Released November 13, 1986- Milon’s Secret Castle
Milon’s Secret Castle surprised the Japanese market on this day in 1986. For the Nintendo Famicom!
The game stars the titular Milon, of the kingdom of Hudson. As he traverses a castle in an attempt to rescue Queen Eliza from an evil wizard. Additionally, he’s stolen the musical instruments that are used to communicate with the subjects! It’s up to Milon to not only rescue the Queen but also recover the instruments! However, this task is going to be far from easy, as the wizard has turned the whole castle into a maze of secrets! Armed with just a bubble blower, Milon must uncover the secrets and ultimately defeat the evil wizard once and for all.
The game sounds like a lot of fun in premise, unfortunately, in practice, it turns out to just be a bit of a mess of trial and error. More often than not, you may find you’ll jump around blowing bubbles in sheer hope of finding something. And that something, sometimes never comes. Moreover, the game taunts you by making you think you found something, only to end up at the very beginning again! What a bother!
Still, Milon’s Secret Castle needs to be played to believe. Can you imagine being a kid in the 80’s and receiving this game? Then to be told you cant have another until you beat it? Pure torture.
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