The best way to learn the story in Lord of the Rings: The
Two Towers for the Gameboy Advance is to read the first
two novels of the Lord of the Rings series (written by
J.R.R Tolkien) or by watching the first two movies. If you
haven't read or seen any of those, this is the basic story
of Middle-Earth (based on the first two movies, which the
game is based on):
* If you haven't seen the movies or seen the books *
* then you may not want to read this summary*
*** * SPOILERS * ***
(Not a copy from anywhere this is an original summary)
"One ring to rule them all..."
- Incription on the One Ring
Long ago in Middle-Earth the great rings where formed. The
Elves were given three rings, the dwarf lords were given
seven rings, and nine rings were given to the race of Men.
These rings where supposed to have to power to rule and
govern each race but they were all decieved. The Dark Lord
Sauron from the land of Mordor created a ring that could
control the others, the One Ring. Sauron began slowly
conquering the other races of Middle-Earth using the power
of the One Ring.
The humans and elves formed a last-ditch army to defeat
Sauron but futilely attacked the vicious Sauron. Sauron
knocked the king of men, to the ground, and when
he did his son rushed to help his father. As Sauron
came to kill the son, he grabbed what was remaining of
Isildur's sword (Narsil) and cut the finger of Sauron
which had the ring. Sauron was defeated...
Unfortunately for the whole land of Middle-Earth, Men
are weak and the king's son could not bring himself to
destroy the ring when he had the chance at Mt. Doom.
He was eventually killed and the ring was lost for a very
The ring was found by a creature named Gollum, who was
corrupted by the ring. He eventually lost the ring and it
was found by the small hobbit Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo took
the ring and kept it. The ring lengthened his life and
Bilbo slowly became corrupted and obsessed by the ring.
After his 111th birthday Bilbo decided that he wanted to
adventure and Gandalf was able to pursade Bilbo to leave
the Ring behind with Frodo (he was alreadly leaving
everything else to him). Frodo was Bilbo's favorite
nephew and had no idea what he was getting into.
Gandalf, worried with Bilbo's obession with the ring,
searched to find out what the ring was. After reading old
texts, he found out that the ring was the lengendary One
Ring. Gandalf rushed to Frodo and told him to flee, for
the Dark Lord Sauron was gaining power and knew who had
the ring. Frodo, with the help of Sam (his gardener),
Merry (a hobbit), Pippin (another hobbit), and Aargorn
(a ranger) fled to Rivendell, the land of the Elves.
There a "Fellowship of the Ring" was formed with the goal
of destroying the One Ring. Frodo, who had shown an
uncanny resistance to the Ring's evil, was charged with
holding the Ring throughout the adventure. His fellow
adventures were Sam, Merry, Pippin, Aargorn, Legolas,
Gimli, Gandalf, and Boromir.
The Fellowship had to travel far to reach Mount Doom (the
only place where the ring could be destroyed), and one
of their first obstacles was the Mines of Moria. There
they found out that the Mines had been ransacked and all
of the Dwarves had been killed. They had to fight a cave
troll after accidently making too much noise. When they
thought that nothing could be worse, a gigantic creature
called the Balrog chased them. Gandalf sacrificed himself
to save the others... or so everyone thought...
The Fellowship continued on, disheartened but persevering.
In a forest Boromir attacked Frodo for the ring, and Frodo
fled. At that moment a unit of orcs attacked. Aargorn
defeated the Orc leader, but Boromir fell trying to redeem
himself. Aargorn told Frodo to continue on to Mt. Doom
alone, so Frodo left. After deafeating the Orcs, Aargorn,
Gimli, and Legolas decided to pursue the remaining Orcs
who had captured Pippin and Merry. Frodo left and Sam
Aargorn, Gimli, and Legolas followed the Orcs all the way
to the Fangorn forest, where they reunited with Gandalf,
who had really not died. They went to help the land of
Rohan, which was the first area that Sauron concentrated
his forces on. The people of Rohan, guided by their King
and his neice Eowyn fled to Helmsdeep. There they stood
strong against 10,000's of Orcs due to a little luck,
skill, and timely help from unexpected sources (The elves
came to help). The second movie ended after the battle.
Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam continued their journey toward
Mount Doom. One night, Gollum surprised them and tried
to steal the ring back. Restrained, Gollum agreed to help
lead the hobbits to Mordor. After being temporarily
waylayed because of Gondor's king they found themselves
within sight of Mordor. The second movie ended with
Gollum deciding that he was going to betray Frodo and
Sam in order to recover the ring.
This is a basic retelling of what occurs during this
game. My summary doesn't evenly remotely do justice to
either the books or the movies, so I would recommend
reading or watching those if you want to know more of