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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 you need to search everywhere for the missing children
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis Michaels special move - a hat throw that gets rid of enemies quick
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Arcade Climbing the stairs.
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker SEGA Master System Jackson on then a

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

Player One Genesis Dec, 1990 96 out of 100 96
Sega Power Genesis Apr, 1991 90 out of 100 90 SEGA Master System Aug 19, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Jan, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Just Games Retro Genesis Aug 12, 2003 73 out of 100 73
All Game Guide SEGA Master System 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Genesis Nov, 1990 59 out of 100 59
Power Play SEGA Master System Jul, 1991 55 out of 100 55
IGN Genesis Mar 31, 2008 4.5 out of 10 45 Genesis Mar 15, 2006 3.3 out of 10 33


Topic # Posts Last Post
Genesis Moonwalker in the arcade? 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (44554)
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 (3027), Michael Cassidy (6492) and Syed GJ (1544)