|Harry Potter for Kinect - Achievement Guide|
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There are 50 achievements with a total of 1000 points.
|Potions Pro (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Potions Class|
This achievement should be your first one, right in the beginning of your first year at Hogwarts you will play this minigame. It is the very first minigame, just keep replaying until you achieve all five stars on it. This is very easy, make your potion fast and efficiently, you will get the hang after a try or two.
|Charms Champion (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Charms Class|
During year one of your stay at Hogwarts you will play the minigame in the charms class. Professor Filius Flitwick will teach you how to cast the spell Wingardium Leviosa. Keep replaying this minigame until you achieve all five stars on it, this is very easy and you will get the hang of it after a try or two.
|Troll Trouncer (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Troll Battle|
This one is actually quite annoying, Hermione is stuck in the girls room with an escaped troll trying to kill her. You will dodge the attacks of the troll by ducking, jumping, and strafing left and right which is very easy once you understand the movements of the troll. Next you will throw blocks of wood at the troll, stick your wand up the trolls nose, and finally use the spell Wingardium Leviosa to drop the trolls own club on its head. Do well in each of those to achieve the five stars. This may take a little bit to get the hang of each one but just keep at it. The Wingardium Leviosa part is the worst one in my opinion, just cast it on the club and try to get it on your first cast, anything more will probably mess you up big time. This is also during year one and will be your third minigame.
|Superb Seeker (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Quidditch Match - Seeker|
This is a fun, easy minigame where you play as the Seeker on the Quidditch team. You will play through Quidditch trying to catch the snitch to win the game. Just follow the glowing path behind the snitch and punch/kick the Slytherin opponents who get in your way while dodging the games obstacles. Reach out the grab the snitch when you can. Keep replaying this until you achieve all five stars. This is also during year one and will be your fourth minigame.
|Quirrell Quasher (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in The Philosopher's Stone Chamber|
This is the fifth and final minigame in year 1 of your journey through Hogwarts. This minigame is pretty easy, don't let to many keys hurt you while trying to find the correct one, catch the correct key, and burn Quirrell and Voldemort with your touch. It shouldn't take to many tries to achieve the five stars on this one.
|Pixie Pesterer (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Cornish Pixies|
Now this one actually made my arm hurt after doing it a few times. First of all, you will be scored off of time remaining at the finish, how many potions you dodges, and how fast you helped Neville. The trick is to wave your arm sideways to hit the pixies, not vertically. When you need to help Neville, wave your arm horizontally back and forth as fast as possible. Ignore avoiding the potions and focus on getting as many pixies as possible. I got a 100 in helping Neville, a 100 in time remaining, and a 54 in dodging potions and got the 5 stars. This the first minigame in year 2.
|Greenhouse Guru (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Mandrake Repotting|
This is the second minigame in year 2. This one is pretty easy once you get the hang of it. The first round just replant the agitated Mandrake Roots. The second round, water the wilted ones and replant the agitated ones. The third round you need to water, replant, and stop slug infestations. Once you see slug infestation come on your screen go fix that as soon as possible. Do each round as quickly as possible and you should achieve five stars fairly easy.
|Definitive Dueller (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Duelling Club|
During this minigame, you will fight against Harry's rival, Malfoy. The easiest way to do this is to keep your shield (Protego) up the entire time. Dodge his attacks even when you have your shield on because you will be scored on movement as well. Try to be accurate with your spells when you do cast them though, because you are graded on that as well. I got a 56 on accuracy, a 100 on movement, and 96 on avoidance, and that got me the five stars. This minigame is in year 2.
|Basilisk Basher (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in The Chamber Of Secrets|
This is the last minigame for year 2. This one is very easy once you understand what you are doing. The first section you will be running from the Basilisk. He will strike on the side his head is on, so if his head is to the right, go left. For the second part, the Basilisk will be blind, he will strike whichever direction you are standing. I found the best way to do this is to lean to the left or right, then switch sides right before he strikes you, then get in as many swings with your sword in as you can. Never lead the Basilisk to strike you in the middle, you will probably get hit, so always have him strike to the sides. I never got hit by him once, so I got a 100 in all three categories at the end, giving me the five stars.
|Willow Whiz (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in The Whomping Willow|
This is the first minigame for year 3. All you need to do is duck or jump for the swinging branches part. And for the branching slamming down at you, just dodge left or right. Very easy minigame. You will be scored on health, avoidance, sidestepping.
