History VideoGame / HarryPotter

22nd Nov '16 5:34:22 PM Gosicrystal
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** The Hinkypunks are made out of gas and only become solid when you shine the light from Lumos Duo onto them. However, you have to do it for at least fifteen seconds. [[DemonicSpiders While they're rapidly moving around and throw explosive fire at you.]]

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** The Hinkypunks are made out of gas and only become solid when you shine the light from Lumos Duo onto them. However, you have to do it for at least fifteen seconds. [[DemonicSpiders While they're rapidly moving around and throw explosive fire at you.]]
22nd Nov '16 5:32:51 PM Gosicrystal
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-->'''Snape:''' Ah, Potter, I do believe your expulsion is in order.

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-->'''Snape:''' --->'''Snape:''' Ah, Potter, I do believe your expulsion is in order.



* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad:
** In the second game, the character known in the books and films as "The Fat Lady" is instead called "The Pink Lady". Possibly {{lampshaded}} in the fifth game, in which she is outraged at being called "The Fat Lady".
*** This particular change is only present in the American version of the game, presumably due to [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage the word "fat" being considered more offensive in America than in Britain.]] But even then, it seems pretty unnecessary considering that the American version of the ''books'' left the term "Fat Lady" intact...
** Also, Ron's line after the Ford Anglia leaves for the Forbidden Forest in the book and film are respectively "Dad'll kill me" and "Dad's gonna kill me". In the game, it becomes "Great. My dad won't be happy that I lost his flying car." You know, in case people might get confused and think Ron's father would actually kill him.
** Also in the second PC game ([[IncrediblyLamePun har har]]), the word "muggle" is inexplicably {{bowdlerized}}, so the in-universe accepted term of muggle-born is rendered awkwardly as "non-magical-born". Even ''Malfoy'' uses it, and he has no problem throwing around the word [[FantasticSlur mudblood]] in the books.

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* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad:
**
PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: In the second game, the game:
** The
character known in the books and films as "The Fat Lady" is instead called "The Pink Lady". Possibly {{lampshaded}} {{Lampshaded}} in the fifth game, in which she is outraged at being called "The Fat Lady".
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Lady". This particular change is only present in the American version of the game, presumably due to [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage the word "fat" being considered more offensive in America than in Britain.]] But even then, it seems pretty unnecessary considering that the American version of the ''books'' left the term "Fat Lady" intact...
** Also, Ron's line after the Ford Anglia leaves for the Forbidden Forest in the book and film are respectively "Dad'll kill me" and "Dad's gonna kill me". In the game, it becomes "Great. My dad won't be happy that I lost his flying car." You know, in case people might get confused and think Ron's father would actually kill him.
** Also in the second PC game ([[IncrediblyLamePun har har]]), the The word "muggle" is inexplicably {{bowdlerized}}, so the in-universe accepted term of muggle-born is rendered awkwardly as "non-magical-born". Even ''Malfoy'' uses it, and he has no problem throwing around the word [[FantasticSlur mudblood]] in the books.
22nd Nov '16 5:26:09 PM Gosicrystal
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' features a Greek phrase on many tapestries -- it's completely meaningless. (τηε τηα χρ ωψν τηε τηπα χμαρ -- transliterated ''tēe tēa chr ōpsn tēe tēpa chmar'')



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: In the console version of ''Prisoner Of Azkaban'', Hermione can enter the boys' dormitory, but Harry and Ron can't enter the girls', just like in the books. [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix It's a pity the stairs don't fold into a slide if you try it, though.]]

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersForesight:
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In the console version of ''Prisoner Of of Azkaban'', Hermione can enter the boys' dormitory, but Harry and Ron can't enter the girls', just like in the books. [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix It's a pity the stairs don't fold into a slide if you try it, though.]]



* DummiedOut: The GBA version of ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' has remnants of a VideoGame/{{Tapper}} clone [[http://tcrf.net/Harry_Potter_and_the_Prisoner_of_Azkaban_%28Game_Boy_Advance%29#Unused_Minigame floating about]] in the data. You can cheat your way into it, but its {{unwinnable}}, as the "catch the mug" routine was either removed or never finished.

