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Year Eight, Level Six: The Flaw in the Plan

In this level you’ll need a Regular Wizard, Dark Wizard, Digging Character, Goblin, Weasley, and Strong Character.

First Time

While Harry’s off fighting the Dark Lord, Hermione, Ron, and Neville are here and ready to kick butt! The creators of the game like to end things by giving you lots of easily-obtained collectibles, so start off by releasing Crookshanks and digging up the spot nearest to you. This is the first of three– the second can be found by walking to the right from here, and the final one near the shining rock in the middle. Digging all of these spots up will give you the Hufflepuff Crest piece. You should also find a couple of small fires scattered around the area: one by the final digging spot, one in the corner on the right side, and one around the center of the left side. There are two more in the last area that will get you the collectible for this, so start on getting through the actual level and destroy the silver rocks on the right side. This will reveal a cauldron for you to set up and find the three ingredients. Slightly to your right, you can use Wingardium Leviosa to get the popsicle out of the sleeping troll’s hand. Then, use Diffindo to destroy the red object in the middle for the second ingredient. And finally, head to the far left and assemble the pieces, then use Aguamenti to receive the last ingredient.

And now, a little switch to Molly Weasley and Kingsley Shacklebolt. Use Molly to open the Weasley box and put the firework together. Head down the path, then assemble the bridge to cross. Use Aguamenti to put out the flames and build the weight, then attach it overhead for another bridge. After crossing, walk toward the screen for the Gryffindor Crest piece. Keep going forward, dropping down to a lower area and assembling the pieces to build a spring to bounce yourself up and to the right. Use Wingardium Leviosa to build a bridge, and cross it to reach Bellatrix. Like in the last few levels and on the grounds, Death Eaters are everywhere, so blast through them until Bellatrix jumps down and is ready for a duel. Afterward, another wave of enemies will show up. Duel her again and she’ll send more Death Eaters until she decides to hop back down for a last duel. After defeating her for the final time, you will automatically receive the character token for Bellatrix Lestrange.

Here’s the part where it gets tricky: there are enemies everywhere. As you begin, there are Death Eaters fighting students and adult wizards all over the place, spiders crawling around, and Nagini shooting venom at you. Nagini is your main concern at the beginning, so avoid the shots while extinguishing the flames to the right. Escape around the back and go through the doorway, then head to the right and you should get the Lord Voldemort character token. Come out of here and head to the far left to extinguish some more flames with Aguamenti, and you’ll get the Kingsley Shacklebolt character token. Now, time to fight. Go back to Nagini and use Neville to destroy some spiders. When you see the spider with the purple belly, switch to Hermione to shoot it and pick it up, then throw it at Nagini. Next, a bunch of Death Eaters will show up along with the spiders. Continue to follow the pattern and throw the spider at Nagini. The final wave will be Dementors along with spiders, so take care of the Dementors with Expecto Patronum first. Then, find the purple-bellied spider again and throw it at Nagini for the last time. Use Wingardium Leviosa on the spider once it’s in Nagini’s mouth, then switch to Neville and walk to the orange circle and hit Nagini with the Sword of Gryffindor.

This is it: the final duel with Voldemort. Hit him once in the duel and you’ll switch to Hermione, where you’ll have to battle a Dementor and a spider. Then back to Harry, hit Voldemort, and back to Hermione, destroy Dementor, spider, and Death Eater. Back to Harry again, hit, and back to Hermione, destroy one Dementor, two spiders, and a Death Eater. And finally, back to Harry for a critical hit to end both the level and the game.

Free Play

In the first area, there is a safe stuck in the ground near the red object that gives you a potion ingredient. Use Wingardium Leviosa to get it out, then use a Goblin to open it to save the Student In Peril.

In the second area, after building the bridge with the weight and crossing it, walk back to find an orange handle. Have a strong character pull it for a Spectrespecs dispenser. Head back to the beginning of the area and assemble the pieces to make a box, then shoot it for the Ravenclaw Crest piece. Toward the end of the area, where you build the bridge to get to Bellatrix, head to the right and jump across the gap to reach a closet to use Dark Magic on for the Slytherin Crest piece.

