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Romset and name:
mwalk Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (World) (FD1094/8751 317-0159)
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Platform
Category:
Platform / Fighter Scrolling
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
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Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 3 players (solo, 2-3 concurrents)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
320x224@57.23 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Hitachi FD1094 Encrypted CPU, Intel I8751, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Ricoh RF5C68, Sega 315-5313 Megadrive VDP, Sega VDP PSG, Speaker, YM3438 OPN2C
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.88u4 released on nov-11 2004
Last release:
Mame 0.210 released on may-30 2019
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Clones:
Bios:
Not required
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Previous romset:
moonwalk Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (Set 1, 317-0159)
New romset:
None
Files
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GOOD
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Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Unsupported
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  • This Arcade Video game was published 29 years ago:

    Michael Jackson's MoonWalker © 1990 Sega.

    Based on the movie of the same name, Moonwalker is a scrolling, isometric beat' em up in which Michael Jackson (1958-2009), along with his chimp Bubbles, attempts to save children and defeat the evil 'Mr. Big'. During each round, the player must defeat each and every one of Mr. Big's henchmen and the deadly enemy machines that patrol the levels. This is achieved either by shooting them with Michael Jackson's 'magical energy', or by using his Dance Magic - the game's equivalent of a smart bomb. Some enemies take only one shot to defeat whereas others take several shots before they are destroyed. The longer the player holds down on the fire button, the greater the amount of magical energy Michael can inflict. At the start of each round, the player is given 2 dance magic smart bombs. Towards the end of each round, Michael's pet chimpanzee, Bubbles, will be seen moving about. If Michael touches Bubbles, he will turn into a powerful robot (the 'Moonwalker' of the game's title). After Michael has become Moonwalker, he will be able to shoot lasers and fire missiles. Michael must defeat every boss enemy at the end of each round in order to proceed to the next.

    Each player's Michael Jackson character looks identical but wears a different colour: white (left player), red (middle player), and black (right player).

    TECHNICAL
    Game ID: 317-0157 / 317-0158 / 317-0159

    Runs on the Sega "System 18" hardware.

    Players: 3
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 3

    TRIVIA
    Released in July 1990.

    Moonwalker is made up of 5 stages, each featuring a different Michael Jackson track for the instrumental background music. The stage music is as follows...
    • Cavern: 'Bad'
    • Amusement Quarter: 'Smooth Criminal'
    • Night Street: 'Beat It'
    • Graveyard: 'Another Part Of Me'
    • Evil Fortress: a reprise of 'Bad'

    If you complete all 5 stages and finish the game, the song that will play for the ending will be 'Billie Jean'.

    UPDATES
    FD1094 317-0157
    • Japanese version.

    FD1094 317-0158
    • US version.
    • Additional "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.

    FD1094 317-0159
    • World version.

    BOOTLEG
    • no I8751 @ 8 Mhz:-)

    STAFF
    Game concept & Design by: Michael Jackson

    PORTS
    A version of Moonwalker was released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and Sega Master System. It retained most of the gameplay elements of the arcade game that inspired it, but the isometric viewpoint was dropped in favor of sideways scrolling. The end result had more in common with Namco's "Rolling Thunder" than with the arcade MoonWalker.

    Versions of the game with completely different gameplay to both the arcade and console versions were released for the popular 8-bit and 16-bit home computers of the time: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, MS-DOS, MSX and ZX Spectrum.

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    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1625&o=2
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