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"[GAME] Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup"

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Wed 29/07/09 at 13:35
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For those not familiar with Harry Potter, quidditch is a game popular in the wizarding world. It’s much like basketball, except that you fly on brooms, there are 3 goals of different heights, and some person has to fly round chasing a tiny little golden ball that whizzes around. There are 4 positions in quidditch. You’ve got the 3 Chasers, who’s job it is to pass the quaffle (the ball) between them and score in one of the 3 goals. There are 2 Beaters, who fly around with clubs and whack bludgers (small heavy flying balls) into the opposing team. There is the Keeper, who’s job it is stop the quaffle getting thrown through one of the 3 goals. Finally, the Seeker who must catch the snitch (tiny flying golden ball). A goal with the quaffle gives the scoring team 10 points. The Seeker who catches the snitch gets their team 150 points. So if a team is losing 140-0, all they have to do is catch the snitch to win. The game ends once either seeker has caught the snitch.

In the books, quidditch is mostly played between the houses of Hogwarts, although in ‘The Goblet of Fire’, the Weasley’s, Hermione and Harry all go to the Quidditch World Cup. Now because the book doesn’t mention every single character who plays quidditch, most of the names are made up.

Within the game, you can play House vs House and Country vs Country. At the start, you only have the USA and England ground available. You must play a country at their home ground and beat them to unlock their ground.The House quidditch doesn’t get left out. There are many challenges to complete, which can unlock characters and grounds, so there is plenty to do.

Doing combinations of passes and scoring will eventually earn you a team special move. If I remember correctly, one of the House teams moves gives you 4 goals in one go. You don’t have to do anything for special moves, you simply see a clip of your team performing it. There are also special shots, such as throwing the quaffle up and smacking it with your broom.

You can change the difficulty of your game if you find it too easy. These include Nimbus 2000 and Firebolt difficulties (the difficulties are named after brooms. The better the broom, the harder the game).

It’s a nice little game that was released alongside the movies. It’s not amazingly good, but it’s fun. The game does eventually get very boring, seeing as matches become similar, although there is lots to unlock. Just don’t get your hopes up.

Game Rating: 4/10
Wed 29/07/09 at 14:25
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"the j-man"
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calm down Sonic Chris you're going to give yourself a hernia
Wed 29/07/09 at 13:35
Regular
"How Ironic"
Posts: 4,312
For those not familiar with Harry Potter, quidditch is a game popular in the wizarding world. It’s much like basketball, except that you fly on brooms, there are 3 goals of different heights, and some person has to fly round chasing a tiny little golden ball that whizzes around. There are 4 positions in quidditch. You’ve got the 3 Chasers, who’s job it is to pass the quaffle (the ball) between them and score in one of the 3 goals. There are 2 Beaters, who fly around with clubs and whack bludgers (small heavy flying balls) into the opposing team. There is the Keeper, who’s job it is stop the quaffle getting thrown through one of the 3 goals. Finally, the Seeker who must catch the snitch (tiny flying golden ball). A goal with the quaffle gives the scoring team 10 points. The Seeker who catches the snitch gets their team 150 points. So if a team is losing 140-0, all they have to do is catch the snitch to win. The game ends once either seeker has caught the snitch.

In the books, quidditch is mostly played between the houses of Hogwarts, although in ‘The Goblet of Fire’, the Weasley’s, Hermione and Harry all go to the Quidditch World Cup. Now because the book doesn’t mention every single character who plays quidditch, most of the names are made up.

Within the game, you can play House vs House and Country vs Country. At the start, you only have the USA and England ground available. You must play a country at their home ground and beat them to unlock their ground.The House quidditch doesn’t get left out. There are many challenges to complete, which can unlock characters and grounds, so there is plenty to do.

Doing combinations of passes and scoring will eventually earn you a team special move. If I remember correctly, one of the House teams moves gives you 4 goals in one go. You don’t have to do anything for special moves, you simply see a clip of your team performing it. There are also special shots, such as throwing the quaffle up and smacking it with your broom.

You can change the difficulty of your game if you find it too easy. These include Nimbus 2000 and Firebolt difficulties (the difficulties are named after brooms. The better the broom, the harder the game).

It’s a nice little game that was released alongside the movies. It’s not amazingly good, but it’s fun. The game does eventually get very boring, seeing as matches become similar, although there is lots to unlock. Just don’t get your hopes up.

Game Rating: 4/10

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