Master of Magic

You came to the world of Arcanus as a fledgling wizard. Sparsely equipped with but a spell or two, you begin as the ruler of a tiny hamlet and its people. With these raw materials, you must build a thriving city, explore the two worlds of Arcanus and Myrror, expand your empire and learn new spells. In time, you will meet other wizards, each rising from equally humble beginnings, each having the same goal as you, namely conquering the worlds. How well you allocate resources, make use of your races’ potentials, seize opportunities and negotiate with other wizards determines your eventual success. In the end, though, there can be only one Master of Magic!

Lucid Dreamers Development is currently working on a new Master of Magic clone, called Empires of Sorcery. It will have many of the features you remember from the original Master of Magic, and expand those ideas in a lot of ways.... For more information see our Blog section.
Developed by:
SimTex
SimTex was established in 1988 by Steve Barcia and went on to create their two most popular and well known series Master of Magic and Master of Orion 1 and 2 but unfortunately closed in 1997
Multiplayer:
No Multiplayer
Platform:
Dosbox
Rated:
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Review by sirtheo60

Try this game!

I give this game a 5/5 because it is a revolutionary game for its time. It is extremely complex for a dos game and its graphics are actually decent for a game even in 2005. It has extremely good tech tree and a very user friendly interactive interface.

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  12/29/2016 9:23:00 PM - This Game is awesome. I got it from GOG
  9/28/2016 4:23:00 AM - Warlord So I gave in & paid. Worth it. Do any cheats still work?
  2/27/2016 7:58:00 AM - Warlord My buddy took over my compu to play this in 95. but I paid once & still won't pay again! arrrgh!
  7/25/2013 5:25:00 PM - The Guy? How do you download the game?
  1/8/2013 8:33:00 PM - :/ nope link wont woot work at all
  1/8/2013 8:25:00 PM - :/ make it free make it free
  12/17/2012 1:24:00 AM - Pedro Stilpen The number one ever!
  10/29/2012 8:23:00 AM - raja hi
  10/7/2012 3:00:00 AM - Neolost wait.. no it isn't... damn you assholes!
  10/7/2012 2:59:00 AM - Neolot =D it's free again!!!! YAY
  8/22/2012 2:44:00 AM - Fhillip "Free game empire" where you have to buy a game that's old as fuck to play.
  8/19/2012 8:33:00 PM - Download? http://www.bestoldgames.net/eng/download.php
  8/17/2012 11:52:00 PM - mani i love sallu
  8/9/2012 7:01:00 PM - cmbb uhhh... wtf? all the sudden it isnt free? what gives?
  8/2/2012 10:46:00 AM - Neolost proffessor i think it was so popular that they thought they could make lots of money off of it so they put a price on it
  8/2/2012 8:26:00 AM - proffessor p 2 days ago i found this page where u can play directly through the browser... but i cant find it again. anyone knows of it?
  7/27/2012 4:17:00 AM - Neolost holy shizznizzle!I did nature magic and im versing 2 black mages.So i got a gorgon and i buffed him with everything and it devastates every unit that they produce XD.im trying to get out another one but i have to wait a few mroe turns because im giving an artifact to my hero that cost 2 1/2 k mana.
  7/9/2012 10:38:00 AM - praveen good game
  7/8/2012 1:43:00 AM - Paul TO Zack, sounds like you may have cleaned your cookies, try to restore your computer to an earlier time when it worked right.
  7/7/2012 7:12:00 AM - zack falcon i need help i press start and it shows the black screen and then it gose away help
  7/5/2012 10:54:00 AM - CobaltBlueDW Fastest (and very fun) victory: go full black magic and choose summon wraith as your rare spell. As soon as you can, summon a wraith and have it explore and conquer all cities. Use the undead that it turns to defend the cities you aquire. Use the rest of your resources to deal with magic damage dealers.
  7/2/2012 6:26:00 PM - goat anyone have some beginner tips? what are the first things I should build/focus on?
  6/24/2012 8:34:00 PM - falcon wahat file is it
  6/24/2012 4:44:00 AM - Leroy Jenkins epic game. i loved it. and ive beat it.
  5/18/2012 6:03:00 PM - neurocron old game but one from best. MasterOfOrion2+Civilization+ great fantasy world.
  5/6/2012 10:45:00 PM - rachel I cant get the game to download someone help
  4/20/2012 9:24:00 PM - g-master Awesome game! Its like civilization...with magic!
  4/18/2012 3:52:00 AM - dez they should think about making a new one with todays technologyit would be great
  4/1/2012 4:36:00 AM - Dwarves Still coming back to re-download and play after 10 years.
  3/24/2012 7:04:00 PM - Sammy Honestly my favorite game of all time. It's straight up addicting
  3/19/2012 2:46:00 PM - Prizz!!! This game is perfect even this is old!!!!! I love it!!!!!!
  2/23/2012 11:42:00 AM - Bryan I miss the game SO MUCH!!! So excited to see it again in the internet! It was in 3.5" disks when we played it!
  2/18/2012 6:56:00 PM - sergio TR is right save and load on xp are blacked out how do you fix this
  1/31/2012 9:03:00 AM - genghiskhan777 This game was the perfect blend of the best strategy games out at the time. Civilization, Warlords, and Master of Orion are some of the best turn based games ever made. Master of Magic uses elements of all three yet surpasses them all.
  12/17/2011 7:17:00 PM - James Very interesting game. I think this will be my new fav.
  11/18/2011 10:19:00 AM - Ehud Excellent game, unbelievable features for 1995. Great mix of Heroes of M&M and Civ.
  11/10/2011 11:30:00 PM - Nathan Rich I will always love this game. I still play it, have played it since it was new. I love it! If I ever make serious money I will self-fund a rebuild of this in an open source language.
