MOVES, SKILLS, CODES, AND SECRETS, VERSION 1.02 for the Xbox version of

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS

Featuring translations from PS2 controls to Xbox controls

By Lord deArnise
Chad Simplicio
PrinceoftheWinds@aol.com




-= VERSION NOTES =-

Version 1.02 (Written on January 6, 2003)
The codes section has been updated after a few readers sent word that they 
weren't getting the codes to work.

Version 1.01 (Written on January 1, 2003, evening)

Codes updated to reflect the codes given by GameWinners.com.  Also, I did 
some formatting and minor updating to make it feasible for public use at 
GameFaqs.

Version 1.0 (Written on January 1, 2003)

With the Xbox version finally in stores, I was now able to translate the 
PS2 controls listed in the Prima Guide into its corresponding Xbox 
controls.  Should be very helpful.  Also, I've added on some of the special 
stuff listed from the hintbook.



-= WRITER'S NOTE =-

I am not affiliated with Prima, EA Games, or anyone else.   I decided to 
write this "supplement" to Prima's hintbook to help those playing the Xbox 
version of the game.  I think this will be helpful for those who can't 
translate the PS2 controls as quickly as I can.  Also, I find that this 
game gives the most enjoyment if you have watched both "The Fellowship of 
the Ring" and "The Two Towers" movies, as of course, the game's levels 
relives most of the Fellowship's epic battles as well as feature some 
scenes from the two movies.

This document is intended only to help those with the Xbox version of the 
game, and is primarily a translation of the PS2 controls from Prima's 
Official Strategy Guide to the game.  I would still recommend getting 
Prima's Strategy Guide if you need any help getting through some of the 
missions.



-= TABLE OF CONTENTS =-

1. Introduction
2. Xbox Controls translated from its PS2 counterpart
3. Basic Moves
4. Heroes' Skills
     a. Aragorn
     b. Legolas
     c. Gimli
5. Codes and Secrets
6. A Word of Thanks



-= 1. INTRODUCTION =-

	"One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring 
them all, and in the darkness bind them...In the Land of Mordor, where 
Shadows lie."

Ah, the famous words of The Lord of the Rings.  If you're reading this, 
then either you love this marvelous trilogy, or you love a great Xbox game, 
or even both.  After weeks of waiting after its PS2 release, the Two Towers 
game has finally arrived for the Xbox, and just in time for the new year.

In case you haven't noticed already, you'll be able to command three of the 
great heroes of the Fellowship of the Ring (initially): Aragorn (a.k.a. 
Strider the Ranger), Legolas the Elf (my favorite character), and Gimli the 
Dwarf.  Finish the game and you'll get a small taste of "The Return of the 
King."  Clear one secret level with any of the three, and you'll unlock 
Islidur, the one who severed the fingers of Sauron, severing the Dark Lord 
of the One Ring 3000 years ago.

In the campaign, you'll be able to relive some of the great battles from 
the first two movies, including a prologue based on the prologue to the 
first part of the trilogy.  As I have stated in my notes, you'll get the 
best enjoyment out of these missions if you have seen the two movies 
already.



-= 2. XBOX CONTROLS TRANSLATED FROM ITS PS2 COUNTERPART =-

( Parts 2 through 4 are translated from the PS2 controls given by Prima's 
hintbook )

If you haven't read the manual already or just need this for quick 
reference, then here it is.

Speed Attack: A or Right analog left/right
Fierce Attack: Y or Right analog up/down
Knock Back: B
Parry: X
Killing Move: R
Jump Back: Black
Equip Ranged Weapon: Pull and Hold L
Fire Ranged Weapon: A or Right analog in the direction to fire

All these and the first two basic moves are the Level One skills of the 
heroes.



-= 3. BASIC MOVES =-

Three-Hit Speed Combo: A, A, A
Double-Hit Fierce Combo: Y, Y

( The next three must be purchased )

Linked Attack: X, (with successful parry) A, R
Devastating Attack: Hold then release Y
Shoulder Rush: A+B



-= 4. HEROES' SKILLS (THE FUN PART) =-

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KEY
---

Skill (cost, k = thousand): Move

EXAMPLE

Rush Attack (1k): A, B
* It costs 1,000 experience points to learn this skill.  Once learned, 
input the controls to use the skill. *

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ARAGORN
-------

LEVEL TWO

Rush Attack (1k): A, B
Rising Attack (8k): A while getting up
Islidur's Swift Terror (5k): A, A, Y
Islidur's War Rush (5k): A, B, R
Ranger's Fury (7k): Hold Y
Strength of the Stewards (10k): Automatic for increased health

LEVEL FOUR

Goblin Bane (4k): X, A, R
Charge Attack (4k): A, B
Islidur's Death Charge (5k): A, B, Y
Islidur's Gambit (5k): A, Y, A, A
Rohan's Bow (4k): Hold L, then fire to fire barbed arrows
Strength of Islidur (10k): Automatic for increased health

LEVEL SIX

Orc Bane (6k): X, A, R
Islidur's Deliverance (5k): Y, A, A, Y
Strength of Elendil (10k): Automatic for increased health
Wilderness Rage (4k): Hold Y
Master Swordsman (10k): Automatic for amplified speed attack damage

