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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Game Boy Advance)

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Based on the legendary novels by the late JRR Tolkien, you take control of the Fellowship as they follow a path of evil to the steps of Mount Doom, in order to cast the One ring of Sauron back into the depths of the volcano, in turn destroying the evil that lies within it. This first in a trilogy follows Frodo and the fellowship as they begin their journey to Mount Doom, only to find that what lies ahead may be too much to handle.

For the Game Boy Advance RPG, you must battle your way past the Ringwraiths in turn based style (similar to Final Fantasy and the like) action, including the ability to cast spells (thanks to Gandalf) as well as solve puzzles and deliver messages to many of Middle Earth's characters.

Unlike the movie trilogy, this adaption of the tale includes characters not seen on the big screen, including Tom Bombadil and others, as well as including many of the songs written by Tolkien as puzzles.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Game Boy Advance Bilbo's Farewell Party
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Game Boy Advance Nazgul
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Game Boy Advance In house
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Game Boy Advance Title Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Le Seigneur des Anneaux: La Communaut√© de L'anneau" -- French Title
  • "Der Herr der Ringe: Die Gef√§hrten" -- German title

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spieletipps Jan 06, 2003 77 out of 100 77
Game Chronicles Oct 22, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
Worth Playing Oct 20, 2002 6.1 out of 10 61
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 05, 2002 12 out of 20 60
GamePro (Germany) 2002 54 out of 100 54
Gaming Target Oct 30, 2002 5 out of 10 50
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2002 5 out of 10 50
RPGFan Dec 04, 2004 50 out of 100 50
GameSpot Oct 24, 2002 2.1 out of 10 21
The Next Level Feb 03, 2003 F 0

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Trivia

Released nearly simultaneously with The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (GBA). Despite one being perceived as a "sequel" to the other, the games were made by entirely different developers and publishers.
Kartanym (10780) added The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Game Boy Advance) on Oct 10, 2002