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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 SEGA Master System Window surprise
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker SEGA Master System Title Screen
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker SEGA Master System Surrounded
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker SEGA Master System Level wrap up

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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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Critic Reviews Aug 19, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Mean Machines Jan, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1991 70 out of 100 70 May 15, 2017 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Jun, 1991 59 out of 100 59
Sega Does Dec 09, 2016 C+ 58
Score Aug, 1994 58 out of 100 58
Power Play Jul, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Defunct Games Aug 27, 2005 50 out of 100 50
Retro Archives Oct 03, 2018 8 out of 20 40


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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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PCGamer77 (3233) added Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (SEGA Master System) on Jan 18, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (21009) and Syed GJ (1579)