_______ __ ,/_______\ < | __ ___ ^__ \\ ___ _ _ _ ___ ___ the | | / \ <\//| \ <___\ \\/,--\ < | < \ < | /__ \ // \> | | / /\ \ | |/ / // \\ of ||__// || | \ || // \/ || | | | | | | | | / || ||the / / || ||\\|||| \\__ | | \ \/ / | |\\ ||__// / /\ \ || || \ | \\__ /|^ || | |_____ \__/ <__| \\<____/ / / \ \ |_> |_> \| \__/||\\__// <________< \\________,__> \_> || \_______/ / ó+ The Fellowship of the Ring +ó The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (PC) FAQ/Walkthrough Written by DestructoBoy (firstname.lastname@example.org) Released on January 27, 2003 Last Updated: December 4, 2003 Version 2.5 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ IMPORTANT!!: THIS GUIDE DOES NOT WORK FOR THE XBOX VERSION!!! IMPORTANT!!: If you do not have something pertaining to the words "Lord of the Rings guide" in the subject area of your e-mail, I will not open it! Just a virus safety precaution I'm going to take. IMPORTANT!!: THIS GUIDE DOES NOT WORK FOR THE GAMEBOY VERSION!!! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ This document is copyright 2003 Eric Troiano. This may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without my written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. You may not change anything in this document. If there's changing to be done, I will be the one to change it. Only with my permission may you change something. All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Version History Version 1.00 I only put the quests that are needed to complete the game for now. I'll put the one's that aren't needed, but are fun to complete, in later. Version 1.1 I added a little bit more to the section about e-mailing me. I also added a question I got asked quite a few times. Version 1.2 I added a few tiny things that don't really need to be mentioned (the "Last Updated" thing at the top). Version 1.3 I added a little important note at the top. I also added a credits section with a few people that sent me stuff to make things easier for you, and what they sent were easier ways to beat the barrow-wight. Version 1.4 I added a section with the only sites that have permission to use my guide as of when I last updated this. Version 1.5 I added a person, that noticed a misdirection, into the Credits section. Version 1.6 Two more sites with my guide on them. They're down in the section with my permission. Also another "Important" note at the top and it's also in the e-mail section. Furthermore my computer decided not to be able to play the game anymore. So all of the secondary quests in Hobbiton may not be put in for quite a while until I figure out what's wrong. Version 1.7 Oh boy! That took long enough! I've finally got one of the secondary quests up, but i did it all by memory because my game is flipping out. On top of that, there's two more people in the credits section for helping me out. Version 1.8 And there is yet another site with my guide on it. So it's down there in the website section. Version 1.9 Got few more people in the credits section. One wanted to remain anonymous, though. Also an item and weapon section which was inspired by the anonymous person. Version 2.00 Added a question I got asked several times into the FAQ section. So look at it, memorize it, and never ask me that question again. I also added two sites that have my permission to post my guide on it. Oh yeah, and thanks to a person, who is now in the credits section, the other side quest in 'The Shire' has been added to this guide. One more thing, another thanks to a certain person, who is also in the credits section, we all will now know that this guide does NOT work for the gameboy version. So, besides the fact that this guide should only be in the PC section for LOTR, there is another IMPORTANT note at the top. Sheesh, I sure did add a lot to this update... maybe it's because there is nearly nothing left... either that or because I was too lazy to click like 3 whole buttons to update it onto the internet. Oh well. Version 2.1 Added another site with my permission, therefore forcing me to realize that this will never be done. I also fixed a few stupid spelling and grammar errors I found, but I bet there are more somewhere in here. Version 2.2 Got another person in the Credits section for giving me the idea for an enemies list. And that would also mean I have an enemies list now. And I added a little more to Boss Battle: Balrog in the Mines of Moria section. I also fixed two tiny spelling errors. So there. Version 2.3 Added a tip to the Barrow-Downs section and added the person, who sent the tip, into the Credits section. I finally just got sick of finding little spelling and grammar errors so I threw my whole guide into a spell check and fixed them all!! MUAHAHAHA!!... but somehow... I still believe there are some left... Version 2.4 Added that you have a torch to fight off the Nazgul in the Boss Battle: The Nazgul under Weathertop. Dawn Arbuckle was the person who sent in that I should say that, so I did and in turn now have another person in the Credits section. Version 2.5 First of all, I changed the name of the "Sites That Have My Permission" section to "Allowed To Post My Guide". Second of all, a magazine named PCGAMER UK asked if they could put my guide in. So now they're down in the newly named section and you now know why I changed the name. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ My Thoughts on the Game This game is pretty awesome, a little short, but good nonetheless. It's pretty cool how you get to see the world from a hobbit's point of view, and to cut enemies to shreds as Aragorn, and to blast away orcs with the awesome powers of Gandalf. The finishing moves are really cool (stand over a knocked down enemy and press the attack button[Aragorn and Gandalf only]). Personally, my favorite character to play as was definitely Aragorn. Gandalf was ok except he couldn't use his sword very well and Frodo couldn't do jack to orcs. Overall I give the game an A. Good job game developers. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ This is my first walkthrough, so yeah it probably will seem pretty bad to some of you. If you find anything amiss, inaccurate, not understandable, or if you know something like a secret or something that's really cool about the game that I haven't already put, please e-mail me at: email@example.com Please don't send anything that has absolutely nothing to do with the game or this walkthrough. And please refrain from sending anything that puts down, makes fun of, or is just mean about me. I don't care if you yell about the walkthrough, just don't start "throwing rocks" at me, if you catch my meaning. I created this walkthrough because of how much I love the books by JRR Tolkien. This walkthrough isn't anything special but it was fun to create and it just might help whoever needs help in the game. My walkthrough may not be as good as other walkthroughs on this game but I don't care. MAKE SURE YOUR QUESTIONS AREN'T ALREADY ANSWERED IN THE WALKTHROUGH!!!! Also make sure you have something like "Lord of the Rings guide" in the subject area of your e-mail. If you do not, I most likely will NOT open it. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. The Shire A. Metal Pin B. Old Noakes' Herbs 3. The Old Forest 4. Barrow-Downs 5. Bree 6. Weathertop 7. Troll Shaws 8. Rivendell 9. Hollin Gate 10. Mines of Moria 11. Lothlorien 12. Anduin 13. Amon Hen A. Xiphiidae Item Section Enemy List FAQ Credits Allowed To Post My Guide +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -*-*-*-*-*-*-*- <1. Introduction> *-*-*-*-*-*-*-* When you start a new game, it will show you a brief clip explaining the background of the One Ring. As the clip goes on it gradually goes through what's been going on after the battle for the Ring. Eventually it will show Frodo holding the Ring and someone will knock on his door. The clip is pretty informative and fun to watch so go ahead and watch it. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -*-*-*-*-*-* <2. The Shire> *-*-*-*-*-*- Character: Frodo Weaponry: Walking Stick, Rocks Enemies: Wolves, Nazgul(RingWraiths) Main Quests: Find the Bag End deed, Sell Bag End to Lobelia Sackville-Baggins, Get the key to Bag End, Ring the warning bell, Get the One Ring from Bag End, Take the Bag End key to Gaffer Gamgee at Number 3 Bagshot Row, Take the One Ring to Rivendell, Meet Merry, Pippin and Sam at Farmer Maggot's Farm, Avoid being detected be the Dark Riders! What I think about the level: This level is very easy. The only part you should have any trouble at all on is avoiding the Nazgul. But this level's cool because you get to explore where Frodo lives. Remember to collect mushrooms! After the clip, Gandalf will walk into the room and talk to Frodo about the Ring that Bilbo gave him. Gandalf will go over a little bit more of the history of the Ring and even toss it in the fire so Frodo can read the writing on it. If you look closely at the window behind Gandalf, you can see Sam listening in on their conversation. I find that quite funny. Well, eventually Gandalf will pull Sam in through the window and force him to go with Frodo when Gandalf returns from his trip. Gandalf tells Frodo he must leave for Rivendell. Frodo comes up with the idea to buy a house in Crickhollow and sell Bag End to divert any attention of him going to Rivendell. The next cutscene is of a scroll with a picture of Bag End on it. At this point it tells you that Gandalf has not returned and Frodo must sell Bag End and leave. Yippee! Now you finally get to play and you're given three quests. You're not allowed to leave Bag End without finding the key and the deed. So from where you are currently standing, turn left and head out of the room and into the hall. There will be another archway in front of you so head through that. Keep going and head through the archway on the wall to your right. Now open up the chest in that room and, TADAH!!!, you got the deed. Leave the room, turn left into the hallway you were in before, turn left again and you should see something sparkling. It's the key. Grab it and turn right and out the door of Bag End. Now that you're outside, Sam should be standing right in front of you. Talk to him then turn left. Walk, or run, along the fence until you find an opening in it and walk through that. Head down the path until you reach a tree, a well, and a pig pen. Walk past those. Keep going along the path and stay to the left of it. Within a few seconds you should reach Sandyman's Mill. You'll know it when you see it. Near the mill there is a big, stone bridge... it's not very hard to find. Cross the bridge then head along the path for a little while until the screen goes black, then comes back in full color and states at the top, "The Shire-Bywater". Keep going along the same path until you see a large arch. Go through it and you'll be in Bywater. Now you get to look for the much despised Lobelia. From the arch, go straight for a little while. You should pass a hobbit, a maypole, and a large bell in a stone courtyard with yellow drape like things around it. Stop just after you pass the courtyard and turn left. You should see a hobbit with green overalls and a pink shirt. Talk to her and she'll tell you to ring the bell. Turn around, hop up the stairs to the bell, switch to first-person mode and hit the bell with a rock. Go back to Lobelia and talk to her to sell her Bag End. Now you get to actually see the One Ring. Go all the way back to Bag End and enter its front door. Turn the corner at the end of the hallway after you enter and go into the room at the far end of the hallway. Look inside the chest to obtain the Ring. Exit Bag End and it will be night. Turn right and walk through your garden. You will see a scene where Gaffer is talking to a Ringwraith. Once he's done talking, you will talk to Gaffer after the Ringwraith leaves. As soon as you are done talking to Gaffer, run straight from where you are facing and hide behind a fence and a tree in front of Gaffer's house. Whatever you do, never use the Ring at this part!!! Never never never!!!!! Wait until the Nazgul has passed you and has turned the corner heading down the road to Bag End. This part may take a few tries so try to get the right timing. Once he's turned the corner, or a little before or after, run right and down the road very quickly. On your left, you should see a house, a silo, and a fence to the right of the silo. Run between the fence and the silo to go behind the silo and don't stop running until you are behind a big rock next to a stream. Don't forget to save often but not too often. That part was the hard part so now it will be very easy. From the rock sneak along the coast line until you can see the bridge. You should be able to see a Ringwraith on the other side of the bridge. Get a little closer then switch to first person view and toss a rock over the hill onto the road to your left. The Nazgul should ride over to see what it was. Get just a little closer to the bridge and throw another rock farther ahead of the Nazgul to make him turn the other way. Now hop the rock wall and run along the path to Bywater. Once you get to the arch at Bywater, you'll see Robin getting attacked by a wolf. Alright! Your first fight! Kill the wolf. My strategy is to attack it a few times then block just before it attacks. After it's dead, go past the bell again ,but instead of turning left, turn right and follow the path to another large arch. You'll be in a huge grassy and hilly sort of place so just follow the path. After a little while of walking along the path, a bunch of wolves will attack you. Now you have 3 options: kill the wolves(not recommended), use the Ring and run along the path to safety, or run the path anyway because the wolves can't catch you in motion! One thing I've learned through this game is that I never had to use the Ring. Not once! So ignore the games proposal to use the Ring at this part. Now you'll be in Green Hill Country. Cross the two bridges in front of you and walk along the path until a cutscene occurs and Frodo sees the "Black Rider". Right from where you are standing, you should see a large rock close to being in the water on your left. Sneak into the water and hide behind the rock. Switch into first person mode and chuck a rock onto the path in front of you or more towards the way you came from. Once the Nazgul has gotten to where you threw it, throw another one farther ahead of him. After that, sneak along the water until a rock blocks your way then run like a turkey in November on the path, across a bridge and up to the gates of Farmer Maggot where you meet up with Merry, Pippin and Sam. There you have it. The last you'll ever see of the Shire. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -*-*-*-*-*-* <A. Metal Pin> *-*-*-*-*-*- When you're at Sandyman's Mill, it's before the bridge to Bywater, you'll see a hobbit bending over looking for something. Talk to him and he'll seem pretty grumpy and he'll explain that the mill is missing a pin. You'll receive a quest here that says something like "Find the missing metal pin". I don't remember what it says, ok!? This is all off my memory. Once you're finished talking to him, face the mill. Ok, you can still see the mill? Is it still standing? Good, turn around. You should be facing a little field of llama looking creatures standing on grass. Hop the little wall in front of that and run past the llamas and along the water's edge until you get to a house with some silos. Near the house you should see a hobbit. Talk to him. He'll tell you that his weather vane isn't working. When you're done talking to him, you'll receive yet another quest. Don't worry it's all part of the first one. This quest says something like "Throw a rock at Hal's weather vane". Ok now face the water and run up to it. Turn right and you will see a silo with a weather vane on top of it. Run up to the silo and turn right. Run between the house and that same silo and turn right when you get past the house. You should see a silo with a ladder attached to it. Climb the ladder and face the weather vane. Switch to first-person mode and chuck a rock at it until you hit it. After you hit it, you'll get another quest that says something like "Talk to Hal". Go back to Hal and talk to him. He'll tell you it works like new then give you a metal pin! Cha-ching! There you have it. Run back to Sandyman and talk to him to give him the pin and finish this quest. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* <B. Old Noakes' Herbs> *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- (sent in by Isaac Hils) When its still day and you need to go to the ring and get past the Nagzul, you head toward Old Maggotís farm. At the point where you would meet up with the wolves at night, a man will be there and will tell you to get 4 herbs for him. You just follow the path and you can see 2 of the herbs along the way to maggots farm plus there are mushrooms along the way that are not there at night. Now the other two herbs are on Maggotís farm. There are the two fields on either side of you as you enter. Each field contains one herb and plus a dog. If old man maggot catches you donít worry, he just sends you to the edge of his farm then continue your thievery. The dogs are not that difficult so just climb in the field on your left first and slowly sneak through. Once you see the dog you throw rocks to distract him away then you sneak up and grab the herb then sneak back between the fields. Then sneak over to the other field and hide behind some of the hay rolls. Throw the rocks to distract the dog and run like the dickens to the herb. Old man maggot will catch you then just put you outside the area of his farm but hey, you have the herbs! Now go back to the guy that wanted his herbs and he'll give you some mushrooms. The whole point was to get mushrooms and experience by sneaking and throwing rocks for the Nazgul later on in the shire. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- <3. The Old Forest> *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* Character: Frodo Weaponry: Walking Stick, Rocks Enemies: Giant Spiders Main Quests: Find Merry, Find Pippin, Find Sam, Find 12 Lilies for Goldberry, Return the 12 Lilies to Tom Bombadil What I think about the level: This level gets really annoying. There are so many different ways you can turn and the cheap way the spiders fight doesn't help. Other than that, you finally get to see the forest that confused the hobbits so greatly. You also get to meet (originally I had this spelled as "meat", but Matthew Beckett corrected me) Tom Bombadil! Again, remember to collect every mushroom you can get to. The level starts out in front of the gates to the Old Forest and Frodo already lost Merry, Pippin, and Sam. Run along the path until a tree blocks your way. Run back to the gate then back to the tree and the tree will be gone. Keep going and eventually you'll find yourself at a fork in the road and a spider. Kill the spider. It doesn't matter which way you take so if you take the left then you'll find a three way and you should take the path on the right to find Merry. If you take the right then you'll find the same three way but you should take the left path to find Merry. Now from the path where you found Merry in, turn around to the three way and take the path in front of you. Now you'll find another fork in the road. Take the left path to find yet another fork in the road. Take the left path again then turn right as soon as you can and you'll find Pippin. Now turn around until you find the fork that you just turned right on and turn left to another fork(which you were already on) and turn left again. You find a lot of spiders down this path so just run past them. You'll find another three way in the road, but this time take the path on the right and then right again, when you can, to find Sam. It seems like the forest isn't that big of a place, but if you didn't take these paths... you'd find yourself in all kinds of places with forks and more paths and it just gets really confusing. Alrighty then. After you find Sam, or whomever you decided to find last, the game will darken out then come back and you'll be on the Withywindle path. There is a stream nearby that you need to follow upstream, or against the flow, until a cutscene occurs where your three companions get put to sleep. Boss Battle: Old Man Willow Ok now you get to fight the first boss. Here's some tips: never back up any farther from where you're currently standing because these tree branch things will shoot up from the ground and take a lot of health away. And never hit the trunk of the tree because Merry and Pippin are in his mouth and he'll crush them. Ok, near the base of Old Man Willow to the right and the left is a stream. So run along the base of the tree to either stream and wait for him to smash his fist into the ground. Once his fist is on the ground, hit it with your stick then run to the other stream on the other side of the tree and wait for his fists to hit the ground again. Repeat the hit-and-run process until Tom Bombadil sings the tree to sleep. Try not to stay near the same stream twice because eventually his fists will reach you. Now that you met Tom, he asks you to gather twelve water lilies for Goldberry. Tom will hop, skip, and jump around on his own little path so sort of follow him. Many of the lilies will be within sight from where Tom goes so keep an eye out for them. Beware because all of the lilies are being guarded by spiders. Try your hardest not to lose sight of Tom because it's pretty hard to find him again. If you can't find anymore lilies where Tom walks then you'll have to go off searching. If you lose Tom then search for him near the stream. Once you find 12 lilies then talk to Tom and he'll bring you to his house. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -*-*-*-*-*-*-*- <4. Barrow-Downs> *-*-*-*-*-*-*-* Character: Frodo Weaponry: Walking Stick, Westernesse Dagger (possibility), Rocks Enemies: Wolves, ghosts Main Quests: Find the Missing Hobbits What I think about the level: This level is pretty easy. You don't really have to fight but it would be a good idea not to have a lot of enemies on your tail. Plus some of the enemies drop mushrooms. Behind you is a path where Merry, Pippin, and Sam are standing. Go over to them then take the path going right and just keep following it until you get to a rocky place where the Barrow Downs first begins. Along the way you'll run into wolves, but after you kill them then that's it for the wolves on this level. TIP: You can actually outrun the wolves and keep your energy to get past the other enemies later in the level. When you enter the Barrow Downs, you'll make camp, go to sleep, then Merry, Pippin and Sam will be taken away again. Guess what, you get to go find them. Luckily they're all in the same place. So follow the rock path in front of you. Eventually you'll run into some ghosts, kill them if you want but that's the last time I'm going to mention ghosts on this level. Take the path on the right until you reach a pond. Take the path on the right and you should see a path leading up and over a hill on the left. Take that. Then there is a path on your right behind a pillar and a rock pile. Take that path too and be sure not to fall off of the ledge. Stay to the left wall until you see a path heading up left into an area with a bunch of pillars. Again stay to the left and up a slope toward a rock pile where the screen will darken out and you'll be in a Barrow-Wight's home. Boss Battle: Barrow-wight (Sent in by Aaron Baird) This battle used to be one of the hardest bosses I ever fought. I even had a really stupidly explained way of beating it that made it really frustrating. But all thanks to Aaron, it's now easier to beat it and easier to explain how. First off, go get the Westernesse Dagger on the ledge in the chest. It's in the general direction of right. Next, hop down, put on the Ring, run up to the barrow-wight, and hit it with your dagger. The barrow-wight will hop into the ground and appear a little farther away. Take off the Ring and run towards the barrow-wight. Put on the Ring again and once you're close enough, hit it again. Repeat the "on Ring, hit, off Ring" process until Frodo sings a song and Tom Bombadil comes to save them. Boss Battle: Barrow-wight (sent in by Andy Kutyna) Don't feel like putting on the Ring at all and fighting this freaky looking creature? Then you don't have to thanks to Andy. Again, here's another easy way to explain the killing of the barrow wight. First, get onto the ledge. Next, get into first person mode and aim your crosshairs at the barrow-wight's head. Now let the rocks fly. After about 20-25 hits on the noggin, Frodo will sing and call Tom. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -*-*-*- <5. Bree> *-*-*-* Character: Frodo, Aragorn Weaponry: Westernesse Dagger, Rocks (Frodo)/ Long Sword, Bow and Arrows (Aragorn) Enemies: Wolves, Men Main Quests: Check in at the Prancing Pony Inn, Search the village of Bree for Merry, Collect Clothes, Collect Melons, Collect Hay Bolster, Collect Small Logs What I think about the level: This level is great. It's the first time you get to be Aragorn and experience his awesome fighting capabilities. Plus your first victim is that annoying Bill Ferny. Collect as much cram as you can find. It's kinda hard to use your kick and finishing move on this level but I was able to use it once. It should be easier on levels after this. Ok you made it to Bree. Now go to the bar by first entering the hall behind the stairs and turning left. The guy sitting at the table with the green shirt on is Bill Ferny. Diagonally left from the door and near the fireplace, is where Aragorn is. So talk to him. He'll tell you that you need to check in at the Inn. So go back to where you first were and talk to Mr. Butterbur. Go back to the bar and a cutscene will occur where Pippin talks too much then Frodo tries to stop him by dancing. Frodo slips and accidentally puts on the Ring (doesn't look too realistic there) and nobody really freaks out. Aragorn then takes them to another room and talks to them. Eventually everyone realizes that Merry isn't with them and Aragorn goes in search of him on the streets of Bree. Boring part's over. Now for the good stuff. From where you are, run in a sort of straight line until you run into Bill Ferny! Your finishing move and kick won't work on Bill so don't try them. Kill him. After that, keep going in the same direction you were already going in until you see a stone arch to your left. Go in there and you'll find Merry. More cutscenes. This time some people release wolves into the village to kill you. How nice of them. Ok, now Aragorn will want to collect some stuff to create replicas of the hobbits to trick the Ringwraiths. Exit the area where you found Merry and out onto the road. You'll need to turn left but you'll probably run into some wolves first. Kill the wolves then you can go the way I told you and all the way to a gate. You'll encounter a human enemy here. Kill him. Face the gate and to your right there's an opening in the wall where you'll find the logs. The gate guard guy drops lembas which can be extremely useful. Now turn your back on the gate and run back along the road you just came from. Keep going until you reach the spot where you fought Bill. Very near there you should see a sparkly barrel. Pick it up and you found the clothes. Keep going along the same path until you reach the Prancing Pony and turn left along that path. You should see two wooden shops looking things down that path. One on the right and one on the left. Face the one on the left and you should be able to see the melons resting on a crate to the right. Now go back up the path you just came down and all the way past the Prancing Pony until two men gang up on Bob and you interfere. Kill them then go into the stone horse stalls and you should see the hay just up the ramp. You've finally gotten everything you need so go back to the Inn. A clip of the Ringwraiths stabbing at beds then wailing in some weird fashion will now show. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -*-*-*-*-*-*- <6. Weathertop> *-*-*-*-*-*-* Character: Aragorn Weapon: Long Sword, Bow and Arrows, Torch Enemies: Wargs, Orcs Main Quests: Reach the summit of Weathertop, Protect Frodo from the Nazgul What I think about the level: This level is fun just to smack down a couple of orcs Ranger style. Now you get to collect more cram so do that. The wargs will gang up on you two or more at a time so watch your back. This level is pretty straightforward. All you really have to do is follow the only path that leads somewhere. Turn slightly left towards the far-left hobbit. Run past him and a warg will jump onto a ledge, howl, and then jump down to bite your knees. Kill it then keep going and you'll run into more of them. Just keep on swinging that blade until all the wargs in sight are dead. Now keep on going up the path. The path you need to follow isn't a dirt path but more of a rock path so don't follow any dirt paths unless I say or you want to go exploring for yourself. If you pass another fire pit along the path then your going in the right direction. Also if you can see Weathertop over the hills then keep going. If you can't, too bad. More wargs will again attack you and you should kill them. Again keep running along the path and eventually you will see a bridge. But what's this? Orcs! Heh heh.... Now for the slaughter. Kill the orc guarding the bridge and have an arrow duel with the orc archer if you want. I normally do because it's kinda fun. Run across the bridge but be careful because a little chunk of the bridge falls off. Go up the path and slay the orcs there. Then keep going along the path that teeters on the edge of a cliff and kill those orcs too. Keep going under the natural rock arch and an orc will jump down from above. Scared the keyboard right out of my hands. Kill him for being stupid then keep moving. You'll head up some stairs and an orc archer will try to shoot you. Uh... kill it. Had enough of those suicidal jumping orcs? Too bad, here's another. You'll encounter two orcs guarding the stairs to Weathertop so kill them for trying. Now walk up the stairs to see what all that light from the night before was. Boss Battle: Troll This boss is easy. The first time I fought him he didn't even touch me. Switch to first person mode and just keep going backwards around the rock pile in the middle while shooting arrows and the troll won't touch you. Eventually it will look at the sky, grunt, beat its jaw on the ground and die. Now wasn't that easy? Boss Battle: Troll (Sent in by Patrick Lombard) You kill him the same way with arrows. Instead of doing it in the center go to the perimeter and find one of the flying buttresses with a space between it and the wall. Get in just the right position between the two and the Troll stops on the other side of the buttress and just looks at you. Fill him with arrows! Boss Battle: The Nazgul Hey! What the heck! Another boss battle? Yup. Except this time there's nine of them. This boss... er... these bosses are kinda hard and get REALLY annoying. First of all, they can hit you while you're hitting them unless the swing you throw is one that knocks them down. Plus they're a lot quicker on the sword strokes than you are and their blades hurt a lot more. Furthermore, it takes a like ten to twenty hits to make them go away! I don't really know how many though cause I wasn't counting... it just takes a lot. On this part, your weapon of choice is the torch. If for some reason you don't have this, check your inventory for it or reload your last save point. Frodo will get stabbed by a Ringwraith so you get to protect him. Look for Frodo lying near the fire. NEVER LEAVE HIS SIDE!!! If you stray too far from Frodo the Ringwraiths will be able to gang up on him all at once and Frodo will get diced into little bite sized hobbit meat. If a Nazgul gets too close then beat him a few times until he runs away. Do that to all of them. Once all of them are gone or after a certain amount of time, you win. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -*-*-*-*-*-*-* <7. Troll Shaws> *-*-*-*-*-*-*- Character: Aragorn Weapon: Long Sword, Bow and Arrows Enemies: Wargs, trolls, orcs Main Quests: Scout ahead to clear a path for the hobbits What I think about the level: This level can actually be kinda tough. It's only because when you're fighting the trolls a bunch of wargs will attack at the same time. But it isn't that hard. It just takes a little sneaking around. Don't really let Frodo fight either. He can get killed, which came suddenly to my surprise, and I had to start the level all over again. Just follow the only path in front of you. I'd leave just what I put now, but that wouldn't be very nice. Run in front of the hobbits and a little ways ahead you'll run into some wargs. Dice them up but try to stay in the area where you found them as not to bring too many enemies to you. Keep going and you'll run into a troll that bursts through some trees. Again switch to first person mode. Walk backward as fast as you can and let the arrows fly. After it's dead keep going along the path and kill the wargs. Keep going but kinda go slowly. Eventually you'll see a sharp turn to the right. Get as far left against the wall as you can while still going very slowly forward and looking right. You should just barely be able to see a trollís head above the hill sort of thing. So switch to first person mode and hit the troll until its dead. If it runs at you just keep backing up along the path while shooting. Ok now keep going and you should see some orcs up ahead through some trees. Shoot at them and they should hopefully come at you. If they don't then go towards them until the sensor thing turns yellow and they run around the corner and see you. Back up into this space where two rocks create a small isle way just in front of some trees and hack up the orcs there. Some orc archers will start shooting at you so back up behind the tree that's just behind that rock isle and hide there. Come out from behind the tree once in a while and shoot at the orcs then hide again. Do that over and over until they're dead. If they didn't come to you then you have to go to them. Go along the path and stop just before you turn the corner left. Switch to first person mode and then turn the corner and stop. The orcs should begin to shoot at you. Well the obvious is to shoot at them while avoiding their arrows. Once they're dead, stay in first person mode and sneak along the path while looking to the right. Eventually you should see a dirt path that goes over a small hill. Look just pass that and you should see two trolls. Shoot at both of them until they're dead. Now run along the path to meet up with some wargs. Kill them and the level is over. At this point you will meet up with an elf and he'll tell you to take his horse to Rivendell. A cutscene will occur where Frodo is being chased by the Ringwraiths. Frodo crosses the ford and holds up his dagger. One of the Nazgul will point his sword at Frodo and Frodo's dagger will shatter. Frodo looks like he's thinking, "Crud! There goes my dagger. Maybe I can kill them with the hilt." Lucky for him the Ringwraiths get swept away by the river just then. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -*-*-*-*-*-* <8. Rivendell> *-*-*-*-*-*- Character: Frodo Weapon: Walking stick, Sting, Rocks Enemies: none Main Quests: none What I think about the level: It's not really a level. More like a uh..... thing... you know.... No probably not. Finally you reached Rivendell and heard all about Gandalf's problems and listened to the Council of Elrond. Pretty much all you do here is talk to everyone. So do that just because you can. If you haven't noticed yet, you don't have the dagger anymore. What the!? How am I supposed to kill any orcs with this!? No worries. Just walk into the door next to Elrond and you'll meet up with... Bilbo! You talk a little and he gives you Sting. Dang that level was hard. On to the next. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -*-*-*-*-*-*-* <9. Hollin Gate> *-*-*-*-*-*-*- Character: Gandalf, Aragorn Weaponry: Glamdring, Magic: Fiery Blast, Lightning, Staff Strike, Heal, Attract (Gandalf)/ Anduril, Bow and Arrows (Aragorn) Enemies: Orcs, wargs, trolls Main Quests: Find the Gates of Moria somewhere near the lake What I think about the level: I didn't fight a whole lot on this level. Mainly because Gandalf can't use his sword real well. He can use magic though so that's a good thing. But I never really used that either. This time you'll want to look for Miruvor. Miruvor is used to re-energize your magic meter so collect a lot of those... and cram. Ok right now you should be standing right behind a fire. If you want to, you can try out Gandalf's abilities with Glamdring but believe me, they're not that great so I'm not even gonna mess with them until I get into Moria. But go ahead and try them out if you're up to the challenge. Run past the fire until you hit the wall then turn right and you'll see some wargs. Hurry along that path until you see a path to the left to some more wargs. Run that way and you will see a troll. Fight whatever you want but it's a lot harder to kill a troll with Gandalf, especially since his magic isn't infinite like Aragorn's arrows. Near the troll to your left you should see a rather big path leading upwards. Even though I don't normally take this path, it's the fastest path to the gate. So take that path all the way up to a lake. Go around the lake on the left until you reach the gate and meet up with the rest of the company. Ever read the book or seen the movie? If you did then you know what's coming... Boss Battle: The Watcher Hey look! Now you're Aragorn again, but just to kill the beast. This boss is pretty easy. All you have to do is shoot a few arrows into each of its tentacles until all of the tentacles go away. There's a fairly safe spot to the left when you first start as Aragorn. Just hide on the other side of this stone outcropping and only one or two tentacles will be able to, but not likely, hit you. Here you can switch to first person mode and shoot each tentacle until it is "stunned", as Gandalf says. Only shoot at the tentacles that are to the right and left of the beast. Don't shoot at the one on its head because it won't go away. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* <10. Mines of Moria> *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- Character: Gandalf, Frodo Weaponry: Glamdring, Magic (Gandalf)/ Sting, Rocks (Frodo) Enemies: Orcs, cave trolls, and random arrows shooting out of nowhere Main Quests: Find safe passage through Moria, Escape the 21st Hall What I think about the level: This is one long level with several different passages to help you get lost and die. On this level, you WILL need to use Gandalf's sword because you can't survive on magic alone. Or at least it would be very hard to do so. I would very much liked to have been Gimli on this level because he would have been a fun character to fight as through a crowd of orcs. Sadly, Gandalf and Frodo are the only playable characters here. Collect Miruvor and Cram here also. Now you're trapped in the mines with only one way out... to turn around and dig your way out through the rocks! No, just messing. Head straight through the doorway in front of you and all the way up the stairs. Kill everything you meet up with. At the top, stand facing the lever in front of the door and press whatever button you use to talk(E default) to open the door. In the room you just opened the door to, there aren't any orcs so go on in. Open the lever in front of the other door to go to the next room. This room does have orcs, so run in there, head left, and dice them up. Go back to the door and go straight this time and kill the orc archer. You'll see two pathways on the right. The path closest to the door leads to a dead end with one bottle of Miruvor. The path farthest from the door leads to where you want to go. I've noticed that when the ceiling is really low and you walk under it, the camera will freak out and make it hard for you to see correctly. So be ready. Run all