Afterward

Now that you’ve beaten the level portion of the game, you should see little floating icons in each area you enter (around Diagon Alley, Hogwarts grounds, etc.) that show which collectibles can be found within the area. It may take me a while to publish the next post, but it’ll be a big one– a full guide to all of these collectibles, separated by the area they are found in.

Congratulations, you’ve finished Year Eight: The Deathly Hallows – Part 2!

Year Eight, Level Five: Snape’s Tears

In this level you’ll need a Regular Wizard, Dark Wizard, Weasley, Bag Character, Goblin, Mechanic, Strong Character, Deluminator Character, and Book Character.

First Time

As you begin, use Aguamenti to fill up the tank and put out the fire. Use Ron on the Weasley box and climb up the wall to the right. Assemble the pieces with Wingardium Leviosa to build a hand, then lift it and stick it on the left wall by the gears to turn them and open the gate. This releases the troll, who smashes through the door on the right, allowing you further access around the area. Jump down and head down the path, blasting any randomly appearing Death Eaters out of your way. You’ll eventually reach a point where the troll is on higher ground. If you’re still playing as Ron, switch to either Harry or Hermione, because Ron’s fear of spiders in this area makes him useless a good portion of the time. As you’re playing here, don’t forget to stop every once in a while to shoot the Death Eaters and occasional spiders. Destroy the statue in the center of the area with Reducto, then use Hermione’s bag plate to build a catapult. Bring it back, then shoot the target on the side to fling a rock up and hit the troll. After this, more spiders and Death Eaters will appear, so destroy them all. Bring the catapult back again, but don’t shoot until the troll is in the middle and the Death Eater with the shield is gone. After this shot, he’ll destroy the catapult, so build it again and get it ready for when he’s in the middle and the shield has been destroyed. He’ll fall off the side of the building after being shot the final time, and some pieces will fall that can be used as platforms to reach where he was previously standing. Head to the right, still blasting away the Death Eaters, until you reach a new room with the troll in the back. If you go to the right, toward the screen, you’ll come across a Death Eater attacking another student. Destroying this Death Eater will earn you the Student In Peril. Now, use Harry to put on the Invisibility Cloak and sneak past the troll. Head to the right, by the red wall, and put out the flames with Aguamenti. Shoot the wall with Diffindo and cut out the music note, then use the pieces to build a phonograph to make the troll dance. Head to the left and use Ron on the Weasley box, then place the box in front of the troll to make him disappear and continue to the next area.

Use Lumos on the vines covering the anchor to your right and levitate it up to make some pieces scatter. Assemble them and turn the handle to destroy the wall. Use Hermione on the bookcase and assemble some more pieces for a boat that destroys itself in the water. Hop in the water and assemble even more pieces to make a fan that allows you to reach the other side. To the left of Snape you’ll see a lit lantern that you must use Ron’s Deluminator to trap. Bring it to the right side on a wall and a wheel will drop. Carry it to the right and fill the tank with Aguamenti, then turn the handle and pick up the little container. Set it down next to Snape, then have Harry shoot the cloud and then give him the container to finish the level.

Free Play

Right at the beginning, you should be able to see a red and black object behind the sticky wall. Go through the little doorway to the left to climb behind it, and use Dark Magic on it for the Fenrir Greyback character token. Here you will also find the first of three chests you must use Dark Magic on for a collectible– after using a Weasley to climb the sticky wall, it’s immediately to your right. The Gryffindor Crest piece can be obtained once you’re up here as well: after attaching the hand to the wall and opening the gate, use Dark Magic on the gears for the crest piece. The next chest is in the area where you fight the troll for the first time, in the back left corner. After destroying the troll on top of the roof and heading down to the right, you’ll come across a safe that must be opened with a Goblin for the Death Eater character token. In the next area with the troll, you’ll find the last chest, to the left of the troll when he’s standing in front of the doorway. Opening it will give you the Slytherin Crest piece.

In the second area, after destroying the wall, use Dark Magic on the fish for the character token for Professor Snape. Behind the bookcase, use a Mechanic to fix the machine for the Ravenclaw Crest piece. Finally, to the right of Snape near the wall is a handle that must be pulled by a strong character for the Hufflepuff Crest piece.

