Michael Jackson Games
Michael Jackson games give fans a chance to step into the dance shoes of one of the world's most famous entertainers. His larger than life persona can only be contained in games as every title captures the music and moves of the singer. Michael Jackson was an avid gamer so it is no surprise that each release works to capture the magic of his stage presence with every pixel. No one could deny the star power that comes with the Michael Jackson brand, and developers are foolish not to attempt to cash in. Games featuring Michael Jackson shows why the man was not only the King of Pop, but the consoles as well.
- "Michael Jackson's Moonwalker." The popular movie "Moonwalker" was converted into a video game featuring Michael Jackson's music like "Smooth Criminal." Mr. Big has kidnapped children and it is up to the King of Pop himself to put on his dance shoes and bad attitude to take down the hood's evil plot. The Sega Genesis title won over gamers not for the soundtrack, but a chance to take down gangsters and zombies (yes, zombies) with his dance moves.
- "Space Channel 5." A Dreamcast game, this featured a space age reporter named Ulala who comes to the rescue with her epic dance moves against the Morolians. Michael Jackson guest stars as Space Michael toward the end of the quest to take down the musical conspiracy. Fans always believed his music and choreography was out of this world but this was pushing it!
- "Ready 2 Rumble: Round 2." Midway games created this ode to the classic boxing titles like "Punch Out!" and this time Michael Jackson steps into the ring. He was a secret fighter by inputting a cheat code at the character select screen to choose and take out the competition. Gamers can put in their own version of "Beat It" by kicking butt with the music legend himself.
- "Michael Jackson The Experience." The Xbox 360 uses the innovative Kinect peripheral that captures gamers' dance moves to the groover of Michael Jackson's greatest hits. Fans can watch themselves in pseudo music video style to "Bad," "Billie Jean," "Thriller" and many more with their singing and dancing skills. Make sure the furniture is out of the way and the neighbors aren't watching.
- "Michael Jackson's Moonwalker - Arcade." Home consoles weren't the only ones to have the game capture Michael Jackson's "Moonwalker" film. The arcades received their own version with a similar plot, but this time, three Kings of Pop can populate the screen. Not only that, but you can turn into the giant robot version of Michael Jackson to take out Mr. Big's heavies.