After a small delay, the digital port of Potion Explosion ($0.99) has finally made its way to the App Store this morning. If you haven’t heard or played the game before, Potion Explosion puts you in the shoes of a witch or wizard as you try to beat everyone in class by creating the best potions ever. Think of it as Hermioning those poor dimwits, Harry and Ron. In order to get those potions brewing right, you try to collect the correct ingredients to make potions like the Elixir of Blind Love, the Potion of Prismatic Joy, or the Sands of Time. And you can occasionally consume those potions to get all kinds of boosts or mess with your opponents in magical ways.
The game has a fun falling-marbles mechanic that should satisfy those who enjoy those kinds of puzzle games. Potion Explosion offers a single player mode with 3 levels of AI opponents and online and local multiplayer, so plenty of ways to play the game. As you can see from the trailer, the music and the whole UI definitely helps transport you to a Hogwarts-like place. If you never got that letter, here’s your chance to drown your disappointment in all kinds of potions. The game is $4.99 and is out now.