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    Lord of the Rings: Return of the King-------------------GUIDE FOR PLAYSTATION 2
    EA Games
    New Line Cinema Productions
    -Version Update-
    0.05 2/19/05- Started initial draft for Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    0.40 2/20/05- Finished I., II., III., and started the Path of the King.
    0.80 2/21/05- Finished Path of the King
    0.81 2/22/05- Started the Path of the Hobbits
    1.00 2/23/05- Completed Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Guide and
    finished fine tuning
    -Table of Contents-
    I.   Introduction
    II.  Helms' Deep
    III. Path of the Wizard
          a) Road to Isengard
          b) Minas Tirith: Top of the Wall
          c) Minas Tirith: Courtyard
    IV.  Path of the King
          a) Paths of the Dead
          b) King of the Dead
          c) The Southern Gate
          d) Pelennor Fields
          e) The Black Gate
    V.   Path of the Hobbits
          a) Escape from Osgiliath
          b) Shelob's Lair
          c) Cirith Ungol
          d) The Crack of Doom
    This guide was thought up and written originally, by myself. GameFAQ has my
    permission to post this guide on their website. If you wish to use any
    information from this guide and post it ANYWHERE, it must be credited in this
    Information used from LOTRROTK Guide
    By: Nick Hoffman
    Email: Phanlanx6243@aol.com
    -I. Introduction-
    Gandalf knows that desperate plans are required as the specter of darkness
    grows over Middle-Earth and Sauron's armies issue from Mordor to destroy the
    world of Men. The White Wizard liberates Rohan and the war is turned to Minas
    Tirith, the last great stronghold of free people, where he intends to distract
    Sauron's gaze with a final, bold defense.
    As an advisor of Men, Gandalf musters the defenses of Gondor to stand firm in
    the face of darkness. As a warrior on the battlefeild, Gandalf conjures
    shockwaves with his staff to knock enemies aside and then with his sword, he
    slays them with ease. But victory cannot be won by force of arms alone, and
    Gandalf's plans are meant to buy time, knowing all hope rests in the success of
    Frodo's quest.
    Gandalf is a good character for those who are just beginning the game. He is
    well balanced with ranged and melee attacks. He is skilled with a staff and a
    sword. Most of his upgrades are good to have in different areas of the game.
    As the last descendant of the Kings of Men, Aragorn is fated to claim the
    long-empty throne of Gondor, should he provide worthy of this task. But to
    fulfill his destiny, Aragorn must first pass through the Paths of the Dead and
    attempt to command horrible foes who once betrayed Gondor. Then he must return
    to Minas Tirith and fight Sauron's hoard in defense of this besieged city.
    And, should he survive this path, Aragorn must face The Dark Lord's servants
    before the very gates of Mordor.
    As a Ranger and Elf friend, Aragorn's ability with the bow allows him to defeat
    opponents at long range. His true powers, however, lie in close combat.
    Weilding a reforged Narsil, the Legendary sword that defeated Sauron, Aragorn
    is a deadly combatant on the battlefeild, easily defeating multiple foes.
    Aragorn is another great begginer character. He is balnced well with ranged
    and melee attacks. His sword upgrades are phenomenal.
    Although the Fellowship that set forth from Rivendell has been divided, still
    the friendship that binds these comrades together holds true. In support of
    Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli fight beside each other through hardship and peril,
    despite their differences. Yet their greatest chalenges are yet to come, as
    they enter this war alone and vastly outnumbered.
    As a fighter, Legolas's skill with matched blades has won him the respect of
    his friends. But it is the bow of Legolas that will tunr the tide of battle,
    his deadly accuracy stopping foes in their tracks. Legolas risks his
    immortality in the cause of all free Men, and he will not permit Aragordn or
    Gimli to go on without him; to whatever end.
    Legolas is a character to work on. Legolas has great attacks with his blades,
    yet most of them are hard to aquire. His final move to purchase is in level
    10. He can shoot two arrows at once. This can really help you in a tight spot.
    As sturdy in spirit as he is in stature, Gimli the Dwarf is a formidable
    warrior. His skill with his weapons and his unflappable spirit earn for him a
    strong and unlikely bond with Aragorn and Legolas. Despite the distrust
    between Elf and Dwarf, all three of these warriors share a deep admiration for
    each other, forged in the fires of combat.
