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Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (Genesis)

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Description

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker is based on the Michael Jackson movie. Mr. Big has kidnapped children and has nasty things in store for them, like drugging them and making them slaves. So it's up to Michael to use his magical powers and dancing talent to try to catch Mr. Big and rescue his little friends.

Michael Jackson can jump, throw magical stars, and dance to counter his opponents as he looks for the hidden children. Stages come in various shapes and sizes from some of Jackson's hit videos which take place in streets and graveyards.

Screenshots

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis ..and its not just humans that he can make dance..
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis MJ's specialER move - he can make enemies dance along with him!
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis the baddy..
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis Stage 3: Woods

Alternate Titles

  • "Moonwalker" -- Official European SEGA Master System abbreviation
  • "マイケル・ジャクソンズ モーンウォーカー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

For What Is Is, It Remains A Classic. Guy Chapman (1745) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
You've Been Touched By A Smooth Criminal! ETJB (447) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
"Michael!" MrBee (29) unrated
A good game of its time Robbb (125) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
This is a decent cash-in, but I prefer the arcade version more. Mavi Bacon (15) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

The Press Says

Player One Dec, 1990 96 out of 100 96
Sega Power Apr, 1991 90 out of 100 90
1UP! May 27, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Just Games Retro Aug 12, 2003 73 out of 100 73
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Jun 11, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Nov, 1990 59 out of 100 59
Thunderbolt Games Nov 20, 2008 5 out of 10 50
IGN Mar 31, 2008 4.5 out of 10 45
Sega-16.com Feb 02, 2005 4 out of 10 40
GameCola.net Mar 15, 2006 3.3 out of 10 33

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Genesis Moonwalker in the arcade? 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (44271)
May 26, 2014

Trivia

Development

The game design for Moonwalker was actually done by Michael Jackson himself.

Genesis

This Michael Jackson game (and others with celebrity names) was part of a line of games that were celebrity endorsed by famous athletes and singers. This was part of the advertising strategy for North America.

Master System version

In the Genesis version there are female enemies in the first level which don't attack but have to be hit in order to clear the way. They are not featured in the Master System version.

Information also contributed by Guy Chapman

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Syed GJ (1544) added Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (Genesis) on Oct 11, 2002
Other platforms contributed by PCGamer77 (3028) and Michael Cassidy (5803)