Lego: Harry Potter - Years 1 to 4
Release Date: June 29, 2010
G-O Number: 0012-PS3-N
UPC Number: 883929085187
Publisher: WB Games
Developer: TT Games
Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor
This is an adventure game in which players assume the role of a small Lego-version of Harry Potter as he learns magic spells and defeats enemy creatures at the Hogwarts magic school. Players use a wand to fire fantastical blasts at enemy monsters, spiders, snakes, wizards, pedestrians, etc. Characters sometimes cry out in pain and often break apart into smaller Lego pieces when defeated. In one cutscene, a character's body explodes, and the central character cradles the head piece; another sequence depicts a dragon impaled through the mouth by a sword. Players can also control one of the game's antagonists who casts energy spells at fleeing wizards. In one sequence, brown Lego droppings fall out of a creature's posterior; a character scoops up the droppings with a shovel and remarks with a comical "Pee-ewhh" gesture.
LEGO: Harry Potter: Years 1-4 will give gamers the chance to experience the magic and adventure of Harry Potter in a uniquely LEGO way. Playing as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, as well as other favorite characters, gamers will have the opportunity to attend lessons, cast spells, mix potions, fly on broomsticks and complete tasks to earn house points. Throughout the game, players will also have the freedom to explore iconic settings from the wizarding world including Hogwarts castle, Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest and the village of Hogsmeade!