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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Game Boy Advance)

73
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.5
MobyScore
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.8
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 2.5


The Press Says

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80
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames
Nous avons affaire à un véritable RPG à la Japonaise avec tout ce que cela comporte, phases de discussion, d’exploration et de combat, mais aussi points d’expérience, équipements, items, etc.
80
Game Informer Magazine
Well, call me one shocked reviewer! This surprising little GBA game has achieved a major milestone in my book – it has changed my grumpy attitude towards Potter games entirely. While this RPG has some annoyances, its amusement factor is hard to deny.
80
N-Zone
Als Anhänger von rundenbasierten Rollenspielen konnte mich der neueste Harry voll überzeugen: Taktische Kämpfe, Unmengen an Zaubersprüchen und eine zwar bekannte, aber dennoch spannende Story ergeben eine ansprechende Mischung. Klar wird eine jüngere Käuferschicht angesprochen und mit der Komplexität eines Golden Sun kann unser Nachwuchszauberer bei weitem nicht mithalten. Aber für ein paar spannende Tage konnte mich der Titel fesseln.
78
Game Informer Magazine
The turn-based battles require a bit of strategy, and I also like how each character has unique attributes and abilities. This should please Potter fans reared on Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh.
75
Jeuxvideo.com
Bonne opération pour Harry Potter qui continue sur sa lancée. Les titres s'enchaînent, et si on met de côté Coupe Du Monde De Quidditch, chaque volet se positionne au moins aussi bien que le précédent. Nul doute que le sorcier trouvera un bel accueil sur console portable. En tout cas, il est le bienvenu sur ma GBA.
75
GameSpot
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for the Game Boy Advance not only gives players the opportunity to experience firsthand every major scene from the book, it also happens to be a darn good role-playing game in its own right. Electronic Arts has transformed the places and events from the third Harry Potter book into an engrossing team-oriented, turn-based RPG.
75
GameZone
Harry is back in his third adventure from EA, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. This third outing offers a completely different approach to the franchise on the GBA, with a turn-based RPG-style of play instead of the action-mode of play in the previous games. The result is a more leisurely adventure through Hogwarts.
70
GamerDad
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for GBA may have the same plot as the book, movie, and Potter games on the bigger consoles, but the approach for the handheld game is quite different. You'll still be in control of Harry and his wizard friends in their third year of Hogwarts, solving the mystery of an escaped prisoner trying to kill Harry, but instead of being akin to a 3-D platformer, Harry Potter GBA is strictly an RPG affair.
65
IGN
Ever since Electronic Arts smartly snagged the Harry Potter videogame rights, the company has fueled the gaming market with literally a game a year. Even when 2003 lacked a film to coincide a game release, the company made sure the Potter-freaks had something to scoop up in the form of Quidditch. For the recently released Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, EA once again swoops in with a Game Boy Advance rendition of the movie, and once again it's a significantly different experience than previous Potter GBA games. The change in game genre is certainly refreshing, and the experience is a solid, lengthy, and faithful Potter adventure. Its development, however, is spotty and just a little unbalanced, lacking a final polish in the end product.
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Worth Playing
EA has been making serious bank off the Harry Potter franchise for some time now, and the gravy train is still chugging strong. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for the GBA represents only a single aspect of a multifaceted financial equation for EA, Warner Bros., and Ms. JKR. We’re a ways into the Harry Potter craze of the 21st century, what with half a dozen books in massive circulation and the third movie inspiring family outings of epic proportions. But popularity is waning. It’s only natural. The movie, on which this game is based, has only made about half as much at the box office as the previous movie.
60
GamePro (US)
EA has been making serious bank off the Harry Potter franchise for some time now, and the gravy train is still chugging strong. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for the GBA represents only a single aspect of a multifaceted financial equation for EA, Warner Bros., and Ms. JKR. We’re a ways into the Harry Potter craze of the 21st century, what with half a dozen books in massive circulation and the third movie inspiring family outings of epic proportions. But popularity is waning. It’s only natural. The movie, on which this game is based, has only made about half as much at the box office as the previous movie.