing: 4
 
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Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (Wii) > Opinions (272)

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Arfen posted 26/08/2012, 10:27
great game! fresh, original and fuuun!! hope we recieve a sequelsomeday. Zack & Wiki together could be a great character in a Smash Bros game
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Faxanadu posted 19/10/2011, 12:28
didnt like this game much
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*Yoshi* posted 29/09/2011, 05:54
One of the best game of Wii, very vert addictive!
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kingofbubba posted 30/06/2011, 05:44
I played about half of it then quit because I didn't like the slow pace (and how you have to repeat all the steps of the puzzle if you die part way)
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stitch55555 posted 22/06/2011, 02:26
this game deserved higher sales ... if it had been advertised as a game like Prof Layton maybe.....
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gumby_trucker posted 22/04/2011, 12:21
according to this article from gamasutra, this game is over-tracked, even if they are only referring to US sales: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/26733/Capcom_Reveals_Weak_Zack__Wiki_Sales_Talks_Tough_Wii_Market.php I hope I'm making a mistake here
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Venox2008 posted 17/12/2010, 06:44
underrated game
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Salem posted 14/11/2010, 04:17
Didnt really like it, then again i suck at puzzles haha. A little bit of me is unfairly biased against this because of ign. I laughed when they tried to get thjs to sell and wii music to fail, only to have thw opposite happen. But im glad others like it
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Arfen posted 12/11/2010, 09:34
love this game!!! hope for a sequel someday
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Fededx posted 18/05/2010, 05:28
EXCELLENT game
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sorento posted 14/05/2010, 11:02
Go buy this game..and you will see that wiimoote doesn't need motion plus to work.


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Arfen posted 22/04/2010, 12:49
a game that makes great the system
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huaxiong90 posted 25/03/2010, 09:44
Good game.
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XiaoMay posted 12/01/2010, 12:41
It IS a must buy
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intro94 posted 08/01/2010, 11:20
capcom before stated in their financials 330k. meaning the 126k figure is for NA.Still, terrible.
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I like Bacon posted 08/01/2010, 06:45
Capcom said 126,000. They didn't specify United states or all of Noth America. Might have been overtracked.
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MEnkeli posted 09/11/2009, 11:43
Really one of the most original and funny game on this generation of consoles. Really enjoyable puzzles but I agree that the last levels had too little to do with puzzling and adventuring.
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Arfen posted 22/09/2009, 12:40
One of my Wii favourite games:
IF you don't have it, buy it now!!
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theRepublic posted 24/06/2009, 12:09
I just finished the game. This is a great point and click puzzle game...until the last four levels. Those levels feel more like a poorly done action game than a puzzle game. If it weren't for those levels, this game would be a must buy.

Still a very good game though.
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uno posted 23/06/2009, 10:52
This game looks like its sold enough for a decent profit.

Come on Capcom let's see that sequel!!!
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KingHenry posted 07/06/2009, 07:53
If you're tired of the countless "party games" that require minimum thinking, then you should pick this game up. You solve problems and advance to more difficult problems. It could get frustrating at times, but it just feels that much better once you solve it. It's disappointing to see a good game get out sold by dull games like game party. It's just encouraging developers to create more crap.
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shakarak posted 25/05/2009, 10:20
@naruto this game was sold for 19.99 new for a very long time no more heroes was sold at 29.99 and 39.99 for a long amount of time.
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uno posted 13/05/2009, 04:44
Love this game. Really hoping on a sequel.
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Kihniö posted 28/04/2009, 07:55
Finally bought this..
I am so proud of myself!
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IxisNaugus posted 28/04/2009, 01:47
So fun. Loving this so much.
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XiaoMay posted 26/04/2009, 08:44
one of the best game ever
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shokenchi posted 26/04/2009, 06:18
i got the final copy at my local sears. amazon ran out of stock. too bad i didnt pick up other good games while they were in stock.
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naruto3336 posted 25/04/2009, 03:46
This game probably did profit for Capcom. look at NMH. It got 400k and it got a sequel. This sold only 30k less and this does not look like its a hugely invested game compared to NMH.
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PeteyPeeps posted 25/04/2009, 04:56
wow terrible sales ... wasnt too bad of a game either, enjoyed it.
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supermario128 posted 11/04/2009, 05:59
I'm getting to much new games, still have no time to play this.
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naruto3336 posted 09/04/2009, 01:48
0.37!!!!!!!! YAY!
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mpereira posted 08/04/2009, 03:27
don't you think the japanese boxart would appeal more than the others?
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fmc83 posted 03/04/2009, 03:56
Bought this game for 10€ and yeah it is as good, as the reviews say: Simply brilliant and a must get.