the way down the path to a bridge killing orcs on your way. Cross the bridge and kill the the bridge guards. Enter the next room and, again, kill all of the orcs. Take the only path that leads somewhere... the path straight across from where you entered. The door will open automatically and a few orcs will run out to get slaughtered by you. Enter the room and turn left then right and you'll in a room with three different paths, one left, one right, and one straight ahead. First of all you'll want to kill all orcs in sight so do that then go back to where you were. The path you want to take is the one straight ahead. Go through the door then turn right. You'll see a huge gray square in the middle of the room with ropes attached to it. Hop on that and it will take you to a lower level. Leave this small room and run up the stairs on your right. You'll come to another room with four paths. Take the one on the right and head all the way up it. You'll meet a few orcs on the way so kill them all. At the top of the path, you'll come to a well with a bucket hanging above it. Go around the well and leave the room through the door you haven't been through yet. Watch out for the huge chasm in the middle. Go around the chasm and kill the orcs. Enter the room that you saw across the chasm when you first entered and the fellowship will take a short break. Once the break is over, open the closed door on the other side of the huge hole in the middle of the floor. In this next room, there is a door on your left that is to be opened with the lever next to it. Do not open that door but remember where it is for future use. Go through the door you just opened and head straight through the door on the other side of the room. Pull the lever at the end of the ledge and a bridge will extend to your right. Leave the ledge through the door and turn left. In this room, Legolas will tell the fellowship that he thinks someone is following them. Sure enough, Gollum will be shown but the fellowship still won't know. After that, cross the bridge directly in front of you. On the other side you'll run into a bunch of orcs and... a cave troll! The troll is actually pretty easy to kill. Just fry it with lightning! After the troll is dead, turn left in the room that you just entered and pull the lever. Another bridge will be extended. Remember that closed door? Go back to it and now you may open it. Kill the orcs in there and turn left. Cross the bridge, kill the orc, and run right into the closed door. You'll be in another area called "3 Passages". Cross the huge bridge in front of you and kill the orcs on the other side. Enter the hallway and run all the way to a wall. You're gonna meet up with a lot of orcs in this part so be wary. Turn right, then right again and then left, then left again and then one more right and you'll be in a tiny room with a huge door. Pull the lever and enter the door. The fellowship will, once again, rest. Pippin has other ideas though. Pippin throws a rock down a well and summons the drums of war. When you're able to play again, there will be three doors in front of you. If you follow where the Lord of the Rings movie said they went, then you won't get very far. But if you follow where the book said they went, then you'll be headed in the correct direction, which is the path to the right. You'll find that you have to climb a very steep and narrow path with a few orcs on it. Go all the way up the path and kill every orc because you can. Open the door at the top and head on in it. The fellowship will talk with eachother here. When they're done you'll have to fight two cave trolls. Not you yourself, but the others will fight. Turn right then left until the statue in the middle of the room is to your left. This move was made so the trolls don't see you. Go up to the statue and you should see four short pillars around it, each with one brown floor switch near them. Push each of the tiny pillars onto the floor switches next to them. The trolls will immediately die and a door will open up. The easiest way to find the new door is to follow the one stream of blue light from the statue. Enter the hall then turn right to find Balin's tomb. A cutscene will occur and Gandalf will read from a book. Soon an army of orcs will be seen down the hall and the scene will end. Oh great... now you get to be Frodo. Frodo is the worst fighter against all enemies, especially orcs, so this part could get really tricky. Go forward then turn left and pull the lever to put the bridge together. You can fight if you want but I don't recommend it. Just let Gimli take care of it. Cross the bridge then walk up the little stone path then cross the wooden plank. Turn right then go all the way over to a wooden plank and run down it. You should see a ladder very close by in the direction you're going. Gimli needs to get across a bridge so climb the ladder to the top. There are a few orcs up here, but you don't need to fight them. Just follow the path all the way around until you see another ladder heading down. Climb down that ladder and immediately pull the lever to put the bridge together. Let Gimli fight all of the orcs off. After they are all dead, go all the way back where you entered this huge room in the first place. If you're wondering why the heck you had to do all that and then go all the way back where you first were, it was just to make the getting around a little easier for the next part. Now instead of turning left here, turn right. Let Gimli fight the orcs. You should see a floor switch on the ground near the back. You need to hold that down but not with yourself. Run to the left of the switch and you should see two small ledges reaching out to eachother. Jump across it then turn right to see another small ledge trying to reach the big ledge. Jump across that also and head up the fallen pillar up to a ledge. Kill the orc archer. At the end of the ledge you will see a blue block. Get behind it and push it off of the ledge. Go all the way back to the floor switch. The blue block will be near it, but not on it. Well, push it on and the huge door will open. Go all the way to the door by going the way you went when you and Gimli killed all of those orcs. Kill the few orcs that come out of the door. Enter the door and be prepared for a battle. Boss Battle: Balrog This boss can be pretty easy or pretty tough. To fight this boss you get to be Gandalf again. As soon as the battle begins, immediately switch to lightning. The Balrog will begin to shoot fireballs at you so go side to side and forward at the same time to dodge the fireballs. The Balrog will stop shooting and get ready to breath fire. As soon as the fireballs stop, zap it with lightning to stun it. While it's stunned, hit it about three times then back off. As soon as the Balrog gets up, zap it again then hit it about three times. Repeat the process until it falls. The reason that this can get hard is all thanks to Aragorn. Everytime that you begin to run out of magic, Aragorn will give you a bottle of Miruvor. The time it takes him to give it to you is just enough time for the Balrog to get up, making it so you can't hit it unless you stun it again. Oh and it takes an insane amount of time to slay the Balrog, so don't think something is wrong if it takes quite awhile. After it falls, Gandalf will be taken with it. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -*-*-*-*-*-*-* <11. Lothlorien> *-*-*-*-*-*-*- Character: Frodo Weaponry: Sting, Rocks Enemies: none Main Quests: none What I think about the level: Just like Rivendell, this really isn't a level. Hey! Guess what! You finished Moria! Now you get to meet Lady Galadriel. Talk to whoever you want to then go over to the ladder that you should've seen when you regained control of Frodo. After you do so, Galadriel will show you her mirror. