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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery for Android

By Jam City Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Apr 26, 2018

Your Hogwarts acceptance letter has arrived: You can now play the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery game, have the sorting hat place into a house, learn spells, brew potions, make friends, and slowly unravel the mystery of your family.

Pros

Familiar to Potter Fans: If you've read the books or watched the movies, the setting for the game will be familiar. The story starts 11 years after Harry Potter's birth but before he enters Hogwarts.

In the first chapters of the game, you receive your acceptance letter and travel to Diagon Alley to pick up your school supplies and make a friend. You then travel to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where you get sorted into a house and start your first year. Along the way, you encounter familiar members of the school's faculty and visit classrooms, offices, and other rooms in the castle.

Engaging to play: To progress through the school year, you complete tasks, finish quests, take classes, master spells, and learn potions. As you move through the game, you gain experience and earn gems and coins.

It's not all about studying: Because of your family's past, some of your classmates are wary of you. To complete some quests, you can duel others and choose your style of dueling: Sneaky, Aggressive, or Defensive. One style is better for fighting another style, for example, Sneaky can overcome Defensive, so choose wisely.

Branching storyline: The game offers lots of customization, from your character's sex and physical characteristics to wizarding clothes. And you make make choices in the game -- from which house you join to how you approach school and interact with others -- that affect how your story unfolds.

Cons

Pay to immerse yourself in the game: You earn coins and gems by completing activities in the game, such as finishing quests, completing classes, and winning the House Cup. And you spend the coins and gems to refill your energy, interact with some characters, or upgrade your outfit. The more coins and gems you have, the smoother the game progresses. But they run out quickly, so you may find yourself buying them through in-app purchases to keep playing at a pace you like.

No offline play: The game requires a wireless connection, preferably Wi-Fi, the game suggests.

To sync across devices, you need to link the game to your Facebook account: While you can play the game and save your progress on your phone, if you want to sync your progress across different devices, you need to link the game to your Facebook account. Which 'we'd rather not do right now, to be honest. It would be better if the game let us sync with our Google Play Games account, instead.

Bottom Line

If you can't spend enough time in the wizarding world, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery game, is a fine way to become a witch or wizard at Hogwarts. Along the way, you'll make friends, learn spells, uncover secrets, and probably spend a few silver sickles to keep the game moving.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.10.2

- Fixes an issue with Facebook Login that prevented some players from recovering their game

- Fixes an issue with purchasing items

General

Release November 15, 2018
Date Added November 15, 2018
Version 1.10.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,637
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

YOUR Hogwarts story begins in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, your very own adventure in the Wizarding World. Choose your story, learn magical spells, and duel against rivals in a magical journey. Explore never-before-seen rooms of Hogwarts Castle and investigate ancient mysteries. Learn powerful magic and knowledge from Professors Dumbledore, Snape, and more. Duel against your rivals and forge alliances with new friends to help you on your adventures. As part of WBIE's Portkey Games label, this groundbreaking mobile game puts you at the center of an all-new story in the wizarding world.

When your mettle is tested, what kind of witch or wizard will you be? A heroic Gryffindor? A cunning Slytherin? You decide! After all, this is your Hogwarts story.

Game Features:

Magic Spells, Potions & More

- Attend classes to learn and master magical skills like casting spells and brewing potions.

- Unlock new characters, spells, potions and locations as you advance through the years of Hogwarts.

- Customize your student avatar.

Mystery and Adventure

- Use your magical skills to investigate mysteries at Hogwarts.

- Discover the truth behind the Cursed Vaults and your brother's disappearance in an all new story.

Friendships that Matter

- Bond with your housemates to win the House Cup.

- Go on quests to help friends and fellow students...or frustrate rivals.

- Earn respect and build relationships by adventuring together.

Please note that Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is free to download and play, however, you can purchase some in-game items with real money. If you want to limit this feature, please disable in-app purchases in your device's settings.

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