Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker is the name of several video games based on the 1988 Michael Jackson film Moonwalker. Sega developed two beat ’em up video games, released in 1990; one released for arcades and another released for the Mega Drive/Genesis and Master System consoles. U.S. Gold also published various games for home computers the same year Gameplay: The game is essentially a beat-em-up, although Jackson attacks with magic powers instead of physical contact, and has the ability to shoot short-ranged magic power at enemies. The magic power can be charged by holding the attack button to increase the range and damage of the magic power. If up close to enemies, Jackson executes a spinning melee attack using magic power. If the cabinet supports it, up to three people can play simultaneously. All three players play as Jackson, dressed in his suit (white for player 1, red for player 2, black for player 3). Jackson’s special attack is termed “Dance Magic”. There are three different dance routines that may be performed, and the player starts with one to three of these attacks per credit (depending on how the machine is set up). Bubbles, Michael’s real-life pet chimpanzee, appears in each level. Once collected or rescued, Bubbles transforms Michael into a robotic version, with the ability to shoot laser bursts and missiles and absorb significantly more damage.