    Armed with axes and sheer force of his will, Gimli can quickley defeat enemies
    nearly twice his size. His ferocity in combat is a perfect compliment to the
    swordplay of Aragorn and the bow skill of Legolas. Together these companions
    intend to become an unstoppable force, helping Gandalf turn the tide in their
    war against Sauron.
    Gimli has got to be the slowest character of them all. But, just because he is
    the slowest doesen't mean he is the worst. What Gimli lacks in speed, he makes
    up for in strength. His axes cause great damage to foes. He will run into
    combat with Aragorn, while Legolas stays behind a little and fires arrows.
    In the final days of the War of the Ring, the fate of all Middle-Earth rests
    in the hands of Frodo Baggins. Now upon the most difficult part of his long
    journey, Frodo and his trusted companion Sam at last approach the devastated
    land of Mordor, home of the Dark Lord Sauron. With every step taken toward
    that fell place, the burden of Frodo grows heavier.
    Relentless pursued by the Ringwaiths mounted upon huge flying beasts, Frodo
    and Sam must trust Gollum, if they hope to find safe passage through the
    encircling Orc forces. While huge armies rage around them, these two small
    hobbits must never falter, for failure will bring about the ruin of the world.
    Frodo is not the greatest character. That comes into play when he has to fight
    Gollum. Frodo needs all the power he can get to defeat Gollum, so upgrading
    all characters at the end of each level is a good idea.
    Often the unlikely may become the great heroes, and Sam Gamgee is destined to
    become the greatest hero of all. Every step taken by a weary and worn Frodo
    brings these two hobbits closer to Mount Doom and the fullfilment of their
    quest. Sam is always at Frodo's side, his unserving loyalty and conviction of
    heart giving them hope, despite the seeming impossibility of their task and
    the odds against their success
    Sam is a necessity, dermined, ferocious and deadly despite his small size. His
    quick thinking and ability to use stealth to his advantage must get him, and
    Frodo, out of some very tight spots. Yet Sam's greatest strength is his love
    for his friend and his commitment to see things through.
    Sam is probably the fastest character in the game. This can get him into or
    out of battle quickly. The hobbits are the weakest characters, though. If you
    are looking for a well balanced character, cross of the hobbits.
    Move            | D-pad or Left Analog Stick
    Speed Attack    | X Button or Right Analog Stick
    Fierce Attack   | Triangle-Button
    Physical Attack | Circle-Button
    Parry           | Square-Button
    Action Button   | R1 Button
    Killing Move    | R2 Button
    Ranged Attack   | Hold the L1 Button to activate, then press the X Button
                      to fire
    Jump Back       | L2 Button
    Special Ability | Hold all together the L1, L2, R1, and R2 Buttons
    -Set Up-
     _ _
    |   |
    | A |
    |_ _|_ _ _ _ _ _C_ _ _ _ _  _ _
        |   |                  |   |
        | B |                  | E |
        |_ _|_ _ _ _D_ _ _ _ _ |_ _|
    A- This is your Ranged Weapon counter. You only get a limited number of ranged
    shots. When the number appears at 0, that means you have no Ranged Shots left.
    You can replenish the number of Ranged Shots you have by picking up stocks of
    them left by defeated enemies.
    B- This shows the character you are using and your Special Meter. By holding
    L1, L2, R1, and R2 together you can activate your characters Special Ability.
    When your characters Special Ability is active, their face circle will turn
    white. As the white on your Special Meter goes down, that means your active
    Special Ability is running out of time. You can repeat this when the meter is
    not white at all.
    C- This is your Experience Meter. As you kill enemies, and use some cheats,
    your Experience Meter will go up. Once you hit a certain number of
    Experience Points, your character will gain 1 level and the meter will be
    set back to zero.
    D- This is your Health Meter. Your Health Meter will start of at green. When
    enemies, or some other things, attack and hit you, this meter goes down.
    When the meter is in the "Red Zone" you are close to dying. To replenish your
    health meter, pick up Health Items. Your Health will immidiately increase when
    you pick up a health item.