Afterward

Follow the ghost coins all the way across the grounds to Hagrid’s hut to reach the final level.

Year Eight, Level Four: Fiendfyre Frenzy

In this level you’ll need a Regular Wizard, Dark Wizard, Digging Character, Deluminator Character, Book Character, Animagus, Strong Character, Weasley, Parselmouth, Mechanic, and Goblin.

First Time

And we start off with another area of one of the fans’ favorite couples, Ron and Hermione. First, shoot the bottom cauldron on the right side, then use the Weasley box and give the fan to the sweaty-looking wizard in the painting. In exchange, you’ll get a popsicle, one of the ingredients in your potion. Shoot the flowerpot right next to the painting and use Crookshanks to dig for the second ingredient. Then use Hermione’s bag plate for the last ingredient and add them all to the cauldron. Once the barricade is destroyed, you’ll be looking for a way to reach the Spectrespecs dispenser up on top of what looks like a cabinet. Use Hermione to open the bookcase, then assemble the pieces and give the knight his shield for a way up. Use the Spectrespecs to build the catapult and launch it to clear more of the path. But wait, where are those odd struggling noises coming from? Shoot the swing to the right of the row of armors at the end to free the Student In Peril. Now you can go about using Ron to move the light from the lantern behind the bookshelf to the left to the one by the table on the right. This clears the way to the next area.

Harry’s back and Ron’s gone, but this isn’t a problem. Head down the path and shoot the object on the scale with Reducto three times to lower the piece of the tunnel, then place it on the bottom. Twist the upper one, then have Crookshanks crawl through and press the button on the left, then exit out the other side to topple the knight. Jump down and head forward to move on.

For a while you’ll just be hopping across gaps and flames, and extinguishing smaller flames with Aguamenti. Once you’ve all reached the part where you’re standing on a painting next to a vault, a dragon made of fire will destroy the entire area you just climbed across, and part of the area you need to get to now. Use Wingardium Leviosa to help your friends across, and once they’re there, they’ll help you. Keep jumping across and extinguishing flames with Aguamenti until you reach the end, where you have to shoot the chair with Reducto and assemble the pieces into stairs. Once again, the dragon comes through and destroys where you just were. Extinguish some more flames, use Ron on the Weasley box, and use the firework to make another path across. Keep jumping, then shoot the cabinet and use Diffindo on the wall and build the ladder. After climbing, the dragon will come through again, ending the area.

Follow the blue coins up to the leftmost platform first. Shoot the structure with Reducto, then build the airplane. Ride it to destroy the rest of the structure, then destroy the rest of the items here to make some pieces to assemble. Fill up the water tank with Aguamenti, then jump back on a broom and ride toward the screen to the left. Jump off the broom and onto the ledge. Open the chest and build the bed, then jump on it to reach the Tom Riddle character token. Get back on the broom and ride it to the next platform to the right and toward the screen. Use Wingardium Leviosa to set up the tank, then fill it up with Aguamenti. Jump on the broom again and follow the trail of blue coins to the last platform. Destroy everything until you’ve cleared a path to the Parseltongue wall, and use either Harry or Ron to solve the puzzle. Assemble the pieces, place the tank, and fill it with Aguamenti to end the level.

Free Play

In the first area, after making the potion, you should see a red glowing lock on a cage to the left of the bookcase. Use a Dark Wizard on it, then fill the balloon with water using Aguamenti until it bursts, giving you the Ravenclaw Crest piece. Also, shoot the chest in the front right corner toward the end of the area for a skeleton, then assemble it. This is the first of three skeletons that will get you a crest piece in the next area.

To the left as you start the area, there is another chest you must shoot and assemble the skeleton. Shoot the dragon’s body, then pull the handle with a strong character to destroy it. Then, turn the handle on the chest to open it and give you the Hufflepuff Crest piece. Back here, you should also find another chest to shoot and assemble the skeleton for the Gryffindor Crest piece.

