Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup for GameCube

MPN: 014633146578
Product Details
Description
complete in very nice condition. tested
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Action/Adventure
Release Date 2003-10-29
Maximum Number of Players 1
Expert Reviews
Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
3.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.68 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #4,319 game of all time, #70 game of 2003 for the GameCube and #296 GameCube game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 27 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
3 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 13, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 1 expert review for Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup and the rating is 65 of 100. Click below and use Testseek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Good game
4 Star Review   By member Lowest Price Electronics - Jan 6, 2006   

Strengths: sound effects, good for kids, good concept

Weakness: needs more depth

The game has good concept. the sound effects are awesome. It's kid friendly and they will surely love it. I wish there was more depth in the game. I like to play.

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Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup
3 Star Review   By member mojave - Oct 10, 2005   

Strengths: The only way to play Quidditch!

Weakness: Lacks depth

Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup is a fun sports game, though aimed mainly at kids. You can play, at first, as any of the 4 Hogwarts house teams. Play starts off fairly easy, and the options are somewhat limited. You chase after the quaffle and try to steal with one button. Once you get it, you can pass, and when you get near the opponents goals, you shoot. After a time, the snitch will appear and you become Harry (or someone else if you aren't using Gryffindor) and try to catch the snitch by following it's trail closely (not veering too far to the left or right). Once you win the house championship you can join one of the international teams and play for the World Cup. At this point the difficulty increases. It is a good setup for kids as both my 9 year-old and 5 year-old were able to win the House Cup, but then had difficulty after that. It is definitely fun to fly around, and this part of the game is very well done. The only issue with the game is the lack of depth to the gameplay - there isn't much to do except steal, pass, and shoot (and then catch the snitch). But this is to be expected from a made-up game that isn't really played anywhere and thus hasn't passed the test of time as a true sport. It certainly pales in comparison to other sports games like NCAA Football with the deep playbooks and strategy options. Overall, however, EA has made an enjoyable game that captures the essence of Quidditch pretty well for Harry Potter fans.

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Harry potter Quidditch World Cup
3 Star Review   By member Stopper33 - Oct 4, 2005   

Strengths: Sound,Concept

Weakness: Lack of speed, Should have been more of a sports game-lacks depth

The Harry Potter games by EA have been largely good games, faithful to the source material. However those games have all but neglected a very large part of the Potter universe, the wizarding sport of Quidditch. EA saw the obvious moneymaker that Quidditch represented and the longtime sports developer has finally released a game based on Harry Potter's favorite sport. Visually Quidditch World Cup is by no means a stunner, but the game's visuals are quite fitting in their style. The game looks good and has a somewhat cartoony take on the Potter world. The graphics will not set the world on fire, but they are very much up to the job and should please most fans. The Sound is pleasantly surprising. It features orchestrated pieces of music, in the vein of style presented in the Potter films. The voice work is also up to the task featuring good takes on the mostly European cast. Solid sound effects round out the package with the whoosh of broomsticks and whack of bludgers. The gameplay in Quidditch World Cup is solid, but could have been much more. It features all of the action that Rowling's writing make seem so exciting, but in the game the player is somewhat limited. There is no vertical control of the game, that is, it takes place all at the same altitude. No great sweeping dives or feints. The game does have some acrobatic special moves that can be earned farther into the game but it hardly makes up for the lack of vertical control. Certainly this game is aimed at a younger audience that needs simplified controls, but there should have been a more direct mode for experienced players. The rest of the play is solid, but lacks a real sense of riding on a Nimbus stick, not enough speed. EA should have looked to their hockey and soccer games as a clue to what Quidditch should be like. As it is, the gameplay is solid, but far from what it could have or should have been. Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup was a no-brainer coming from the current king of sports gaming. It features lots to unlock and all the popular characters from the books. A solid if uninspired take on quidditch along with good presentation, Quidditch is worth a look, especially to fans. Too bad the game isn't as good as EA's other sports offerings, it could have brought more fans to the table for both EA and the Potter books.

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Are you ready for some quidditch?
3 Star Review   By member gamejunkie - Sep 25, 2005   

Strengths: good graphics, good music, kid-friendly gameplay

Weakness: might be too easy for the older gamers, controls feel a little sluggish

I purchased this game for my younger sister because she is a big fan of Harry Potter. We have been playing the game on and off for a week now. The graphics are very good and the music isn't annoying or repetitive. The controls seem to need a little more work because it felt somewhat sluggish and the response was a little slow. It's not a huge problem though and will not prevent you from enjoying the game. The gameplay was not complicated at all. It is fast paced with lots of combos and special moves. The game also has many references to the movies for the enjoyment of the hardcore fans. If you're a big fan of Harry Potter, I recommend you buy this game. Many places are selling it for $15 or less now so its not very expensive.

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Best Harry Potter Game so far
4 Star Review   By member yadayadacube - Jul 11, 2005   

Strengths: Good graphics and music

Weakness: Quidditch games only

I was really surprised how good this game is! I have played all other Harry-Potter-movie games and found this one by far the best in the market. It has only quidditch games - and it is well developed. You start to practice one role at a time, and then have a practice game with other houses. The rules of quidditch are not fully introduced in the game and guess most people have known that by now, but it would better to remind us somewhere in the game. Great graphics and music!! You certainly appreicate more how good Harry Potter is by playing his part as a seeker! Highly recommend to buy one! I hope it can include some mini games other than quidditch.

