Harry Potter Philoso pher's Stone
(known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
in the United States
) is the name of five distinct video games
. The first four versions were released in 2001 by Electronic Arts
for the PC
, Game Boy Color
, Game Boy Advance
, and the Sony PlayStation
. The PC version was ported to the Mac
in 2002. Another version, for Nintendo GameCube
, Sony PlayStation 2
, and Microsoft Xbox
, was released in 2003. The game is based on J. K. Rowling
's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
, the first novel in the Harry Potter
series. Most reviews for the games were rather negative due to the simple game play making them only suitable for a younger audience, with the exception of the PlayStation 2 version, which is slightly more challenging.
, the protagonist
and only playable character, is a member of the house of Gryffindor
. He has quite a lot of spoken dialog except in the PlayStation version and computer version, in which he is almost silent.
sometimes helps Harry find his classes.
also leads Harry to his classes sometimes.
Fred and George Weasley
are Ron's twin brothers. Known for their mischief-making capabilities, they teach Harry the basic actions of climbing and jumping in the beginning of the game. They also trade Bertie Bott's Every-Flavoured Beans for Chocolate Frog Wizard cards during the course of the game. Neville Longbottom
occasionally appears to both help and hinder Harry.
is Harry's archrival. Malfoy is usually seen with his cronies, Crabbe and Goyle
Albus Dumbledore is the headmaster of Hogwarts. Dumbledore gives Harry some useful advice during the game.
Quirinus Quirrell is the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. Professor Quirrell is controlled by Lord Voldemort.
Minerva McGonagall is the Transfiguration teacher and Head of Gryffindor House.
Rolanda Hooch is the Flying teacher.
Severus Snape is the Potions teacher and Head of Slytherin House. Professor Snape tends to favour students in his own House.
Filius Flitwick is the Charms teacher and Head of Ravenclaw House.
Pomona Sprout is the Herbology teacher and Head of Hufflepuff House.
Rubeus Hagrid is a friendly half-giant usually found in his cabin on the grounds.
Lord Voldemort, also known as the Dark Lord, is the most evil person in the game. Harry has to defeat him at the end of the game.
Peeves is a poltergeist that enjoys making chaos around Hogwarts. If Harry runs into him, Peeves will cause trouble for him until Harry has got rid of him.
Argus Filch is the caretaker of Hogwarts and a somewhat nasty piece of work. He is a squib, which means he cannot perform magic, but he is always patrolling the corridors and the library for mischievous students with his cat Mrs Norris.
Madam Pince is the librarian, and can be seen patrolling the library during the daytime, making sure no books are harmed.
Nearly Headless Nick appears in the PlayStation version usually as part of a tutorial or mini game.
Harry Potter, an orphaned eleven-year-old boy living with his uncaring, neglectful and magic fearing (they already had prior knowledge that Harry was a wizard) aunt
, learns that he is a wizard and leaves to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
. Over the course of the year, he learns the spells that will help him defeat the most evil dark wizard in the world, Lord Voldemort
- In the Xbox, Gamecube, and PS2 versions of the game, Norbert is not mentioned nor does he make an appearance.
- In the Xbox, Gamecube, and PS2 versions of the game, despite claiming that old challenges can be revisited for more completion, doing so does not award additional completion points even, and so it is impossible to gain more than 84% completion.
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