    E- This is your Skill Meter. By making successful hits, your Skill Meter will
    increase and when it hits max, you will go into Perfect Mode. While in Perfect
    Mode all of your attacks increas in damage and the Experience Points received
    are doubled.
    -Action Items-
    Throughout the game there are many useful objects you can pick up off of the
    ground, shoot, or push using the Action Button (R1). I have them listed them
    here for you:
    Spears            | Used to throw at enemies; usually one hit K.O.'s
    Torches           | Used to scatter spiders, kill enemies and burn webs
    Pots of Hot Coal  | Used to pour on enemies and kill them
    Levers            | Used to open drawbridges, gates, etc.
    Burnig Fire Pits  | Used to push over and burn a string of enemies
    Explosive Carts   | Used to explode enemies;do THIS by using your Ranged Attack
    Bells             | Used to squish enemies and break open new pathways
    -II. Helm's Deep-
    Character(s) Availible: Gandalf
    Difficulty: Easy
    Before you atually get to start the game, a storyline is given to you. After,
    you become Gandalf, the White Wizard. He and his Army of Rohan soldiers rush
    into battle to save Helm's Deep. You begin your fighting on the feilds. Try
    out some of your attacks while hear. After a while you will be called to go
    up to the top of the wall. Fight your way through some Uruk-Hai over to the
    wall and find a ladder. Climb up the ladder to get to the top of the wall.
    When on the wall need to fight some Uruk-Hai soldiers. After you defeat them,
    you need to head back down the ladder to the catapults to stop the Uruk-Hai
    from braking through the Main Gate. Fire each catapult using the Action
    Button. Once all of the catapults are fired, the Helm's Deep mission is
    fully complete.
    You will receive ratings at the end of each mission and your Experience Points
    will be added up. You will porbably gain a level, or even more, each time you
    finish a level. After this is done, you can purchase new abilities from the
    levels you are at or have passed. The last level to purchase abilities is 10.
    -III. Path of the Wizard-
    a) Road to Isengard
    Character(s) Availible: Gandalf
    Difficulty: Normal/Difficult
    The Uruk-Hai have realized they lost the battle at Helm's Deep. In fear they
    flee through the forests twords Isengard. You must follow the Uruk-Hai through
    the forests back ti Isengard. In the beginning you will fight a few Uruk-Hai
    soldiers. Then you will view a scene where an Ent comes through smashing a few
    Uruk-Hai. After that you come up to some more Uruk-Hai. Kill the Archer that
    is standing on top of the fallen tree and then the soldier. Using your Ranged
    Attack, fire at the cart and it will explode killing a few Uruk-Hai. But, more
    come. Try to finish off the soldiers quickly using your Fierce Attacks. Then,
    kill the archers on the bridge. You will come to a U-turn and get attacked by
    more Uruk-Hai. Be careful at this part because they can easily surround you
    and corner you, which will lead to your death. So, try to move around a lot
    during this part. After this, you will come to a large circle area where Ents
    are going around stomping on Uruk-Hai. You need to help them kill 75 Uruk-Hai.
    Watch out because the Ents won't know you from an Uruk-Hai and they will stomp
    on you. For an easy way out, you could let the Ents kill all 75 Uruk-Hai; but
    that's no fun. When this part is over, a gate will smash open and you must go
    to that area to progress on. Take this path while killing some Uruk-Hai on
    your way. You will come to an area with huge towers and Archers are on them
    firing away at you. Use your Ranged Attack to hit the carts to make them
    explode and take down the towers. Hit all carts to take down all of the
    towers. Cross the bridge and fight two Uruk-Hai. These two are kind of
    difficult since their heavy shields block your attacks. Continue down the
    path provided while killing some Uruk-Hai. Try to get as much Health as you
    can becasue you will about to enter the final fight.
    Difficulty: Normal/ Difficult
    The Ent needs to brake the dam to release the river, and you must help keep the
    Uruk-Hai from stopping him. The first thing always to kill needs to be the
    Archers because they are the ones that stop the Ent. Note that there are
    Archers on the other side of the dam and more come after some are killed.