|Rat Remover (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Catch Scabbers|
This is the second minigame in year 3. Just spin around and cast spells everywhere to get time from all the objects that can give you extra time, you will be scored on that. Use sounds to find where the rat is and cast the spell on him as quick as possible.
|Dementor Defeater (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Battle The Dementors|
Wow this one was a pain in the butt for me. For the first part you will use your wand to repel the Dementors as they fly at you, they get faster and faster each round so watch out, just keep an eye out for them, that's really the only tip I can give you. For the second part, make sure you use your mini-map in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. Make sure you lean during this part, don't move your entire body. I ended up scoring a 92 for Dementors slowed, a 100 for Dementors repelled, and a 50 in health remaining and got the five stars. This is the last minigame for year 3.
|Stellar Swimmer (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Triwizard Tournament Second Task|
This is the first minigame in year 4. This is very fun and easy. Just swim until you reach the Merpeople. They attack the ones coming at you by waving your wand towards them. You will see water jet from them once they start to come at you. Then dodge them once they all start charging at you. At the end you will need to attack the Merpeople and in your spare time cast the spell at the ropes of Ron and Gabrielle until the number reaches zero and then float up. Hurry though, you will run out of air if you don't do this quick enough.
|Maze Master (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Triwizard Tournament Third Task|
This is the easiest mingame so far. Just jump, duck and dodge the mazes obstacles. Pretty straight forward, I scored a 100 in all three categories on my first try. This is the second minigame in year 4.
|Hangleton Hero (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Harry vs Voldemort Duel|
This one is a little bit difficult but once you get the hang of it it shouldn't be to hard. Switch spells to try to hit him with each once because you will be scored on variety. Its hard to see the arm motions, but in the bottom left hand corner is the arm motion to make to switch. Be as accurate as possible but dont worry to much on it, I got five stars with only 56% accuracy. Also dodge and use your shield spell as much as possible. This is the third and final minigame for year 4.
|D.A. Defender (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Room of Requirement|
This is the first minigame for year 5. Just hit the appropriate dummies as they pop up, don't hit the dummy of Neville. There are three rounds. You should be able to get this one with a little bit of practice, The main thing is to hit the flying Dementors for 500 points, and don't hit any Neville dummies and you should get the five stars. Also be as accurate as possible.
|Veil Room Victor (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Ministry of Magic Death Eater Battle|
This is the second minigame for year 5. You will battle a handful of "Death Eaters", just make sure you switch to use each of your spells, use your shield spell whenever possible. And be as accurate as you can. You should get this is a few tries. I thought the best combo was using levicorpus to make them float, then immobilize so keep them in mid air, then incendio spell as much as possible while they are floating.
|Ministry Maestro (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Dumbledore vs Voldemort Duel|
This is the final minigame for year 5. Fight the same as every other duel, make sure you use each spell, avoid the attacks using your shield spell. When you see Harry sneaking up to your left use your hand to push him back. When Voldemort spawns a flaming snake use your hand to swipe back and forth to get it away, then raise your hands upward to spawn water and throw it down on top of flaming Voldemort. You should get five stars on this pretty easily.
|Quality Keeper (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Quidditch Match - Keeper|
This is the first minigame for year 6. You will play a Quidditch match as Ron for this one, protect the goal and use your body to block the oncoming Quaffle balls as they try to score on you. The first round will be only Quaffle balls, during the second and third rounds they will throw cannon ball looking balls at you, dodge these. You will be graded on skill, dodging, and agility. I had a lot of issues with agility and I still am not quite sure what they mean by that, but I found you can get a better score in agility if you stand stationary and only use your arms and lean towards each ball instead of jumping and moving your feet while playing. I got five stars with a 91 in skill, 89 in dodging, and a 59 in agility.
|Inferi Interceptor (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in The Locket Horcrux|
This is the second minigame for year 6. For this one you will need to spin around to cast stupify on each Inferi coming at you. Hold them all off keeping as much of your health as possible. You have a minimap with the Inferi locations on it that will work as long as you have light, if your light goes out raise your hand opposite your wand hand. Hit one far away because you will be graded on furthest hit, its an instant 100 for that category if you do so. You can afford to be bit twice by an Inferi and still get 5 stars as long as you get a 100 in the "longest shot", and "Inferi hit" categories.
