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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Overall User Score (18 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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VideoGame (May, 1991)
Este lançamento é a versão Master System do já bastante conhecido Moonwalker para Mega Drive. A missão de Michael Jackson é a mesma, ou seja, resgatar crianças seqüestradas pelo vilão Mr. Big.
80 (Aug 19, 2011)
Des graphismes charmeurs, une ambiance magique, une fluidité superbe et une musique convaincante, Moonwalker a tout pour plaire. Seul bémol, un scénario sans surprise où le dénouement est connu dès le début de la partie. Au final, nous détenons un jeu fort sympathique qui mérite un large coup d’œil.
Mean Machines (Jan, 1991)
I'm amazed at how close this is to the Megadrive version - the graphics are very similar indeed, and the game plays very much in the same way. It's pretty good fun at first, and there's plenty of high-kicking action as you wend your way around the landscape freeing the kiddies from their captors. However, the difficulty level isn't set very high, so experts will find themselves finishing the game pretty quickly. Moonwalker is a fun game with plenty of neat touches, but if you're a competent player, try before you buy.
70 (May 15, 2017)
Other than that, Moonwalker on the Master System is a good game and will give seasoned Moonwalker players on the Genesis something new to experience. It isn’t a simply watered down port but rather a slightly different version. Like its Genesis counterpart, this one is still holding a high value so obtaining a copy at a decent price may prove difficult.
AAOW! Wacko Jacko's back to save the kids of the world, in this conversion of the Megadrive game reviewed in issue 108. This looks a lot like the enjoyable Megadrive game, but the music (which was that version's best feature) isn't as good, and without that the rather repetitive gameplay isn't enough to sustain your interest for long. Recommended only for novice gamesters.
One of the later games produced in the life of the Master System, Michael Jackson's Moonwalker holds its own when compared to its Genesis counterpart. Although it is short on fighting moves, it is enjoyable enough to play through at least once or twice.
Video Games (Jun, 1991)
Umpf: Michael Jackson als ganoventretetender Strahlemann; im Hintergrund dudelt der Master-System-Remix von “Beat it“ - nicht gerade der Gipfel an Originalität. Trost spendet die solide technische Qualität: Flüssige Animationen mit witzigen Sprite-Verrenkungen und solides Scrolling erfreuen das Auge. Das obligatorische Geflacker bei mehreren bewegten Objekten macht sich kaum bemerkbar. Eine nette Sache, wenn man ein simples Actionspiel sucht oder Michael-Jackson-Fan ist. Den erfahrenen Videospiele-Veteran wird das Gehopse auf Dauer allerdings wenig fesseln.
Sega Does (Dec 09, 2016)
Moonwalker is, by necessity, a smaller, less ambitious game on the Master System, but I’m still surprised at what Arc was able to do here. Jackson’s sprite still has fantastic animation, the songs aren’t aural trash (given the Master System’s awful sound, this is a compliment), and the meat of the game, such as it is, remains intact. While I prefer the flash of the Genesis version, this is one of the few times Master System kids weren’t totally screwed over by a 16-bit port.
Score (Aug, 1994)
Hra je i nyní po grafické stránce na vysoké úrovni. To samé se dá prakticky říci i o hudbě. Ta je tvořena melodiemi těch nejznámějších písní Michaela Jacksona. ... Hra byla ve své době bezesporu špičkou, a i když uteklo od jejího vzniku mnoho času, může být i nyní pro mnoho majitelů Sega Maser System příjemným zpestřením jejich hráčského života.
Power Play (Jul, 1991)
Michael Jackson tänzelt erstaunlich leichtfüßig durch die brav in alle Richtungen scrollenden Plattform-Levels. Aber auch der schönste Tanzschritt kann ihn nicht retten, wenn plötzlich hinter einer Tür ein Räuber auftaucht. Dann heißt es Lebensenergie lassen. Von diesen unfairen Stellen abgesehen, ist Moonwalker spielbar und nett.
Defunct Games (Aug 27, 2005)
For a licensed game, Michael Jackson's Moonwalker gets at least one thing very, very wrong. One of Michael Jackson's most recognizable features (beyond the absence of his nose) is his one white glove, yet this game fails to give him that magic accessory. Sadly the glove is not the only thing missing from this game, the magic that was Michael Jackson as his peak is nowhere to be seen here. This is a hollow attempt to cash in on a dance craze that nobody was ever doing. It's one thing to be excited about Michael Jackson's Thriller LP, but I would hate to meet the kid who can't wait to get his mitts on this Master System game. Forget Moonwalker, this game is Bad!
Retro Archives (Oct 03, 2018)
Déjà assez limité sur le plan ludique sur Megadrive, Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker devient en plus inutilement frustrant et techniquement daté sur Master System. Loin du strass et de l’ambiance de clip vidéo qui régnait sur 16 bits, on se retrouve avec un ersatz pas très jouable, aux graphismes corrects mais jamais transcendants, à l’ambiance musicale poussive et au gameplay jamais amusant. À réserver aux collectionneurs.