  10/21/2011 6:55:00 AM - AhrimanZora I'm proposing to remake this game for Web play in browsers. Check Kongregate, Collaborations, Web Master of Magic or http://www.kongregate.com/forums/8-collaborations/topics/214287-web-master-of-magic-new-collab
  10/4/2011 12:04:00 AM - opa the openminded I loved X-COM since it came out, saw that people who played my game also played this, so i tried it and WOW, it is truely a fantastic game. I love love loved it. Played as Warlord with 4 books life, 4 books chaos. I think my heros were overpowered, cause it was more like them questing along rather than an empire dominating.
  10/3/2011 7:49:00 PM - ANGELA PLAY NOW !
  10/2/2011 11:05:00 PM - genghiskhan777 Is there a way to change a spell currently researched? I see the Apprentice shows the spell but I cant figure out how to change it.
  9/16/2011 2:45:00 PM - Scott I was 13 when I got this game, and today as I sit here sick and off work, it's helping me get through some difficult times. Definately the greatest game of all time, along with UFO Defence.
  9/11/2011 2:47:00 AM - Jason Anderson By far this is the best game developed on DOS. Brings back fun memories.
  8/8/2011 6:51:00 AM - Terion For speed, also make sure Dosbox is running at maxcycles rather than 3000 (that was the default for my recent install). When I bumped it up from 3k to 11k-12k (Ctrl-F12 several times) it ran much smoother, but changing the configuration to "cycles=max" made the speed nicely fast for me.
  7/23/2011 1:55:00 AM - Dhrekkin You can make turns faster if you go into the game options and turn off all the animations for seeing the enemy's moves and enabling strategic combat. Spells that let you see *everything* including enemy movements are what slow things down
  7/1/2011 10:27:00 AM - Wytchfynder I spent many sleepless nights listening to Saxon and playing this game, 5/5.
  6/29/2011 6:45:00 AM - urface lulz, its civilization, fantasy style
  6/23/2011 8:33:00 AM - red inbus Dark spider ,the life as it may be ) see that we can be (we think to hard to what is next
  6/23/2011 8:27:00 AM - red inbus its time to play master of magic , i cannt get started
  6/20/2011 10:26:00 AM - Luke Baker Did any one find out how to make turns faster?
  6/13/2011 8:20:00 PM - Bla After a while the game starts to be really slow when i press "next turn"... can anyone help me?
  6/7/2011 5:40:00 AM - Al Under Games Tab there is a save option... I am running it on Vista, D-fend. Works perfect...
  6/1/2011 10:33:00 PM - TR How do you save a game? The buttons Save and Load are grayed out. I installed on XP and it runs great otherwise great in dosbox.
  5/6/2011 6:09:00 PM - Mike Good game
  4/28/2011 1:40:00 AM - O'Bryan How do you save a game?
  4/7/2011 9:03:00 AM - Josh Definately one of my favorite games of all time. I enjoy it now just as much as I did back in the 90s.
  4/1/2011 9:13:00 PM - MrFlibble Seen Master of Magic being sold on GOG.com today. There's also a playable demo available, search for the file momdemo.zip, for example, GameFront has an archive of all old MicroProse game demos.
  2/28/2011 3:19:00 PM - Bogy hi all
  2/24/2011 9:47:00 AM - Daf I've been playing this game for ever. When MPS came out with a package deal with UFO defence 1&2, Masters of Magic. Masters of Orion 1&2, cant remember if anything else came with it. Anyway it was all CD's original was on floppy but I haven't seen that in forever. I still have ufo1 Mom and Moo2 CD's and still play them every now and then. Classic games with hour of great game play. It Never Gets Old. In fact I've been playing MOM only for this past week. Just came to the internet to see if i could find a strategy I haven't tried yet. Just today I tried maxing out all of one kind of spell book and the starting spells are insane. I don't remember ever doing that before. Eh I'm going to go play some more.
  2/15/2011 7:53:00 PM - Steve Dice Recruit? Just, train them in a town, long as you have gold to maintain. Magic is for summoned units which just take up from mana production. It's hard to do a PURE summon focus but a unicorn unit buffed with stoneskin is NASTY!
  2/10/2011 5:06:00 PM - Skeptic this is verry close to the same game as civilization 1 at first glance, however you will soon realize there is so much more this game has to offer. they replaced the "tech" tree with a "magic reserch" tree. This is a simple enough idea, however the depth that was put into the reserch tree and how much that tree differs for each wizzard is verry well thought out with (i think) aprox 55 new spells to be reserched per wizzard. not to mention the non magical troops you can produce is based on the previous occupents of the castle you may have sieged. meaning you can produce a wide range of uniq units. somthing civ 1 doesnt offer seeing as in civ 1 all nations eventualy produce the same units.
  2/3/2011 10:41:00 AM - genghiskhan777 Manual http://www.abandonia.com/files/extras/25934_game_extra_1.pdf
  12/17/2010 10:01:00 PM - smegforbrain You build your city, then you build your army. New buildings allow new units, and non-magical units are supported by gold and food. This one is one of my all time favorites!
  12/16/2010 6:02:00 AM - okay so it seems to me like no matter what I do there is no way to recruit more guys... except by summoning them.. but when you run out of mana all summond creaturs die so wtf!
  12/16/2010 4:20:00 AM - Trevor I'd just like to say that you say "even in 2005" 2005 was only 5 years ago .....

 
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