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Posted by mythus

RIP michael. spray those kids with your magic dust!

Posted by Wandaba

RIP Michael.

Posted by ponyslayer

i really want a copy of moonwalker now


I can't say this game is good or not. I can tell you that I loved it when I got it. Goddam dance fight.

RIP MJ. You will always be rememberd.
Posted by iAmJohn


Posted by Nyro


Posted by VandalPancakes

Space Channel 5 SPOILERS!!!!

Space Michael skin is 96.85% play doh.
Posted by WreckinRodRumbler

Damnit, today was the day where his Death finally got to me.

Thanks, Giant Bomb :(

Posted by mech4399

What the hell!!!!!!

Posted by MaddProdigy

RIP the king

Edited by Cubical

Ryan..The studio task at sega with moonwalker was  the same guys at sega's Overworks or what ever they are called now.

You can tell just by looking at it anyway that it is the shinobi/streets of rage team by the animations and such and the credits have most of the same names.

Posted by wrecks


Posted by JJOR64

Nice.  I heard that they might re-release this game.

Posted by Cubical

And I think the Arcade version was better that I why I bought a used one and because it has a large jackson graphic on the side.

Also it was 3 players, you would get more.  EBsides the genesis game is easy to find i got 4 copies  and I got 3 on accident. 

Posted by MassiveDuck

why is this not a Quick Look?

Posted by nanikore


Posted by redeye1984

That was amazing... Thank you Giant Bomb

Here is some guy modded his L4D menu screen:


RIP Michael Jackson... Your Music and Games will live forever...
Posted by Chewii101

A great tribute to the King of Pop. RIP MJ

Posted by Tirrandir

I want to personally thank Giant Bomb for being awesome and doing this.  Also, I'm a crazy Space Channel 5 fan.  I've played through those games DOZENS of times.  Space Michael!

Posted by Nasar7

I love Moonwalker! RIP Michael

Posted by TheDoca2

oooooooooooooooh. I just remembered how great moonwalker is I kinda forgot about that game.

Posted by Diamond

Good stuff.

It'd be great if the Giant Bomb staff could do some investigatin' at Sega and see if MJ actually wrote any of the music for Sonic 3.  Finding out the absolute truth behind that would be really interesting.

Posted by Dethfish

You can moonwalk in Super Metroid. Maybe it's actualy MJ under that suit.

I've never played any of these games actually. Moonwalker looked like an all right game but the last 3, not so much.

Edited by Death_Burnout

Hell yeah! been waiting for this.

Aww...you didnt do the lean in Ready to Rumble.

Posted by SentientMoustache

this where giantbomb excels
rip MJ

Posted by Lotan

L4D Thriller mod...don't teease me Jeff.

Posted by Jimbo

Posted by Winternet

That was great

Posted by phlegms

RIP I guess...

Posted by Vorbis

Man I miss the dreamcast, even if you did play those on the ps2!

Posted by amandackrueger

That is awesome.
Posted by FlipperDesert

This is amazing. Tonight, it's Beat It.

Posted by Slurpelve

i never knew it was a movie name after moonwalker

Posted by King9999

LOL @ MJ's anti-air in Moonwalker.


Posted by dagas

I used to have Moonwalker on Master System. I still have Space Channel 5 on my Dreamcast. However as dance-fighting games go no game has yet beaten Bust-A-Groove (which ties in because there was a MJ song in that game or at least MJ inspired mix)

Posted by Deadmanforking

Man the perfect ending to this video would have beem the Giant Bomb crew playing Billie Jean in Guitar Hero!

Posted by Osiris

Hehe great!   RiP MJ

Edited by CallMeRotten

I actually owned Moonwalker, it was definitely a strange game but we played it like crazy back then.

Posted by mrsmiley

this was great. thanks for posting this up guys. very entertaining.

Edited by Aska

Probably just a nod, but Jeff take a look at the recent Valve interview on Eurogamer...  one of the screenshots tied to the article say:  "Infected will now bust moves between takes thanks to the new choreography director."

How awesome would that be?  L4D2 already looks to be more goofy than the first one, so why not take it all the way?

Posted by SunKing
@redeye1984 said:
" That was amazing... Thank you Giant Bomb

Here is some guy modded his L4D menu screen:

RIP Michael Jackson... Your Music and Games will live forever... "
Omg, Redeye1984. This is A-mazing. Downloading now, cheers. :D
Posted by WulfBane

I've got a JAMMA board of the Moonwalker arcade game, which was totally different than the Genesis game and played like a perspective overhead gauntlet with not one but up to THREE Michaels playing together.  Moonwalking there is achieved simply by charging up your attack and then moving around.  Oh yeah, bubbles turns you into robo-michael multiple times through the game.

Sadly, that board died some 10 years before the real Michael so I can't join in and play it in memorial.

Posted by Terjay

Loving it.

Posted by El_Rickhead
@Jimbo said:
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haha, i totally lol'd when i first saw this, definately a WTF moment in gaming history
also great game
Posted by Metroid545

dude retrospect, awesome idea

Posted by Keeng

I appreciate Giant Bomb for doing this. I'm a huge MJ fan and I had no idea how awesome Space Channel 5 was! I knew about the sweetness that was Moonwalker, though. Anyway, this was definitely the right thing to do.

Posted by stinky

there was also a stand up arcade game of Moonwalker.

understandable you don't have that, but i remember it being pretty neat at the time.

4 players? 4 micheals on the screen at the same time? cant remember.
Posted by Pathos

What a fitting tribute!

Posted by mariussmit

Luckily Ready to Rumble 2 is not his last "appearance", he is in Plants vs Zombies too.