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) =- --- 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. * ------- 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 ------- 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 ----- 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. --------------- 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. --------- 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 ------------ 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 -------------------- 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 public use only through GameFaqs (http://www.gamefaqs.com). All errors and omissions should be submitted to the listed e-mail address.