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Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
...
3.8
Genesis
64
3.6
SEGA Master System
65
3.7
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis title screen
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Arcade There's a child.
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker SEGA Master System Hit the Music!
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Arcade Kick them.

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 (1745)
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

VideoGame Genesis Mar, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
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
All Game Guide SEGA Master System 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Genesis Nov, 1990 59 out of 100 59
Video Games SEGA Master System Jun, 1991 59 out of 100 59
Lens of Truth Genesis Jun 29, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55
Power Play SEGA Master System Jul, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Defunct Games SEGA Master System Aug 27, 2005 50 out of 100 50
SwankWorld Genesis 2004 5 out of 10 50

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Genesis Moonwalker in the arcade? 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (44368)
May 26, 2014

Trivia

Development

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

Genesis

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 (3028), Michael Cassidy (5874) and Syed GJ (1544)