Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 is the first lego game that I was able to finish at 100% in any of the consoles that I had played. Well, actually, the only other console I played Lego games in is a PSP.
Play as Harry, Ron, Hermione and many more as you explore Hogwarts and engage in countless hours of gameplay spread across 40+ levels based on the Harry Potter books and movies. This game brings the world of Harry Potter to life on the iTouch giving you the power to play with LEGO characters and models in a brand new way.
The game is based on the first four Harry Potter books and movies, so you should be familiar with the series and events in the game if you have seen the movies. Plus, everything is in Lego so it is quite amusing to see this mystic world in bricks.
I like this game for the fact that you can do some finger slides to depict symbols in order to do some wizardry actions like pull, push, levitate, light a fire and many more! As with all other Lego games, you have to replay each level twice: once in single player mode and twice in free play where you can use a character in your group to do special things and which can be made possible to get red bricks and wizard hats.
Great graphics, great sounds and music and great humor based on events from the fiction. This game is pretty much worth it. I definitely recommend this game to all iTouch users out there.
In this demo from CES, an Intel rep shows us the coolest thing to happen to Lego toys since tiny rubber wheels. What you will see in this video is a blurring of the line between real and virtual toys, as digital enhancements change the way we might play with Legos.
Research scientists at Intel’s lab in Seattle have figured out how to use 3-D image recognition software to create new, virtual play spaces and actions for physical Lego toys, as well as physical gestures. You can set a Lego house on fire with a Lego dragon, or you can watch tiny passengers board a Lego train for its journey around a virtual track.
This type of image and gestural recognition would work with non-Lego toys as well; toy franchises from My Little Pony to G.I. Joe could benefit hugely from these kinds of enhancements.
But for now, these toys are still very much in research stages. Intel built and runs the programs on Gentoo (a Linux (Linux) distro) with an Intel Core i7 processor.
Check out the video below and share your thoughts. Is this a cool new way to play? Something that might soon make its way to a mass market? Or do you think that toys like these might erode what is left of our youngsters’ imaginations?