Since the last installment of the movie rendition of the Harry Potter series of books, namely Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2, people are having lots of Harry Potter stuff everywhere: on bumper stickers, on coffee mugs on PC desktops.
And with this craze, the iPad is no exemption. iPad apps that serve the Potter fanatics (including yours truly) appear on different apps in the iOS for iPad and iPhone, including games.
If you are a Harry Potter fan who wants to get a piece of Hogwarts in your iPad, then you are in luck, because this article is for you!
Take out your wand, conjur your spectacles, relax and eat treacle tart and drink pumpkin juice while playing the best Harry Potter iPad apps!
1. Lego Harry Potter ($4.99)
Lego Harry Potter ($4.99 via iTunes) is a crossover port of the PSP and DS version of the game of the same title. Lego HarryPotter is JK Rowling’s novel rendered in the glory of the classic children’s building blocks, Lego. Everything in the magical world is Lego — Harry, Hermione, Ron even the broomsticks and the buildings.
The game, surprisingly, is addictive even to those adults who do not play Lego anymore (case in point: me). The game has four chapters (each representing the first four books of the novel) and I am just in the second chapter. If I am to estimate the average play time to beat this game, I would say 20 hours of fun, not including re-accessing the past chapters to perfect the completion by finding secrets.
2. Harry Potter Film Wizardry ($12.99)
Now THIS is fan service at it’s finest. Harry Potter Film Wizardry is not really an iPad game, just a common entertainment app that contains many film scenes, animations and memorabilia from the eight Harry Potter Films.
The developers put it enticingly perfect:
Immerse yourself in the world of the spectacular Harry Potter film series, and learn why Yule Ball ice sculptures never melt, where Galleons, Sickles, and Knuts are really “minted,” how to get a Hippogriff to work with actors, the inspiration behind Hogwarts castle, and why Dementors move the way they do.
The only drawback of this app, aside from the price is the app’s hard drive space requirement: Harry Potter Film Wizardry is a whopping 2GB in size, which is approximately up to a day to download.
3. Harry Potter Spells ($2.99)
Harry Potter Spells ($2.99) is a wand duelling iPhone game created by Warner Bros. You would cast a spell by the wave of your hand. Unfortunately, this is really impractical to play with the iPad for obvious reasons, so they added another way to cast a spell, by drawing using your finger. Try it. It is so fun to duel with a friend. Check out this video from the developer.