Near the beginning of the third area, you’ll come across a red cage with the Slytherin Crest piece inside. Use a Dark Wizard to open and get it. As you’re jumping across the bottom level, you’ll eventually reach a vault that a Goblin can be used to unlock and get the Gregory Goyle character token.

Similar to getting the character token for Tom Riddle, on the opposite side is a random platform with a broken machine. Use Arthur Weasley to repair it for the character token Harry (Brown Jacket).

Afterward

Follow the ghost coin trail once again.

Year Eight, Level Three: Burning Bridges

In this level you’ll need a Regular Wizard, Dark Wizard, Parselmouth, Deluminator Character, Weasley, Digging Character, and Animagus.

First Time

Start off by pulling the cored and putting the painting pieces in the correct areas (from bottom to top: plant, cloud, sun) to get the pieces for a Spectrespecs dispenser. Put out the fire to the right with Aguamenti, then put on the Spectrespecs and build the chisel. Head down the stairs and use it to destroy part of the barricade, just enough for you to be able to use Reducto and destroy the rest. Head forward to the cauldron and use Aguamenti on the left side to get the first ingredient. Then turn the statue and head up the other set of stairs to solve the Parseltongue puzzle. Turn the statue back and go up the stairs for the next ingredient. Go back to the beginning and put the Spectrespecs back on, and then come back and go up the stairs to put the pieces together. Shoot the statue for the last ingredient. Drink the potion, pull the handle, and use the vacuum-thing to clear away the goo and move forward. Fill up the next tank with Aguamenti and put it over the fire to put it out, then shoot the statue for the Grey Lady character token. Go down the hallway to move on.

Now you’ll be playing as Neville and Seamus. (Keep in mind that extinguishing the little flames all over the area with Aguamenti is a great way to earn coins, and a surefire– no pun intended– way to help you achieve True Wizard!) First shoot the box and get the dynamite to the left of where you start, then set it in the area it shows you. You can’t do anything with the Deluminator or Weasley wall right now, so head down the ramp to move on. Spray all three flowers with Aguamenti, then hop across. First head forward down the ramp, and turn to the vine-covered chest. Use Lumos for another stick of dynamite, then carry it back up the ramp and place it in the designated area. Head back down the ramp and set up the first platform, then hop on it and place the second one where you need it. Hop across, shoot the spider web, and place the third stick on the wall. Now you can head up in the other direction from the flowers, use Aguamenti on the fire, and then float the torch up to the vines to make the platform swing. Head down the ramp and around the corner by the wall, build the stairs, and use Diffindo on the wall. Jump up using the web that has been made and shoot the box to open it, then place the dynamite on the wall. One more to go– head up the stairs you’ve just built and follow the path, clearing the way with Aguamenti. You should reach the ground and a digging spot. Neville, being such an expert in Herbology, does count as a digging character, so here you’re saved. But before you pick up the dynamite and place it back where it goes, head up the hill where you’ll find tons and tons of coins, mostly purple and blue. Bam, automatic True Wizard. Now you can go place the dynamite on the wall to move on.

With Hermione and Ron down in the Chamber of Secrets, you can assemble three skeletons for the Gryffindor Crest piece between this area and the next. The first is right in front of you as you start. Go slightly to the right and have Hermione use Lumos on the vines, then use the bag plate and brush away the purple from the Weasley wall. Before you jump up to reach the Weasley box, head right and put the three fish into the water for the Ravenclaw Crest piece. Now head back and jump up until you reach the top of the waterfall, then jump to the right and have Ron use the box. It’s a little hard to get Ron to stick to the wall at first, but once you do, your main priority is to stay on the wall. It’s hard to walk without swerving, but just stay on the wall and you’ll make it across just fine. Once you’ve gotten him to the other side, use the Deluminator and move the light all the way across to the other end of the area. Assemble the pieces to the Parseltongue puzzle, then use Ron to “imitate” the language to open the box and allow your entry to the next area.

