Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup (GameCube) Preview

By Ross Morley 03.07.2003 2

Like it or not, Harry Potter has taken the world by storm. The author has now taken up the grand status of one of the richest women in the world, and her work has inspired the grounds for films, tonnes of merchandise and even a few videogames. Perhaps not doing the housework for four years, and instead taking to writing novels about an orphan wizard was worth it after all.

Now unless you somehow don't notice much that happens in this world you'll have a fair idea about what this is going to be about. At Hogwarts Castle in the weird world of Harry Potter there exists a little game called Quidditch. There are seven players on either side and each one is armed with their flying broomstick. Most of the points are generated by a ball being thrown through one of three hoops at either end of the pitch (a set of hoops at each end). Obviously, one set of hoops is your target and the other is the one you'll want to defend. There are various other tweaks to the game, but let's be honest

Screenshot for Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup on GameCube

EA have said that the structure of QWC will be something like this: you are trained to play Quidditch at your home school of Hogwarts. After going through various tournaments you will choose your country and take on the world with your aim being to obtain the Cup.

Screenshot for Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup on GameCube

Eight teams are unlockable, totalling twelve if you include the four school houses. Each team has their own stadium and special kit, which will no doubt consist of robes (these seem to be strangely fashionable in the Harry Potter universe at the minute). The analogue stick will control your flight path with other buttons coming into play with differing functions depending on which position you are playing in. It seems that there will also be a command to control other team members by using different tactics.

Screenshot for Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup on GameCube

One last thing you should know about this game is that it will feature GC / GBA connectivity (details on this are, however, not to be found).

Screenshot for Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup on GameCube

Final Thoughts

EA claim that this follows Nintendo's example in sports games

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Reader Score

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