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Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (Genesis)

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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.


Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis stage 2: streets
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis MJ's specialER move - he can make enemies dance along with him!
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis ..and its not just humans that he can make dance..
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 (1743) 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

Critic Reviews

VideoGame Mar, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Jun 11, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1990 28 out of 40 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1990 8 out of 12 67
The Review Busters 2008 6 out of 10 60
Just Games Retro Aug 12, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Nov, 1990 59 out of 100 59
Lens of Truth Jun 29, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55
SwankWorld 2004 5 out of 10 50
Sega-16.com Feb 02, 2005 4 out of 10 40


Topic # Posts Last Post
Genesis Moonwalker in the arcade? 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (45139)
May 26, 2014



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


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 (1525) added Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (Genesis) on Oct 11, 2002
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