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* DummiedOut: DummiedOut:
**
The GBA version of ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' has remnants of a VideoGame/{{Tapper}} ''VideoGame/{{Tapper}}'' clone [[http://tcrf.net/Harry_Potter_and_the_Prisoner_of_Azkaban_%28Game_Boy_Advance%29#Unused_Minigame floating about]] in the data. You can cheat your way into it, but its {{unwinnable}}, {{Unwinnable}}, as the "catch the mug" routine was either removed or never finished.



** Additionally, the first game was to feature a spell [Flintifors] for turning small objects into matchboxes. If you happen to come across the Transfiguration classroom, [=McGonagall=] briefly mentions this spell.[[note]]In this case, ''Flintifore''[[/note]]

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** Additionally, the The first game was to feature a spell [Flintifors] for turning small objects into matchboxes. If you happen to come across the Transfiguration classroom, [=McGonagall=] briefly mentions this spell.spell [[note]]In this case, ''Flintifore''[[/note]]''Flintifore''[[/note]].



* ForegoneVictory: In the fifth game's Dumbledore vs. Voldemort duel, Dumbledore is unaffected by any curses which hit him. The duel can only end with Voldemort's defeat. In the sixth game, Crabbe and Goyle attack Harry after he takes the Felix Felicis, and in the ensuing duel, they are unable to hit him. Also while under Felix Felicis, you brew a potion which is impossible to screw up.

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* ForegoneVictory: ForegoneVictory:
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In the fifth game's Dumbledore vs. Voldemort duel, Dumbledore is unaffected by any curses which hit him. The duel can only end with Voldemort's defeat. In the sixth game, Crabbe and Goyle attack Harry after he takes the Felix Felicis, and in the ensuing duel, they are unable to hit him. Also while under Felix Felicis, you brew a potion which is impossible to screw up.



** And in the first PC game, Slytherin always has the most points at the end of actual game play. In the concluding cutscene, Dumbledore gives the Cup to Gryffindor in the same way he does at the end of the book/film.

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** And in In the first PC game, Slytherin always has the most points at the end of actual game play. In the concluding cutscene, Dumbledore gives the Cup to Gryffindor in the same way he does at the end of the book/film.



* GratuitousGreek[=/=]AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' features a Greek phrase on many tapestries -- it's completely meaningless. (τηε τηα χρ ωψν τηε τηπα χμαρ -- transliterated ''tēe tēa chr ōpsn tēe tēpa chmar'')



* HeKnowsAboutTimedHits: Characters, especially the teachers in the earlier games, are always telling Harry which keys to press and so forth. You can't help but think of how completely nonsensical that would be in-universe.



* HurricaneOfPuns: Professor Sprout in the second [=PC=] game: "Let's dig right in, shall we?", "Harry Potter, would you like to plant your feet in front of class?", "We've planted a seed of greatness here today."

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* HurricaneOfPuns: HurricaneOfPuns:
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Professor Sprout in the second [=PC=] game: "Let's dig right in, shall we?", "Harry Potter, would you like to plant your feet in front of class?", "We've planted a seed of greatness here today."today".



* IndyEscape: In the second PC game, the Chamber of Secrets level includes being pursued by a perfectly spherical boulder.
** Weirdly, it also has a marking on one area that looks useable for the Flipendo spell, but it doesn't work.

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* IndyEscape: In the second PC game, the Chamber of Secrets level includes being pursued by a perfectly spherical boulder.
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boulder. Weirdly, it also has a marking on one area that looks useable for the Flipendo spell, but it doesn't work.



* InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: In most of the games from earliest to latest ones.
** Though in the first two games, at least for the PC, [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential you can climb to the top of the grand staircase and jump off, more often than not killing Harry. Regrettably, this was fixed in the third one…]]
* ItsUpToYou: Ron and Hermione like to essentially say "You handle this, Harry -- I'll do something inconsequential."

