Heads up, Potter fans: LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1 - 4 [$2.99] for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch is now just $2.99 on the App Store, coming down from a high of $4.99. Movie tie-in games, in general, stink, so it’s nice to be able to point you in the direction of this fantastic joint, which has a touch of LEGO game whimsy, some serious HP love, and competent bolts and bits of hardcore design. You can read our full review here, but the gist is this: even if you’re not crawling into bed with a Rowling novel every night, there’s still a lot fun to be had with this third-person action / exploration / adventure game.

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Also, on the update front, you’ll notice that version 2.2 has been pushed out -- this is a patch that addresses that nasty red brick glitch that prevented people from accessing their crimson unlockables. Of course, this version of the game also supports Retina display, is universal, and features the same content as its console counterpart which sells for many times more. Pretty sharp package for a low price.

  • Fredrik Jackson

    But, sadly, still not to be found in the norwegian app store!

  • Anonymous

    I'm all about Lego, but not Harry Potter. Really hoping they do Lego Star Wars. _That_ would be awesome.

    • http://twitter.com/kurtoise Kurt Oise

      PLEASE bring Lego Star Wars!

  • SMP

    Licensed Lego games are okay for what they are (certainly for children), and that's perfectly fine, but the series certainly hasn't changed over the last seven or eight years. I don't know if those games have done a very good job of being lego games, when I think Lego, I think of user generated content, not platformers. Also I think my eggo........

    • Adams Immersive

      I think Mindstorms! There has to be some crazy stuff Lego could do with iOS and Mindstorms.

      Maybe AR gaming... Angry AR.Drones vs. Mindstorms robots!

    • Mrsmartiepants

      These are decidedly not Lego building games....

      That being said, I don't think the game is intended for children only. It's based on a movie that is based on a book that has broad appeal with people of all ages. Young kids today barely even know what Lego blocks are.

  • Anonymous

    Why have they not brought Gamecenter support back?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cristiano-Fernandez/100001794208078 Cristiano Fernandez

    There is something about these lego type games. very cool indeed!

  • http://twitter.com/mymac Tim Robertson

    actually, no, this is NOT the same game as the console versions. It is the same as the DS one. Still a great fun game.

  • TheTheory

    I've played LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Harry Potter on both handheld and console, and while they are different, I tend to prefer the handheld versions. Not sure why. In any case, seems like a very solid pick-up at $3. Though, the controls are not ideal--manageable, though.

    • Mrsmartiepants

      the controls have actually been updated and you can now use a dpad instead of swiping all over the screen.

  • Paul

    I bought this last week at €3.99 ($4.99) and I'm not a bit sorry. It's amazing that you can play a game of this quality on a phone. Remember that not long ago Snake was the pinacle of mobile phone gaming. The cut scenes are beautiful to look at and the amount of content is staggering. Ok the controls do take a little getting used to but that is a very small issue in the context of the overall quality of the game. Highly recommended.

  • Lifeunderwater

    It should be 0.99$ not more than that!!