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

Description

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]

Spells

  • Flipendo: Triggers switches and moves objects. Harry learned this spell in the previous game, thus he begins the game with this spell.
  • Skurge: Clears ectoplasm (an "unpleasant greenish substance left behind by certain ghostly beings", in the words of Professor Flitwick) out of doorways and off floors. Harry may learn this spell during a late-night adventure, or when he reads Filch's Kwikspell letter.
  • Expelliarmus: In wizard duels, deflects spells cast by the opponent. It is in Duelling Class (available outside of duels).
  • Avifors: Turns statues into birds. Learned in Transfiguration.
  • Incendio: Shoots a blast of blue fire from Harry's wand. Used to light torches, clear away spider webs, and in combat against spiders and fire crabs. Learned in Herbology.
  • Verdimillious: This spell is used in duelling and shoots green sparks at the opponent. Harry already knows this spell at the beginning of the game.
  • Vermillious: Shoots red and orange sparks at the opponent. Harry already knows this spell at the start of the game.
  • Informous: Adds a brief description and the opponent's weaknesses and strengths to the Folio Bruti. Arthur Weasley teaches this spell to Harry.
  • Mucus Adnauseam: Weakens the opponent and damages them each turn. Harry learns it from Myrtle Warren.
  • Petrificus Totalus: Petrifies an opponent. Harry learns this spell from Katie Bell in a side quest.
  • Fumos: Creates smoke to make the caster harder to see, potentially easier to miss. Hermione knows this spell at the beginning of the game. Harry cannot learn this spell.
  • Wingardium Leviosa: Makes objects or opponents fly. It is only seen in a minigame.
  • Locomotor Mortis: Prefects cast this spell at Harry if they see him wandering around the castle after curfew or in restricted areas. It locks his legs and holds him in place until they catch up and discipline him. Harry cannot learn this spell.

Characters 

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Differences between the book/movie and game

  • This is by far the most faithful version to both the film and the book.
  • This 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."
  • This version, along with GBA, PS1 and PC versions, does not feature a Whomping Willow located at the Forbidden Forest.
  • In the book and the movie, Harry kills the Basilisk by stabbing the Godric Gryffindor's sword into its mouth. In this 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 this 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.

Trivia

  • 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.

See also

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