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* InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: In most of the games from earliest to latest ones.
**
ones. Though in the first two games, at least for the PC, [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential you can climb to the top of the grand staircase and jump off, more often than not killing Harry. Regrettably, this Harry]]. This was fixed in the third one…]]
one.
* ItsUpToYou: Ron and Hermione like to essentially say "You handle this, Harry -- I'll do something inconsequential."inconsequential".



** Also, in the 7th game, the Burrow is attacked by Death Eaters and while you (as Harry) fight, Ron and Hermione hang back and do absolutely nothing except yell pointless advice at you.
* KleptomaniacHero: Harry and co. in all games, collecting every Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, collector card, etc. that is loose. You can even steal beans from Dumbledore's office or grab a wizard card ''straight from some unlucky Gryffindor's chest!''
** Taken to extreme with Ron in the third home console game, where he can find false walls as well as extract hidden beans and other valuables from bookcases. The game has several rooms practically lined with bookcases. You do the math.

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** Also, in In the 7th game, the Burrow is attacked by Death Eaters and while you (as Harry) fight, Ron and Hermione hang back and do absolutely nothing except yell pointless advice at you.
* KleptomaniacHero: Harry and co. in all games, collecting every Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, collector card, etc. that is loose. You can even steal beans from Dumbledore's office or grab a wizard card ''straight from some unlucky Gryffindor's chest!''
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chest!'' Taken to extreme with Ron in the third home console game, where he can find false walls as well as extract hidden beans and other valuables from bookcases. The game has several rooms practically lined with bookcases. You do the math.



* LostForever: ''Philosopher's Stone'' is particularly brutal about this, especially in the PSX version.
** So is the PC version of ''Sorcerer's Stone'', unless you level cheat.
*** As is the third game, notably in the final exams if you accidentally exit it without getting all the secrets and the Shrieking Shack level.

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* LostForever: ''Philosopher's Stone'' is particularly brutal about this, especially in the PSX version.
** So is the PC version of ''Sorcerer's Stone'', unless you level cheat.
*** As is the
The third game, notably in the final exams if you accidentally exit it without getting all the secrets and the Shrieking Shack level.



* MasterOfUnlocking: Hermione in the ''Hallows, Part 2'' game.
** Ron also had this gift in the home console ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' game, where he could easily find false walls along with the treasures they contained.

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* MasterOfUnlocking: MasterOfUnlocking:
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Hermione in the ''Hallows, Part 2'' game.
** Ron also had has this gift in the home console ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' game, where he could can easily find false walls along with the treasures they contained.contain.



* MonsterCompendium: Lupin gives you a textbook which serves as this in home console ''Prisoner of Azkaban''. However, it only has one page at the beginning and you need to collect the rest, typically from InexplicableTreasureChests.

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* MonsterCompendium: MonsterCompendium:
**
Lupin gives you a textbook which serves as this in home console ''Prisoner of Azkaban''. However, it only has one page at the beginning and you need to collect the rest, typically from InexplicableTreasureChests.



* MultipleTailedBeast: There are several references to the [[http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Gytrash Gytrash]], which are ghostly dogs with forked tails. The gytrash is a creature in English folklore, though only the Harry Potter games describe it with a forked tail.
** Could be a CompositeCharacter with the Crup, which is, in the books, described as being "indistinguishable from a Yorkshire Terrier, except for its forked tail".
* NeverSayDie: In the earlier games, dying in-game is described as "fainting", e.g. "the game will restart from this point if you faint." So if Harry falls into a bottomless chasm, that only caused him to "faint". Downplayed, however, as the words "die" and "kill" are used in-story, e.g. "last time the Chamber of Secrets was opened, a Mudblood girl '''died'''."[[note]]Also ''[[PreparetoDie Die, Potter]]!''[[/note]]
** Better than the alternative. "last time the Chamber of Secrets was opened, a Mudblood girl ''fainted''."

