Milon's Secret Castle, known in Japan as Meikyū Kumikyoku: Milon no Daibōken (迷宮組曲 ミロンの大冒険 lit. "The Maze Suite: Milon's Great Adventure"), is a 1986 action-adventure game released by Hudson Soft for the Nintendo Famicom (Japan) on November 13, 1986 and for the Nintendo Entertainment System (North America) in September 1988. Despite the game's poor quality, it sold over 4 Million units in Japan.
Why It Sucks
- Anytime you start the game, you don't start with full health.
- Very cryptic and confusing puzzles. The Angry Video Game Nerd had to use Nintendo Power magazine just to get past the first area.
- There are no continues or extra lives. There is however a continue code: On the main menu, hold left and hit start. However, you need to obtain the orb from the first boss in order to do this code.
- Slippery controls.
- You don't have temporarily invincibility if an enemy injures you.
- Despite the negative feedback, the game somehow made it into Wii and 3DS Virtual Console.
- Your main weapon is bubbles which made the AVGN think this game was for little girls. Also the bubbles can only be fired diagonally, making it difficult to hit enemies. However, the bubbles can be upgraded to a fireball later in the game.
- Anytime you reach the door at the top or end of the room, it sends you back outside the castle.
- If you stay idle outside the castle for too long, lightning will begin to strike which can damage the player. Fortunately, there's a pause button.