First, shoot the pieces of the skeleton in front of the second snake and assemble them. Then walk to the end of the path and use Wingardium Leviosa to get Hermione’s bag plate out of the last snake’s mouth. Use it for a drill-thing, and ride it to clear away the rocks. Here, use Crookshanks to dig up the parts of the third skeleton and assemble them for the crest piece. Lift up the basilisk skeleton for another bag plate, then use it for some pliers. Move the pliers in front of the basilisk to pull out the tooth, then walk forward to end the level.

Free Play

As you start the first area, you should see a tank on the lower floor that glows red. Use a Dark Wizard to activate it, then fill it with water using Aguamenti for the Slytherin Crest piece. At the foot of the stairs, there is a glowing lantern that you can use the Deluminator on and move the light to the lantern just before the cauldron, then squirt the faces with Aguamenti for the Hufflepuff Crest piece.

In the area with Neville and Seamus, use Ron’s Deluminator to move the light from the lantern down the ramp to the one by the spider. This will cause the spider to drop the Weasley box you need to climb the wall. Use a Weasley to open it, then climb the wall for the Seamus Finnegan character token. At the end of the area, go past the digging spot and use a Dark Wizard on the object up the hill. Then, use Aguamenti on the plant to free the Student In Peril.

In the first area of the Chamber, use a Dark Wizard on the objects on the right side. Use Hermione’s bag plate, then use a digging character and place the object on the statue for the character token Neville (Cardigan).

Afterward

Follow the trail of ghost coins into a door to the left.

Year Eight, Level Two: Back to School

In this level you’ll need a Regular Wizard, Dark Wizard, Bag Character, Digging Character, Deluminator Character, Weasley, Book Character, and Goblin.

First Time

Now you’re in Hogsmeade, trying to sneak past the patrolling Death Eaters and make it back to Hogwarts. Start by sneaking over to the right side and shooting the Undesirable No. 1 poster. If you happen to get caught by a Death Eater, shoot them to make them Disapparate. More and more will Apparate in and the ones that are already there will come after you, so just continue to shoot them until they’re all gone. Go up to the top right corner and use Crookshanks to dig, then use Hermione’s bag plate. Attach the missing piece and use Wingardium Leviosa to clear away the rubble, but be careful moving forward from here as more Death Eaters will appear. Get rid of them, then shoot the two more Undesirable No. 1 posters up here for the Gryffindor Crest piece. Now, pick up the flowers and add them to the cauldron. Use Hermione’s bag plate and fill the tub with Aguamenti for the next ingredient, then use Ron’s Deluminator for the final one. Add them to the cauldron to move on.

After a little cutscene where you meet Aberforth, you’re back inside Hogwarts. It’s now your job to wake Dean, Luna, and Seamus up from their hammocks above the ground. Start on the left side, and use Diffindo on the wall to make an alarm clock. Turn the handle to wake up Dean, then head forward and use Aguamenti to get the Student In Peril that is hanging from the ceiling. Then, move to the right and hang up the Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff banners on the floor. Build the Weasley box, then have Ron use it to put the firecracker together and wake Luna. Finally, go to the right a bit more and use Hermione’s bag plate to pull out a radio. Shoot it, then levitate it up to wake up Seamus.

Before you start dueling in the next area, switch to McGonagall and use the bookcase to the right. Solve the puzzle for the Ravenclaw Crest piece. Then, use Reducto on the statues on the opposite side for the Slytherin Crest piece. Now, go ahead and start dueling. After defeating one of the two Death Eaters, Snape will start to toss things at you. It’s a simple pattern: avoid the first two objects, then toss the third back. Once Snape loses his last heart, duel him to end the level.

Free Play

You can put together the leftover pieces from the vacuum to build a small shed, which can be unlocked with a key to get the character token for Death Eater Alecto Carrow. The key is obtained by using Dark Magic on a red and black object nearby.

In the Room of Requirement, use a strong character to pull the handle on the far right for the Aberforth Dumbledore character token. Use a Goblin to open the vault for the Hufflepuff Crest piece.

After your first duel, head to the back right corner and use Dark Magic to unlock the chest for the Amycus Carrow character token.

Afterward

Follow the trail of ghost coins until you reach the courtyard. Head a little to the left and pick up the wand, then hand it to Professor Flitwick. The flowers for Professor McGonagall are slightly to the right of where you found the wand. The character token for McGonagall (Black) will appear once you’ve helped her. Finally, pick the mug up off of the table and hand it to the other professor to move on to the next level.

