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In the first Harry Potter game for the Game Boy Color, the story of Harry's first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is told in the form of a traditional role-playing game.

Playing as Harry, one advances through the plot of the book and the movie by fulfilling quests, battling monsters and gaining experience and levels.

Combat is turn-based, with Harry being able to use a variety of spells against various critters and other enemies. In addition, card combinations of Famous Witches and Wizards Collector's Cards can be used to produce powerful magical effects. These cards can be found all over the freely explorable Hogwarts. Potions that refill stamina and magic points can be found, bought or mixed by Harry himself, but only with the right ingredients.

As in other Potter games, Harry also competes for house points for Gryffindor, hoping to win the House Cup in the end.

The game features several mini-games that, once found in the main game, can also be accessed from the main menu.


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Game Boy Color Harry in the Foyer of Hogwarts.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Game Boy Color The Folio Magi screen.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Game Boy Color Harry being sorted into Gryffindor.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Game Boy Color Title screen.

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Alternate Titles

  • "ハリー・ポッターと賢者の石" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Harry Potter to Kenja no Ishi" -- Japanese Title
  • "Harry Potter och de vises sten" -- Swedish Title
  • "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" -- UK title
  • "Harry Potter à l'école des sorciers" -- French title
  • "해리 포터와 마법사의 돌" -- Korean Title

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User Reviews

This is a fun RPG that will appeal to all Harry Potter fans of any age. pocketgamer2000 (22) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
I love the books, I love the movie, I love the game!! Jim Fun (252) unrated

Critic Reviews

GameZone May 08, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
64 Power / big.N / N Games Nov, 2001 84 out of 100 84
UOL Jogos Nov 23, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Dec 01, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Nov 16, 2001 15 out of 20 75
All Game Guide 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN Nov 20, 2001 7 out of 10 70


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Sometimes the game is a bit more faithful to the book than the Warner Bros. movie: in the game, players need to smuggle a baby dragon out of the castle, an episode which is missing entirely from the movie.
Terok Nor (26470) added Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Game Boy Color) on Apr 18, 2006