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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Game Boy Color)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Game Boy Color Title screen.

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Written by  :  pocketgamer2000 (22)
Written on  :  Mar 20, 2003
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Summary

This is a fun RPG that will appeal to all Harry Potter fans of any age.

The Good

Harry Potter 1 for the GBC is probably the best of the HP1 video games, mostly because it follows the storyline of the book and movie so well. Fans will 100% guaranteed enjoy this game, and the presentation really puts you into this game, a facet that's uncommon in portable games (okay, Game Boy Color games.) The battle scenes are also lots of fun once you get the hang of them. And all the HP fandom aside, it's a great RPG that can compare to the Zeldas and Pokemons of our world.

The Bad

Some parts of this game were very difficult, especially the late boss battles. (and that stupid bathroom troll!! he's harder than voldemort.) Also, the music will begin to grate on you after a time, and the random battles, which are fun at the beginning, will agonize you whenever you try to walk through a dungeon quickly.

The Bottom Line

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for GBC has all the aspects a good RPG should have. However, some parts of this game will cater only to original HP fans. But the bottom line is this: If you're a Harry Potter fan, then buy this game. It gives you the feeling of actually being in the first book/movie, and is great fun to play through. If you're not a HP fan, then I recommend becoming one, because the books are great reads and the movies are wonderful, and especially this game is great, so you should get this game when you become a fan.