There’s good news for Harry Poter and/or Lego fans. Warner Brothers has released a LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 video game for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The game’s available from the App Store for $4.99.

The iPad version, unfortunately, requires iOS 4.2 to run, which means you may have to wait until Apple releases the updated OS sometime int he next few weeks before using the game. If you’re using an iPhone you’ll need a 3GS or newer device running iOS 4.1, and iPod users will need a 3rd generation or newer device (bear in mind, the 3rd generation 8GB iPod touch is actually the same as the 2nd generation device, so that model’s not supported).

The customer reviews are littered with people complaining that the app doesn’t support their devices — even though iTunes accepted their money, so be careful before you get started.

On the other hand, if you do have a supported device, the game looks awesome. It weighs in at 359MB and has LEGO versions of 100 characters scenery from the first four Harry Potter stories. The graphics are optimized for retina displays, and locations include Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest, Hogsmeade, and Hogwarts.

The game features touch-screen controls, but some users complain that they’d rather have a virtual D-pad, since the game requires you to put your fingers all over the screen right now.

If you’ve downloaded the game, let us know what you think in the comments.

via TUAW

Brad Linder

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3 replies on “LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 for iOS now available”

  1. The graphics are great, but some of the levels are frustratingly difficult!! Future versions should include more hints or feedback to the player.

  2. i haven’t got stuck on a single level, and the graphics and level design are really quite impressive. The developers have really thought about the game and runs well on ipod touch. only criticism is that they have missed out a few scenes that would have been great to explore, but the game is large enough for that to not bother me too much. A must have for iphone/ipod gamers.

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