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Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

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SEGA Master System
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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 more style from MJ
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker SEGA Master System Jackson on then a
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Arcade Round 1-1.
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis Michaels special move - a hat throw that gets rid of enemies quick

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. Genesis Guy Chapman (1744)
You've Been Touched By A Smooth Criminal! Genesis ETJB (447)
"Michael!" Genesis MrBee (29)
A good game of its time Genesis Robbb (125)
This is a decent cash-in, but I prefer the arcade version more. Genesis Mavi Bacon (15)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Sep, 1990 90 out of 100 90
1UP! Genesis May 27, 2005 83 out of 100 83 SEGA Master System Aug 19, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Mar, 1991 70 out of 100 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Sep, 1990 8 out of 12 67
The Video Game Critic Genesis Jan 21, 2010 B- 67 Genesis Feb 27, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Video Games SEGA Master System Jun, 1991 59 out of 100 59
Power Play SEGA Master System Jul, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Thunderbolt Games Genesis Nov 20, 2008 5 out of 10 50


Topic # Posts Last Post
Genesis Moonwalker in the arcade? 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (44795)
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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Contributed to by PCGamer77 (3020), Michael Cassidy (10482) and Syed GJ (1536)