Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
By Erik Lande,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Simple, easy game best for younger players.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
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.
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Products & Purchases
Minor, doesn't seem to be selling the book or movie, but designed to appeal to fans.
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.
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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?
- Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
- Available online?: Not available online
- Publisher: Electronic Arts
- Release date: November 25, 2003
- Genre: Role-Playing
- Topics: Magic and Fantasy
- ESRB rating: E
- Last updated: November 4, 2015
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