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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.

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Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis more style from MJ
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis Stage 3: Woods
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis ..the dance ofcourse kills them..
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis this monkey tells you where you have to go, when you've rescued all the kids

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

VideoGame Mar, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Player One Dec, 1990 96 out of 100 96
1UP! May 27, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Mean Machines Jan, 1991 81 out of 100 81
The Video Game Critic Jan 21, 2010 B- 67
The Review Busters 2008 6 out of 10 60
Power Play Nov, 1990 59 out of 100 59
Lens of Truth Jun 29, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55
IGN Mar 31, 2008 4.5 out of 10 45
GameCola.net Mar 15, 2006 3.3 out of 10 33

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Genesis Moonwalker in the arcade? 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (44454)
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
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