Skip to comments.Remembering Michael Jackson's video game legacy (Humor)
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."
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WHATEVER his faults - at least Michael Jackson had a Birth Certificate! LOL.
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’.
Episode 807 (Original Air Date: Apr 21, 2004)
All the children of South Park are attracted to "Mr. Jefferson", his son and their home filled with games, toys and animals.
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.
Tron on the other hand was a cool game.
>>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.
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.
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.
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.
Yep me too. First 3D movie I ever saw. Think I was 15 at the time.
Weird. I’ve never even heard of it.
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.
Was a movie attraction at Disney Land in the 80’s
I was at disney land in 1989. Never heard of it.
I'm gonna make love
Even when I'm dead
My body may get cold
But it's warm in my bed
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