|Potter Precluder (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Snape vs Harry Duel|
This is the last minigame of year 6. This minigame was tough for me until I got the hang of it, you will use your wand hand to block all three waves of Harry's spells at you. They will get faster and faster so you need to do the same. Try to hit as many as possible because you will be graded on that, get hit three times and you need to start all again. You can dodge the spells, so if you need to just start strafing and hitting the spells, I thought it was easier to stand still the majority of the time though.
|Café Contender (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Luchino Caffe Duel|
This is the first minigame of year 7. You will need to fight two Deatheaters in a coffee shop, duck anytime there is a spell coming at you because you wont be able to use your shield spell. Make sure you use every spell, and make sure you change spells while ducked down behind cover. First you will fight the guy to your right, then the guy to the left. Use Hermione's distractions whenever possible because they will help you out for a good 15 seconds or so.
|Vault Voyager (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Journey to the Lestrange Vault|
This is the second minigame of Year 7. You will need to lean into each corner, make sure you hold it till you know the corner is done, some turns will be complete circles so watch out. Jump and duck when debris is on the track, and when you see a red a green flashing light lean the other way, you can put your cart back down once you pass the green light.
|Bridge Bester (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Destroy the Bridge|
This is the third minigame of year 7. This minigame is very similar to the Maze Master achievement during the Triwizard Tournament, just jump and duck at appropriate times, and move left and right to avoid the fires. When you turn around cast spells as fast as you can to hit the Deatheaters before they cast a spell at you. There will be three waves, each a little harder. Overall this achievement is pretty easy.
|Snake Slayer (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Nagini Battle|
This mingame is the fourth of year 7 and is the is probably the shortest minigame so far. For the first part throw the rocks as fast as you can at Nagini's head, next dodge the snakes attacks by just hopping from left to right and avoid the center, you can tell which way Nagini will strike because he will tilt his head that way. Next use your dominant hand to hit Nagini with the sword as soon as you can, this will affect your score so make sure to move your arm towards the snake as soon as possible.
|Voldemort Vanquisher (15 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in Voldemort Finale|
This is the final minigame for the story line of this game. It is not hard, and is the same as every other duel you have had, at the beginning crawl with your hands as fast as you can to get your wand, then just fight as normal, make sure you use every spell, use your shield whenever you need to. And overpower Voldemort when your spells collide. This shouldn't cause any issues, and if you passed every other duel, you should be able to get this one pretty easily as I got it on my first try.
|Casual Conqueror (15 points)|
|Completed the Casual Difficulty Mode|
See "Advanced Ace" for more information.
|Advanced Ace (50 points)|
|Completed the Advanced Difficulty Mode|
You will unlock this achievement and the Casual Conqueror achievement once you complete every minigame on this difficulty, make sure you set your difficulty to advanced at the beginning of your game.
|Year One (20 points)|
|Completed Year 1|
This will unlock by just playing through the game, you cannot miss this achievement if you are playing through the entire game. This will unlock after completing the "Philosopher's Stone Chamber" minigame.
|Year Two (20 points)|
|Completed Year 2|
This will unlock just playing through the game, you cannot miss this achievement if you are playing through the entire game. This will unlock after completing the "Basilisk Basher" minigame.
|Year Three (20 points)|
|Completed Year 3|
This will unlock just playing through the game, you cannot miss this achievement if you are playing through the entire game. This will unlock after completing the "Dementor Defeater" minigame.
|Year Four (20 points)|
|Completed Year 4|
This will unlock just playing through the game, you cannot miss this achievement if you are playing through the entire game. This will unlock after completing the "Hangleton Hero" minigame.
|Year Five (20 points)|
|Completed Year 5|
This will unlock just playing through the game, you cannot miss this achievement if you are playing through the entire game. This will unlock after completing the "Ministry Maestro" minigame.
|Year Six (20 points)|
|Completed Year 6|
This will unlock just playing through the game, you cannot miss this achievement if you are playing through the entire game. This will unlock after completing the "Potter Precluder" minigame.
|Year Seven (20 points)|
|Completed Year 7|
This will unlock just playing through the game, you cannot miss this achievement if you are playing through the entire game. This will unlock after completing the "Voldemort Vanquisher" minigame.
|Star Collector (30 points)|
|Ranked 5 stars in all games|
The entire story line of the game is minigames for each year Harry Potter is in Hogwarts. Achieve five stars on all of the minigames to unlock this achievement.