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This game will please Potter Fans
4 Star Review   By member Honrosie42 - Jul 6, 2005   

Strengths: Lots of little details that will please fans of the books, you get to play quiddich!

Weakness: I found it a bit easy to plow through the other teams.

Ah, Quidditch! The game of choice for young wizards the world over. Now, a Muggle such as yourself can too play this fine game! Honestly, I don't find the game play itself to be too challenging. Try to make points by hitting the goal, but its done to the rules of quidditch. Where I think this game really shines is in its presentation. You can pick any House to play for, and sure enough the players are the ones from the books. And they even talk to you! Harry will give the tutorial if you pick Griffindor, but if you pick Slitheren Draco will do the same bit but in his own way. This applies for the other houses too. Lee Jordan does commentary. Win the House cup and you go to the World Cup where you can play as pro teams. (Krum is there if you pick Bulgaria) Ludo Bagman does the commentary there. For Potter fans this game is worth a try, and heck it's a sport that will give you a break from your boring old Muggle Football.

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4 Star Review   By member shrike424242 - Nov 28, 2004   

Strengths: Nicely done implementation of Quidditch, good graphics, fun, fast action

Weakness: Gameplay a little difficult at times, a little hard to get into for the non-Harry Potter fans

For fans of Harry Potter's Quidditch, Quidditch World Cup is a well-done implementation of the game from the Harry Potter novels. Quidditch is a game with seven players per side, three Chasers, one Seeker, two Beaters and one Keepper. Partly played like football and soccer tossed together, it's a game of much more offense than defense, as it's control over the Chaser most of the game, with some shifts to the Seeker and Beaters. Most of the gameplay is fast-paced, with lots of passes and combos, with frantic, flashy action. Sometimes, the computer manages to score out of nowhere and snatch the blodger right out of nowhere. The graphics are done well and a very good translation of the game elements from the books. Due to this, anyone who's read the books will have an upper-hand over those that haven't, though after some practice, that'll even out. Overall, it's a fun and action-packed game that's a different sport than any other game out there, and a must-have for any Harry Potter fan. Minor irritations aside, it's a good game worth having.

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Product Details
Description
complete in very nice condition. tested
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Action/Adventure
Release Date 2003-10-29
Maximum Number of Players 1
Summary
Product Title Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup for GameCube
Manufacturer Electronic Arts
Power Score 3.6 | 9 Reviews
General
URL: Manufacturer Link
Network Compatible: No
Additional Specifications
Simultaneous Multiplayer Mode: No
Uses Memory Card?: Yes
Optional Expansions: Controller with Vibration Function
Expert Reviews
Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
3.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.68 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #4,319 game of all time, #70 game of 2003 for the GameCube and #296 GameCube game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 27 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

Read the full review »

Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
3 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 13, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 1 expert review for Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup and the rating is 65 of 100. Click below and use Testseek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Good game
4 Star Review   By member Lowest Price Electronics - Jan 6, 2006   

Strengths: sound effects, good for kids, good concept

Weakness: needs more depth

The game has good concept. the sound effects are awesome. It's kid friendly and they will surely love it. I wish there was more depth in the game. I like to play.

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Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup
3 Star Review   By member mojave - Oct 10, 2005   

Strengths: The only way to play Quidditch!

Weakness: Lacks depth

Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup is a fun sports game, though aimed mainly at kids. You can play, at first, as any of the 4 Hogwarts house teams. Play starts off fairly easy, and the options are somewhat limited. You chase after the quaffle and try to steal with one button. Once you get it, you can pass, and when you get near the opponents goals, you shoot. After a time, the snitch will appear and you become Harry (or someone else if you aren't using Gryffindor) and try to catch the snitch by following it's trail closely (not veering too far to the left or right). Once you win the house championship you can join one of the international teams and play for the World Cup. At this point the difficulty increases. It is a good setup for kids as both my 9 year-old and 5 year-old were able to win the House Cup, but then had difficulty after that. It is definitely fun to fly around, and this part of the game is very well done. The only issue with the game is the lack of depth to the gameplay - there isn't much to do except steal, pass, and shoot (and then catch the snitch). But this is to be expected from a made-up game that isn't really played anywhere and thus hasn't passed the test of time as a true sport. It certainly pales in comparison to other sports games like NCAA Football with the deep playbooks and strategy options. Overall, however, EA has made an enjoyable game that captures the essence of Quidditch pretty well for Harry Potter fans.