    After the Archers are gone, concentrate on saving yourself from the Uruk-Hai
    Soldiers and Warriors. Once the Ent has enough time, he will release the river.
    ********************************LEVEL COMPLETE*********************************
    b) Minas Tirth: Top of the Wall
    Character(s) Availible: Gandalf
    Difficulty: Hard/Very Hard
    This section took me so long to complete. There is so much going on at once
    that you need to get a rythm set. The first part consists of running back and
    forth keeping the ladders down. This part isn't too difficult. You can also
    use the grappling hooks to go down and kick off ladders without fighting Orcs.
    After doing this for a time, you get a scene where Trolls are pushing ladders
    towards the city. You must head up to the catapult near the left side of the
    wall. When you get there, fire the catapult twice using the Action Button to
    knock down the tower. You then need to head to the left side of the wall to
    stop the second tower. At this part you need to use your Ranged attack to hit
    the tower and knock it over. If you think it's over, guess again. Another one
    pops up on the left side and you must use the catapult. When the Nazgul
    appears shoot it to bring it down. Follow the path and a tower crashes into the
    city. Your Overrun Meter will hugely increase and you must use the grappling
    hooks to get to another one and climb up it. Go towords the tower and shoot it
    to bring it down. Go to the top of the tower to pick up Experience Points and
    go down stairs while following the soldiers. You will view a scene.
    ********************************LEVEL COMPLETE********************************
    c) Minas Tirith: Courtyard
    Character(s) Availible: Gandalf
    Difficulty: Hard
    The Orcs have invaded the city and are killing everyone in their path, man and
    women. You are Gandalf and you need to save as many citizens as possible. As
    you get farther into this level, it gets harder. The harder the enemy, the
    more there are citizens. The citizens come out from each side of the courtyard
    and they need to get to the escape point. This part can get difficult and
    frustrating, so just relax. Be sure to use the spears for quick killing. Make
    sure to use the spears on the Trolls. Don't let yourself get cournered by
    the Orcs or you will have a difficult time getting out. Keep this pattern
    going and soon you will be victorious. (200 citizens)
    ********************************LEVEL COMPLETE********************************
    -IV. Path of the King-
    a) Paths of the Dead
    Character(s) Availible: Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli
    Difficulty: Normal
    Aragorn must summon an army greater than any other. This task leads him to the
    Paths of the Dead. In the beginning, you enter into a dark place. Travel
    forward and you will encounter some Dead Soldiers. These soldiers have
    betrayed Gondor and a curse was put on them. They can easily be killed with a
    few blows. Then you will see some Dead Archers on top of a bridge. Kill them
    using your Ranged Attack. Hopefully you are using Legolas or Aragorn because
    Gimli is useless during this part, considering his fattness. You will come to
    places where there are two or more different ways to go. It doesn't matter
    which way you choose because you'll end up at the same place. Soon you will
    come to a place that sort of looks like the Grand Canyon. Keep following the
    path you are on. At some spots, the path is blocked off by Dead Spirits. You
    must defeat all of the spirits that come out before you can pass. Sometimes
    there are other weapons lying around, like spears, that you can pick up, using
    the Action Button, and throw at an enemy. The spears will instantly kill an
    enemy. Watch out for Hero Soldiers; the ones that have their life gauge shown.
    Eventually you will come to a part where Dead Archers are shooting at you.
    You need to use the lever to let down the bridge to get across. Use your Ranged
    Attack to kill the Archers an then use the lever, by pressing the Action
    Button, to let the bridge down and cross. In the blue bog, Dead Soldiers will
    come oout an attack you from tomb like objects. Kill all of them before you
    pass into the next room. Soon enough you will come to a gate which needs to be
    opened to pass through it. Cross the bridge to get to the gate. There is
    another little hill you can go down to reach the opposite side of the gate.
    When you get there you will be attacked by two Hero Soldiers. Kill them first
    and then use the lever to open the gate. Hurry through the gate to the next
    room. The last part is crossing the bridge to get to the King of the Dead. You
    will be blocked in by two Spirit Blocks. You need to kill 35 Dead soldiers to
    be able to pass. When you are finished, hurry to the other side of the bridge.