How much more could they've sold, if they would have just called it differently and skipped that childish boxart. It nearly kept me away even with knowing this to be a decent game.
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arsenal009 posted 01/04/2009, 07:44
At 360K u can't possibly tell me this game didn't make a profit.

@naruto, just cause a game has blood & violence doesn't make it good. This is much better than manhunt...
But ur other 3 choices are decent games ;)
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Chrizum posted 31/03/2009, 05:16
I'm glad you let us know, cody.
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cody6695 posted 27/03/2009, 12:46
I always knew this game would not sell. Even with the $12 price tag I will not buy.
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naruto3336 posted 25/03/2009, 10:25
Even though this game is awesome. I can tell from the reviews, I cant help but think I should not buy this game. I mean it is a kiddy game after all. Thats what I think. I think some other hardcore games await me like, Manhunt 2, scarface, or Godfather or madworld.
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skunkfish posted 06/03/2009, 07:04
Love this game, really hope that a sequel gets made...
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naruto3336 posted 28/02/2009, 02:07
i live in canada so 10 bux walmart?

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supermario128 posted 27/02/2009, 04:02
I bought this game today for $10 at Wal-mart!
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naruto3336 posted 25/02/2009, 11:35
I might buy it if it is cheap like IDK 20 bux?
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16-bit gamer posted 20/02/2009, 10:22
WHY! WHY! WHY!!! this game deserves much better sales than 0.36million..
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MANUELF posted 19/02/2009, 03:28
OMG so it was overtracked by 200k?
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Egghead posted 16/02/2009, 11:44
Its still overtracked, VERY sad face
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XiaoMay posted 16/02/2009, 10:03
ajusted down so much ???
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Daileon posted 14/02/2009, 04:13
Selling 2k per week makes it 500k total 75 weeks from now, or 17 months. Let's face it, it will never reach that numbers at this rate (if both the totals and the tracked numbers are right).

On a more happier note, I remember somebody from Capcom saying that 250k was a nice reach for this game.
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emilie autumn posted 13/02/2009, 01:50
i thought the 500k figure was right, now i'm really sad, zack and wiki will never even reach 400k
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Games fanboy posted 10/02/2009, 06:12
you do under stand that ign only show us numbers ???
There is an large patch of land outside the us borders lol
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dude17761991hatp posted 10/02/2009, 12:19
According to IGN and NPD this is still overtracked...
http://wii.ign.com/articles/952/952652p1.html
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Khuutra posted 09/02/2009, 02:47
OOF

Lord God all-mighty! What a downward adjustment!
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dude17761991hatp posted 09/02/2009, 02:13
This can't be right. It has to be at 400k minimum.
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Chrizum posted 09/02/2009, 12:52
Extremely undertracked. It sold over 300k in spring 2008. No way it sold only 50k in 8 months.
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narfwack posted 06/02/2009, 06:21
Suda51 sold more copies of NMH than any of their other games and now has a sequel on the way. As far as Capcom is concerned, I keep hearing more and more sh*t spewing from their mouth so I say let them fail while others do well on the Wii.
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Soriku posted 06/02/2009, 03:57
yeah, I highly doubt this didn't make any profit. At 500k, and for a game that looks like it didn't cost a whole lot to make, and on the Wii which doesn't need a many copies sold as HD consoles to make a profit, this definitely should've made some profit. Maybe not a lot, but it definitely should have.
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naruto3336 posted 01/02/2009, 03:31
EVERY game that got good review from a third party did not sell well. Look at this, No more Heroes, Okami. The only one that sold was RE4 and that was because of brand name. Seriously the other 3 i mentioned needs sales too. All three deserve a million!
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Chrizum posted 29/01/2009, 07:49
It should be pretty close to the real numbers now. And yet it still didn't make a profit.