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -*-*-*-*-* <12. Anduin> *-*-*-*-*- Character: Aragorn Weaponry: Anduril, Bow and Arrows Enemies: Uruk-hai, orcs, trolls Main Quests: Clear the river's edge of enemies What I think about the level: This level is really fun. It's mainly all orc- like creatures so have a great time stabbing Anduril through them. This level is actually pretty short, but still good. Aragorn will be off scouting so Borimir will question Frodo for awhile. Soon Aragorn will return and says that you might have to fight. Once you gain control, Follow the river's edge and you'll meet with your first Uruk(short for Uruk-hai). Kill it since you're obligated to do so. While you're killing this one, a few more Uruks will pop their ugly faces out and attack. After you kill all of them, keep running along the river's edge. Eventually you'll find more of them. After you kill them too, keep going and you'll run right into a troll. Switch to first person mode and start shooting at it while backing up until it dies. Keep running and you'll find a few more Uruks, some orcs and a troll. Kill them. Keep going and you'll find a few Uruks running down a small hill to come and get you. Kill them and a few more Uruks will run down. You'll find everyone on your team can run up that little hill except you. So your buddies might run up the hill and turn the corner up there to kill Uruks. But you cannot. After every orc, Uruk, and troll are dead, a Ringwraith on a flying beast will capture Sam and you pursue it. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -*-*-*-*-*-* <13. Amon Hen> *-*-*-*-*-*- Character: Aragorn, Frodo Weaponry: Anduril, Xiphiidae(possibility), Bow and Arrows(Aragorn), Sting, Rocks (Frodo) Enemies: Uruk-hai, orcs, trolls, wargs Main Quests: Rescue Sam, Defeat the Nazgul and his Fell Beast What I think about the level: This level can get kind of tough with all of the Uruks that come out to play. They also decided to send out a bunch of orc archers. But it can also be really easy with the Xiphiidae. I'll tell you how to find it at the end. As soon as you start out, turn left and follow the coastline. Soon you'll see a campfire on your right. You should also be able to see a path near it. Follow that path and you'll run into some Uruks and an orc archer. Kill them then keep going along the path until you see another orc archer. Shoot him then jump down into a sort of ditch that's in front of where you killed the archer. Once you jump down there, get as close as you can to the edge and just stay there for awhile. You're gonna hear a bunch a smashes and the ground might quake. Once all of the noise and the quaking stops, slowly walk your way away from the edge and closer to where the battle was. You'll see that two trolls had a battle against some wargs. Kill whatever is left. Off to the right from the edge you were hiding at is where you need to go. You'll see that the path is blocked by a bunch of rocks, but once you get close enough, a troll will blast its way through. Kill the troll then follow the path it just made. Some wargs and two archers are up ahead. Kill all of them and you'll see that you need to shoot one of the archers that decided to climb on a ledge. Once they are all dead, climb the second flight of stairs that you see but don't jump off. Shoot all of the archers that you see off to your right. Legolas will also be there to shoot at the archers so don't shoot him. Jump down once they die and run forward until a troll runs at you. Lead the troll back to where you jumped down and start to run around it. Legolas will shoot at the troll until it dies so don't worry about hitting it. After it dies, run the only way you're able to and up onto a natural bridge type thing. Frodo and Aragorn will start to walk on it when, all of a sudden, Aragorn will see some Uruks and he'll tell Frodo to run to the top while he holds off the Uruks. Oh goodie. You get to be Frodo against one of the toughest enemies you've had to face. Don't even bother fighting unless you have a death wish for Frodo. When you gain control, turn around and run. You'll see a path leading into the hills and one leading up on the side of the hills. Take the one in the hills. Soon you're gonna see two Uruks running up above off to the right. Do what they do and run to the right. When you see a path leading to the left take it and you'll meet the Uruks. Keep going and run up the stairs on the left to a grassy ledge. Run along this until you see more stairs on the right which you should run up. There will be yet another set of stairs to your left leading to another set of stairs and yet another set of stairs. After that set of stairs there will be a narrow stone bridge to your right. After you cross the bridge you'll see even more stairs. Take all of the stairs until you reach the top and Legolas and the rest are fighting. You'll have to control Aragorn now. So take the same exact path that you just went with Frodo. Feel free to fight every orc and Uruk if you want, but it would probably be better if you didn't. Once you reach the top, get ready for the final battle. Boss Battle: Nazgul and its Fell Beast For being the final boss, it isn't that hard to beat, just hard to hit. As soon as you can, run straight up to the enemy and start slashing at it. Keep hitting it until it takes flight. Now for the tricky part. In the middle of the field, you should see a small set of stairs leading up to a stone chair. Climb up there and shoot at the beast when it flies over head. When it shoots green gas at you, back a little down from the chair so the gas hits the back of the seat. Shoot the beast about three times and Aragorn will tell Legolas to finish it. Legolas will take aim and shoot the creature right in the head, and the Nazgul and its Fell Beast do a swan dive into the dirt. Mmmmmm.... dirt. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -*-*-*-*-*-* <A. Xiphiidae> *-*-*-*-*-*- The Xiphiidae is the strongest sword... er... fish in the game. It will kill archers in one hit, Uruks in two to three hits, wargs in one or two hits, and trolls in three to four hits. Sadly it is only available for the last level. It makes fighting the final boss a little easier than it already is too. Ok now to find it. When the level "Amon Hen" begins, turn around and follow the shore until you run into a very tall ledge. Turn left and you'll see a warg. Pass the warg and go all the way to the top. You'll see this tiny little shape that will walk away while mumbling something when you get close to it. After it leaves, follow the cliff to the left until you see a part of the ground as rocks leading up. Follow that to the top and off to the left you'll see the figure again and it will walk away mumbling when you get close to it. Turn around and run all the way to the water's edge. Follow the water's edge to the right for a little while. You'll eventually see a campfire to your right. Keep going along edge of the river and up to a tall rock thing that's half on land and half in the water. Once you get there, go as far into the water as you can then look up into some bushes and you'll see the figure scream, turn around, and walk into the bushes. Turn right onto the land and you'll see a tree up on a hill to your left. Find a way up to the tree and a log should be fallen near it. Walk across the log and you'll meet Gollum. He'll jabber on about presents or some sort then turn around and walk away to the Falls of Rauros. Soon a fish will be thrown into your face and you gain control of Aragorn again. Pull out your sword and it will be the Xiphiidae. Cool now you have the strongest sword, but where's Anduril? I don't think the men of Gondor are going to be very happy about replacing the reforged sword of Isildur with a fish. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ There you have it. The end of the game. Told you it was sort of short. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- <Item and Weapon Section> *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* (No quest items will be named here) Mushrooms- Found throughout the beginning levels. Heals 10 life points. Cram- Found from Bree and onward. Heals 30 life points. Lembas- Found throughout Bree and onward. Heals all life points. Miruvor- Found in the Hollin Gate level and Mines of Moria level. From what I've seen, it replenishes all of Gandalf's magic/spirit meter Walking Stick- First weapon Frodo starts with. It's not all that great but it's better than nothing Westernesse Dagger- Second weapon Frodo gets. Better than the walking stick even though you only get to use it once. Found in the barrow-wights home Sting- Last weapon Frodo gets. Better than the other two by a little bit. Given to Frodo when he's reached Rivendell. Rocks- The throwing weapon Frodo always has. Does very minimal damage. Good for distracting. Long Sword- First weapon Aragorn starts with. It's actually pretty good. Takes awhile to kill, but it's still ok. Anduril- Second weapon Aragorn gets. It's really quite better. Aragorn is given it upon reaching Rivendell. Arrows- Throwing... sort of... weapon Aragorn always has. Can kill from a distance. Arrows can be seen stuck in whatever you've shot for awhile. Glamdring- Only sword Gandalf has. Has a nice cutthroat finishing move. Would be better on a more skilled fighter(my opinion don't get angry, plus it's just a game). Magic- Fiery Blast- A magic attack used by Gandalf. When you use this, a ball of fire shoots out at an enemy. It knocks most of them to the ground. Chain Lightning- A magic attack used by Gandalf. This attack sends out a bunch of lightning that jumps from enemy to enemy within a certain range. Sometimes it knocks them to the ground. Staff Strike- A magic attack used by Gandalf. If you're ever surrounded, using this will send a blast all around you, knocking your enemies to the ground and hurting them. Heal- A magic spell used by Gandalf. When you're low on health, use this to regain some of it. Attract- A magic spell used by Gandalf. This one is quite fun to play with. Hit an enemy with it when there are other enemies around and they will attack the enemy that was hit with this spell. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -*-*-*-*-* <Enemy List> *-*-*-*-*- (Boss enemies and Nazgul will not be named here) Wolves- Not very hard. They are possible to kill without you taking any damage. If they attack in a pack, then they're slightly harder only in that you have to attack more than one. Just don't stop attacking. They can be found in the Shire, the Barrow-downs and Bree. Spiders- Not too hard, but not too easy. Even one can sometimes be a lot of trouble. When more than one attack, they get a whole lot harder. Stupid weak walking stick. Make good use of your blocking. When up against more than one, run, turn around, hit, run again, repeat. You do not want to go up against more than one on your own. They can be found in the Old Forest. Ghosts- They almost always attack with their other ghostly buddies. They deal out quite a bit of damage too. Kill one at a time. Run up, hit it, it will fly backwards, so run up to it again, hit it, it'll fly backwards, repeat. They can be found in the Barrow-downs. Men- Takes quite a bit to kill and they deal out a bit of damage too. They can also block your attacks, making it so they take twice as long to kill. Just keep hitting them and either run or block when you see that they're going to attack. They can be found in Bree. Wargs- Annoying. They look like giant rats. These things always attack in packs and sometimes they knock you to the ground and continue biting. So, just don't stop hitting unless they're about to do their attack that would knock you to the ground, in which case you should block. They can be found in Weathertop, Troll Shaws, Hollin Gate, and Amon Hen. Archer orcs- These are pretty easy. They hold a big bow so they're easy to identify. They can get really annoying though only because once you get nice and close and are about to hit one, they shoot you. Just zigzag up to them and beat them up. They don't take many hits. They can be found in Weathertop, Troll Shaws, Hollin Gate, Mines of Moria, Anduin, and Amon Hen. Orcs- Takes a little bit more hits to kill, but not too much harder than the archers except that they hit harder. If they're not holding a big bow and they swing big axes or swords at you, then you know it's them. Be sure to block when they pull their arms back to dish out a hard hit. If you don't block it you'll get knocked to the ground. They can be found in Weathertop, Troll Shaws, Hollin Gate, Mines of Moria, Anduin, and Amon Hen. Trolls- If you like having your health then don't attempt to kill them with your sword. These are very big creatures who hold giant hammer like things... or you can call them 'big rock on a stick'. They're also greenish looking. Just stand far back from them and shoot tons of arrows into them. Remember to back up when then they start heading towards you. It may take a long time to kill with your arrows, but it's better than attacking with your sword. They can be found in Troll Troll Shaws, Anduin, and Amon Hen. Cave trolls- Again, don't try attacking them with your sword. They hit hard and take a lot to kill. They look pretty much the same as normal trolls except that they're grayish. Since you'll be Gandalf when you meet up with these, attack them with lightning. They can be found in Hollin Gate, and Mines of Moria. Uruks- Much stronger and tougher than orcs. They're kinda dirt colored with white streaks across their faces. They also are about your height and have black hair. They dish out a bit of damage and have quite a bit of health for themselves. Just attack, attack, attack. If you knock one to the ground then go ahead and finish him, but if there are more than one around when you knock one to the ground, then let him get up and you can just attack it again. They can be found in Anduin and Amon Hen. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -*- <FAQ> *-* Q: Can you help me on LOTR for my XBOX? A: Since you have it for the XBOX, there could be many changes made to the game that aren't in the PC version. Plus I haven't even heard of some of the places that people have asked me about on the XBOX version. My walkthrough only works for PC, maybe PS2(most likely), and maybe another system but I don't know. It does not work for XBOX! I'm sorry I can't help you. Q: Does this game have cheat codes? A: Not that I know of. But if ever I find out or am told about them, you'll be able to find them here. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -*-*-*- <Credits> *-*-*-* Aaron Baird- For the easier way to beat the barrow-wight Andy Kutyna- For the other easier way to beat the barrow-wight Shelli Morrison- For the help in a slight misdirection I wrote in the Mines of Moria Matthew Beckett- For correcting my spelling error in the "What I think about the level" part under Old Forest Patrick Lombard- For another way of beating the troll on Weathertop Anonymous- For inspiring me to put an item section Jordan Anilao- For showing me some spelling and grammar errors I made in Moria section Thomas Hunter- For showing me that "Nazgul" is singular and plural and that there is no such thing as "Nazguls" Isaac Hils- For typing up the "Old Noakes' Herbs" side quest in The Shire Knijnknelis- For informing me that my guide doesn't work for the GameBoy version of LOTR Anish Bhatnagar- For giving me the idea to put an enemy list in Gazza- For the tip in the Barrow-Downs Dawn Arbuckle- For reminding me about the torch weapon in The Nazgul boss battle under Weathertop (If you did help me in some way on this guide and it's in this guide, then please remind me and I'll be sure to give you the credit) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* <Allowed To Post My Guide> *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- www.gamefaqs.com www.cheatcc.com www.gamewinners.it DLH.Net www.gamers-realm.com www.cheatcodes.com www.neoseeker.com SPOnG.com ComputerUnderground.com www.gamesover.com ringhq.cjb.net www.cheats.de PCGAMER UK +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ If you have any questions or what not about the game, just send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org No hate mail please. 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