After another dreadful summer with the Dursleys, thirteen year-old Harry
Potter returns to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his
third year. On the Hogwarts Express, he finds out that the mass murderer
Sirius Black, who had betrayed Harry's parents, has escaped from the
wizard prison Azkaban and seems to want to kill Harry for thwarting He
Who Must Not Be Named (Voldemort). While Harry helps Ron look for his
pet rat Scabbers, the train suddenly stops and a hooded figure appears.
Harry suddenly faints. The new Defense Against the Dark Arts Teacher,
Professor Remus Lupin, arrives and stops the figure, and explains that
the figure is one of the soul sucking dementors, guards of Azkaban.
at Hogwarts, it is announced that the dementors will be guarding the
school emtrances, affecting Harry in a disturbing way. With the help of
his friends, Ron and Hermione, Harry is intent on unraveling the mystery
surrounding Sirius Black and his escape from Azkaban. Spells
Flipendo: Knock-back things. Renamed Depulso in the PC version.
Expelliarmus: Sends spells and projectiles back at opponents. Not present in the PC version. Also not in GBA version.
Glacius: Freezes water and other liquids. Can only be used by Harry in the PC version, Hermione in others
Duo: Emits light from the wand. Can only be used by Ron. Not present in
the PC version. Lumos in the PC version does the same thing, and can be
used by all players.
Carpe Retractum: Pulls objects to the
castor or pulls the castor towards a certain object. Can only be used by
Ron in the PC version, Harry in others.
Expecto Patronum: Wards off Dementors. Can only be used by Harry.
Draconifors/Lapifors: Turns dragon and rabbit statues into real dragons and rabbits. Can only be used by Hermione.
Turns charmed books into mice. Can only be used by Hermione. Only
obtainable in Fred and George's shop in console versions.
Unlocks doors or packs. Can only be used by all players in the PC
version, Ron in the GBA version only. Not in the Console versions.
Rictusempra: Knock-back objects. Only in the PC version.
Spongify: Transforms Spongify symbols into trampolines. Not in Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, or PlayStation 2.