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DOS - 1989

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Alt name Moonwalker: The Computer Game
Year 1989
Platform DOS
Released in France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, Automobile, Licensed Title, Motorcycle, Movies, Platform, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter
Publisher U.S. Gold Ltd.
Developer Emerald Software Ltd.
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Side view, Top-Down
Dosbox support Supported on 0.61
4.41 / 5 - 34 votes

Description of Moonwalker

Moonwalker is a typical movie-licensed title with various different action levels, although it's quite unique in a sense that it's based on a musical movie-- starring Michael Jackson, no less.

The game has 4 levels, each with different style of play and follows the movie's plot quite closely (i.e. defeat Mr. Big to save the children). The first level has you walking around, trying to find parts of a rabbit costume needed to disguise yourself from your fans. You then need to find a motorbike to escape to level 2 - Michaelsville. Here, you need to find orbs which transform your bike into the glittering Stratus car that can leap over barriers. Level 3 has you defending yourself in Club 30 against Mr Big's task force. And the final level has you in an arena fighting Mr Big's Storm Troopers and plasma cannon as Moonwalker himself.

Moonwalker features cool animated intros at the beginning of each level, all recognizable from the movie. Level 3 and 4 are undoubtedly the best part of the game, although you'll have to suffer through very boring and frustrating levels 1 and 2 to get there. The first two levels are frustrating because you aren't given any weapons-- all you can do is avoid fans and obstacles. Although you start out with 20 lives, you'll find that they'll dwindle down very quickly. Two of Michael Jackson's songs have been included in the game, and they are recognizable even on PC speaker and aren't very irritating (although you can turn them off).

Overall, this is a decent movie translation, although most people will likely get fed up with Levels 1 and 2 and give up trying to get to the (much better) second half.

Review By HOTUD

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Works Fine 2022-05-31 1 point

You can also type "mw e" at the command prompt and it will start the game for you. It's pretty terrible. I thought there would be more variety than just a poor man's PacMan with Atari sounds. The positive is that you get a lot of lives. The negative is that you have a lot of lives to keep playing something that isn't worth your time. Typical U.S. Gold junk for DOS. Shame.

Trex8210 2019-05-19 1 point DOS version

It does work in DOS box! You have to run the runme.bat file. After that, it tells you to choose a joystick or a keyboard to play it. Configure your controls as you wish and it would load.

not working 2018-03-04 0 point

will not work in dosbox says thanks you where nearly very wonderful

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