LEVEL EIGHT

Bane of Saruman (8k): X, A, R
Islidur's Judgement (5k): Y, Y, B, Y
Strength of the Argonath (10k): Automatic for increased health
Wrath of Numenor (6k): Hold Y
Gondor Bow (6k) Hold L, then fire to fire Gondor's iron arrows

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LEGOLAS
-------

LEVEL TWO

Rush Attack (3k): A, B
Elrond's Swift Terror (5k): A, A, Y
Elrond's War Rush (5k): A, B, R
Elven Fury (2k): Hold Y
Force of Celeborn (10k): Automatic for increased health
Rivendell Longbow (N/A): Amplified damage from attacks with bow

LEVEL FOUR

Goblin Bane (4k): X, A, R
Rising Attack (8k): A while getting up
Charge Attack (4k): A, B
Elrond's Death Charge (5k): A, B, Y
Elrond's Gambit (5k): A, Y, A, A
Lothlorien Longbow (6k): Amplified damage from attacks with improved bow

LEVEL SIX

Orc Bane (6k): X, A, R
Elrond's Deliverance (5k): Y, A, A, Y
Dragonfire Arrows (8k): Set enemies on fire with this improved ranged 
attack
Force of Galadriel (10k): Automatic for increased health
Gil-Galad's Rage (4k): Hold Y

LEVEL EIGHT

Bane of Saruman (8k): X, A, R
Elrond's Judgement (5k): Y, Y, B, Y
Mithril Arrows (10k): Damages enemies in their path with improved bow 
attack
Elven Bow Mastery (10k): Automatic to amplify damage of each arrow fired

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GIMLI
-----

LEVEL TWO

Rush Attack (3k): A, B
Balin's Swift Terror (5k): A, A, Y
Balin's War Rush (5k): A, B, R
Dwarf Fury (2k): Hold Y
Might of Rock (10k): Automatic for increased health
Might of Iron (10k): Same as Might of Rock

LEVEL FOUR

Goblin Bane (4k): X, A, R
Charge Attack (4k): A, B
Rising Attack (8k): A while getting up
Balin's Death Charge (5k): A, B, Y
Balin's Gambit (5k): A, Y, A, A
Rune of Protection (10k): Automatic for increased health

LEVEL SIX

Orc Bane (6k): X, A, R
Balin's Deliverance (5k): Y, A, A, Y
Might of Balin (10k): Automatic for increased health
Might of Gloin (10k): Same as Might of Balin
Moria Axes (4k): Amplified throwing axe damage
Mountain Rage (4k): Hold Y

LEVEL EIGHT

Bane of Saruman (8k): X, A, R
Balin's Judgement (5k): Y, Y, B, Y
Might of the Khazad-Dum (10k): Automatic for increased health
Wrath of Moria (6k): Hold Y
Axe Mastery of Kings (10k): Amplified fierce attack



-= 5. CODES AND SECRETS =-

*NOTE: This was based on the listed steps for the PS2 controls.  If this 
doesn't work, e-mail me.

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ENTERING CHEATS
---------------

1) Start any of the missions
2) Pause the game during game-play or middle-final cut-scenes
3) With game paused, press and hold trigger buttons (L & R)
4) Enter code while holding down the trigger buttons (L & R)

A metal-clanging sound will confirm the correct code, then you can resume 
the game.  To input multiple codes, release the trigger buttons, then press 
and hold down hard, then input the next code.

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THE CODES
---------

Note: Use the Directional Pad, not the analogs

Restore Health: Y, Down, A, Up
Restore Missiles: A, Down, Y, Up
+1k Experience: A, Down (x3) - Can be cumulated to add xp to your post-
mission score
Level Two Skills: B, Right, B, Right
Level Four Skills: Y, Up, Y, Up
Level Six Skills: X, Left, X, Left
Level Eight Skills: A, A, Down, Down

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REWARD CODES
------------

These codes are unlocked after you have finished the game.

Always Devastating: X, X, B, B
All Skills: Y, B, Y, B
Mini-Enemies: Y, Y, A, A
Infinite Missiles: X, B, A, Y
Slo-Mo: Y, B, A, X
Invulnerable: Y, X, A, B

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THE TOWER OF ORTHANC
--------------------

When you finish the game, you'll unlock the Tower of Orthanc.  Clear all 20 
floors and defeat Saruman with any Fellowship Hero to finish the special 
mission and unlock Islidur.



-= 6. A WORD OF THANKS =-

Special thanks to Prima Games for making such a wonderful strategy guide.  
All we Xbox gamers have to do is convert the PS2 controls into its 
corresponding Xbox controls.  To EA Games and Stormfront Studios for making 
such a great movie-to-game conversion.

Two very special thanks to make.  First to New Line Cinema and Wingnut 
Films for producing such a phenomenal motion picture trilogy.  Can't wait 
to see "The Return of the King" later this year.  Last, but definently, not 
the very least, is the late J. R. R. Tolkien for writing such a phenomenal 
book--fantasy literature at its finest.  May his legacy live on until 
time's end.





That's all for now, ladies and gentlemen of all races.  Best of luck in 
Middle-Earth, and good hunting.






Copyright 2003 Lord deArnise, all right reserved. This guide may not be 
copied or modified without his written consent.  This guide is written for 
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