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Let's Compare - Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
« on: September 12, 2015, 22:15:53 PM »
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker  is the name of several video games based on the 1988 Michael Jackson film Moonwalker. U.S. Gold published various games for home computers, released in 1989, while Sega developed two similarly themed beat 'em up video games in 1990; one released for arcades and another released for the Sega Genesis/MD and Sega Master System. Each of the games' stories loosely follow the story of the film, in which Michael Jackson must rescue kidnapped children from the evil Mr. Big, and incorporate synthesized versions of the musician's hits, such as Beat It and Smooth Criminal. The games, particularly the Genesis adaptation, have achieved cult status.

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Re: Let's Compare - Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2015, 22:35:36 PM »
I remember this being a huge deal on the Genesis, then all of the controversy with Michael Jackson caused people to forget about it.  I had no idea it was ported to so many platforms with so many variations though, the C64 and ZX Spectrum in particular surprised me.

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Re: Let's Compare - Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2015, 22:41:40 PM »
I was not aware that there are three different versions either.  None of the home versions were a real port of the arcade either. 

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