Wooo! Michael Jackson dances his way onto the Master System! While not as potent as its Genesis sibling in presentation, the 8-bit version of Moonwalker is still a good game that captures the essence of the musical legend. If you’re looking for a new game for your Master System and have some cash to spare, this one is worth adding to your library.
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Normally, we don’t update on weekends. However, the death of pop icon Michael Jackson, moves us to offer up something in tribute. Jackson was a man who was closely tied to Sega for a decade, from his initial Moonwalker title to the rumors surrounding his involvement in Sonic 3 and his later appearances in both Space Channel 5 games and Ready to Rumble. His link with Sega is now forever broken, but Genesis fans still have the great Moonwalker to cherish and play.
Despite what you may think about Michael Jackson now, his musical talent is something that has remained consistent throughout the years. At the height of his fame, he was all over the place, including the movies, with the self-indulgent dance fantasy Moonwalker. Jackson himself is credited with the game concept and design of the video game versions of the movie, which were released for several consoles and in arcades. In our latest installment of Side by Side, we take a look at the Genesis and coin-op versions and see which comes out on top. Read the full article and try not to “woo!” too loudly.
Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker stands as an unforgettable conformation of both the King of Pop’s weirdness and coolness. Unfortunately, it also serves as a reminder that stripped down arcade ports leave a sour taste in the mouth and that attempting to rectify the limitations of the console you’re porting down to is a bad move.