The computer version of the 2004 video game Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was developed by KnownWonder for Windows and published by Electronic Arts. It is the sequel to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for PC and Mac, and features similar action-adventure and platforming gameplay.

Characters

Playable

A new feature for this Harry Potter game is the fact that Ron and Hermione are fully playable as well. The player is automatically switched between Harry, Ron and Hermione at different parts of the gameplay. In addition, each character will master at least one spell of their own.

Non-playable characters (NPC)

Game features

The game includes a trailer from the film, wizard duels, a gallery and more. The Bean Bonus Room is also available for collecting more sweets.

Spells

Ron Weasley in the Carpe Retractum Challenge

Creatures

Harry Potter riding a Hippogriff for his flying challenge/lesson

The Pixies

  • Bundimuns: They spit a harmful substance that must be avoided. They can be defeated by stunning them with Rictusempra and then jumping on top of them.
  • Dementors
  • Doxies: Blue flying creatures that attempt to bite and poison the player. Their eggs are used in certain potions.
  • Fire Salamanders: They breathe fire unless they are frozen. They can be defeated by putting out the fire they came from and putting out the fire from the salamanders themself.
  • Flying books: They bite, but they can be destroyed through attacking, or turned into mice for bonus points, Bertie Bott's Beans, or Famous Wizards Cards.
  • Imps: They throw exploding wizard crackers at the player.
  • The Monster Book of Monsters: Larger than flying books, they bite and shoot pages. They are immune to Snufflifors and are only hurt when hit in the mouth. Pages must be targeted with Rictusempra in the PC version. In console versions, it can be knocked down with Flipendo or the pages can be fired back at the book with Expelliarmus.
  • Pixies: They shoot electric blue orbs at the player.
  • Charmed skeleton: They throw bones at players. Defeat them with Rictusempra.

Items

Example of Famous Wizard Card

Behind the scenes

  • The game begins with Harry, Ron and Hermione on the Hogwarts Express, entirely omitting Aunt Marge blowing up, the Knight Bus, and the Leaky Cauldron. The instruction manual just briefly mentions a dreadful summer at the Dursleys, and Harry, in-game briefly mentions Ron's dad talking about Black.
  • Harry's appeance in the game is vastly different than that in the film. He has longer hair like he did in the previous book and speaks differently too (a lot more slowly).
  • Depulso adopts Rictusempra's spell icon from the previous instalment, while Rictusempra is given a new spell icon.
  • Snape is entirely absent in this game, which is odd and also creates a huge mistake in the game as he was canonically present at the Shrieking Shack.

See also

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