How to Solve the Apollo Puzzle on "Assassin's Creed 2"
By Dan Ketchum
Updated October 03, 2017
As the cloaked Ezio traverses Italian Renaissance-era locales in Assassin's Creed II, he's tasked with solving 20 hidden glyphs, each of which reveals a new snippet of the truth behind the campaign's conspiracy-laced story. No matter where you find each of the glyphs, which appear on hidden walls and other tucked-away surfaces, the puzzles show up in a pre-determined order. To best the tenth glyph, an Apollo 11-themed brain teaser, you'll have to solve a challenging geometric puzzle. Whether you're playing the game on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 or PC, the solution remains the same.
Highlight the image of the lunar lander near the bottom of the screen, to the left of the moon. This action, prompted by the hint “Find the Eagle,” reveals a wheel-like rotational puzzle, similar to one you solved in the “Sixty-Four Squares” and “Brothers” glyphs.
Move the outermost ring of the wheel -- the fifth of five rings, which is selected by default when the puzzle appears -- to the left six times. Select the next ring, the fourth ring, and move it to the right three times, then move the third ring to the left five times. This achieves your goal: to arrange the cog-like puzzle so that each of its ray-like lines falls in perfect alignment. Once aligned, the glyph reveals an image of the Apollo 11 landing.
Move the cursor to the area between the flag and the astronaut's foot, which will uncover a hidden apple and complete the puzzle.
Each glyph you solve unlocks another part of the movie entitled “The Truth” on the Animus Desktop. After finishing all 20 glyphs, you can view this movie in its entirety.
Dan Ketchum has been a professional writer since 2003, with work appearing online and offline in Word Riot, Bazooka Magazine, Anemone Sidecar, Trails and more. Dan's diverse professional background spans from costume design and screenwriting to mixology, manual labor and video game industry publicity.