|Challenge Mode Casual (15 points)|
|Completed the Casual Challenge Mode|
While in Dumbledore's Office, go to his desk to select challenge mode. Play all of the casual challenges and beat them for this achievement. It is best to complete the story before attempting these because they are all redoes to minigames during the story. These are all pretty easy and you shouldn't have to many issues.
|Challenge Mode Advanced (30 points)|
|Completed the Advanced Challenge Mode|
While in Dumbledore's Office, go to his desk to select challenge mode. Play all of the advanced challenges and beat them for this achievement. It is best to complete the story before attempting these because they are all redoes to minigames during the story. These are all pretty easy and you shouldn't have too many issues. The last one caused me the most issues, I found it best just to spray the spell all over the room in every direction as fast as I could. Using that method I ended up hitting 40 dummies out of the only 30 needed.
|Challenge Mode Extreme (50 points)|
|Completed the Extreme Challenge Mode|
While in Dumbledore's Office, go to his desk to select challenge mode. Play all of the extreme challenges and beat them for this achievement. It is best to complete the story before attempting these because they are all redoes to minigames during the story. Just keep trying at these, the two that were the most annoying for me was the Greenhouse one and the Minecart track one. For the greenhouse one just try to move the agitated plants to the closest empty pot not the ones open at the far end right away. Also there will be two slug attacks back to back, so don't put away your repellent until you get those two. For the Minecart track one, try to memorize the track, only lift your cart just slightly when going over broken track. And try to get past the first part without having over a second of lift time or so. Just keep trying at both of these and you should get them with a little practice.
|Character Collector (50 points)|
|Unlocked all playable characters|
This will unlock after getting every other achievement in the game. You will need to complete every minigame in the game including the blackboard ones as well as the challenges.
|Duelling Demon (30 points)|
|Won all blackboard duelling groups|
While in Dumbledore's Office, go to the blackboard and select it. Go to the dueling section and defeat the person from each group. This should take about 15 minutes.
|Potion Perfectionist (40 points)|
|Completed all blackboard potions classes|
While in Dumbledore's Office, go to the blackboard and select it. Go to the potions option and pass all ten of the potion courses taught by Professor Snape. This should no be very hard at all and should take no more than 45 minutes.
|Super Spell-caster (15 points)|
|Practised all blackboard spells|
While in Dumbledore's Office, go to the blackboard and select it. Go to the Spells section and successfully cast all seven spells at least once. This should take you only about 5 minutes to do since you only need to cast each spell successfully one time.
|Multiplayer Master (10 points)|
|Played all multiplayer games|
While in Dumbledore's Office, go to the blackboard and select it. Go to the multiplayer section and play each of the three minigames. You do not need a second person for any of the games so you can get this playing by yourself. You do not need to win the minigames either, only play them. This is an extremely easy achievement and only takes about 2 minutes or so.
|Daring Dodger (30 points)|
|Won all blackboard dodging games|
While in Dumbledore's Office, go to the blackboard and select it. Select the dodging minigame and you will be dodging the branches from a willow tree, just duck and jump at the appropriate times. You will need to complete this in easy, medium, hard, and extreme difficulties, with the next difficulty being unlocked after completing the one before it. This isn't very hard, just pay attention and always land your jumps in ducked form, that way you only need to worry about the jumping branches.
|Song Specialist (10 points)|
|Listened to all the Sorting Hat's songs|
While in Dumbledore's Office, use your hand to swipe until you see the Sorting Hat, select him and let him play all three of his songs.
|Burning Day Bystander (10 points)|
|Saw Fawkes burst into flames|
While in Dumbledore's Office, use your hand to swipe until you see Fawkes, the bird. Select him by holding your dominant hand upward, rub the bird as if you were petting him, in about 25 seconds he will burst into flames.
|Duelling Dervish (25 points)|
|Defeated all possible opponents in blackboard duels|
While in Dumbledore's Office, go to the blackboard and select it. Go to the dueling section and defeat each person from each group.
|Ultimate Unlocker (50 points)|
|Unlocked all blackboard games|
Just keep on playing throughout the blackboard. Once you unlock the extreme difficulty for the dodging minigame this achievement will unlock. You shouldn't need to try to get this one if you are playing to get all the other blackboard achievements.
|Familiar Face (10 points)|
|Scanned your face|
When starting a new game, you'll be given the choice of movie mode or custom mode. You can either select custom mode and then scan your face when the screen prompts you too. Or choose movie mode and after you complete all year one activities select the polyjuice potion while in Professor Dumbledore's office and then select custom character from the selection screen.
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