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* MultipleTailedBeast: There are several references to the [[http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Gytrash Gytrash]], which are ghostly dogs with forked tails. The gytrash is a creature in English folklore, though only the Harry Potter games describe it with a forked tail.
**
tail. Could be a CompositeCharacter with the Crup, which is, in the books, described as being "indistinguishable from a Yorkshire Terrier, except for its forked tail".
* NeverSayDie: In the earlier games, dying in-game is described as "fainting", e.g. "the game will restart from this point if you faint." faint". So if Harry falls into a bottomless chasm, that only caused him to "faint". Downplayed, however, as the words "die" and "kill" are used in-story, e.g. "last time the Chamber of Secrets was opened, a Mudblood girl '''died'''."[[note]]Also '''died'''". Also ''[[PreparetoDie Die, Potter]]!''[[/note]]
** Better than the alternative. "last time the Chamber of Secrets was opened, a Mudblood girl ''fainted''."
Potter]]!''.



* NewGamePlus: The ''Sorcerer's Stone'' game for the GameBoy just starts over at the end of the year. You keep all your stats and wizard cards, sans all your spells if you didn't win the House Cup, meaning that you are stuck using only high level spells.
** This also applies to the Game Boy Color version of ''Chamber of Secrets'' and the GBA version of ''Prisoner of Azkaban''.

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* NewGamePlus: The ''Sorcerer's Stone'' game for the GameBoy just starts over at the end of the year. You keep all your stats and wizard cards, sans all your spells if you didn't win the House Cup, meaning that you are stuck using only high level spells.
**
spells. This also applies to the Game Boy Color version of ''Chamber of Secrets'' and the GBA version of ''Prisoner of Azkaban''.



* NoFourthWall[=/=]HeKnowsAboutTimedHits: Characters, especially the teachers in the earlier games, are always telling Harry which keys to press and so forth. You can't help but think of how completely nonsensical that would be in-universe.
22nd Nov '16 5:02:32 PM Gosicrystal
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* HundredPercentCompletion: You can take time to collect all the "wizard cards" and other goodies or not.
** [[{{Lost Forever}} But you]] ''[[LostForever really]]'' [[LostForever want to take your time]] in ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' and the PC version of ''Philosopher's Stone.''

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* HundredPercentCompletion: You can take time to collect all the "wizard cards" and other goodies or not.
** [[{{Lost Forever}}
not. [[LostForever But you]] ''[[LostForever really]]'' [[LostForever want to take your time]] in ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' and the PC version of ''Philosopher's Stone.''Stone''.



* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: The UsefulNotes/PlayStation version of [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]] removes a lot of plot-relevant events, possibly due to space limitations. It is never explained that the Basilisk "kills" people by looking at them, but the scene with Fawkes blinding the snake still plays. Harry still hears the Basilisk speaking to him through the pipes, but this is never mentioned nor explained in any way. In the final battle, Harry falls unconscious due to being bitten by the Basilisk, except he was never bitten in the game, and so on.

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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: AdaptationInducedPlotHole:
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The UsefulNotes/PlayStation version of [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]] removes a lot of plot-relevant events, possibly due to space limitations. It is never explained that the Basilisk "kills" people by looking at them, but the scene with Fawkes blinding the snake still plays. Harry still hears the Basilisk speaking to him through the pipes, but this is never mentioned nor explained in any way. In the final battle, Harry falls unconscious due to being bitten by the Basilisk, except he was never bitten in the game, and so on.



* AllMythsAreTrue[=/=]HistoricalInJoke: In the third game, the Chocolate Frog cards include a [[DavidVsGoliath an Israelite boy]] [[Literature/TheBible who killed a Giant]], [[Literature/JackTheGiantKiller another Giant who lived atop a beanstalk by the time of his death]], and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_B%C3%A1thory a vampire who bathed on blood]]. All games also have [[KingArthur Merlin]].

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* AllMythsAreTrue[=/=]HistoricalInJoke: AllMythsAreTrue: In the third game, the Chocolate Frog cards include a [[DavidVsGoliath an Israelite boy]] [[Literature/TheBible who killed a Giant]], [[Literature/JackTheGiantKiller another Giant who lived atop a beanstalk by the time of his death]], and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_B%C3%A1thory a vampire who bathed on blood]]. All games also have [[KingArthur Merlin]].



