The start of a new feature here at Video Games Are Rad, each Monday I will feature a different Famicom pirate cart. Today, on the debut of this new feature, I am taking a look at a really cool pirate of a really terrible game.
The label on the top of the cart gives the name “PALACE” in English. However, the label on the front of the cart has three cartoon characters playing a Famicom console. Interestingly enough, the three cartoon characters just happen to be the stars of both the Famicom and the Famicom Disk System instruction manual / manga.
So what is this cool looking mystery pirate? Unfortunately, it is the certified shit-fest Milon’s Secret Castle. Just in case you don’t know, Milon’s Secret Castle one of the most vague and confusing platformers ever released. It is pretty much universally despised for it’s repetitive game-play and complete lack of direction.
I received this game in a lot of Famicom games that I purchased off of a message board a couple years ago, and suffice to say I was pretty disappointed with the board that was housed in this cool case. I mean, it could have at least been Mendel Palace. That I would have been happy with. But, hey- cool label… right?