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Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
...
2.8
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 SEGA Master System Plot driven Taunting
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis this monkey tells you where you have to go, when you've rescued all the kids
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker SEGA Master System Level wrap up
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis these are the kids that you have to rescue

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

Mean Machines Genesis Jan, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Jan, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Just Games Retro Genesis Aug 12, 2003 73 out of 100 73
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Jun 11, 2009 7 out of 10 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
Lens of Truth Genesis Jun 29, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55
IGN Genesis Mar 31, 2008 4.5 out of 10 45
Sega-16.com Genesis Feb 02, 2005 4 out of 10 40
GameCola.net Genesis Mar 15, 2006 3.3 out of 10 33

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Genesis Moonwalker in the arcade? 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (44249)
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 (5573) and Syed GJ (1544)