I'll say it again: Capcom is totally inefficient with development and advertizing costs.
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SmokedHostage posted 29/01/2009, 06:59
adjusted down.. awww ;\
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Vas-y posted 29/01/2009, 01:35
Like de Blob this got adjusted down this week. If I can remember correctly I would guess 50k for America.
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EdEN posted 28/01/2009, 05:05
What are you talking about epsilon? The puzzle are the best part of the game and I didn't have any problem from start to finish with the Wiimote. Seems you're either playing too close or your batteries ar failing...
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Wiintendo posted 20/01/2009, 07:52
Capcom should reup supply for this game, it's sold out at retail almost everywhere; same could be said for No More Heros among other games.
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epsilon72 posted 19/01/2009, 10:14
I'm really not seeing the appeal of this game. The puzzles are aggravating rather than intuitive, and I'm really starting to dislike the Wiimote's inaccuracy.
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16-bit gamer posted 14/01/2009, 06:32
I BEG YOU CAPCOM!!!!
ZACK AND WIKI 2!!!!
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CONMAN15 posted 05/01/2009, 11:45
Wow so much for this being a bomb. I cant believe it was one of capcoms best selling games this week in the americas. I mean there not doing that great it doesnt seem anyway but I bet there thinking about moving alot of support over to the wii now.
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OmegaRugalv3 posted 05/01/2009, 03:59
Great to see that Z&W actually pulled off some decent sales.

Capcom has to more than happy with this.
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paulkelly1980 posted 04/01/2009, 11:47
z&w 2 pleeeeease!!!!
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TheConduit posted 02/01/2009, 03:39
A the title implies this game is truly a treasure and deserved more attention then it received.
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WiiBox3 posted 28/12/2008, 08:13
Gold!!!
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themongomania posted 28/12/2008, 01:17
so happy this game finally reached 500k
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Arfen posted 22/12/2008, 11:46
Woderful!! this game is brilliant!!! deserves this and more
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dude17761991hatp posted 21/12/2008, 08:16
It's a beautiful day.
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FPSrules posted 21/12/2008, 07:03
i hear this game is very good. i buy it eventually. but i gotta control my spending habits
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TWRoO posted 21/12/2008, 05:33
hurray! 500kay!
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Chrizum posted 21/12/2008, 02:29
Gold!
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thanny posted 21/12/2008, 02:27
500k!!!
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dude17761991hatp posted 20/12/2008, 07:18
It's so close. It deserves it 110%
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thanny posted 19/12/2008, 12:11
this game has blown me away. I have never had so much fun being stuck in a game before! best game of the year for me
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EdEN posted 18/12/2008, 09:13
Ok Capcom. If we can get a sequel to No More Heroes when that game sold 350,000 worldwide, I think half a million worldwide for Z&W should make you consider a sequel on disc... or at least make it episodic on Wiiware (1,000 per episode, 2-3 hours of gameplay per episode, 5-7 episodes, etc.).
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Zucas posted 16/12/2008, 01:08
I would never have thought a game like this could go gold on any console haha so it's great to see it go gold. Such an awesome game.
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MANUELF posted 15/12/2008, 08:54
Just bought it
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rockleemexico posted 14/12/2008, 12:46
Gold next week yeahh.
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Arfen posted 07/12/2008, 03:48
If sales depends on quality this game shuold have sell a million or more.

Great & difficult & funny game ;) Play it!!
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Voltaire posted 06/12/2008, 08:05
Nearly half a million. Thats not bad at all, i dont know why people are btiching about low sales for this game.
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SaviorX posted 06/12/2008, 12:05
I like Bacon is right.

