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DOS - 1988

Also available on: Mac - Acorn 32-bit

Alt name The Dungeons of Moria
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United States (1988)
United States (1992)
Genre Role-Playing (RPG)
Theme Fantasy, Generated Levels, Roguelike
Perspective Top-Down
4.51 / 5 - 37 votes

Description of Moria

Moria, a really nice role-playing (rpg) game sold in 1988 for DOS, is available and ready to be played again! Also available on Mac and Acorn 32-bit, time to play a fantasy, roguelike and generated levels video game title.

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Comments and reviews

Ross Shepherd 2022-08-29 1 point

I beat the Balrog in the end of this game. Amazing battle!

Gronk87 2022-06-25 0 point DOS version

Man this brings back memories of playing this game on my brothers old Mac back in the late 80s early 90s. A lot of fun and a good way to kill some time if you have nothing better to rainy days etc...

The Impaler 2020-08-19 2 points DOS version

I still remember the last levels. Terraforming the whole thing, just to level the field against the Balrog. A hobbit mage could not see eye to eye with it.

And a few levels before, I remember cloning red fire dragons... omg. That was incredible. With "spiral shaped hobbit-made tunnels" you could trap and kill 5 of them in half an hour. Crap. Should play it again after 30 years. It was epic.

Spuffler 2020-06-12 1 point Mac version

The Macintosh download seems to not be compatible with the versions of Stuffit which I can run under Mini vMac, so this Macintosh file may have been compressed with a version of Stuffit which needs MacOS higher than 7.5.5, in order to run a newer version of Stuffit higher than 4.0.1. PS Stuffit 5.5 doesn't run under MacOS 7.5.5.

MageBlade 2019-03-24 -1 point

Hey, HAPERSMION and others, think outside the DOSbox:

Consider saving your game in town after clearing out each level.
Each time you save that game, exit the game and make a copy of that MORIA.SAV file.
Rename that copy something like MORIA.D##

D will indicate Dad's saved games.
S will indicate Son's saved games.

If you think about it, you can sequentially name each of the save files, replacing ## with characters from 01 to ZZ -- giving you each potentially up to 675 save files -- does Moria even have that many levels?

Before you start (continue) playing again, look at the directory and find the latest dates for each MORIA.S## and MORIA.D## file. Make a copy of YOUR most-recently-saved file and rename it MORIA.SAV

Yes, you'll be overwriting the most-recently-saved game file.

As usual, when the game starts up, it will use the default MORIA.SAV file automatically. If a person fails to make a back-up copy of his/her .SAV file after exiting the game, he/she can only blame himself/herself if there is a resulting loss of time/energy/progress.

400ppm 2017-12-13 0 point DOS version

Included in the DOS download I found several saved games: GOD, ORC2 and MORIACHR.DIE. If you want to try any of them just copy and rename to 'MORIA.SAV'.

I've been looking for a guide that lists details such as weapon and spell damage. Also effects of stats like how intelligence determines mana points per level for a mage. If you find anything please post where to find it.

Bazille 2017-06-04 0 point DOS version

To load custom saved file name. Just change the filename to moria.sav before loading dosbox. moria.sav file is consumed once loaded.

Stormchilde 2017-02-24 0 point DOS version

I first played moria in junior high school at my friends house. It was the closest thing to dungeons and dragons that we could play by ourselves other than ultima and wizardry and might and magic! Awesome game. Fundamental role playing computer game.

The Rock 2016-04-13 0 point

Is there a version of MORIA for the KINDLE FIRE?

hapersmion 2015-07-17 0 point DOS version

I've found that if I save my game without specifying a name, just leaving it blank so that it uses the default MORIA.SAV, it will load up automatically. But I still can't figure out how to name a saved game (so that my son and I can have our own characters) and then still load it. Phorce1 said "moria [path\to\save\file]", but when I do that, it starts up moria but then tells me "Cannot stat file [path\to\save\file]" and drops back to the C: prompt. Does anyone know how to load a named save?

Phorce1 2014-12-29 1 point DOS version

If it's like the linux version loading a saved game is "moria [path\to\save\file]"

Arentak 2014-02-21 0 point DOS version

Saving the game depends on making a game folder, and putting your config there.
So for instance, I run windows, dosbox, and have c:\dos\games
My game is in c:\dos\moria
I mount c: c:\dos

And that works for me. You do need to create the folder and copy the config file over. It was all explained in the handy documentation with the game.

Dmouse 2014-01-26 0 point DOS version

I have the same problem as Ragwafire, I can save a game, but then never go back to it. How do I load a game? No point playing it if I can't continue a game. Starting over each time sucks big time.


Halfing Mage 2013-09-28 0 point DOS version

Killing the Balrog is not that difficult. Use two rings of speed and a staff of speed. Then get into a medium-to-big room and use a "wand of wall" in diagonals to create a checkers board-like room. I mean space-wall-space-wall.

Wait for the Balrog. Finally, when the Balrog gets at you side (in a wall location) you hit the Balrog, then go back one space, then hit again, then back another space. The Balrog will always be in one "wall" location, and will never have the chance to attack you.

Make sure you have enoug food to eat, cause you won't have time to create food. Make sure you have a great sword. Also make sure your staff of speed is charged. Hit it around 50 times, and you'll kill it.

That's it!

Too 2013-04-13 0 point DOS version

I have killed the Balrog several times. Each time I killed it using several potions of invulnerability.

Ragwafire 2012-10-14 1 point DOS version

If anyone is watching this, please tell me, how do I load a save game? It never gives me the option.

kneedragon 2012-09-27 0 point DOS version

Dragons are tough, but not as tough as the Balrog. If you ever figure out how to kill that thing, let me know.

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