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|title=National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets - The World's Biggest Treasure Hunt
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|title=<center>"The World's Biggest Treasure Hunt"</center>
|description=lost web game
 
|startyear=2007
 
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|image=WorldsBiggestTreasureHunt.jpeg
 
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|imagecaption=The homepage showcasing "The World's Biggest Treasure Hunt" for National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, Presented by Mercedes-Benz.
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|imagecaption=The homepage showcasing ''The World's Biggest Treasure Hunt'' for ''National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets'', presented by Mercedes-Benz.
|status=Lost
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|status=<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
|comment=Promotion of the game exists, however the game is unavailable now
 
|category=Lost advertising and interstitial material; Lost internet media; Lost video games
 
|tags=Lost Game; Lost Contest; National Treasure; Book of Secrets; Nicolas Cage; Nic Cage; Walt Disney; Disney; Walt Disney Pictures; 2007; Mercedes; Mercedes-Benz
 
 
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"The World's Biggest Treasure Hunt" was a 2007 web game and promotional contest launched alongside Walt Disney Pictures' National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, and Presented by Mercedes-Benz. The webpage was once hosted on [https://web.archive.org/web/20071002070805/http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/nationaltreasure/ http://www.nationaltreasure.com]
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'''''The World's Biggest Treasure Hunt''''' was a 2007 web game and promotional contest launched alongside Walt Disney Pictures' ''National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets'', and presented by Mercedes-Benz. The webpage was once hosted on nationaltreasure.com, but now just redirects to the "Movies" page on the offical Disney website.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20071002070805/http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/nationaltreasure/ Archived version of the National Treasure website.] Retrieved 01 Feb '20</ref>
  
In the game, players were "able to drive the Mercedes C-Class in car chases and scavenger hunts or use its Mercedes-branded navigation system to play a puzzle game in virtual replicas of London and New York," according to [https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/mercedes-rides-shotgun-secrets-156976 The Hollywood Reporter, in an article written by Gail Schiller dated December 12th, 2007.]
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In the game, players were "able to drive the Mercedes C-Class in car chases and scavenger hunts or use its Mercedes-branded navigation system to play a puzzle game in virtual replicas of London and New York," according to The Hollywood Reporter.<ref>[https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/mercedes-rides-shotgun-secrets-156976 The Hollywood Reporter news article on ''The World's Biggest Treasure Hunt''.] Retrieved 01 Feb '20</ref>
  
The promotion featured a partnership with Odyssey Marine Exploration, where players could pilot its Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) Zues, to find lost treasure aboard the Confederate vessel USS Republic, according to [http://www.marketingmovies.net/news/disney-treasure-hunts-promo-prices/ MarketingMovies.net author Robert Marich.]  
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The promotion featured a partnership with Odyssey Marine Exploration, where players could pilot its Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) Zues, to find lost treasure aboard the Confederate vessel, the USS Republic.<ref>[http://www.marketingmovies.net/news/disney-treasure-hunts-promo-prices/ Marketing Movies news article on the web game.] Retrieved 01 Feb '20</ref>
  
Real treasure excavated from the Civil War-era ship were promised to contest winners, with the grand prize winner receiving a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class filled with the treasure of the USS Republic.
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Real treasure excavated from the Civil War-era ship were promised to contest winners, with the grand prize winner receiving a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class filled with the treasure of the USS Republic. The game is now no longer available to the public, and is currently unplayable.
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==Gallery==
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  |description1 =Ad for the game.
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==References==
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[[Category:Lost advertising and interstitial material|World's Biggest Treasure Hunt]]
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[[Category:Lost internet media|World's Biggest Treasure Hunt]]
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[[Category:Lost video games|World's Biggest Treasure Hunt]]
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[[Category:Completely lost media|World's Biggest Treasure Hunt]]

Latest revision as of 02:56, 4 July 2020

WorldsBiggestTreasureHunt.jpeg

The homepage showcasing The World's Biggest Treasure Hunt for National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, presented by Mercedes-Benz.

Status: Lost

The World's Biggest Treasure Hunt was a 2007 web game and promotional contest launched alongside Walt Disney Pictures' National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, and presented by Mercedes-Benz. The webpage was once hosted on nationaltreasure.com, but now just redirects to the "Movies" page on the offical Disney website.[1]

In the game, players were "able to drive the Mercedes C-Class in car chases and scavenger hunts or use its Mercedes-branded navigation system to play a puzzle game in virtual replicas of London and New York," according to The Hollywood Reporter.[2]

The promotion featured a partnership with Odyssey Marine Exploration, where players could pilot its Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) Zues, to find lost treasure aboard the Confederate vessel, the USS Republic.[3]

Real treasure excavated from the Civil War-era ship were promised to contest winners, with the grand prize winner receiving a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class filled with the treasure of the USS Republic. The game is now no longer available to the public, and is currently unplayable.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Ad for the game.

References[edit | edit source]