Available Heroes: Samwise Gamgee
This is a fun level, in which our little Hero Samwise Gamgee takes on eighty Orcs that lie between him and his master, Frodo. If at any time you find yourself overwhelmed, use your special ability to cloak yourself and regroup. While cloaked, you can use your killing move to attempt to backstab an enemy, as well.
As you begin, you'll be crouched in hiding as a group of enemies talks amongst themselves. Draw a few toward you with throwing knives, then tip the flaming coals in their path for some help. After you've dispatched the ground-level crew, Sam will complain that he can't find the way up, even though it's glowing at him. Use the winch to lower the ramp, and continue upward.
You'll come to a courtyard--toss the fiery spear, then charge down the stairs, killing everything at the foot of the stairs. You'll note that everyone's enjoying a nice old-fashioned brawl, so if you're not in a blood lusting mood, don't continue charging ahead just yet. Tiptoe around, and use the flaming coals scattered about, as well as your throwing knives, to aid you in your strikes. Clear out this courtyard, noting that if you release the winch holding up the ramp quickly, you can garner an easy perfect kill as everyone fighting underneath it is crushed.
Head into and clear the other courtyard before continuing up the ramp, as you're likely not up to the required number of kills just yet. You'll want to avoid getting caught in the middle of the melee at all costs, however. Once you've reached your kill goal, head up the ramp in the main courtyard, then up the ladder to the roof. Take out the thugs, then drop the barrels on the lower-level quarrelers for another perfect kill.
Head up the next ramp, and the remaining defenders will flee to the tower. They've massed in the center of the bridge, incidentally right underneath the location where a troll-sized crossbow is aimed. How quaint. Take down the crossbow's hammer-wielding guard, and launch its payload. Advance into the tower for a checkpoint. It's Frodo! Unfortunately, he's guarded by an Orc on some sort of high-octane version of speed. Fight him for a little while, and you'll realize this isn't going anywhere. In an homage to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, use the weaponry surrounding you and start tossing spears at him, until he falls. Tend to Frodo, and the mission will end.
The Crack of Doom
Available Heroes: Frodo Baggins
For the first time, you'll take control of the ring-bearer, Frodo Baggins, as he attempts to destroy the One Ring once and for all at the Crack of Mount Doom. Unfortunately, Gollum has other plans. As we rejoin our Heroes, Gollum has just stolen the ring from Frodo. Let's get it back. This is an exceptionally short level, but it's a bit tricky, as well.
Gollum is wearing the One Ring, so he cannot be harmed by Frodo or Sam. Thankfully, you're in Mount Doom, so if we can knock Gollum (and his precious) off solid ground and into the fires, you can kill two birds with one stone. Since Gollum can't be harmed, parry his blows and work him toward the edge, then either hit him with a fierce or physical attack when he's not ready, or wait for Sam to do the same. Once he loses his balance , hit him hard again, and he'll fall, hanging on by his hands. Use your killing move to knock him off. He'll find a way back up, but he'll be damaged. Potions will begin to drop from the ceiling, as well. Simply repeat the process a few times, and finally Gollum, and the ring, will be destroyed. Congratulations--you've beaten the game.
Or have you?