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Beat the game on hard mode, with every coin for unlockable bonus boats to make the game extra easy or extra hard!

Dead Marshes, the game, is loosly based on the area in the Lord of the Rings universe of the same name.
In the movie, Sam and frodo, led by Golum, travel through the Dead marshes on their way to destroy the Ring of power.
In the game, the hobbets get a canoe. But before they begin, they spin out of control.
The gameplay is based on MiniClip's Twiddle Stix and Kuru Kuru Kururin for the GBA.

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I feel bad for not having any idea what the dead marshes are. It's been too long since I've seen LOTR. Those "Hobbit" films just aren't going to be that popular. Anyway, it was great fun to play this! I was fascinated at how fun I found it to be! It didn't seem to have good animation, but it makes up for that in terms of playability. I think the main reason it works so well is because of how simple it is.

You mostly just had to stay in the same place long enough to time it perfectly. It's different for a LOTR game. It just goes to show you don't need to be too elaborate with a game like this. There doesn't need to be that much going on is what I mean. You even have some nice levels of perspective.


i was playing it and for some odd reason the pale dude said my mom had hairy feet and then said sad i was a turd cruel and i was like u shut up or get the heck off the boat it was pretty good not perfect but still good

That was funny

Whoever voiced over for gollum did it very well. The game was very good, graphics may not have been the best but sound was great.

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4.01 / 5.00

Jul 5, 2005
3:09 PM EDT
  • Daily 5th Place July 6, 2005