* AndIMustScream: At the end of the PC version of ''The Chamber of Secrets'', [[spoiler:Hermione]] states that "being petrified was awful, but I've learned a great deal from it", indicating that those who are petrified are, in fact, ''aware'' in this state.
** Subverted because the petrification was only temporary, but still... some of the students were in this state for months. And what happened to those who were petrified by [[spoiler:Basilisks]] [[FridgeHorror before the mandrakes were discovered?]]

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* AndIMustScream: At the end of the PC version of ''The Chamber of Secrets'', [[spoiler:Hermione]] states that "being petrified was awful, but I've learned a great deal from it", indicating that those who are petrified are, in fact, ''aware'' in this state.
** Subverted because the
state. The petrification was only temporary, but still... some of the students were in this state for months. And what happened to those who were petrified by [[spoiler:Basilisks]] [[FridgeHorror before the mandrakes were discovered?]]



* ArtificialStupidity: The Quidditch matches in the second PC game, where Gryffindor will almost always go 0-110 down... or even more, and rely on you to catch the Snitch. In the home console game, though, there will only be ten or twenty points separating either side before the snitch is caught.

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* ArtificialStupidity: ArtificialStupidity:
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The Quidditch matches in the second PC game, where Gryffindor will almost always go 0-110 down... or even more, and rely on you to catch the Snitch. In the home console game, though, there will only be ten or twenty points separating either side before the snitch is caught.



* BigNo: At the end of the PC version of the second game, after you defeat the Basilisk, [[CriticalExistenceFailure the Diary is destroyed]] and Tom Riddle goes "Noooooooooooooooo!"
** Earlier, when Harry is chased by a giant boulder (see IndyEscape below), he lets out a completely unnecessary 'Noooooooo!'

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* BigNo: At the end of In the PC version of the second game, after game:
** When Harry is chased by a giant boulder, he lets out a completely unnecessary "Noooooooo!".
** After
you defeat the Basilisk, [[CriticalExistenceFailure the Diary is destroyed]] and Tom Riddle goes "Noooooooooooooooo!"
** Earlier, when Harry is chased by a giant boulder (see IndyEscape below), he lets out a completely unnecessary 'Noooooooo!'
"Noooooooooooooooo!".



** "This leads to the dungeons."
*** The best part of this is the fact that Harry says this ''every single time you enter the dungeons'' -- and the first time, that is, is when Hermione is explicating leading you to the dungeons.

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** "This leads to the dungeons."
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dungeons". The best part of this is the fact that Harry says this ''every single time you enter the dungeons'' -- and the first time, that is, is when Hermione is explicating leading you to the dungeons.



* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: In the Dueling Club section of the second game, the spell "Mimblewimble" works on ''you'', causing you to mess up the next spell you cast, but it doesn't seem to work that way on your computer-controlled opponent.
** It actually works, [[PerfectPlayAI but the computer-controlled opponent almost instantly shakes it off by quickly using a random spell (which fails due to the "Mimblewimble" effect) and then starts preparing a new charm (which works correctly).]]



* NonStandardGameOver: Occurs in the second PC game should Harry be caught attempting escape from the Slytherin common room.
-->'''Snape:''' "Ah, Potter, I do believe your expulsion is in order."
** Also getting caught by Filch or Mrs. Norris in the PC version of Sorcerer's Stone (although what exactly happens to Harry after he's caught isn't specified). More bizarre, perhaps, is that getting caught by Snape (or any prefect) in the sneaking sections of its GBA cousin will only lose you some points and force you to restart the area.

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* NonStandardGameOver: NonStandardGameOver:
**
Occurs in the second PC game should Harry be caught attempting escape from the Slytherin common room.
-->'''Snape:''' "Ah, Ah, Potter, I do believe your expulsion is in order."
order.
** Also getting Getting caught by Filch or Mrs. Norris in the PC version of Sorcerer's Stone (although what exactly happens to Harry after he's caught isn't specified). More bizarre, perhaps, is that getting caught by Snape (or any prefect) in the sneaking sections of its GBA cousin will only lose you some points and force you to restart the area.



