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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.
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Description: "Michael!" Katy's voice rings out - you've found her! But more children are still lost! Can you stop the psycho mastermind Mr. Big and his goon squad before they kidnap all the kids? You can, if you're Michael Jackson! Moonwalk on muggers, lean on meanies, and pop the punks! Outfight, outjump, outdance! Move like only Michael can, to the beat of Smooth Criminal, Beat it, Billie Jean, and Bad! No bad guy can last through Michael's Star Magic! Punch down gangsters in Club 30. Rumble in the streets. Swing, spin, and kick past graveyard ghouls. Chill in the caverns, then sizzle 'em with ultra-tech weapons in Mr. Big's hideout. Experience the baddest video game ever. Defy physics with Michael's dancing! You never lose your cool. See it and be it - Michael Jackson's Moonwalker!
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Press Up, Up, Down, Left, Right, A, A, C. Press these at the starting screen.
Hold Up/Left and A on controller 2. Press start at the title screen with the 1 player controller to start a one player game. The phrase round one will appear on the screen. Press left or right to change rounds and then press start to play.
In order to moonwalk, all you need to do it to use Michael's kick attack while walking, and if you continue to go the same direction during and after the attack, instead of walking normally, Michael will moonwalk instead.
Skip robot battle in round 5-3
It isn't necessary to turn into a robot in order to beat round 5-3. All you have to do is a dance attack affecting 8 or more enemies. After Mr.Big leaves the scene, and before that little freeze that happens before every boss fight, take a jump and before Michael lands press the magic button. Keep moving while spinning to where there are more green guards until MJ starts dancing. Getting 8 or more guys dancing will make you win the battle. If you want to, press one of the buttons during the explosion, to make the star fall and turn you into a robot for no reason. In this stage, hitting any button during the fight causes the star to appears, so the trick is doing so BEFORE the battle begins, the jumping thing is just to get you more time to gather enough enemies to make it work. If you fail, just hit a button and the star will fall anyway.
Play as a Robot
In level 5-2, walk up the pair of steps where you first start off. walk to the right until you see the first opening & closing drop .fall through and hold right to land on the surface under it. after that, open the door and rescue child. Then go all the way to the left where you first were but move to the right side of the box door. wait for the star to come and jump up to get it.
Note: This must be the first child rescued in this level.
Play as a robot again on stage 2-3.
On stage 2-3 you can also play as the robot. All you do is go up in the elevator at the start of the stage and open the car that has the child on the first floor. After that you move a little back and wait for the star to come.
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Game Genie Codes:
1 95LA-BA82 Magic costs 1/2x normal when walking
2 99LA-BA82 Magic costs 1/4x normal when walking
3 95MT-BA7J Magic costs 1/2x normal when jumping
4 99MT-BA7J Magic costs 1/4x normal when jumping
5 ADLA-BA82 Magic doesn\'t decrease when walking
6 ADMT-BA7J Magic doesn\'t decrease when jumping
7 AFKA-BA8T Start with 2 lives
8 AZKA-BA8T Start with 6 lives
9 BFKA-BA8T Start with 10 lives
10 AXST-AA8T Infinite lives
11 JAEA-DA5C Each child found restores full power
12 AAEA-DA5C Each child found does not restore any power
13 BAEA-DA5C Each child found restores 1/2x normal power
14 AKTT-AA34 Advance directly to battle with boss!
15 JBDT-CEYJ Almost invincible--Michael only--
doesn\'t work if he\'s a robot or on the last stage
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker User Reviews
8.7 Graphics 7.7 Sound 9 Addictive 7 Story 5 Depth 5.7 Difficulty 6.7
- a very good game indeed
OK, well, I think this is a great game. Very challenging, very fun, not too hard either. I love how you can do all of Miche...
Graphics 7 Sound 9 Addictive 10 Story 6 Depth 7 Difficulty 5
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8 - moonwalker - thriller792
Michael Jackson is awesome. I love a lot of his songs. But before his ghost movie, before captain EO, t...
Graphics 8 Sound 10 Addictive 6 Story 5 Depth 8 Difficulty 8
Review Rating: 3.2/5
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9.1 - one of the best celb endores games - evilcon09
Lets dance to the beats of 16 bits of Michel Jackson best music as a solo singer
the games main story is that MR Big who kidna...
Graphics 8 Sound 8 Addictive 5 Story 4 Depth 2 Difficulty 7
Review Rating: 2/5
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