Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
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Harry Potter FAQ
What are the controls? As well as the normal directional buttons for movement, to jump off a ledge as done by pressing forwards as this game has an auto-jump instead of a manual jump. - Square is your use button where you can skip talking, go through secret passages, talk to people and use some objects. - X is your basic attack, the Flipendo Jinx. Objects with different colored 'twinkles' above them can be destroyed, moved and used to your advantage. It also is your lock button in the Gringotts Bank, used to grab the Snitch and accelerate in Quidditch. - Triangle is your look mode where you can view most of your surroundings in one spot, also you can fire your Flipendo in that mode. Where are the secret passages and how do I get to them? I can't exactly tell you where all the passages are but here are a few hints. - You will notice a change in the graphics when there is a passage. - Some bookshelves, the thinner ones are passages (in the castle) - The Forbidden Forest has quite a few places - Near the end, when walking through the passages before battling Voldemort. - Press your  key to open them. - You can find potions, famous Witches and Wizards cards and other items. There are some portraits that say I need the password, how do I get them? You will find Fred and George around Hogwarts during your adventure, 4 times. When you talk to them, they will want Bertie Botts Every Flavored Beans, that you find. After finding their price, they'll give you a password to open the portraits, which reveal the following: - Yellow Beans:: Nimbus 2000 - Blue Beans: Famous Witches and Wizards Card - Green Beans: Armour for Quidditch Against Bludges - Red Beans: Advanced Flipendo Jinx (Yeah, I know other sites say green beans are for the card but most of them copied from other sites who copied from a single site that got it wrong. I actually play and own the game) I collected all the cards I could find in Hogwarts but I only have 14! Where are the other 3? Uh Oh! You got into the same thing I got into. Well the last 3 cards are in the Gringotts Bank. In each Vault, you have to collect all the gems and then you receive 1 card. Complete all three and there you have the 3 missing cards. So it is best that you retry the vault as many times as you can, its worth it as I have only heard that you get a different ending if you collect all the cards. Just so you know if you leave the vault no matter what you CAN NOT get back into it. How do I get past the Giant Knight in the part near Voldemort? This requires skill. Stay close to the knight and when hes about to slam down, start running around him. Then you fire a full-blast flipendo (hold down X) and hell do it again. Watch out though! He soon starts 2 hits and then 3 so be on your guard! If you play the part a few times it becomes really easy to defeat the knight. Where are the portraits? This is another question that has been asked quite often. Locations are as follows: Yellow Beans: Go to the entrance hall, then the doer next to the Great Hall has the portrait inside the room Blue Beans: When you reach Hagrids house, and turn left to the next path, it soon splits into 2, go to the left hand side path and continue, soon youll meet the portrait. (Hint: There's also 3 secret walls, one when walking to the portrait (outside) and another near the Gargoyle Gate.) Green Beans: In the dungeons, once you enter there is a tunnel in front, and 2 classes, Potions and Defence Against Dark Arts on the right and left. Go through the tunnel. Youll need to have gone to the Defence Against Dark Arts class. Use the spell then go to the door straight in front. Youll soon find the portrait on the right. Red Beans: The easiest to find. You know that place where you race Peeves (the Attic) in the upper castle, in the room you go to before entering the race area (by using the table) there is a door on the lower area, go through. I find it easier to get all of the beans first and then try to beat him. How do I defeat Voldemort? Im basically giving the game away to you! Im not going to really answer that but, you must get him somehow near to one of the 4 pillars and fire a meduim or full Flipendo at it. Itll hit him and soon weaken him, you can do it while hes moving or when hes charging up a shot at you. Next the mirror starts loading up some energy in it, you have to get Voldemort to the other side of the mirror and fire a full-blast Flipendo straight through. Itll either double or if the mirror has a bigger swirl triples! Lastly, hell come onto you and you have to tap square repeatedly. For all you really quick tappers out there, dont waste your energy, I think, if an old granny can tap every second or half a second, shell win. Also look out for when the X appears, its there for a short amount of time though, so keep your eye on the left side of the screen. If you have any more questions either email me so I can answer them in my next FAQ @ firstname.lastname@example.org