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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 Genesis these are the kids that you have to rescue
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Arcade Another goon to hit.
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis stage 1: Club 30
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Arcade Climbing the stairs.

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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 May, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Player One Genesis Dec, 1990 96 out of 100 96
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Jun 11, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Mar, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Retro Archives Arcade Oct 03, 2018 13 out of 20 65
The Review Busters Genesis 2008 6 out of 10 60
Power Play SEGA Master System Jul, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Retro Game Reviews Genesis Jun 19, 2015 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
Thunderbolt Games Genesis Nov 20, 2008 5 out of 10 50 Genesis Feb 02, 2005 4 out of 10 40


Topic # Posts Last Post
Genesis Moonwalker in the arcade? 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (62616)
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 (3235), Michael Cassidy (21142) and Syed GJ (1578)