Year Eight, Level One: The Thief’s Downfall

In this level you’ll need a Regular Wizard, Dark Wizard, Bag Character, Strong Character, Weasley, Parselmouth, Deluminator Character, and Goblin.

First Time

After a little animation, you’ll be riding on the Gringotts cart. It’s extremely easy; all you have to do is shoot the five red lights as you ride, so just keep shooting and you’ll hit them. The trip will continue to repeat until you get them all, and then you can turn right at the turn after the corkscrew to move on.

As you start the next area, a dragon is blocking your path. But before you get to fixing that, you can earn the Gryffindor Crest piece by destroying the four shiny rocks with Reducto. They each have to be shot three times before you can get the piece. Be careful getting the last one, though, as the dragon repeatedly shoots fire in that direction. Now use Wingardium Leviosa on the pile of rubble toward the middle of the edge to get a plate for Hermione. Have her use the plate, then go to the left near the dragon and hit the ball with the hammer. Doing so will get you a key to use on the bull that Hermione pulled out of the bag. Place the key into it and wind it up, then ride it to the circle that appears by the dragon to enter the vault.

First, go into the back corners of the vault and use Wingardium Leviosa on the swords on the right, then destroy the cage on the left with Reducto. Put out the flames with Aguamenti, then use Hermione on the plate to release a bird. Use the bird’s feather to make the snake sneeze and you will get some pieces on the ground. Assemble the pieces to get more pieces, and then assemble those to build a Parseltongue wall. A cup will be released; grab it to make a slope to a previously unreachable area, along with the pieces to make a vault. Use Griphook to unlock the vault, which lowers a lamp to use with Ron’s Deluminator. Move the light to the right side corner by the vines, then use Griphook on this vault to get rid of the vines up above. Grab the cup on the table to make the slope easier to climb, then have Hermione go up and use the bag plate to pull out Gryffindor’s sword.

Working from right to left, use Bogrod on the vault to lower the lantern. Next, put out the flames on the bag plate using Aguamenti and have Hermione use it. Use the axe to hit the purple targets, then use Wingardium Leviosa on the chain. Do the same to the chain on the left, then use Bogrod on the next vault to lower the unlit lantern. Go back to the lit one and use Ron to move it to the other using the Deluminator. Use Bogrod to raise the lamp, then use Wingardium Leviosa on the chains to release the dragon.

If you don’t know what you’re doing as you go into the final sequence, you’ll be stuck on it for a while. Harry and Hermione are on the dragon together, and you have to switch between them in order to shoot the goblins. Harry can shoot the lower goblins and controls the dragon, while Hermione shoots the higher ones. You have to shoot five to finish the level. The last one can be tricky, as there is a hidden balcony to the left that you likely won’t be able to see, but a good strategy is to shoot some fire at the guards on the ground until it appears.

Free Play

In the second area, with the dragon, use Dark Magic on the signal and a cart will appear. Place the Weasley wall to the post and use the Weasley box inside of the cart to reach the Griphook character token.

The vault section of the level has a lot of objects to be destroyed with Dark Magic for collectibles. The music box in the front left corner will give you the Slytherin Crest piece, and the cage across from it will release the Student In Peril. In the back, the chest on the right will give you the character token for Bogrod, while the one on the left (after placing the head on the stand) will give you the character token for Hermione (Gringotts). The last one in the area, the Ravenclaw Crest piece, is obtained by using a strong character to pull the handle in the front right corner, then using the Spectrespecs to build a large head and shooting it with Reducto.

To the left of the dragon in the next area is a box that can be opened by using a strong character. The box will reveal Spectrespecs for you to put on, then go to the right and build the fire. Turn the handle to roast the chicken for the Hufflepuff Crest piece.

Afterward

Go to the left and use Diffindo on the red wall. Open the package for a Weasley box, then use Ron to open it and get a firework. This will destroy the rocks and leave some pieces behind; assemble them for an Apparition plate, then use it to move on to the next level.