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Harry Potter: Spells



Puts the power of magic in your kids' hands.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Tutorials and an incantation chart do a good job of teaching muggles. To cast a spell you simply hold your device flat in the hand and place a thumb on the screen while making a motion in the air. For instance, expelliarmus, which disarms your opponent, requires moving the phone to the right then pulling it in.

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A single link in the app launches a Warner Bros. page with more iPhone games and TV, movie, and DVD selections. Players can also purchase additional spells; packs cost $.99.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Harry Potter: Spells will transform your mobile device into a magic wand and that your kids will be dueling alone, with the cat, with each other, and casting spells all over the house. Also note that additional spells are available as an in-app purchase for $.99.

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There are less expensive magic wand apps but none that offer as much authentic Harry Potter atmosphere as this one from the movie studio. The music, graphics and clipped English voice welcoming you to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry set the properly magical mood before you must delve into the serious business of learning your incantations and how to wave your device. Older teens might not be enchanted, but true Potter fans will have fun pretending, especially if there's a similarly equipped friend they can invite over for a duel.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:November 4, 2010
Category:Family Games
Topics:Magic and fantasy
Publisher:Warner Bros. Entertainment
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.1 or later

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Teen, 13 years old Written bySpielberg00 July 21, 2011

Nearly flawless, completely fun.

It's violent, because you can buy the Killing Curse, the Cruciatus Curse, and the Imperius Curse (the three Unforgivable Curses--may be found as very violent), and the spells Serpensortia, Morsmordre, and Sectumsempra can also be violent and scary to kids.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Kid, 10 years old October 1, 2010

Love it!

This app is great for learning your Harry Potter spells but I've had one problem with it. When we downloaded it to my father's iphone,and played with it, it wouldn't show us all the spells for learning. I still like it though, one time my sister and I dueled against each other with her itouch! It was reallly fun!
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Kid, 9 years old November 26, 2013


It is a good app for kids to get in the books/movies
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