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Harry potter Quidditch World Cup
3 Star Review   By member Stopper33 - Oct 4, 2005   

Strengths: Sound,Concept

Weakness: Lack of speed, Should have been more of a sports game-lacks depth

The Harry Potter games by EA have been largely good games, faithful to the source material. However those games have all but neglected a very large part of the Potter universe, the wizarding sport of Quidditch. EA saw the obvious moneymaker that Quidditch represented and the longtime sports developer has finally released a game based on Harry Potter's favorite sport. Visually Quidditch World Cup is by no means a stunner, but the game's visuals are quite fitting in their style. The game looks good and has a somewhat cartoony take on the Potter world. The graphics will not set the world on fire, but they are very much up to the job and should please most fans. The Sound is pleasantly surprising. It features orchestrated pieces of music, in the vein of style presented in the Potter films. The voice work is also up to the task featuring good takes on the mostly European cast. Solid sound effects round out the package with the whoosh of broomsticks and whack of bludgers. The gameplay in Quidditch World Cup is solid, but could have been much more. It features all of the action that Rowling's writing make seem so exciting, but in the game the player is somewhat limited. There is no vertical control of the game, that is, it takes place all at the same altitude. No great sweeping dives or feints. The game does have some acrobatic special moves that can be earned farther into the game but it hardly makes up for the lack of vertical control. Certainly this game is aimed at a younger audience that needs simplified controls, but there should have been a more direct mode for experienced players. The rest of the play is solid, but lacks a real sense of riding on a Nimbus stick, not enough speed. EA should have looked to their hockey and soccer games as a clue to what Quidditch should be like. As it is, the gameplay is solid, but far from what it could have or should have been. Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup was a no-brainer coming from the current king of sports gaming. It features lots to unlock and all the popular characters from the books. A solid if uninspired take on quidditch along with good presentation, Quidditch is worth a look, especially to fans. Too bad the game isn't as good as EA's other sports offerings, it could have brought more fans to the table for both EA and the Potter books.

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Are you ready for some quidditch?
3 Star Review   By member gamejunkie - Sep 25, 2005   

Strengths: good graphics, good music, kid-friendly gameplay

Weakness: might be too easy for the older gamers, controls feel a little sluggish

I purchased this game for my younger sister because she is a big fan of Harry Potter. We have been playing the game on and off for a week now. The graphics are very good and the music isn't annoying or repetitive. The controls seem to need a little more work because it felt somewhat sluggish and the response was a little slow. It's not a huge problem though and will not prevent you from enjoying the game. The gameplay was not complicated at all. It is fast paced with lots of combos and special moves. The game also has many references to the movies for the enjoyment of the hardcore fans. If you're a big fan of Harry Potter, I recommend you buy this game. Many places are selling it for $15 or less now so its not very expensive.

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Best Harry Potter Game so far
4 Star Review   By member yadayadacube - Jul 11, 2005   

Strengths: Good graphics and music

Weakness: Quidditch games only

I was really surprised how good this game is! I have played all other Harry-Potter-movie games and found this one by far the best in the market. It has only quidditch games - and it is well developed. You start to practice one role at a time, and then have a practice game with other houses. The rules of quidditch are not fully introduced in the game and guess most people have known that by now, but it would better to remind us somewhere in the game. Great graphics and music!! You certainly appreicate more how good Harry Potter is by playing his part as a seeker! Highly recommend to buy one! I hope it can include some mini games other than quidditch.

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This game will please Potter Fans
4 Star Review   By member Honrosie42 - Jul 6, 2005   

Strengths: Lots of little details that will please fans of the books, you get to play quiddich!

Weakness: I found it a bit easy to plow through the other teams.

Ah, Quidditch! The game of choice for young wizards the world over. Now, a Muggle such as yourself can too play this fine game! Honestly, I don't find the game play itself to be too challenging. Try to make points by hitting the goal, but its done to the rules of quidditch. Where I think this game really shines is in its presentation. You can pick any House to play for, and sure enough the players are the ones from the books. And they even talk to you! Harry will give the tutorial if you pick Griffindor, but if you pick Slitheren Draco will do the same bit but in his own way. This applies for the other houses too. Lee Jordan does commentary. Win the House cup and you go to the World Cup where you can play as pro teams. (Krum is there if you pick Bulgaria) Ludo Bagman does the commentary there. For Potter fans this game is worth a try, and heck it's a sport that will give you a break from your boring old Muggle Football.

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4 Star Review   By member shrike424242 - Nov 28, 2004   

Strengths: Nicely done implementation of Quidditch, good graphics, fun, fast action

Weakness: Gameplay a little difficult at times, a little hard to get into for the non-Harry Potter fans

For fans of Harry Potter's Quidditch, Quidditch World Cup is a well-done implementation of the game from the Harry Potter novels. Quidditch is a game with seven players per side, three Chasers, one Seeker, two Beaters and one Keepper. Partly played like football and soccer tossed together, it's a game of much more offense than defense, as it's control over the Chaser most of the game, with some shifts to the Seeker and Beaters. Most of the gameplay is fast-paced, with lots of passes and combos, with frantic, flashy action. Sometimes, the computer manages to score out of nowhere and snatch the blodger right out of nowhere. The graphics are done well and a very good translation of the game elements from the books. Due to this, anyone who's read the books will have an upper-hand over those that haven't, though after some practice, that'll even out. Overall, it's a fun and action-packed game that's a different sport than any other game out there, and a must-have for any Harry Potter fan. Minor irritations aside, it's a good game worth having.

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