• Publisher: Warner Bros.
  • Genre: Kids
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 453.7 MB
  • Version: 2.4
  • Price: $4.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.4 (10)
App description: Experience the events of Harry Potter's first four years at Hogwarts LEGO® style! Also check out LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, available now!

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-Top iPhone Game of 2010 (RPG Category) - TouchArcade***
"This is the game to show your doubting friends as I don't believe a game of this depth or breadth presently exists on the App Store, and certainly not one with the care and attention that the Warner Bros. team have expended on it."(TouchArcade.com)

"Okay, so if you're buying only one game this week, which one should it be? No contest: Lego Harry Potter. It's that good, even if you're not a fan of boy wizards or building blocks."(CNET.com)

"...early impressions seem to indicate that this could be one of the best games currently on the platform."(Kotaku.com)

"LEGO Harry Potter looks razor sharp on a Retina display device."(IGN - 8 out of 10)

"...instantly charming and thoroughly impressive."(PocketGamer - 8 out of 10)

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Play as Harry, Ron, Hermione and many more as you explore Hogwarts and engage in countless hours of gameplay spread across 40+ levels based on the Harry Potter books and movies. LEGO® Harry Potter: Years 1-4 brings the world of LEGO® Harry Potter to life on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, giving gamers the power to play with LEGO characters and models in a brand new way. Based on the first four Harry Potter books and movies, LEGO® Harry Potter: Years 1-4 builds on the foundations of previous LEGO® video games by offering a mix of fun, accessible gameplay and light-hearted humor appealing to all ages. Players can explore the wizarding world and feel as though they are at Hogwarts.

Features:
The Events of Harry Potters First Four Years at Hogwarts LEGO® style! including the Triwizard Tournament, the Quidditch World Cup, the Basilisk battle in the Chamber of Secrets, the encounter with Aragog and the face-to-face confrontation with Voldemort himself.

Stunning Graphics take advantage of the Retina Display.

Intuitive Touch-Screen Controls take complete control over your character to explore, solve puzzles and duel.

An Authentic Harry Potter Experience:

Visit Iconic locations including Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest, the village of Hogsmeade and Hogwarts castle a grand, immersive 3-D environment and the largest, most detailed LEGO® game location ever built.

Play as over 100 characters including Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger.

Attend Hogwarts cast spells, mix potions, fly on broomsticks and complete hundreds of magical tasks to earn points.

Character Customization using hundreds of different LEGO® Harry Potter pieces.

Classic LEGO® Humor enjoy the characteristic comedic LEGO® twist on events from the fiction.

Endless Replayability use Freeplay to discover areas of gameplay not accessible in Story Mode.

Collectables pick up a huge variety of items throughout the game.

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**Check out these other exciting WB apps:

Scribblenauts Remix
Tapper World Tour
Tapper World Tour HD (iPad only)
Harry Potter: Spells
LEGO Batman: Gotham City Games

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Quote:
Experience the events of Harry Potter’s first four years at Hogwarts – LEGO® style!
Play as Harry, Ron, Hermione and many more as you explore Hogwarts and engage in countless hours of gameplay spread across 40+ levels based on the Harry Potter books and movies.

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LEGO® Harry Potter™: Years 1-4 brings the world of LEGO Harry Potter to life on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, giving gamers the power to play with LEGO characters and models in a brand new way. Based on the first four Harry Potter books and movies, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 builds on the foundations of previous LEGO videogames by offering a mix of fun, accessible gameplay and light-hearted humor – appealing to all ages. Players can explore the wizarding world and feel as though they are at Hogwarts.

Features:

• The Events of Harry Potter’s First Four Years at Hogwarts – LEGO style! – including the Triwizard Tournament, the Quidditch World Cup, the Basilisk battle in the Chamber of Secrets, the encounter with Aragog and the face-to-face confrontation with Voldemort himself.

• Stunning Graphics – take advantage of the Retina Display.

• Intuitive Touch-Screen Controls – take complete control over your character to explore, solve puzzles and duel.

