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7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Good Choice for Harry Potter fan.Mar 12, 2005
I was really excited when I got this game. I love the books and don't mind playing games either. I'm not a game freak who plays constantly, just on trips and stuff. This game is really fun, it catches the Quidditch spirit in everyone. In this game you can be any of the seven players. There isn't much difference between the keeper and chasers they all just fly around and you can't tell them apart. This game is really nice and a good choice for any Harry Potter fan who has dreamed of being out there playing with the quaffle or chasing down the snitch. This game is really easy to catch on to. At low levels it is really easy. You can dominate even if you've only played a little bit. However, the firebolt level keeps even the master in check. If I were you, I would get this game.
12 of 14 found the following review helpful:
What are you all talking about?Mar 09, 2004
I've been reading reviews for this game, and I had thought I had a guarenteed great game in my hand after i bought it. I guess I thought wrong. I am about 14 years old and have read the potter books and like them alot. THis game is very disapointing. SOme of you might be familiar with the scoring system in quidditch: 10 pts. for each time the quaffle (main playing ball) goes through one of the goal-like hoops, and 150 pts. for when the seeker catches that darn golden snitch. Now, I say they either change the rules of quidditch, or make a sequal to the game. I dont think they can go back and change all those books. To me, all this game is is flying around tossing the quaffle back and forth, until the time comes to try and catch the snitch before the other team does. The game works it out so that when there are enough steals, special moves and passes during a game, it automatically goes right to the catching of the snitch. I feel the quaffle part of this game is completly pointless because the way the game makes it, whoever catches the snitch wins. It almost never get to you scoring 150 points with the quaffle before the hunt for the snitch is on, so why even have the quaffle play in it. Basically, this game just comes down to the 1 minute hunt for the snitch at the end.
If you are a collector of harry potter memorabilia, Go ahead and get the game. Other than that, spend your money on a good game like Metroid Zero Mission or Super dodge ball advance
14 of 17 found the following review helpful:
Great Game!Nov 27, 2003
This is by far the best Harry Potter game for the console. the graphics are incredible and are fast. If you earn enough Quidditch cards, you can change the speed of the game(Cleansweep,Nimbus 2000,2001 and the legendary Firebolt).It took me about an hour to beat the challenges and the Hogwarts Cup but I haven't beaten the World Cup yet. Awesome!!!
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Excellent game - better than the PC versionJul 13, 2006
By J. Kazmierski
I had a copy of the PC version of this game, which had excellent graphics and special moves but only medocre game play. The PC version suffers from being way too easy to shut out any opponent on just about every level. On the plus side, the French team were hot!
The GBA cut of Quidditch World Cup is much better. Since the play is almost entirely two-dimensional (it's side-scrolling with you controlling movement across the field), it's pretty easy to follow, and scoring is challenging enough even on the easy levels to make an interesting game.
You have a lot more control over your special moves and beaters in the GBA version than in on the PC. Instead of waiting for the game to award you a chance at a special move or beaters, you just build up enough energy in your energy bar and then do it. It makes it a lot more interesting and unpredictable.
The international stadiums are just as cool as they are on the PC, and the games are much more challenging even on the lower levels.
The downside, though, is that it's very difficult to win on goals alone, the way Ireland did in Goblet of Fire. The Snitch race typically happens well before either team scores more than 150 points, so it makes the Quaffle a bit superfluous.
All in all, a worthy effort at simulating an extremely difficult sport. I bought it for my daughter a few days ago and she hasn't stopped playing it yet.
5 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Not a bad game, but they could have done betterJun 18, 2004
i think that this is by far the best of the potter games, altho i haven't tried out the new prisoner of azkaban game. i do have to say that i love the books, and i am a very causual gamer. I play this game loads, and i really do enjoy it. in contradiction with one of the reviews i just read, i find it terribly easy to score over 150 pts in a game before the snitch chase, and the world cup games get harder as you go on. overall i think it's brilliant.
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