DescriptionMichael 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.
- "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
Part of the Following Groups
|For What Is Is, It Remains A Classic.||Genesis||Guy Chapman (1746)|
|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|
|Mean Machines||SEGA Master System||Jan, 1991||80 out of 100||80|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||SEGA Master System||Mar, 1991||70 out of 100||70|
|The Video Game Critic||Genesis||Jan 21, 2010||B-||67|
|Thunderbolt Games||Genesis||Nov 20, 2008||5 out of 10||50|
|SwankWorld||Genesis||2004||5 out of 10||50|
|Defunct Games||SEGA Master System||Aug 27, 2005||50 out of 100||50|
|Sega-16.com||Genesis||Feb 02, 2005||4 out of 10||40|
|GameCola.net||Genesis||Mar 15, 2006||3.3 out of 10||33|
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DevelopmentThe game design for Moonwalker was actually done by Michael Jackson himself.
GenesisThis 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 versionIn 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
Related Web Sites
- Video review of Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (WARNING: Language) (The Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, reviews Michael Jackson's Moonwalker on Genesis.)