• An Authentic Harry Potter Experience -

- Visit Iconic locations – including Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest, the village of Hogsmeade and

- Hogwarts castle – a grand, immersive 3-D environment and the largest, most detailed LEGO game location ever built.

- Play as over 100 characters – including Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger.

- Attend Hogwarts – cast spells, mix potions, fly on broomsticks and complete hundreds of magical tasks to earn points.

• Character Customization – using hundreds of different LEGO Harry Potter pieces.

• Classic LEGO Humor – enjoy the characteristic comedic LEGO ‘twist’ on events from the fiction

• Endless Replayability – use ‘Freeplay’ to discover areas of gameplay not accessible in Story Mode

• Collectables – pick up a huge variety of items throughout the game.

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Check out these other exciting WB apps:

• Harry Potter: Spells
• Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
• Sherlock Holmes Mysteries
• LEGO Batman: Gotham City Games
11-18-2010, 06:27 AM
#11
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,586
Quote:
Originally Posted by HairyPotter View Post
Don't get your hopes up too high.

The PSP version is about 580 MB minimum, multi-language up to over 1 GB. So now the iPhone version should have with iPhone-Graphics-normal and Retina-graphics included two different graphics sets.

And with that only 359 mb? That says the NZ store..

I bet there are many levels missing and you can only play 40 % or so of the game

EDIT: So universally means iPad also included: Graphic files (ipad)+(iPhone)+(retina) + rest files << PSP graphic files + rest

Never ever the same amount of levels as in the PSP version
Or it's just compressed well.

CoD Zombies was only 14mb at release, very small for what it was.

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11-18-2010, 06:35 AM
#12
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: East Coast, USA
Posts: 917
Awesome! Can't wait to see some impressions. Love how many games are now coming as universals. Big HP fan but never really played the Lego games. They do look fun though. I hope that when/if they add the other years they add it as IAP rather than a separate app.

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11-18-2010, 06:42 AM
#13
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Originally Posted by PeterM11 View Post
Love how many games are now coming as universals.
I don't know.. Imagine all of your "big" games go universal, and you have before of that transmission 5 GB of them. So in every case you get installed 2 graphic file versions installed, always. That means that at least 2,5-3 GB free space get wasted, because at the end all retina universial versions will spend 7,5-8 GB space. Imagine what you could do with all this GB free space instead
11-18-2010, 06:51 AM
#14
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Originally Posted by Roger777UK View Post
looks great!
downloading now!!
Post some impressions please
11-18-2010, 06:52 AM
#15
Hmm started some digging, an old walkthrough speaks of 41 levels:

http://www.gamerzines.com/guides/leg...rough-year-14/
http://www.gamerzines.com/guides/leg...hrough-year-4/

(first link only years 1-3)

So 40+ in the iPhone app description seems legit

My only open question now: Are ALL of the CGI movie clips between the levels included?? Because the movie clips could even waste more space than the level graphics!

Please some NZ check if there are any movie clips available between levels, not just a intro movie but something after in progress in the game between levels..
11-18-2010, 07:16 AM
#16
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Poland
Posts: 393
does it even work on iPhone 2G? O_o

if yes, I must have it

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11-18-2010, 07:17 AM
#17
Could it not be that the intros are done with the actual game engine, and not be video files. Lets all just wait and see.
11-18-2010, 07:26 AM
#18
Could some one answer if the movement is though digital analog stick or through tap-to-go, also if smashing of objects to gain lego points tap-to-smash or with action button in the right under corner or so?
11-18-2010, 07:34 AM
#19
Joined: Dec 2008
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Posts: 1,325
Curious about the controls, hopefully there are both touch and virtual stick options.

I am so excited about this one! From the description, it seems like the same game as the other consoles/portables and these can be played for ages with all of the collectables.

Here's to hoping that the Lego Star Wars and Indy games will some day be ported... not holding my breath though...

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11-18-2010, 07:54 AM
#20
not a real fan of HP, but might give this a shot... would be better if it was indiana jones or star wars... hint hint

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