    *******************************LEVEL COMPLETE*********************************
    b) King of the Dead
    Character(s) Availible: Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli
    Difficulty: Hard/Very Hard
    You now must fight the King of the Dead to prove yourself worthy to him. The
    first part of the battle consists of blocking and attacking. He will strike you
    three times and after the third, go in for an attack. Or, after the third parry
    you can use a combo, ? then R2, if you have it. The King of the Dead will
    disappear into the ground and come out at the other end. He will summon forth
    4 Dead Soldiers to attack you. You must kill these soldiers before you can
    start attacking the King of the Dead again. He will disappear into the ground
    again and come up near you. Use the block 3 times and strike technique. Then,
    a spirit will leave him allowing you to be able to shoot him with your Ranged
    Attack. But first, you will be behind a rock and he will blast a wind at you.
    After the wind has gone come out and shoot a few Ranged Attacks at him. Repeat
    until he disappears into the ground again. He will come out on the other side
    again and this time summon forht Dead Archers. Kill the Archers and the King
    will come up near you again. This time he will strike at you 5 times. So,
    each hit and then strike him. He will keep repeating this until you destroy
    When he realizes he has lost, he starts to destroy the whole place. You
    must run backwards out of hear. Watch out for falling rocks because they will
    immediately kill you. Try staying to one side. After running backwards for
    a little while the shaking will stop, but not for long. You need to quickly
    kill all of the Dead Soldiers before you can pass through. If you don't kill
    them quick enough, the place will start to fall apart and you will die. Try to
    stay back and just fire your Ranged Attack at will. When the path is cleared,
    start running again and you will come to another spot where you must kill
    all of the Dead Soldiers quickly before you can pass. Watch out for the Hero
    Soldiers. After, keep on running while avoiding falling rocks. Your final
    fight will be with your companions. You need to kill all of the Dead Soldiers
    before you can get out of the place. Watch out for the Hero Soldiers. If you
    are Legolas, try to stay back and use your Ranged attack. If you are Aragorn,
    you can either go in at use melee attacks or use Ranged Attacks. If you are
    Gimli, go in and fight like crazy. Soon you will view a cutscene with the
    companions going out.
    ********************************LEVEL COMPLETE********************************
    c) The Southern Gate
    Character(s) Availible: Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli
    Difficulty: Normal/Hard
    Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli find themselves at the Southern Gate of Gondor.
    They need to pass through to help save the city of Minas Tirith. In the
    beginning you will go up to the gate to walk through. Easy, you think? Well
    as soon as you go to enter through the gate, a massive Troll closes the gate
    and comes down to attack you. Through a spear at him for an easy kill. Then,
    go to each of the catapults and fire them. Two will hit the tower and one will
    hit a Troll. Do not even bother trying to kill all of the Orcs becasue they
    just keep coming. When the tower is down, go to it and climb up a ladder to get
    to the top of the gate. Quickly fefeat the Troll and kncok down the ladder
    where Orcs are coming up. When you get a chance after fighting some Orcs, use
    the lever to open up the gate as fast as you can. Knock over the hot coal onto
    some Orcs for easy kills. Go back down the way you came and enter through the
    ********************************LEVEL COMPLETE********************************
    d) Pelennor Feilds
    Character(s) Availible: Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli
    Difficulty: Hard/Very Hard
    After passing through the Southern Gate, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli end up on
    the Pelennor Feilds. The first part consists of killing 60 Easterlings and
    Orcs. This part is pretty easy because you could just stand at the corner and
    fire your Ranged Shots while everyone else is fighting. But if you do have a
    hunger for Experience Points, just make sure you don't jump into the battle
    too quickly or you will be overwhelmed by enemies. After you defeat 60
    enemies, you need to save Merry and Eowyn from the Mumakil. Do this by going
    to the top of the hill and fire your Ranged Shots at the cart on the Mumakil,
    or use the catapults. Either way works. Then, jsut when you think it's over,
    another Mumakil appears on the other side. Rush over to the other hill and do
    the same thing as before. Finally, the last thing you have to do is ward off
    the Witch King of Angmar. Fire your Ranged Shots at the Witch King of Angmar
    and he will go down quickly. Then he comes back, but with much less Health.