Z&W is fighting tooth and nail for that 500k mark, and will just scrape by it after Christmas.

What a present.
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I like Bacon posted 05/12/2008, 06:38
@Kenology: He used a site called vgchartz.com. ever heard of it? :-p
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Chrizum posted 04/12/2008, 01:02
LOL, no way this will hit a million. It will break 500k this holiday and then slowly die. 600k is the max, I think.
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*~Onna76~* posted 04/12/2008, 11:01
Maybe it can hit the million after all, will we then see a sequel? Please?
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Kenology posted 04/12/2008, 03:11
Savior X... how do you know?
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SaviorX posted 04/12/2008, 02:35
Wow. This week, Z&W sold 9,010 in Americas and 1,600 in Others.

Legs came back for the holidays.
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Senrii posted 01/12/2008, 03:24
Go Wiki! :D
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thanny posted 29/11/2008, 02:05
considering how many people were calling flop, and how many people were saying "hopefully it reaches 300k, that would be a good profit" etc....

well done!
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SmokedHostage posted 26/11/2008, 08:00
I bet if this game was called Zack and Cody, it would have sold a million by now.
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SaviorX posted 26/11/2008, 03:12
There was another tiny spike in Others sales this week, from 1,100 last week to 1,350 this week.
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johnsobas posted 21/11/2008, 09:28
if you look at the start of the wall posts nobody believed it would make it this far. Many people were wishing for like 200k.
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Leni posted 20/11/2008, 05:24
sales are growing, No More Heroes as well!!

cool!!
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SaviorX posted 20/11/2008, 03:22
There was a tiny sales spike for this game in Others this week. 1,100 units, from 600 the week before.
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joora posted 12/11/2008, 12:36
I'm glad to see this will probably hit 500k... it certainly deserves it.
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Chrizum posted 11/11/2008, 11:57
Will break 500k on the week ending february 14th.
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patjuan32 posted 08/11/2008, 05:05
This game has sold over 400k without any advertising at all and Capcom decides that they will not develop a sequel. What is wrong with companies these days? Does every game have to be a million seller to justify a sequel? I guess so.
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Vas-y posted 08/11/2008, 04:24
@ Chrizum

Of course it's tracked in others. Sold 616 units this week according to VGChartz :).
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Chrizum posted 05/11/2008, 04:44
@SaviorX: it has been stuck on that number for months. Zack & Wiki isn't being tracked anymore in Others.
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Sales History

Total Sales
0.03m
Japan
0.18m
NA
0.16m
Europe
0.04m
Others
0.42m
Total
1 9,622 21,494 n/a 4,142 35,258
2 3,184 8,856 n/a 1,699 13,739
3 2,040 4,576 n/a 882 7,498
4 1,448 4,045 n/a 776 6,269
5 1,253 5,514 n/a 1,050 7,817
6 1,019 4,186 n/a 798 6,003
7 1,190 6,016 n/a 1,145 8,351
8 1,460 7,934 n/a 1,508 10,902
9 1,852 11,572 n/a 2,197 15,621
10 1,423 5,804 n/a 1,107 8,334

Opinion (272)

Arfen posted 26/08/2012, 10:27
great game! fresh, original and fuuun!! hope we recieve a sequelsomeday. Zack & Wiki together could be a great character in a Smash Bros game
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Faxanadu posted 19/10/2011, 12:28
didnt like this game much
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*Yoshi* posted 29/09/2011, 05:54
One of the best game of Wii, very vert addictive!
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kingofbubba posted 30/06/2011, 05:44
I played about half of it then quit because I didn't like the slow pace (and how you have to repeat all the steps of the puzzle if you die part way)
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stitch55555 posted 22/06/2011, 02:26
this game deserved higher sales ... if it had been advertised as a game like Prof Layton maybe.....
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gumby_trucker posted 22/04/2011, 12:21
according to this article from gamasutra, this game is over-tracked, even if they are only referring to US sales: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/26733/Capcom_Reveals_Weak_Zack__Wiki_Sales_Talks_Tough_Wii_Market.php I hope I'm making a mistake here
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