Wizard101 is a 3D massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by KingsIsle Entertainment. Players take on the role of students in a fantasy academy for wizards, and battle a variety of creatures by casting spells using a turn-based combat system similar to collectible card games.
If you want a fun, cartoony free to play MMORPG for kids, Wizard101 is where it’s at. This is a great game which mimics the Harry Potter series but without the license. You or your kids may have seen it advertised on the Disney channel.
Wizard 101 can also be described as a type of trading game worked into a MMORPG. It has a backdrop very similar to that of the Harry Potter series as the main character (a boy) enters into special school of magic and later finds out there is powerful evil about.
You can choose to play a boy or a girl and go through this special wizard school. You can get the game and play it for free at least to start. But later if you want full access to the game, you will need to pay either through a subscription or via RMT. You can also use real money to purchase crowns which can be traded for in-game items such as gold, special gear or pets.
It has great graphics, nice combat animations and fun mini-games. It has a large player base and is designed specifically for children so it has strict language and chat filters. The level cap is currently 50 and you will start out in Wizard City which is one of a total of 5 worlds for you to learn and explore.
You will be given quests in typical MMORPG fashion that you can use to level up, get gear and get items. Combat is turn-based and is much like a trading card game. Many children may already be familiar with this, making it easier to catch on to the game.
If you’re looking for something cute and safe that your kid can play online, Wizard 101 may be the right choice. If they are fans of magic, wizards or Harry Potter, it’s a sure bet they will enjoy this fun little game.