    Kill him quickly. If you don't kill him quick enough, another Mumakil will
    ********************************LEVEL COMPLETE********************************
    e) The Black Gate
    Character(s) Availible: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and Gandalf
    Difficulty: Extremely Hard
    Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Gandalf, and the soldiers of Rohan and Gondor make
    one last attempt to distract Sauron's gaze so that Frodo and Sam can complete
    their quest. But, they aren't quite sure if he is still alive or not. The Mouth
    of Sauron says that Frodo was kill, but hope still lies in everyone's hearts.
    So, moving on now. The First part of the battle consists of you fighting the
    Mouth of Sauron. He is pretty easy. Just go about with an all-out Feirce
    Attack/ Balrogs Gambit strategy. His Health is pretty low. The next part of the
    Black Gate level is to kill 6 Hero Soldiers. Easy enough, you think? Well you
    have to do this while protecting the rest of your Fellowship members. If their
    Health starts to get dangerously low, go over and help them. If you satnd next
    to them, their Health will start to gradually increase. Keep repeating this
    -Boss Fight-
    When the 6 Hero Soldiers are killed, you will view a cutscene with 3 Nazgul and
    Fell Beasts flying out. You must kill the three Nazgul (they are off of their
    Fell Beasts now) while protecting your Fellowship members. To kill them easily,
    use the spears that are provided at the corners of the arena. Take them out one
    by one because you will never keep up with every single one of them. Fight
    these things like you never have before!
    ********************************LEVEL COMPLETE********************************
    -Path of the Hobbits-                                             NAZGUL METER:
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    a) Escape from Osgiliath                                            | /NZL\ |
    Character(s) Availible: Sam                                         | \_M_/ |
    Difficulty: Very Easy                                                \_ _ _/
    You are Samwise Gamgee, Frodo Baggins's best friend. You need to follow Smeagol
    to get you and Frodo out of Osgiliath. At first you will view a scene and then
    a cutscene with Sam and Frodo dodging a Nazgul. Let Smeagol show you where to
    go, and then follow him. At the end of the cutscene go to the outside. You will
    fight an Orc. You will then get to a ramp and an Orc Archer is standing
    shooting you. Use your Ranged Attck to kill him or dodge his arrows and use
    your sword. When you get to the top, help the Ranger kill the Orcs. Then you
    will notice the wall blow up and it will give you a path to follow. Kill some
    Orcs and go up the ramp. You will notice that you have a new meter. This is
    your Nazgul Meter. If it fills up, the Nazgul will fly down and take you away,
    leading to the end of the game. So, if your meter gets a little risky, hide in
    a shaded spot for a little while until the meter goes down. Climb up some
    stairs and you will find yourself in an area with bombs flying everywhere. Try
    to get across as fast as you can. Go down the ladder provided. You will fight
    some Orcs. Climb up the stairs. When you get to the top, there is a large bell
    and some Health. Push the bell down the stairs, using the Action Button, and it
    will kill some Orcs and open up a new pathway. When you go through, you will
    have to climb up some stairs and go outside to a little ledge. Climb up the
    ladder on the right side. At the top will be a crazy area. Run over to a shaded
    little hut while killing some Orcs. Grab the Health underneath the hut. When
    your Nazgul meter gets to nothing, run up the ramp in the middle next to the
    hut. Don't bother killing all of the Orcs, just run across to the other side to
    a little dome, killing only what is needed to be. Wait under the dome until
    your Nazgul Meter gets to nothing. Then, run to the second little dome and go
    down the ladder. At the end of the ladder, kill the orcs and go down the final
    ladder. You will arrive in the sewers. Kill the orcs that think you are a spy.
    ************                                 		      Health Meter:
    -Boss Fight-                                                   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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    Character(s) Availible: Sam
    Difficulty: Medium/Hard
    I don't know whether I should really call this a boss fight or a final fight.
    But whatever it is, it's a fight and it is at the end of the level. The Orc you
    must fight is a Hero Orc. There is a meter above his head. That is his Health
    Meter. This Orc's armor is very hard. So, you will need to use your Fierce
    Attack on him. His one weapon, the one on the chain, can knock you over with
    one hit, and if you are lying on the ground heplessly he will attack and kill
    you. So, you need to make sure you block his attacks and then go in with your
    Fierce Attack. He isn't too hard if you get the rythm down.
