LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Nintendo DS Cheats

Rating 6

Dungeon of Death hint

There is a "dungeon" in Flitwick's Wingardium Leviosa room, under a trap door with a largeshiny lock (You need Reducto to open it, which you don't access until year 4). When you jump in, you can get some loot (bring a Dark Magic user) -- but then you are seemingly trapped. Using Hermione, make your active spell Crookshanks. Then, go to the left top corner and jump out of the window while tapping the spell button. When it works, Crookshanks will appear in the classroom and you can walk out of the room. It takes a couple tries and you will probably kill Hermione several times, but it will work.

Rating 4

Destroying red sparkling objects

To destroy objects with red sparkles around them, use Dark Magic. To use dark magic, you need to use the Polyjuice Potion or use an evil character in Freeplay mode. An evil characters' Wingardium Leviosa spell is changed to the Crucio Curse and can destroy the red sparkling objects.

Rating 3

Infinite Ghost Studs

First, turn on the "Ghost Stud" extra option. When Nearly Headless Nick is floating and not moving, stand underneath to continuously receive Ghost Studs.

Rating 2

Ron Weasley with red hair

Complete the first two levels and enter the wizard town through the Leaky Cauldron. Enter the last shop on the left (before the bank) and buy the "Multicorfors" spell. Cast it on Ron Weasley. Although he shakes his head as if the spell has worn off, his hair will remain red.

Rating 0

Christmas in July hint

If you bought and used the "Christmas" extra, the room you use it in will keep playing the same music for the rest of the game. Similar to the red-haired Ron cheat, it will not revert back to its regular music.

Rating 0

Unlockable Characters

Unlock the following characters for purchase for the specified price by performing the corresponding tasks:

