Moonwalker Cover Art

Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker (Sega 1989)

A man enters a poorly lit warehouse. He lowers his lily white fedora and throws his right hand high into the air. Suddenly, and without effort, he launches a quarter across the room activating a jukebox that hasn’t rocked in years. Then it happens. Pop star turned action hero begins thrashin’ to the tune of his latest hit “Smooth Criminal”.

The Game

Jacko’s arsenal of moves is limited and doesn’t include a moonwalk at all. His offense consists of one kick, one punch, a spin move, and an interesting hip flare. These attacks are nothing more than enchanted dance moves, and Michael delivers each with a signature “whoo” as only he can. The objective is to save Annie (I suppose) as she pops up throughout many stair case ridden structures. The only highlight being the guest cameo from Bubbles after the completion of each stage. As for the ending, I assume it’s just a big Pepsi commercial or something. I should know, but after the third level I realized I had a pulse.

Fun Links

User Guide for Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker (Sega Master System)

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