Fantastic Beasts: Cases From The Wizarding World is a free-to-play hidden-object mystery game for mobile devices inspired by the world of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. As an agent of the Ministry of Magic, you'll investigate a variety of magical cases in the form of hidden-object puzzles. You'll visit scenes from the books as well as exploring all-new locations. Similarly, you'll not only search for familiar creatures from the Harry Potter series but also discover new ones.
A magical spin on a traditional formula
If you've played hidden-object puzzle games before, you won't find much unfamiliar about the gameplay in Fantastic Beasts: Cases From The Wizarding World. The execution is solid, though: the scenes and characters look good, the familiar Harry Potter music is nice (although, like most mobile game soundtracks, it gets a little repetitive), and the puzzles are a reasonable difficulty. Like most free mobile puzzle games, this one relies on an energy system to drive its in-app purchases. The waits necessary to regenerate resources make this a good game to play in small bursts rather than something you want to sit down and play for a long period.
Grab your wand and get to work
If you like hidden-object puzzle games and are a Harry Potter fan, Fantastic Beasts: Cases From The Wizarding World hits all the right buttons. It's not really innovative in its gameplay, but it's a fun diversion.