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Screenshot of DMAriza
Full title DMAriza
Author(s) Elliot "Myscha" Cannon
Game Unreal
Gametype Deathmatch

Map Description

The action takes place on Na Pali in a structure that mixes elements of Terraniux and NyLeve's Falls. The valley here is U-shaped, going from west through south to east. There are a few levels in this map: the ground level with a lot of water, the raised walkway level and the top level.

There are some hazards and rewards for those who pass them: a ventilator that instantly rips anyone who falls in to pieces, Tarydium waste just below it and a Super Health Pack on a pillar. Raised walkways outside give access to the Rifle and Automag as well as a pair of Jump Boots, while a raised metal windy area at the top of the arena includes another Rifle for good headshots - but there are Invisibility and Shieldbelt pickups as well as a lot of spawn points near to stop the killing spree of any opponent.

A huge elevator at the opposite side from the Tarydium Waste allows players to go up - but not down. Bots don't know this, though, and stops to wait for the elevator to go up. That usually doesn't happen, and the bots are sitting ducks for anyone who has a Rifle. But if anyone steps on the elevator in team games, they are sure to be instantly killed by a bunch of bots aiming towards the lift. This bug lead to several fix releases, where bots run into a trigger that moves the elevator up. Another bug is with bots running up the walkway near the Razorjack - they jump down the walkway, take the Razorjack, attempt to go up, jump down and repeat. This issue was also fixed in some of the fixes for this map.

Weapons & Pickups


Ariza pickup and spawn point locations.
Weapon Count Ammo Count Weapon Location Ammo Location
Razorjack 1 Razor Blades 2 Slightly raised walkway at the far west side of the map Near the Razorjack
Rifle 2 Rifle Rounds 5 1 on the raised walkway in the middle of the map, 1 on the raised platform at the top 3 on the raides walkway supports, 2 on the raised platform
Stinger 1 Tarydium Shards 4 Middle of the map, ground level, near the entrance to the Tarydium Waste area Near the Stinger
Minigun 1 Bullets 4 East of the map, ground level, near the edge to the water 2 to the north of the Minigun near the water; 2 in the southern area of the map, ground level, near the elevator
Eightball Gun 1 Can of 12 Eightballs 4 Far east of the map, slightly raised walkway over the water Near the Eightball gun
Automag 1 Clip 2 South east of the map on a slightly raised walkway over water Near the Automag
GES BioRifle 2 Tarydium Sludge 2 1 near the elevator at ground level at the far south of the map, 1 near the ventilator at the top level Both near the elevator on ground level
ASMD 1 ASMD Core 2 West of the Tarydium Waste Near the ASMD, one is partially hidden in a corner east of the ASMD
Flak Cannon 1 Flak Shells 3 Between the Tarydium Waste and the Ventilator Near the Flak Cannon


Pickup Count Location
Health Pack 4 On a slightly raised walkway to the far west of the map
Super Health Pack 1 On a pillar slightly higher than the Tarydium Waste
Assault Vest 1 On a slightly raised walkway to the far west of the map
Shield belt 1 On a crate at the top level, between the ventilator and the sniping spot, east of the Invisibility
Jump Boots 1 West of the raised walkway
Dispersion Pistol Powerup 4 Near the Tarydium Waste, ground level
Invisibility 1 On a crate at the top level, between the ventilator and the sniping spot, west of the Shield belt
Toxin Suit 1 Ground level, middle of the map, just to the north east of the Stinger

Tips & tricks

  • In the original map, when in botmatch, use the bugs of the map:
    • Take the Rifle at the top and snipe any bots waiting for the elevator at the top
    • Take the ASMD at the ground level and go to the Bio Rifle area to launch a few ASMD combos at the bots that are waiting there.
  • If you don't wish to exploit the bugs, using an updated version or play online, you should keep camping at the top for the Rifle, Shield belt, Invisibility, and using these items, take the Super Health Pack, then return, or with Invisibility keep camping at the top for headshots.


  • The oveall map layout seems to be similar to the logo of Quake.
  • DmAriza is a famous Deathmatch map of Unreal that received quite a lot of community remakes in later games.
  • The map was considered for Unreal Tournament, and in fact appeared, untouched, in the betas. Needless to say, it didn't made the cut.