Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the U.S.) is the first Harry Potter video game for the Game Boy Color. Its sequel is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for the Game Boy Color.


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As the game begins, you're starting your first year at Hogwarts. You explore the school and its grounds, gather items for potions, cast spells and battle a dazzling spectrum of adversaries in turn-based wizard challenges. Diversions abound as you solve action-oriented puzzles with Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Albus Dumbledore and a host of unforgettable characters from the now internationally acclaimed J. K. Rowling book. Colourful graphics render Harry's mystical world in spirited detail, making the journey from Privet Drive to Diagon Alley and the Gringotts, then on to Hogwarts and the Forbidden Forest, enchanting and exciting. You can also trade and collect Famous Wizard Cards to unlock rewards and increase Harry's skills. You can trade cards with a friend using a Game Link Cable. And as you attain experience points for Harry, you can upgrade spells and improve Harry's strength so he can take on new opponents.

Leave the nonmagical world of the Muggles behind to play as Harry Potter in the Game Boy Color release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Experience the wizardry, adventure, and thrills of life at Hogwarts.[1]


Objects and actions

Other appearances






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Potions & Ingredients

Behind the scenes

  • This version has a glitch during the part where you need to find ingredients for Snape. One of them is supposed to be found by examining a tapestry in Snape's office. However, if you get the other ingredient first, the one in Snape's office will never appear and you will be forced to restart the game.
  • In the book and film, Harry witnesses Snape and Quirrell's interaction alone and in the Forbidden Forest and a school corridor, respectively. But in this game, he witnesses the scene along with Ron, Hermione and Neville on the third floor during the Midnight Duel scene.

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Notes and references

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