Saturday, June 12th, 2021

Soapbox: What is the best “Harry Potter” game on “Game Boy Color”?Probably


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Recently, we asked Nintendo Life readers to rate your favorite Game Boy Color games, and while preparing to publish the top 50 results, we will review some of our favorite GBC games.Here, Kate remembers a special adventure with Harry in hand-it was a philosopher and wizard Disdain for whose stone it is…


There are many terrible things Harry Potter Game, from clumsy, physically curved Secret room (“Flipendo!” Nightmare that will continue to haunt me) Let disappointing Xbox 360 and PS3 games. Considering the huge wealth generated by franchising, to be honest, it is difficult for Warner Bros. to find a studio that can turn the successful Wizarding World series into a semi-decent game that captures the magic of books.

Now, I don’t want to paint all the Harry Potter games with the same paintbrush. The PS1 Potter game brings us an excellent “Large Large”, while the Lego Harry Potter game is a carefully crafted version that will not stick to it as rigidly as the movie. Obviously, Askaban’s PS2/GameCube prisoner is also quite good, although until then, I have been fascinated by FLIPENDO, and never checked another HP game until Lego played the game.

But, among all the mediocrity, it shines like a rough diamond buried in the soil. One of my favorite games of all time: “The Philosopher’s Stone” on “Harry Potter” and “Game Boy Colour” “. There will be two groups of people among the current readers: the first group is thinking, “Ah, one of your favorite games? That’s nostalgia, little girl”. The second is the tears of joy that I nod vigorously and weep under my very correct understanding.

This story is not groundbreaking, because it is roughly the first Harry Potter book-that is, the young man was forcibly taken from the home of abusive adoptive parents and left in a boarding school full of weird people. There he spent a year trying to break all the rules in order to arrest a creepy teacher. Of course, it turned out to be the wrong teacher, but he was not punished. Unless you expect to be sent back to his abusive adoptive parents.

There are some extra plot points. Because this is an adaptation of a video game book, Harry has to fight with the rat in the library every other time, or subdue a bunch of angry mandalas in the greenhouse, which is better than normal. Down ten times more. One-year-olds have to deal with it, but in general, the plot is quite familiar.

[turn-based battles] Very suitable for the theme of “Harry Potter”, it is strange to see that they have been trying to make the sequel into a 3D platform game

However, the combat mechanics and how to integrate spells into the game are what makes the GBC versions of Harry Potter and Philosophy Stone more prominent. You will get inspiration from “Final Fantasy” and “Time Trigger”, which is an interpretation of the turn-based JRPG style of the wizarding world.

Harry was equipped with basic wands and basic equipment from the beginning, each of which would affect his stats. If he manages to raise enough money, he can buy new clothes and a better wand. If he upgrades enough, he can learn new spells; if he uses spells often, he will learn more powerful versions of these spells.This is the system for all of us extremely I know it’s still very familiar until now, and it wasn’t even revolutionary at the time, but it fits very well with the theme of “Harry Potter”, so it’s strange to see that they have been working hard to make these sequels into a 3D platform. game. When did Harry make a platform layout on these books?

Turn-based combat is a wonderful way to portray the wizarding world, because even if most enemies are…random rats (which is obviously a huge problem at Hogwarts, more serious than Voldemort), it still focuses on Magically. . Seriously, there are so many rats in this game. But there are also some invisible parts, collectibles, shortcuts and mini-games, including the predecessor of Quidditch Flappy Bird and the Wingardium Leviosa memory game.

There is even a completely optional part in the game, where you can collect famous witches and wizard cards by buying and consuming chocolate frogs or finding these cards at the Hogwarts venue.These cards can Combine them for more powerful attacks, or you can collect them like “Pokémon” cards (well, not yet, the scene of the Pokémon cards is very crazy right now). If you own Link Cable, you can even trade with friends. With friends.

There are also secrets! Some spells can only be learned in auxiliary tasks or by doing things in a specific order; there are still a few coins, cards, clothes, healing supplies, and potions hidden around the castle. As a favorite Pokémon activity is “Use item finder“That’s all I want.

The book and movie partners are notorious… not great at that time. They are often in a hurry to coincide with the movie’s release date, and may not have much creative control over the story. Many game studios only need to solve existing problems, so we can’t get a better version until the movie is released, such as the LEGO version, which may take their time to develop. But, for whatever reason, HP & The P Stone…really great. Even without the Potter label, this is a good game. This is “Final Fantasy”, but it is about ten years old. It is a timing trigger without the “timing” bit. Dragon Quest, but no Doctor——

Well, no, Harry Potter does have dragons.just magic, Ok?


Don’t forget that you can rate your favorite Game Boy Color games and help us build the top 50 GBC games for readers. These games will be announced soon. And, if you want to be obsessed with some cute color variants of GBC hardware, please feel free to let us know your favorite Game Boy Color hue.