Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup

Game review by
Erik Lande, Common Sense Media
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Simple, easy game best for younger players.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 6 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

Unlike many sports games there is no taunting, and players shake hands after the game.

Violence & Scariness

Some of the special moves and tackles are somewhat violent, i.e. kicking players or knocking them off brooms.

Language
Consumerism

Minor, doesn't seem to be selling the book or movie, but designed to appeal to fans.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there is little of concern in this game. Some of the special Quidditch moves, like tackling and using bludgers (balls that knock other players off their brooms), are somewhat violent. This title is best for younger players because the game lacks some complexity.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byShariz61 December 15, 2012

This parent says

The violence isn't bad nothing I would worry about.
Adult Written bywinedixy April 9, 2008
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
Teen, 14 years old Written bystar April 9, 2008

Not for teens but has an exciting plot and the game is fun.

Harry Potter Quidditch cup is fun but a bit to easy. It may get boring.

What's it about?

QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP is a fast-paced sports game designed to appeal to fans of the Harry Potter stories.

It is played on broomsticks, with four balls and three goals to a side. Players initially choose one of the four Hogwarts School teams and then learn the various positions and compete against the other school teams for the House Cup. Players then can advance to the World Cup, where they can upgrade their broomsticks and play using an international team.

Is it any good?

The game has elegant settings, but it is lacking in overall depth and complexity of play. Play is quite simple and unfortunately the difficulty level isn't adjustable. It's common to limit the opposing team to 0 points. There are four positions to be learned, but play is quite easy with all and the computer even switches you over to the appropriate player position at any given moment.

Complex moves are available to be learned, but in general they're quite easy to carry out, as a series of buttons are pressed and the game then shows a short scene of the move. While enjoyable at first, limited types of play are available and the games quickly become repetitive.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the appeal of Quidditch. Does it seem violent to you? Would you want to play it if you could? Which real-life sports is it like?

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