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Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (SEGA Master System)

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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 SEGA Master System Title Screen
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker SEGA Master System Window surprise
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker SEGA Master System Saving a kid
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

There are no reviews for the SEGA Master System release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.


The Press Says

Mean Machines Jan, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com Aug 19, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1991 70 out of 100 70
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Video Games Jun, 1991 59 out of 100 59
Power Play Jul, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Defunct Games Aug 27, 2005 50 out of 100 50

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Genesis Moonwalker in the arcade? 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (44379)
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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PCGamer77 (3028) added Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (SEGA Master System) on Jan 18, 2003
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