Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (GBC) is the second game in the series for the Game Boy Color.


Take on the role of Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, his second adventure with more friends, danger and magic. Learn new spells, go on new adventures and make new friends. Harry's world is rendered in beautiful next-generation graphics. Challenge new adversaries as you confront the powers in the heart of the Chamber of Secrets.

Take the wheel of a flying car and don't be late for a second term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Based on J. K. Rowling's second book in the series, the game offers players a multitude of new challenges and mysteries in the role of the Boy Who Lived. The Game Boy Color platform features role-playing gameplay in a 2-D journey to Hogwarts. With Quidditch matches, magical duels, and other wizard minigames, this Game Boy Color title allows players to experience multiplayer magical encounters with the denizens of Hogwarts (with the use of the Game Link) and collect the Famous Witches and Wizards Cards.[1]


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Differences between the book/movie and game

  • The GBC version of the game is by far the most faithful to both the film and the book.
  • Only the GBC version, along with the PS1 and PC versions, features Ron and Lockhart accompanying Harry into the Chamber of Secrets like in the book/movie.
  • Ron doesn't go into the Forbidden Forest with Harry in any of the games except in this version. Nevertheless in the PC version Ron appears in the initial cutscene of this level and remarkably says: "You'll have to brave the Forbidden Forest alone."
  • In the book and the movie, Harry kills the Basilisk by stabbing the Godric Gryffindor's sword into its mouth. In the GBC version of the game, Harry swings the sword at the Basilisk whereas in all other versions of the game Harry has to use sword to fire lightning or magical energy at the Basilisk.
  • In the book and the movie, Harry stabs the diary with Basilisk's fang. In the GBC version he also stabs it, but using the sword. Whereas in the other versions the diary is destroyed when the Basilisk lands on it or when it drops poison over it.
  • The term "Muggle" is consistently avoided in this game, with terms such as "Non-magical people" and "Non-magical Studies" being used instead.


  • In the Game Boy version, Harry has to sneak into Filch's Office to take the Marauder's Map, but the Map isn't mentioned until Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
  • In the part where Harry, Ron and Lockhart are in the Chamber of Secrets, there is an amazing stunt. When the 3 fight in a magical encounter and lose it, the screen resumes to Harry on the other side of the snakeskin and when you move on to the Chamber of Secrets, you still have Ron and Lockhart in the group and during the fighting of the Basilisk, Ron joins Harry and Fawkes in battling the monster and later Lockhart is said to have lost his memory without his backfiring Memory Charm having happened.
  • This was the last game released on the Game Boy Color in North America.

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