* OminousLatinChanting: When Harry fights the basilisk in the second game.
** It's also in the third PC game during the intro and on the menu screen.

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* OminousLatinChanting: OminousLatinChanting:
**
When Harry fights the basilisk in the second game.
** It's also in the third PC game during the intro and on the menu screen.



* PerfectPlayAI: In the Dueling Club section of the second game, the spell "Mimblewimble" works on ''you'', causing you to mess up the next spell you cast. When you do that to your computer-controlled opponent, they almost instantly shake it off by quickly using a random spell (which fails due to the "Mimblewimble" effect) and then start preparing a new charm (which works correctly).



* RecurringBoss: Peeves, oddly enough since he wasn't in the films. Also a gargoyle boss makes various appearances in the Chamber of Secrets console game.
** The ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' home console game had enchanted books as mini-boss encounters. The first one is ostensibly the same ''Care for Magical Creatures'' textbook that featured in the novel, but later ones will also spit out spells at you.

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* RecurringBoss: RecurringBoss:
**
Peeves, oddly enough since he wasn't in the films. Also a films.
** A
gargoyle boss makes various appearances in the Chamber of Secrets console game.
** The ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' home console game had has enchanted books as mini-boss encounters. The first one is ostensibly the same ''Care for Magical Creatures'' textbook that featured in the novel, but later ones will also spit out spells at you.



* RewardingVandalism: Played straight in most games, where shattering vases, boxes, shrubs, etc. gave you chocolate frogs, Every Flavor Beans and other goodies. [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in the home console version of ''Prisoner of Azkaban'', where pots, vases, etc. didn't shatter when hit by spells. Instead, there was a minute-long delay before the beans regenerated to discourage milking them.
** Also inverted in the fifth game, which rewards tidying up Hogwarts. Oddly, this is the one game which actually [[JustifiedTrope justifies]] this trope, as there's a whole section of the game where you go around vandalizing the school in defiance of Umbridge's takeover. And, yes, you can still get points from tidying up Hogwarts while you're wrecking everything for Umbridge.
** Hilariously, the second [=PC=] game has a {{Cutscene}} in which Filch mistakes Harry for breaking a vase when Harry spends the whole game breaking vases open to get the Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans inside. Figures Filch had to catch him the one time it actually wasn't his fault.
*** In the same game, you're sent up to Dumbledore's office, facing potential expulsion. What do you do while waiting for the headmaster to arrive? Why, raid his office for Bertie Bott's Beans and wizard cards, of course! [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong What could possibly]] [[WhatAnIdiot make him more inclined to keep you in school?]]

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* RewardingVandalism: RewardingVandalism:
**
Played straight in most games, where shattering vases, boxes, shrubs, etc. gave you chocolate frogs, Every Flavor Beans and other goodies. [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in the home console version of ''Prisoner of Azkaban'', where pots, vases, etc. didn't shatter when hit by spells. Instead, there was a minute-long delay before the beans regenerated to discourage milking them.
** Also inverted Inverted in the fifth game, which rewards tidying up Hogwarts. Oddly, this is the one game which actually [[JustifiedTrope justifies]] this trope, as there's a whole section of the game where you go around vandalizing the school in defiance of Umbridge's takeover. And, yes, you can still get points from tidying up Hogwarts while you're wrecking everything for Umbridge.
** ''Chamber of Secrets'':
***
Hilariously, the second [=PC=] game has a {{Cutscene}} in which Filch mistakes Harry for breaking a vase when Harry spends the whole game breaking vases open to get the Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans inside. Figures Filch had to catch him the one time it actually wasn't his fault.
*** In the same game, you're You're sent up to Dumbledore's office, facing potential expulsion. What do you do while waiting for the headmaster to arrive? Why, raid his office for Bertie Bott's Beans and wizard cards, of course! [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong What could possibly]] [[WhatAnIdiot make him more inclined to keep you in school?]]



-->'''Goyle''': Hey! You losers from the Gryffindor team of... losers.\\
'''Katie Bell''': [[DeadpanSnarker That's imaginative. Did you think of that or did Malfoy?]]

