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Remembering Michael Jackson's video game legacy (Humor)
Crave - CNet ^ | Dan Ackerman

Posted on 06/25/2009 5:19:29 PM PDT by AKSurprise

"Back when Jackson was merely a semi-eccentric star, Sega created a video game property for him, named Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (actually separate games for the arcade and Sega Genesis/Master System consoles). Moonwalker was notable for being an early example of real-life celebrities appearing in video games, and for using digitized versions of some of Jacko's songs.

The game is also unintentionally hilarious because Jackson is tasked with rescuing helpless children from a crime boss named Mr. Big (although in hindsight, perhaps it was Mr. Big who was doing the rescuing).

The arcade version was a basic isometric beat-'em-up, with two players able to play as dual Jackos, one in a white suit, one in red (similar to his "Smooth Criminal" music video). Jackson's special attack was a dance move, and when activated, a spotlight from the heavens illuminated him as he pulled off some signature spins and kicks, destroying many of the onscreen enemies.

Even stranger, Bubbles the Chimp made a cameo, and if you picked him up, Jackson would be briefly transformed into a laser-shooting robot version of himself."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.cnet.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: California
KEYWORDS: jacko; jackson; michaeljackson; molester; videogames; vidoegames; wackojacko
Thought we could lighten the mood, and not forget exactly what this man was, namely a child-molester. I can't take the celebrity worship going on right now on all the new channels, and horrifyingly including FOX News. Well it is Shepard Smith doing the coverage, which isn't all that surprising. What's really sickening is the crowds of delusional people gathered around the hospital where Jacko died. It's disgusting that people will negate all the evil things this man did, just to be a "part of history", by joining in the celebrity worship. American society & culture is truly in it's death throes. Now we can see exactly why Obama won, these people are sycophants....
1 posted on 06/25/2009 5:19:30 PM PDT by AKSurprise
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To: AKSurprise

WHATEVER his faults - at least Michael Jackson had a Birth Certificate! LOL.


2 posted on 06/25/2009 5:20:12 PM PDT by 2harddrive (then)
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To: AKSurprise
Moonwalker gameplay video
3 posted on 06/25/2009 5:24:59 PM PDT by Crazieman (Feb 7, 2008 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966675/posts?page=28#28)
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To: Slings and Arrows

ROFL!!!


4 posted on 06/25/2009 5:25:45 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Crazieman

I know I played that when I was like 5 or 6, I remember it because my cousin was a Jacko fanatic back then, which was like 85’.


5 posted on 06/25/2009 5:26:14 PM PDT by AKSurprise ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Edmund Burke)
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To: AKSurprise
Ask me why I'm smiling Jim.

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6 posted on 06/25/2009 5:26:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: AKSurprise
Not to mention his South Park legacy:

South Park
The Jeffersons
Episode 807 (Original Air Date: Apr 21, 2004)

http://www.southparkstudios.com/guide/807/

All the children of South Park are attracted to "Mr. Jefferson", his son and their home filled with games, toys and animals.

7 posted on 06/25/2009 5:28:18 PM PDT by angkor
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To: AKSurprise
Two words: Captain Eo.


8 posted on 06/25/2009 5:28:24 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Theology is the Queen Of The Sciences)
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To: AKSurprise

I vaguely remember this but the first celebrity game I remember was the game that starred the band members of Journey somewhere around 83 or 84.

If I remember correctly it was a bit like Tron where each band member was a different mini-game.

I never played it. It looked kind of dumb.


9 posted on 06/25/2009 5:30:37 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (I know writers who use subtext and they're all cowards.)
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To: Duke Nukum

Tron on the other hand was a cool game.


10 posted on 06/25/2009 5:31:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Alex Murphy

>>Two words: Captain Eo.<<

He was at the top of his game for that one. He looked the best of his entire career and his singing and dancing were superb.

I loved that attraction.


11 posted on 06/25/2009 5:33:25 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: AKSurprise

Do you feel your life experience was somehow enriched by his existence? I do. I thought he was a deranged criminal but then that’s what they say about 99% of all artistic geniuses. Not excusing his derangement. Simply pointing out he was a special artist and his art made living better. If you lived it, it was fun. Again don’t think he was anything more than a side item to me. But he could sing and dance just like ringing a bell.


12 posted on 06/25/2009 5:37:41 PM PDT by kinghorse (We don't gotta sell stufft. What we got sells itself. Freedom.)
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To: kinghorse

Never said I didn’t enjoy his music back in the day. What I’m saying is this man became twisted, and in turn destroyed the lives of many children, and likely even his own children. The hero worship needs to stop, it’s disgusting.


13 posted on 06/25/2009 5:44:15 PM PDT by AKSurprise ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Edmund Burke)
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To: AKSurprise
It's disgusting that people will negate all the evil things this man did...

I wholeheartedly agree.

Many, many so-called "celebrities" are held up as role models, persons to emulate, when in truth they are disgusting examples of human excess and evil.

The talent this man had is nothing compared to the evil he exhibited in his child molesting and perverted conduct.

But sadly, he will be more remembered as a "beloved" cult figure than as a sick perverted pedophile.

Those that would elevate Michael Jackson to exalted levels are sick, also.

14 posted on 06/25/2009 5:44:34 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and Obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: freedumb2003

Yep me too. First 3D movie I ever saw. Think I was 15 at the time.


15 posted on 06/25/2009 5:45:35 PM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: Domandred

Weird. I’ve never even heard of it.


16 posted on 06/25/2009 6:31:27 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: AKSurprise

Took me a second to figure out the comment. Then it dawned on me. You must be talking about TV coverage. I don’t watch TV news or TV entertainment reporting. Ever. Once upon a time I did but now, uh no. Can’t even stand Fox news. Just watch TV for sports and movies. Get all my news, 100% from the web.


17 posted on 06/25/2009 6:31:49 PM PDT by kinghorse (We don't gotta sell stufft. What we got sells itself. Freedom.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Was a movie attraction at Disney Land in the 80’s


18 posted on 06/25/2009 7:52:26 PM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: Domandred

I was at disney land in 1989. Never heard of it.


19 posted on 06/25/2009 7:54:11 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: angkor
Remember this one:

I'm gonna make love
Even when I'm dead
My body may get cold
But it's warm in my bed

20 posted on 06/25/2009 7:54:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cripplecreek

Tron was. I really loved Tron 2.0.


21 posted on 06/25/2009 8:06:37 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (I know writers who use subtext and they're all cowards.)
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