Manoza (known as Samanao in the original North American release) is a castle town in the overworld of Dragon Quest III. It is surrounded by Impassable Mountains and can only be reached via Teleportal or by Ramia.
Shops and services
|Price per person
|20 Gold Coins
Other notable attributes
This location includes a casino or other gambling facility.
This is a location where the game can be saved.
This location can be reached using the Zoom spell.
Manoza has been taken over by a Boss Troll who is impersonating the king via the Mod Rod. The real king has been imprisoned deep within the castle. The heroes must retrieve the Ra's Mirror from the Manoza Cave and use it on the imposter king while he sleeps in order to reveal his true identity. This will trigger a boss fight with the troll
Manoza is the only only town other than the Immigrant Town to have different townspeople placement at a certain time during the events of the game. Upon the first visit, the heroes witness the ongoing funeral of a man who was put to death by the king. This occurs only on the first visit and afterward all townspeople are located in their normal locations.
While under the control of the imposter king, entrance to the castle through the main entrance is restricted. Instead, the heroes can use a side entrance designed for deliveries which is accessible via the Magic Key.