Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Game Boy Color

Also known as: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Game Boy Color)
Also for: PC, Power Mac, GBA, PlayStation
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Arcade origin:No
Developer: Griptonite Games Soft. Co.: Electronic Arts
Publishers: Electronic Arts (GB)
Released: 16 Nov 2001 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Connectivity: Link Cable
Accessories: Infra-Red


Following the highly successful big screen incarnation of Harry Potter, the franchise is coming to Game Boy Color in The Philosopher’s Stone.

Like its Game Boy Advance counterpart, this Game Boy Color version has been developed in a classic top-down 2D perspective, that allows for some highly simple but addictive gameplay.

Environments are as detailed as can be expected, and although simple-looking, accurately represent the settings of the Harry Potter books and film.

Initially, The Philosopher’s Stone bears striking similarities to the legendary Pokemon games. Much of your journey will comprise of wandering through large village areas, looking for clues and purchasing valuable resources to progress to the next area of the game. The idea is simple, but it focuses solely on gameplay, and this shows in the final product.

Harry Potter: The Philosopher’s Stone is undoubtedly one of the most addictive games of its kind. It has a quality that entrances the player and forces them to play the game for a seemingly infinite amount of time. It’s a huge, compelling game and it’s worth every penny.