Start: Make your way to the cliff by going
and if you don't meet Smeagol on the way just
till he turns up.
Smeagol: HIT SMEAGOL WITH SWORD
when he appears, then when he falls to the ground
SAY TO SAM "TIE ROPE TO SMEAGOL".
When Smeagol complains and asks you to release him you must
SAY TO SMEAGOL "NO".
He will offer to act as a guide, so
SAY TO SMEAGOL "PROMISE"
and when he reluctantly agrees you should
SAY TO SMEAGOL "FOLLOW ME".
He should follow you from now on, but if he doesn't it may be because he's tired, so go back and find him and
SAY TO SMEAGOL "REST".
Cliff: There are two ways down. Both require you to
CUT TREE WITH SWORD.
This command may need repeating, but eventually you'll be left with a stump and a branch.
FIRST WAY DOWN: Take the branch to lever the boulders to the edge of the cliff, then LEVER ROUND ROCK OVER CLIFF to send the lighter one over the edge. Tie rope to remaining (LUMPY) boulder and CLIMB DOWN ROPE to ledge below. When your companions arrive, PULL ROPE to release it then tie it round the other boulder and CLIMB DOWN ROPE to the bottom. PULL ROPE to retrieve it.
SECOND WAY DOWN: LEVER STUMP OVER CLIFF then go down the hole made by cutting the tree. HOLD OUT CRYSTAL to enable you to see, or cut the branch into twigs and light them with a match. Go through tunnels till you come out on the ledge where you TIE ROPE TO STUMP, then CLIMB DOWN ROPE and PULL ROPE.
Base Of Cliff/Swamp: Go to the northern edge of the swamp and
Go to the four logs and
SAY TO SAM "DRAG LOG".
Go back to the edge of the swamp and
SAY TO SAM "DROP LOG".
Do this for all four logs and
which is why you retrieved the rope after coming down the cliff.
Raft/Crossing Swamp: SAY TO SAM "GET ALL",
SAY TO SAM "GET ON RAFT"
then get on it yourself and
with the branch to the other side.
SAY TO SAM "GET OFF RAFT"
back across again for Smeagol and repeat the procedure for him. Finally you
GET OFF RAFT
to retrieve it.
Other Side of Swamp: Travel to the Rough Paved Highway by following Smeagol's advice. If a Black Rider enters then do nothing; if you stay still he should fly off again. If an Orc enters just leave the location immediately to avoid it.
Rotten Woods: You may have to
here a few turns till the exit to the east opens up. Then go
till Skinny Orc appears. If you happen to meet him on your way there, try to ignore. him as there's a chance that a Black Rider might appear.
Skinny Orc: KILL ORC WITH SWORD
as soon as he appears, and repeat the command if necessary, or alternate this command with
SAY TO SAM "KILL SKINNY ORC WITH SWORD".
Note that you have to specify to Sam which Ore to kill or he gets confused, especially if, as is possible, other Orcs appear at this point. When the Skinny Orc is dead
to learn about the length of fishing line, and
Then head for the Water Hole.
Water Hole: TAKE PARCHMENT,
and if you want a laugh don't leave at once but wait and listen to the conversation between the bathing Orcs.
Stout Orc: When asked for your pass,
then when you've been given the all-clear go
to the Overgrown Hollow. If Smeagol vanishes on the way, don't worry as he should reappear with something useful - "a plump young Coney".
Overgrown Hollow: When you arrive
provided you're carrying the length of line. If Sam has it then
SAY TO SAM "GO FISHING"
and repeat if necessary till you catch something. If you
then Faramir should appear, causing Smeagol to run off.
Faramir: When asked what you are,
SAY TO FARAMIR "HOBBITS"
and he should be pleased to see you. When he leaves you should continue waiting until he returns and gives you some rations, then
SAY TO FARAMIR "THANKS".
However, while you're waiting you may encounter...
An Enraged Oliphant: If this turns up while you're waiting at the Overgrown Hollow, simply go north, wait and return south. This should cause it to go away again.
Plump Young Coney: This is a young rabbit, very tasty to eat, but it has to be cooked first.
CUT BRANCH WITH SWORD
till you get a pile of twigs, then
PUT CONEY IN PAN,
SPRINKLE SALT ON CONEY,
PUT SALT IN BACKPACK,
(or SAY TO SAM - "OPEN MATCHBOX"),
PUT PAN ON FIRE,
till it's all gone. Then put the pan back in the pack and close the pack up.
Waterfall: You now need to meet up with Smeagol again so go to the waterfall location and
to meet Smeagol. When he tells you he's hungry just give him the fish you caught earlier, and
SAY TO SMEAGOL "EAT FISH"
(some people can't work anything out for themselves). Now go back through the waterfall to the Dark Shadowed Highway (south of the Waterfall).
Dark Shadowed Highway: Keep an eye open for Black Riders and remember to stay still if they are present. Go
to the Pale White Bridge, then go
till Frodo starts acting strangely and heads east. Once he's done that, go up the Twisted Staircase
to meet the Red-Eyed Wolf.
Red-Eyed Wolf: To be allowed to pass safely,
SAY TO SAM "DROP BREAD"
and when the wolf has eaten it go
to the entrance to the Yawning Black Tunnel.
Go east into the tunnel and
HOLD OUT CRYSTAL
to provide light. Make your way through tunnels by going
CUT WEB WITH SWORD
and go on
At this point you should hear a voice coming from a Cocoon, so
to the Narrow Tunnel Mouth.
Spider/Narrow Tunnel Mouth: Somewhere during your travels through the tunnels you should have met the spider, and as soon as you do just type in the word
to send it scuttling off. The Spider should now be waiting to the east, so
SAY TO SAM "GO EAST AND ATTACK SPIDER WITH SWORD",
and go east yourself to meet (fingers crossed) a live Sam and a dead spider. Then go north and west to the Sturdy Iron Door.
Sturdy Iron Door: Here you can
CUT COCOON WITH SWORD
and then wait till a platoon of Orcs appears and rushes through the door.
Resting: You should do this regularly to keep your strength up, and don't forget to
SAY TO SAM "REST"
SAY TO SMEAGOL "REST".
Eating: EAT when you're carrying the bread, or
when carrying the rations. Do this fairly regularly too. Sam will follow your example without being told, but Smeagol will only eat fish which is why you must catch one at the Overgrown Hollow. Note that there are several fish like slippery ones and ugly ones.
Sam carries a BOX OF SOIL WITH MAGICAL GROWING PROPERTIES around with him, but as to its purpose ... ?
Note that there are other locations, other characters and other routines. This is just one of several ways of getting through the game. Other information is always welcome.