    ********************************LEVEL COMPLETE********************************
    b) Shelob's Lair
    Character(s) Availible: Sam
    Difficulty: Hard
    It is very, very easy to get lost inside Shelob's Lair. The first part of
    Shelob's Lair is finding the way to the next part. To get to the next part, you
    need to find the exit. When you get to a place where there are torches, little
    spiders, and a large web blocking your way, you are at the exit. First, use one
    of the torches to scatter the spiders, and then use the second torch to burn
    through the web. When you walk through, you'll end up at an Orc camp. You can
    sneak around; the smart idea, or you can fight them; the not so smart idea.
    Whatever you choose, just get yourself to the tunnel. Fight a fes Orcs and
    spiders. Throw a torch and burn up a few Orcs and spiders. Keep going until you
    get to an overpass. You will view a cutscene and a giant spider, Shelob, will
    crawl under the overpass. Keep pushing foward. Along the way there will be a
    lot of spiders and Orcs. Try to kill them using as little of your Health as
    possible. You need to save all of the Health you can for Shelob. When you get
    to the last exit, head out to Shelob to view a cutscene.
    -Boss Fight-
    Character(s) Availible: Sam
    Difficulty: Very Hard
    This fight against Shelob can get on even the most calm person's nerves. Shelob
    can move around very fast. You need to let her come to you. At the first part
    of the fight she doesn't notice you. Go up to her and use your strongest Combo
    Attack. Shelob will start to circle you for a little while. Don't even bother
    trying to catch up her; she is too fast. Let her come and attack you. When she
    does, block her legs. When you get a free chance, go in and give her an all out
    attack. After a while, she will run away up onto the wall. While up there she
    calls out a ton of little spiders. Finish them quickly. When Shelob jumps down,
    watch out. If she hits you, you'll get knocked over and you'll be toast. Keep
    repeating this pattern. You have to keep chopping off her legs until she
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    c) Cirith Ungol
    Character(s) Availible: Sam
    Difficulty: Hard
    After you fight Shelob, the Orcs come down and take Frodo away. You must go to
    the top of the tower and save Frodo. For this level you must be very sneaky.
    For the first part, walk into the room and kill all of the Orcs by dumping over
    a hot coal bucket. Then, use the lever to open the drawbridge. When you get to
    the next room, you need to defeat 80 Orcs. This isn't as hard as it seems. The
    Orcs are fighting each other so you can sneak around a stab them. They come
    back eventually. In the room that looks like an arena, you can go up the stairs
    and use the Action Button to knock down the chandelier to kill all of the Orcs.
    When you kill all 80, use the Action Button to let down yet another drawbridge.
    Follow the path and soon you will end up at a place with a ton of Orcs. Go up
    and they will run to a bridge. You will fight some orcs and then come to a hero
    Orc. This is the same type of hero Orc you fought at Osgiliath. Defeat him the
    same way you did before. Then, fire the catapult straight at the bridge where
    all of the Orcs are standing. They all will die. Quickly, run across the bridge
    before it collapses to go save Frodo. You will then view a cutscene.
    -Boss Fight-
    Character(s) Availible: Sam
    Difficulty: Medium/Hard
    You need to kill this Orc to be able to save Frodo. This is more of a strategy
    fight. You need to figure out the Orc's pattern to be able to win. The spears
    that are layimg around need to be used. When the Orc goes and gets a shield,
    you need to throw two spears at him to break it. Then, go in with your
    strongest Combo Attacks. Helm's Hammer and Swift Justice work really good on
    the Orc. Keep repeating this patter. Don't forget to duck!!
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    d) The Crack of Doom
    Character(s) Availible: Frodo
    Difficulty: Hard/Very Hard
    You probably are hoping for a total spoiler hear, right? Well I'm sorry but I
    am not going to tell you the ending. I taught you enough about the game so far;
    use what I taught you! And remember to always do your best!
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    Copyright(c) Nick Hoffman (2005)

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