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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Game Boy Advance)

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Also known as: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (EU), Harry Potter à l'Ecole des Sorciers (FR), Harry Potter to Kenja no Ishi (JP)
Developer: Griptonite Games
Publisher: EA Games
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Released in JP: January 31, 2002
Released in US: November 15, 2001
Released in EU: November 23, 2001

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So very stubbly.
This page is rather stubbly and could use some expansion.
Are you a bad enough dude to rescue this article?

One would think the GBA version of Sorcerer's Stone would be like the one on Game Boy Color. They would be wrong.


Read about prerelease information and/or media for this game.
Prerelease Info

Unused Text

To do:
Check if the remaining strings from this full dump are used.

There are some unused strings, probably used in a debugging menu while in development. However, this menu doesn't seem to be accessible in the final game.

22:Music Test
23:SFX Test
25:Load A-H
26:Load I-Z
To do:
Is there a way to access this in-game?

Among the names of various areas is this handily labeled string. What exactly this "broom challenge" entailed is unknown.

Broom Challenge - Unused

Unused Dialogue

To do:
Are any other lines listed in the text dump unused?

At some point in development, the Sorting Ceremony from the film and book were to be a much longer cutscene that would have run in the game itself. The first unused line was to be spoken by Ron.

Hello, you must be Harry Potter. I'm Ron Weasley. We're supposed to be in the Great Hall for the start-of-term banquet. C'mon, this way.

This line may have been spoken by Snape, as he and Quirrell are often seen together in the entrance hall in the final game.

All first years into the Great Hall, Potter! Hurry up, boy!

This line is clearly for Quirrell, judging by the stutter:

P-Pleased to m-meet you, Mr. Potter. I think y-you should be in the Great Hall.

Dumbledore gets a word in next:

Welcome to Hogwarts. My name is Albus Dumbledore and I am your Headmaster. You are each about to be sorted into one of four houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin. At the end of the year the house with the most House points will be awarded the prestigious House cup. I hope each of you will bring credit to your house.
One other item before the sorting. This year the 3rd floor corridor is forbidden to all who do not wish to die a painful death.
Our illustrious caretaker, Mr. Filch here, will be making sure none of you strays into the 3rd floor corridor by 'accident'.

McGonagall would then have called several students up to sit beneath the Sorting Hat. In the final game, only Harry is seen beneath the Hat. Interestingly, the chair that the children would sit on while wearing the Hat is in the map for the Great Hall in the final game.

Granger, Hermione!


Malfoy, Draco!


Potter, Harry!

Difficult. Very difficult. So where shall I put you? Not Slytherin, eh? You could be great, you know. Well, if you're sure better be GRYFFINDOR!

This line may have been spoken by Ron.

Over here, Harry!

The last line of this cutscene. From here, the text dump goes straight into the dialogue used in the first level.

The Following Morning...

Build Dates

Present at 0x0473B0 in the international versions and 0x047480 in the Japanese version:

Japan International
Nov 16 2001 Sep 17 2001