This addition came as a nice surprise. Since the price tag of Michael Jackon’s Moonwalker artificially jumped through the roof when he passed away I was sure I wouldn’t ever end up with a copy. Until a good friend of mine found a copy in a local thrift store. I’ve forgotten exactly how much but I believe it cost him about $5. Which makes this a very good score. It does have some damage to the cover sleeve, cart and manual but the condition is still good. And I’m very happy to have it in the collection.
So yeah, it’s up to Michael to single-handedly stop Mr. Big (the psycho mastermind of crime) from wiping out love on our planet. It actually says this in the manual. Despite being very corny the game itself is much better than what you might think of a hero who dances away gun slinging bad guys while rescuing children. It’s an OK platformer.
Here’s a little more on my good buddy who gave me this little gem. Every now and again when one of us finds something really good for dirt cheap at a thrift store we’ll text an image to the other showing off our find. If it’s exceptionally good the text image might be accompanied by a short sarcastic message “No big deal…” It might sound pretty mild but let me tell you, sometimes it can cut like a knife.
So I got a text like this and I saw a collection of great Genesis games; including Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker. A short while later by complete chance I saw a different picture of these exact games on Craigslist. I knew right away what was going on. So I called up my buddy and we had words.
Let me put it this way. Say, for example, you’re good friends with David Hasselhoff and you meet a pretty young girl. As gross as it might be it’s your obligation as the Hoff’s friend to introduce him to the young hottie.
And like wise, if you’re good friends with the SegaDude and you find a sought-after Sega Genesis video game you have to give it to him. Or at least give me a chance to buy if from you for really cheap.
Here’s the card my buddy included with the game when he gave it to me –> Thanks Jon!
All is well that ends well.