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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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Title screen.
Publisher Vast Fame(?)
Developer Vast Fame
Console Game Boy Advance
Date 2003
Engine Pocky & Rocky With Becky
Sound engine Minakuchi Engineering (Mega Man V) / Kouji Murata
Alternate names/hacks Mo Jie Qi Bing

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (魔戒奇兵) is a Game Boy Advance game from Vast Fame. Despite the title, it's based on the film, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

Overview[]

The game is best described as a Pocky & Rocky clone. It's an overhead view game that has your character going through the level while confronting hordes of enemies that get in your path. Collecting orbs that enemies occasionally drop levels up your projectile, the highest level allowing you to shoot many of them in all directions. Each level starts off with a screen taken from The Fellowship of the Ring movie with a narrative of the team going to areas that were not even in the movie. As such, most of the levels bear no resemblance to anywhere that is explored in the movie. There are 8 levels total in the game, each with two acts except for level 7. At the end of each level is a boss, most of the time also not representing anything that appeared in the movie, such as a giant octopus that you fight on a raft or a giant scorpion in the desert.

The playable characters are Aragorn, Frodo Baggins, Gandalf, Legolas, and Gimli.

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Trivia[]

  • After beating the game, narrative suggests the story continues and the text "To Be Continued" comes up, implying that a game based on The Two Towers movie would have been created. It is unknown if Vast Fame actually did make a sequel.
  • All characters names have been changed from their original names. Legolas is now Alice, Gandalf is Glenda, Gimli is Jerry, Aragon is Shredder and Frodo is Roger.