Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Let's not go the obvious route and mention that this a video game where Michael Jackson primarily saves children. We should go the equally obvious route that this is a video game where Michael Jackson is using magic blasts to fight gangsters and robots. That's the kind of concept I'd expect from an indy comic artist (back in the late 80s/early 90s...after that, MJ kinda became untouchable for this kind of thing). I guess I could also expect it from the Japanese as well.

There's a couple of other obvious things needing to be pointed out: Michael Jackson turning into a robot with the help of his chimp. Michael Jackson's wussy death cry. The fact that this a three-player game (would all three players take control of a rainbow of Michael Jacksons? Or did the developers throw us a bone and have Jermaine and Tito playable?)Oh, and the fact that the graveyard level most certainly doesn't have Thriller as it's background theme. I mean, it's okay to be creative, but c'mon!

It also looks like Michael's last action before death is to grab his special area. Eh.

I got to hand it to Sega: this game doesn't actually look bad. And when it's a game where Michael Jackson fights things with magic, that's an accomplishment worth mentioning.

Michael Jackson: Pissed and ain't takin' no for an answer.

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