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-->'''Goyle''': -->'''Goyle:''' Hey! You losers from the Gryffindor team of... losers.\\
'''Katie Bell''': Bell:''' [[DeadpanSnarker That's imaginative. Did you think of that or did Malfoy?]]



* TennisBoss: Especially in ''Chamber of Secrets''. In the first game, you reflect Voldemort's magical bursts back at him in order to defeat him.
** Also, in the first PC game, Malfoy ambushes you on your way to Herbology class and begins to throw Wizard Crackers at you. The only way to defeat him is to pick them up once they fall to the floor and throw them back before they explode.

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* TennisBoss: Especially in ''Chamber of Secrets''. In the first game, you game:
** You
reflect Voldemort's magical bursts back at him in order to defeat him.
** Also, in the first PC game, Malfoy ambushes you on your way to Herbology class and begins to throw Wizard Crackers at you. The only way to defeat him is to pick them up once they fall to the floor and throw them back before they explode.



* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: In the fifth and sixth games, you can ''Wingardium Leviosa'' benches and toss them around in the air, meaning you can also throw them at people. In an interview on ''Series/LateNight with Creator/ConanOBrien'', EmmaWatson reported that her brother once vented his frustration with her by throwing benches at Hermione in the game (here's [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5076j_late-night-conan-o-brien-with-emma_webcam the clip]]).

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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: VideoGameCrueltyPotential:
**
In the fifth and sixth games, you can ''Wingardium Leviosa'' benches and toss them around in the air, meaning you can also throw them at people. In an interview on ''Series/LateNight with Creator/ConanOBrien'', EmmaWatson reported that her brother once vented his frustration with her by throwing benches at Hermione in the game (here's [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5076j_late-night-conan-o-brien-with-emma_webcam the clip]]).



** And of course, in the Lego game, you can go around turning people into beetles, putting flowers on their heads, or, for giggles, if you choose to play as Voldemort, just blast everyone with Avada Kedavra.

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** And of course, in In the Lego game, you can go around turning people into beetles, putting flowers on their heads, or, for giggles, if you choose to play as Voldemort, just blast everyone with Avada Kedavra.



* WeaksauceWeakness: A ghoul attacking Neville in the third home console game suffers from this. The only way to defeat him is to shine light into his eyes with Lumos Duo after Ron gets it.
** The Hinkypunks in the same game are made out of gas and only become solid when you shine the light from Lumos Duo onto them. However, you have to do it for at least fifteen seconds. [[DemonicSpiders While they're rapidly moving around and throw explosive fire at you.]]
* WeirdCurrency: Bertie Bott's Beans is the main currency at Hogwarts that you use to trade with Fred and George for stuff. Whose idea on the development team was it to use candy as money? It's revealed that the twins were using them to play a practical joke on Snape by burying him with beans in the first game, but it still looks weird! And in the second and third game, the professors get in on the act by allowing students to visit a ''Bean Bonus Room''.
** It's particularly strange for the third game, because Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw students will discuss Fred and George's shop, which is in Gryffindor Tower. Of course, it's possible they might run secondary shops in other towers, but still…

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* WeaksauceWeakness: In the third home console game:
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A ghoul attacking Neville in the third home console game suffers from this. The only way to defeat him is to shine light into his eyes with Lumos Duo after Ron gets it.
** The Hinkypunks in the same game are made out of gas and only become solid when you shine the light from Lumos Duo onto them. However, you have to do it for at least fifteen seconds. [[DemonicSpiders While they're rapidly moving around and throw explosive fire at you.]]
* WeirdCurrency: WeirdCurrency:
**
Bertie Bott's Beans is the main currency at Hogwarts that you use to trade with Fred and George for stuff. Whose idea on the development team was it to use candy as money? It's revealed that the twins were using them to play a practical joke on Snape by burying him with beans in the first game, but it still looks weird! weird. And in the second and third game, the professors get in on the act by allowing students to visit a ''Bean Bonus Room''.
**
Room''. It's particularly strange for the third game, because Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw students will discuss Fred and George's shop, which is in Gryffindor Tower. Of course, it's possible they might run secondary shops in other towers, but still…still...



