Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Game Boy Color

Before you skip the page, just a second while I quantify something.

This game – and its successor, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – are both really good games… Even though they are based on something that I don’t care about. Harry Potter. I haven’t read the books (and I do like to read), and I haven’t seen the films (and I love films). Harry Potter just doesn’t interest me. But I do like both of these Game Boy Color Harry Potter games. They are fun RPG/level-grinders, with turn-based combat and Zelda-like adventure sections. They have good interfaces and lots of interesting items and spells. They are different.

The GBC version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (also known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in North America) was developed by Griptonite Games for Electronic Arts in 2001. Griptonite also made the 2002 sequel to this, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Together, both of these Game Boy Color Harry Potter games make a formidable pair of interesting dungeon crawlers. These games, to me, are like they took the mudane of the mainstream and squashed it into a geeky, level-grinding niche, and came up with something almost considered as worthy.

Well someone out there must like it because people are trying to speedrun it!

More: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on Wikipedia

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