Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

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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 Arcade Cool move.
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis you need to search everywhere for the missing children
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis MJ's specialER move - he can make enemies dance along with him!
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker SEGA Master System Saving a kid

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 (1743)
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)

Critic Reviews

Player One Genesis Dec, 1990 96 out of 100 96
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Sep, 1990 90 out of 100 90
1UP! Genesis May 27, 2005 83 out of 100 83
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Jun 11, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Sep, 1990 28 out of 40 70
The Video Game Critic Genesis Jan 21, 2010 B- 67
All Game Guide SEGA Master System 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Genesis Nov, 1990 59 out of 100 59
Sega-16.com Genesis Feb 02, 2005 4 out of 10 40
GameCola.net Genesis Mar 15, 2006 3 out of 10 30


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Genesis Moonwalker in the arcade? 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (45140)
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 (3011), Michael Cassidy (14011) and Syed GJ (1525)