* WelcomeToCorneria
* YouALLLookFamiliar: The background students in the earlier games. They had one or two pairs of male and female students per house duplicated endlessly. And everyone looks like they're the same age as Harry -- older students only exist when they're named characters.
** In the fifth game, when you go to find the first years who had skipped detention with [=McGonagall=], they're also the same age as the Trio.
** In the same game, there's a random Ravenclaw with Seamus' face, just with different hair. [[UncannyValley It is highly creepy when you see them in the same shot]].

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* %%* WelcomeToCorneria
* YouALLLookFamiliar: YouALLLookFamiliar:
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The background students in the earlier games. They had one or two pairs of male and female students per house duplicated endlessly. And everyone looks like they're the same age as Harry -- older students only exist when they're named characters.
** In the fifth game, when Fifth game:
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you go to find the first years who had skipped detention with [=McGonagall=], they're also the same age as the Trio.
** In the same game, there's *** There's a random Ravenclaw with Seamus' face, just with different hair. [[UncannyValley It is highly creepy when you see them in the same shot]].shot.
12th Nov '16 10:51:45 PM rjd1922
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* PotionBrewingMechanic: In the ''Chamber of Secrets'' game for PC, you can use special cauldrons to make Wiggenweld Potions, a.k.a. the game's healing potions, so long as you have at least one sample of Wiggentree bark and Flubberworm mucus.

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* PotionBrewingMechanic: In the ''Chamber of Secrets'' game for PC, you can use special cauldrons to make Wiggenweld Potions, a.k.a. the game's healing potions, so long as you have at least one sample of Wiggentree bark and Flubberworm mucus. This is also an important game mechanic in ''Half-Blood Prince''.
31st Oct '16 10:16:09 AM vovan1
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** It actually works, [[PerfectPlayAI but the computer-controlled opponent almost instantly shakes it off by using a spell (which fails due to the "Mimblewimble" effect) and immidiately starts charging a new charm (which works correctly).]]

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** It actually works, [[PerfectPlayAI but the computer-controlled opponent almost instantly shakes it off by quickly using a random spell (which fails due to the "Mimblewimble" effect) and immidiately then starts charging preparing a new charm (which works correctly).]]
31st Oct '16 10:13:56 AM vovan1
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** It actually works, [[PerfectPlayAI but the computer-controlled opponent almost instantly shakes it off by using a spell (which fails due to the "Mimblewimble" effect) and immidiately starts charging a new charm (which works correctly).]]
25th Oct '16 10:10:23 AM BreadJelly
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* PromotedToPlayable: Ron and Hermione in the GBC RPG adaptations and ''Prisoner of Azkaban''.

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* PromotedToPlayable: Ron and Hermione in the GBC GBA RPG adaptations and ''Prisoner of Azkaban''.
2nd Sep '16 11:19:01 PM Dawnwing
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* {{Abandonware}}: The older PC games use [=SafeDisk=] DRM, which means that on Window 7/8/8.1 as of a Sept 2015 Windows Update you need to manually enable a Windows service that's off by default in order to play it, and that on Windows 10 they are unplayable since that service has been dropped. EA has not digitally re-released the games, so the only official versions are the original discs.
2nd Sep '16 6:27:35 AM Awesomesauce210
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There are also two Franchise/{{LEGO}} games, ''VideoGame/LEGOHarryPotter: Years 1-4'' and ''Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7''. This page, however, is dedicated strictly to the [=EA-produced=] ''Harry Potter'' games. And there's the unofficial parody game, ''VideoGame/{{Warthogs}}''.

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There are also two four Franchise/{{LEGO}} games; Two ''LEGO Creator'' games, as well as ''VideoGame/LEGOHarryPotter: Years 1-4'' and ''Lego ''LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7''. This page, however, is dedicated strictly to the [=EA-produced=] ''Harry Potter'' games. And there's the unofficial parody game, ''VideoGame/{{Warthogs}}''.
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