Michael Jackson's Moonwalker is a very strange but awesome game. It's a game that I first experienced on the arcade instead of the Genesis. I've always preferred the Arcade version due to the isometric gameplay and three players could play it at once. Like a lot of Sega Arcade games it was eventually ported to the Genesis where some changes were made to the game.
First of all, the game is no longer isometric, instead it is a beat em up where you try to rescue children from this big bad named Mr Big. These days you could laugh at this plot due to Michael's recent controversies but I never took the plot seriously. The game has Michael kick out pixie dust to defeat enemies and if he uses enough of his pixie dust meter, he can make the bad guys dance which kills them off. The stage finishes off when you rescue all the children and fight a few more enemies. And if you rescue a certain kid first and catch the comet that falls from the sky you can become a robot that shoots lasers from your eyes.
Weird is a very good word to describe this game. What other game do you have a pop star kicking out pixie dust at bad guys, dogs, spiders, ghouls, and zombies to save the kids from a big bad who after every stage laughs at you and runs off? One problem I had with this game is that it can be monotonous just checking doors to see if the child is in there or not. And there is a bit of a control problem when you try to go upstairs and downstairs.
If there's one thing that really speaks out for the game then it's the soundtrack that makes the game even better. It has Genesis music versions of Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Bad, and Billie Jean. Thriller and Another Part of Me for some reason are in different regional versions. But the Genesis does a fantastic of emulating Jackson's songs on the Genesis.
Overall, Moonwalker is a great addition to the Genesis and might have some problems with it but it still does it's job as a fantastic game.