Strategies and Puzzle AnswersAdded 16 Jan 2007, ID #25237
Finding Equipment in the 1st Level: The walking stick is in a chest in Bag End at the Shire. The rocks are in a grove of apple trees in the Shire and Sting is obtained in the Troll cave at the end of that level.
Saving Beorn: To save Beorn on the last level push four different blue barrels located around the area and follow the courage crystals. Don't stop to fight and use the ring when you encounter enemies as you are being timed.
Fighting Spiders in Mirkwood Forest: Stay up on one of the rocks when fighting the spiders and throw rocks down at her minions. If you run out of rocks put on the ring and sneak so she doesn't hear you to where there are some.
Easy Courage Points: Stay on the last level where you meet Liani and fight the Goblins and Orcs if you need more Courage Points before you level up as there is an unlimited amount of them there.
Water Room Puzzle: To enter the water room read the plaques on either side of the puzzle. 'You must walk through EREBOR to reach it's heart'. Go to the statue behind you and press Square. The runes on the front spell EREBOR. Spell these out on the puzzle floor and the door will open, you must then walk on the letters in the correct order.
Wine Bottle Riddle in Lake Town: Get ALL 5 of the wine bottles in Lake Town and Malloc will tell you a riddle about how the bottles are arranged. The following is the order.
1 - Yellow Wine Bottle
2 - Blue Wine Bottle
3 - Red Wine Bottle
4 - Black Wine Bottle
5 - Purple Wine Bottle
Carrier Uupgrades When you reach the end of each level you will be taken to the vendor and will be able to buy upgrades for your rock bag and medicine chest. Each Upgrade affects your carrying capacity and are as follows:
1st Upgrade: +5 Antidote and Health Potion carrying capacity - Total of 10 each. 2nd Upgrade: +5 Antidote and Health Potion carrying capacity - Total of 15 each.
1st upgrade: +10 rock carrying capacity - Total of 20 rocks. 2nd upgrade: +10 rock carrying capacity - Total of 30 rocks.