Harry (Casual) - Available at start (Free)
Harry (Hogwarts) - During storyline (Free)
Harry (Quidditch) - Quidditch World Cup (unconfirmed) (150,000)
Harry (Swim Task) - Second Task (200,000)
Harry (Triwizard) - Finish Year 4 (unconfirmed) (200,000)
Hermione (Casual) - Shopping In Diagon Alley (100,000)
Hermione (Hogwarts) - During storyline (Free)
Moaning Myrtle - During storyline (Free)
Neville Longbottom - Gryfindor House (20,000)
Professor Lupin - During storyline (Free)
Ron (Casual) - The Burrow (10,000)
Ron (Hogwarts - During storyline (Free)
Rubeus Hagrid - During storyline (Free)
Tom Riddle - Tom Riddle's Diary (unconfirmed) (200,000)
Vincent Crabbe - Pollyjuice Potion (20,000)
Amos Digory - Accio Charm (50,000)
Angelina Johnson - Forbidden Forest (10,000)
Anthony Goldstein - Flying Lesson (20,000)
Argus Filch - Trophy Room (5,000)
Arthur Weasley - Mountain Troll (100,000)
Barty Crouch Jr. - Unknown (100,000)
Barty Crouch Sr. - Gringotts (100,000)
Cho Chang - Unknown (10,000)
Colin Creevey - Chamber of Secrets (30,000)
Cornelius Fudge - Hogwarts Express (10,000)
Crabbe Sr (Death Eater) - Unknown (100,000)
Dean Thomas - Incendio (20,000)
Dobby - Chamber of Secrets (10,000)
Draco Malfoy (Hogwarts) - Potions Class (40,000)
Draco Malfoy (Quidditch) - Flying Lesson (40,000)
Professor Dumbledore - Finish game (unconfirmed) (2,500,00)
Ernie Prang - Shrieking Shack (10,000)
Fleur Delacour (Beaxbatons) - Chasing Peter Pettigrew (20,000)
Fleur Delacour (Triwizard) - O.W.L. Opening Revision (20,000)
Gabrielle Delacour - Care of Magical Creatures (10,000)
Gilderoy Lockhart - Finish Year 2 (unconfirmed) (100,000)
Goyle Sr. (Death Eater) - Spider Hollow (20,000)
Hannah Abbot - Incendio (20,000)
Igor Karakaroff - Third Task (2,000,000)
James Potter - Third Task (100,000)
Justin Finch-Fletchley - Duel Club (20,000)
Katie Bell - Transfiguration (20,000)
Lee Jordan - Potions Class (20,000)
Lilly Potter - Unknown (150,000)
Lord Voldemort - Finish game (unconfirmed) (2,000,000)
Lord Voldemort (Ghost) - Lumos Charm (1,500,000)
Lord Voldemort (Quirrell) - Forbidden Corridor (2,000,000)
Lucius Malfoy - Unknown (100,000)
Lucius Malfoy (Death Eater) - Knockturn Alley (10,000)
Madam Hooch - Flying Lesson (150,000)
Madam Malkin - Shopping Diagon Alley (8,000)
Madame Maxime - Accio (100,000)
Madam Pomfrey - Gathering Ingredients (100,000)
Madam Rosemereta - Hogsmeade (unconfirmed) (10,000)
Marcus Flint - Quidditch Match (20,000)
Marge Dursley - Privet Drive (300)
Micheal Corner - Unknown (15,000)
Millicent Bullstrode - Forbidden Forest (20,000)
Molly Weasley - The Burrow (100,000)
Mr. Olivander - Gringotts (40,000)
Nearly Headless Nick - Gathering Ingredients (75,000)
Oliver Wood - Quidditch Match (30,000)
Padma Patil - Forbidden Forest (20,000)
Pavarti Patil - Banishing Bogarts (20,000)
Percy Weasley (Casual) - Knockturn Alley (100,000)
Percy Weasley (Hogwarts) - Pollyjuice Potion (100,000)
Peter Pettigrew - Chasing Peter Pettigrew (10,000)
Petunia Dursley - Tom Riddle's Diary (10,000)
Professor Binns - Spider Hollow (20,000)
Professor Flitwick - Gryfindor House (150,000)
Professor McGonagal - Finish Year 1 (unconfirmed) (1,000,000)
Professor Quirrell - Restricted Section (150,000)
Professor Moody - Tom Riddle's Diary (100,000)
Professor Snape - Finish Year 3 (unconfirmed) (200,000)
Professor Sprout - Revelio (50,000)
Professor Trelawney - Unknown (10,000)
Rita Skeeter - Unknown (50,000)
Seamus Finnigan - Privet Drive (20,000)
Sirius Black - Free Sirius (50,000)
Stan Shunpike - Banishing Bogarts (10,000)
Susan Bones - Unknown (15,000)
The Bloody Baron - Patronus Charm (10,000)
The Fat Friar - Revelio (15,000)
The Grey Lady - Mountain Troll (75,000)
Vernon Dursley - Privet Drive (150)
Vicktor Krum (Durmstrang) - Time Turner (100,000)
Vicktor Krum (Triwizard) - Unknown (100,000)
Macnair - Hogwarts Express (20,000)
Tom the Innkeeper - Descendo (10,000)
Barty Crouch Jr. (Death Eater) - O.W.L. Opening Revision (100,000)
Goblin - Forbidden Corridor (300)
Draco Malfoy (Casual) - Aresto Momentum (10,000)
Gregory Goyle (Casual) - Duel Club (25,000)
Vincent Crabbe (Casual) - Transfiguration (10,000)
Macnair (Death Eater) - Free Sirius (10,000)
Cedric Digory (Hogwarts) - Hogsmeade (50,000)
Cedric Digory (Swim Task) - Second Task (50,000)
Cedric Digory (Triwizard) - Unknown (10,000)
Dudley Dursley - Unlocked During Story (Free)
Fred Weasley (Hogwarts) - Trophy Room (40,000)
Fred Weasley (Casual) - Hogwarts Express (40,000)
George Weasley (Hogwarts) - Lumos Charm (40,000)
George Weasley (Casual) - Descendo (40,000)
Ginny Weasley (Hogwarts) - Platform 9 3/4 (10,000)
Ginny Weasley (Casual) - Care of Magical Creatures (30,000)
Gregory Goyle - Unknown (25,000)
Griphook - Unlocked During Story (Free)
Dumbledore - Unlock all other characters (Free)

Rating 0

Easy money hint

Find, post, and buy the "Collect Ghost Studs" extra. The parcel was either in Harry's bedroom or on the courtyard fountain (You must have learned the Leviosa spell first). Once activated, the Ghost Studs are worth 1,000 each. "Get lost" the ghost will return to you and lay more studs, resulting in easy money. A full trip from the Dorm to the Great Hall is worth about 100,000.

Rating 0

Professor Snape character token

Go to the room were you make the old man potion in year four, then go through the door to the right. In the room there is a gate with three locks on it, as well as the three keys. To get the keys, you will need Hermione, Griphook, and a Hufflepuff student (you can also use Dumbledore). To get the first key, go near the door where there's a picture with a man in it and wave to the picture with the Hufflepuff student or Dumbledore. Obtain the second key by making Griphook turn the key on the giant snake statue, which will move and drop the key out of its mouth. To get the third key, you need Hermione to copy the pattern on the bookshelf. Once you have put the keys into the gate, it will open and show some Lego bricks. Move the bricks to make stairs (going to the left). Once done, go up and walk to the far left to find an open chest with Professor Snapes character token.

Rating 0

Dragon Room bug fix

If you get stuck in the Dragon room due to a glitch, resolve it with the following work-around:  Play as Hermione and choose her cat on the spell wheel, then head over to the far left corner. Jumping into this corner will kill your character. However, while jumping into the corner, rapidly tap the "release pet" button. It may take several attempts but the pet will appear in the lesson room above. From here, the player can leave the lesson room and continue the game.