As a kid I spent a number of Summers with my grandparents allowing my parents a break from my awfulness. Always had a great time at the "Grandparentals" and one of the best parts of it was that my Aunt was a gamer. Once we had our fill of the sun we would spend hours trying to beat games along with my Cousin. She always had the latest and greatest NES games along with some titles that most NESinites at the time never even heard of, enter Milon's Secret Castle.
Originally released in Japan two years earlier for the Famicom system, Milon's Secret Castle dropped on the NES in 1988. Milon, the hero of this cartridge, lives in a world where people communicate through music. The problem is, Milon lacks this ability. The age old tale of being different forces Milon to search for others like himself. During his travels he comes across a castle being attacked by an evil Warlord. When the Warlord he takes the castle over and kidnaps the princess, Milon volunteers to save the day with his magic bubble. Yes, a magic bubble.
Let's be honest the game was super weird and was an acquired taste but it was a hell of a lot of fun. It reminded me of a cross between Super Mario Bros and Kid Icarus. You would even shrink if you got hit by an enemy. The game play was very wonky and slow along with music annoyingly hyponotizing music, think circus theme song torture. The bosses themselves hid in various doors consists of bouncing dragons and strange giant birds. Not all that hard to beat, considering you were throwing bubbles at them.
Nostalgia Factor: 6 Coins
Fun Factor: 8 Coins
Game Play: 4 Coins
Conclusion: Give the game a shot if it is really late at night or your pre-gaming with coronas before a night on the town. Then just play Buck Hunter or Golden Tee instead you ladies man you.