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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 Title Screen.
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker SEGA Master System Saving a kid
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker SEGA Master System Plot driven Taunting
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis stage 1: Club 30

Promo Images

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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 (2001)
You've Been Touched By A Smooth Criminal! Genesis ETJB (450)
"Michael!" Genesis MrBee (29)
A good game of its time Genesis Robbb (136)
This is a decent cash-in, but I prefer the arcade version more. Genesis Mavi Bacon (15)

Critic Reviews

VideoGame Genesis Mar, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Player One Genesis Dec, 1990 96 out of 100 96 SEGA Master System May 15, 2017 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Sep, 1990 28 out of 40 70
Play Time Genesis Jun, 1991 70 out of 100 70
The Video Game Critic Genesis Jan 21, 2010 B- 67
Lens of Truth Genesis Jun 29, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55
Defunct Games SEGA Master System Aug 27, 2005 50 out of 100 50
IGN Genesis Mar 31, 2008 4.5 out of 10 45
Retro Archives SEGA Master System Oct 03, 2018 8 out of 20 40


Topic # Posts Last Post
Genesis Moonwalker in the arcade? 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (60787)
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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