Welcome back to Hogwarts as Electronic Arts
present for your gaming pleasure, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets!
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Features
- 1 Player
- GBA Link
- Unlock Secret Level with GameCube link up
- Cartridge Save at
- Skill Level: Medium to Advanced
Following the adventures of both the book
and movie of the same name, the young wizard Harry is warned not to
return to Hogwarts School of Magic or else suffer dire consequences. However
when the Weasley boys pick him up to take him for break from the Muggles (non
magical people), Harry is ready to go back for his second year of schooling.
The story for the game is told in a series
of cutscenes followed by action. The transitions between game modes is fairly
non intrusive and genuinely adds value to the in game play.
The control setup for this title is
excellent and Harry is very easy to control as you put him through his paces.
Non player characters are scattered throughout the game with all sorts of
useful advice for Harry in order to solve puzzles and find treasure.
As you can see from the screenshots, the
level of detail in this game is staggering and would be one of the most
detailed games I have seen in some time on the GameBoy Advance.
To start with, Harry has his trusty
Flippendo spell that will take care of most smaller foes and by holding down
the attack button he can charge Flippendo to be even more powerful before
releasing it. By defeating various enemies or uncovering secrets, Harry can
add more spells to his arsenal.
As always there is the game of Quidditch to
play and the setup for this is extremely fun to follow. The developer, Eurocom
Entertainment have endeavoured to see that this title is very easy for anyone
to pick up and play almost immediately. There is a learning curve of about 10
minutes to get used to the controls.