A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that World of Harry Potter Trivia is a set of 60 multiple choice questions about the Harry Potter movies, but not the story itself. Many of the questions focus on how much money the movies, books, and actors made, what years the books and movies were released, etc. A few questions relate to the origins of the names of characters and spells in mythology or other languages, particularly Latin. The screenshot and description on the iTunes store describes posting quiz results to Facebook, but this functionality is no longer included. The questions only run through the release of the fifth movie and are scattered with typos.
Is it any good?
WORLD OF HARRY POTTER TRIVIA is an easy enough app to play, but it likely to disappoint Harry Potter fans. The trivia questions focus on items like box office sales, which might be useful knowledge for Trivial Pursuit someday, but it's not the "what form does Professor Snape's patronus take?" type of how-immersed-in-this-world-are-you? trivia that fans are seeking. The mythology and word origins questions are neat, but it's difficult to find interest in taking the quiz more than once. The typos, which include misspelling a character's name, add to the sense that this app is not by or for true fans.
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For kids who love Harry Potter
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