Lego Harry Potter: Years 1–4

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game has some improvements

on 5/26/2013

game design somehow made it so that you might inadvertently get ahead of the game's intentions by exploring too much, and if that happens, the game gets confused when it finds u had already done something it wasn't expecting you to have done yet, and it freezes. The best way to avoid this is to go where the game tells u to, THEN free play later and explore. Read More

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Product Overview

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 brings the action, adventure and fun of the first 4 stories in the Harry Potter catalog to the video game screen in the way only the LEGO franchise can. Featuring all your favorite characters and story environments, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 lets players play as the wizard of their choice, combining them piece by piece as is only possible in the LEGO franchise of games. Play options include single player story mode, free-play and two-player co-op.

Connect the bricks from Privet Drive to the Triwizard Tournament and experience the magic of the first four Harry Potter stories, LEGO style in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4. Explore Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learn spells, brew potions, and relive the adventures like never before with tongue-in-cheek humor and creative customization that is unique to LEGO video games.

Specifications

Manufacturer WHV Games
Mfg Part# 08583
SKU 212317565
UPC 883929085835
UPC 14 00883929085835
Format Wii
Sales Rank 1748
Reviews
ReviewSource IGN.com
Review The cards were stacked against LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4. This is the fourth franchise to get the LEGO treatment and something like the seventh LEGO game if you include the double-dip on the Star Wars adventures. People know the formula of stud collecting, character unlocking and drop-in/drop-out co-op pretty well by now. When I -- a seasoned LEGO vet -- sat down to play Harry Potter, even my eyes began to roll a bit at the thought of the "blast everything" quest I was about to set out on...Then, LEGO Harry Potter won me over with gorgeous environments, clever use of the famed spells, legitimate humor and adorable references that show how dialed in Traveller's Tales is to this franchise. After a few hit or miss LEGO outings, this is the game fans have been waiting for...The humor they've infused into this lore is also awesome. Zapping a radio only to have a bunch of skeletons run out and dance, watching Moaning Myrtle put on a synchronized swimming routine, and having the cheeseball ending image of the film Prisoner of Azkaban cranked up to an even more absurd level are just some of the things that cracked me -- a mid-range Potter movie fan -- up to no end. Oh, and don't even get me started on how cute the screeching mandrake roots are...LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is a love letter to fans of the Boy Who Lived. The comedic cutscenes toying with canon, the hundreds of hidden things to find, and the general sense of a great LEGO game paired with a great series really makes this game a standout. There are still a few issues to buff out, but there's plenty in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 to keep you coming back for more.
Reviewer Greg Miller
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource GameStyle.com
Review Since Lego Star Wars appeared our imaginations have run wild wondering what games we could get with the Lego branding. So far gamers have been treated to adaptations of, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Batman. Treated they have been too, as the games are solid and enjoyable, without ever getting stale. So on to the next choice in Harry Potter: Years 1-4...Those who know the Harry Potter story, will know that the source material is there and is an excellent choice to be given the Lego treatment. All the elements are there from the story, the settings and the characters. There may be fears that it is just more of the same and the games might start to feel stale, so what of Harry Potter?...Well fear not, as the young wizard uses his magic to produce a title that is full of quality gameplay, lovely visuals, along with tons of humour and charm. From the very first moment or the very first cut scene the tried and tested formula comes through, including the decision to use expression sounds over actual dialogue, once again this works a treat and allows Lego's idea of imagination to shine through. Characters are instantly recognisable to those who have seen the films with each looking like perfect Lego recreations of their live action versions. Levels look like they could be lovingly recreated at home, yet retain their identity from the films and books...As with the the preceding games, co-op play makes up a vital part of the games make up. Lego Harry Potter uses the dynamic split-screen, first seen in Lego Indiana Jones 2, when a second person decides to join in. The jump in/jump out nature works as well as you would expect from a Lego game. It is a shame that a third person cannot join in, however that is but a minor niggle. It is up to the user how they set up for co-op really. As mentioned the is the jump in/jump out mechanic, however it is also possible to have 4 different save games on the go. It means the family can all get involved without taking over each others games and get involved the whole family will...Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is another example from Travellers Tales of how to create a game that the whole family can enjoy. It cares not for gaming stereotypes and sets out to show that casual doesn't have to mean mini-games. The game is charming, funny, challenging and most of all, it is enjoyable. You would really need to hate games not to enjoy it.
Reviewer Bradley Marsh
ReviewRating 9
Features
Attend Lessons, Cast Spells, Mix potions, Fly On Broomsticks And Complete Tasks To Earn House Points.
Explore Iconic Settings From The Wizarding World: Including Hogwarts castle, Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest and the village of Hogsmeade.
Play As Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger: As well as other favorite characters.
Features
Experience your favorite Harry Potter moments through the proven prism of the LEGO video game franchise.
Explore iconic settings including Hogwarts castle, Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest and the village of Hogsmeade. LEGO Hogwarts castle is a grand, immersive 3-D environment and the largest, most detailed LEGO game location ever built.
Play as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger as well as other favorite characters with over 100 possible options.
Attend lessons, cast spells, mix potions, fly on broomsticks, and complete tasks to earn points.
Conjure up fun with a friend and play through Harry's first four years at Hogwarts as a team with the co-op play option.
Explore Interactive Environments - Explore iconic settings from the wizarding world including Hogwarts castle, Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest and the village of Hogsmeade. LEGO Hogwarts castle is a grand, immersive 3-D environment and the largest, most detailed LEGO game location ever built.
Your Favorite Characters - Play as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger as well as other favorite characters with over 100 possible options.
Be a Wizard - Attend lessons, cast spells, mix potions, fly on broomsticks, and complete tasks to earn points.
Co-op Multiplayer - Conjure up fun with a friend and play through Harry's first four years at Hogwarts as a team with the co-op play option.
Be Who You Want to Be - Be who you want to be anytime with character swapping and free-play abilities.
LEGO Gameplay Experience - Experience your favorite Harry Potter moments through the proven prism of the LEGO video game franchise.
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Brand Name WB
Manufacturer Part Number 1000110072
Manufacturer Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc
Manufacturer Website Address www.warnerbros.com
Product Name Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4
License Type Complete Product
License Pricing Standard
License Quantity 1 User
ESRB Rating E10+ (Everyone 10 and older)
Software Sub Type Action/Adventure Game
Player Connectivity Mode Simultaneous / Co-op
Platform Support Wii
Maximum Number of Local Players Support 2
Package Type Retail
PEGI Rating Not Applicable
Maximum Number of Players Support 2
Upgrade Information Not Applicable
Features Attend lessons, cast spells, mix potions, fly on broomsticks and complete tasks to collect LEGO studs. Play as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger as well as other favorite characters; over 100 playable characters. Explore iconic settings from the wizarding world including Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest, Hogsmeade and, of course, Hogwarts Castle. LEGO Hogwarts is a grand, immersive 3D environment and the largest, most detailed LEGO game location ever built. Conjure up fun with a friend and play through Harry's first 4 years at Hogwarts as a team with easy drop-in/drop-out co-op play.
Release Date 2010
Software Name Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 - Complete Product
Rating Descriptor Cartoon Violence / Crude Humor
Multiplayer Support Yes
Software Main Type Game
Product Attributes
ESRB Rating E10+ (Everyone 10+)
Game Format Nintendo Wii
Game Genre Action
Max # of Players 2
Quotes
Dan Whitehead, EuroGamer.com If there's a better kids' game this year, I'll eat my Sorting Hat.
Kevin VanOrd, GameSpot.com Harry's adventure into Lego land is exactly what you'd want it to be: charming, fun, and chock-full of secrets.
GamingAge.com It's often funny, addictive, and surprisingly good to look at...

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