Famicom World

Reviewed by:
The Uninvited Gremlin
The Uninvited Gremlin

Harry's Legend definitely makes for a good laugh as you beat this very short game.


Intro (Storyline) 4.0

Well, basically, the storyline is segments of the "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's (Sorcerer's) Stone" book. The segments are honestly not bad and help give the game an authentic feel, which in turn keeps you drawn to the game. The title screen is also quite nice, as it's a mirror image of the book's cover. You can tell it was definitely hand-drawn. There are cool storyline cut scenes before each new level, as well, but since parts of the game don't match up to the actual segments I cannot give the storyline a perfect score.

Graphics 2.0

Some graphics are pretty good. Others are very bad. I assume that this is because the game borrows graphics from many different games? Anyways, the best sprite is definitely Harry Potter himself, as this sprite feels genuine. All the others feel lifted from other games to save development time on the game.

Audio 1.5

The music and sound effects in the game are pretty awful. The sound effects feel like they were intended for a different movement or action. The music is okay on certain levels, but, unfortunately, it sometimes glitches and plays the same note forever until you reach the next level. This is plain nastiness and will make your ears want to bleed.

Gameplay 2.5

This is actually where the game shines the most. Harry is apparently a Kung-fu master as he attacks similar to the kicking in "Spartan X 2". Also, he will get the spell to attack an enemy with a broom which is really neat! The levels seem well thought out as far as pirates go. The best level, in my opinion, is "Golden Snitch Match" as it adds a new element to the game and is somewhat challenging. I also enjoy the island level when you have to jump platforms and dodge ocean creatures. Still, the levels seem somewhat buggy and the game is just a bit too short. A couple more levels could have made this game so much better.

Controls 1.0

Unfortunately, the controls are absolutely awful. Harry's jumps are not well timed to the button press and his kicks aren't either, so you will need to get used to this configuration to play the game well. But after you master the lag in controls you will be able to play the levels all the way through.

Frustrations 1.0

This game is riddled with frustrations. The bosses are a bit too hard unless you corner them and rapidly kick them to death. The controls are very bad. Enemies appear out of nowhere and own you. Harry jumps very poorly causing you to miss platforms that you need to jump onto. But, if you can get by the flaws, you can truly enjoy playing this game!

Fun Factor 2.5

This game is actually quite fun for a pirate game with crippled controls, bad collision detection, buggy sprites, silly level layouts, and silly cut scenes. Harry's Legend definitely makes for a good laugh as you beat this very short game. The truth is, after you beat it once, you may find yourself wanting to have a few more go arounds to see how fast you can win or actually see if you can beat a boss without cornering them or knocking them off an edge.

Overall 2.5

I find this game having a fair amount of replay value based on the fact it is so buggy and short. I would definitely recommend Harry's Legend to fans of buggy pirates!

Harry's Legend




Harry's Legend 
Platform Famicom
ID YH-D007 
Publisher Super Game 
Genre Adventure 
Release Date  
Retail Price  
Current Value $15
Saving Option none 
Other titles
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (aka)
Tom's Adventure (aka)

Disk-kun Ratings

Storyline [][][][] 4.0 / 5.0
Graphics [][] 2.0 / 5.0
Audio [][ 1.5 / 5.0
Gameplay [][][ 2.5 / 5.0
Controls [] 1.0 / 5.0
Frustrations [] 1.0 / 5.0
Fun Factor [][][ 2.5 / 5.0
Overall [][][ 2.5 / 5.0



The intro story
The intro story

First level
First level