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  • Summary: The Dementors are coming, and this time Harry needs his friends. From the opening scene on the Hogwarts Express to the climatic finale on the shore of the great lake at Hogwarts, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban immerses you in the world of Harry Potter. As Harry, Ron, and Hermione, you'll face the dreaded Azkaban guards, fly the Hippogriff around towers, and explore Hogwarts with the Marauder's Map. Learn spells that allow you to freeze creatures, control dragons, and conjure a Patronus. New two-player minigames include Flying Seahorse Fishing and Dueling Club minigames. Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Though the inventory and menu systems need polishing, this RPG is a dream come true for Harry Potter fans. [July 2004, p.119]
  2. While older teenagers may snub this Harry Potter outing, there’s still good mileage in the bespectacled chappie for younger players.
  3. While this RPG has some annoyances, its amusement factor is hard to deny. [July 2004, p.123]
  4. 7 / 7 / 7 / 6 - 27 [Vol 811; 2 July 2004]
  5. 65
    It's got a solid storyline based on the book and film, and dozens of quests that branch outwards from situations from the film...but the experience is hindered slightly, simply by sloppy implementation of standard gaming elements.
  6. But since the majority of the time you’re playing the game you’ll be slowly walking from point A to point B completing mandatory fetch quests, the game’s solid RPG foundation collapses under the weight of its own failed potential.
  7. A mediocre to below-average RPG, and doesn’t hold many great moments.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. JaredC.
    Aug 27, 2007
    10
    A game with entertaining adventure, its an enchanment with the most fun thrilled gameplay ever.
  2. BobH.
    Jun 11, 2004
    10
    Fun.
  3. FatherTed
    Jul 5, 2004
    9
    If you like RPGs, levelling up characters, powering up spells, equipping better items then this is the GBA game to have. A well implemented version of the film and in my opinion the best GBA game todate. Expand
  4. KittyCrookshanks
    Jul 24, 2004
    8
    Rather short but very good gameplay and wonderful graphics.
  5. Rain
    Jul 7, 2004
    7
    This game is really okay. But I don't have the marauder's map yet and I'm already at the whomping willow!!!
  6. Nov 15, 2011
    6
    Actually not that bad. Decent campaign length for a handheld game and it stays true to the book/movie as well. There just isnt enough to do and it can get a bit boring after a while. Expand
  7. SvenK.
    Jun 12, 2004
    2
    Disappointing.