"Hey there all you sweet little boys and girls, I hope you’re ready for something really . . . special. How would you like to go on a totally magical journey of action and discovery with your super big brother, the vaguely glistening King of Pop – MICHAEL JACKSON???
Hey there all you sweet little boys and girls, I hope you’re ready for something really . . . special. How would you like to go on a totally magical journey of action and discovery with your super big brother, the vaguely glistening King of Pop – MICHAEL JACKSON???
Yeah, neither would I.
But that’s okay; you can still enjoy the demented workings of his pasty-faced head without all the hugging and offers of sticky lollipops thanks to SEGA’s vintage action coin-op! Maybe you’re even familiar with their occasionally similar Genesis cart, or the bloodcurdling ego-trip of a “film” on which it’s (loosely) based, but the arcade experience is a parade of the hopelessly bizarre all its own. What might have simply been another straightforward isometric action game instead results in an unforgettable adventure the likes of which our eyes – and indeed, our world – may well never see again. Bold words? Then come along with our skeletal savior, no doubt having just emerged from a steamy tête-à-tête with one of his many nubile female admirers, as he boldly struts forth to rescue the children (the precious children!) from evil’s clammy grasp! Yes, our hero must contend with the diabolical forces of criminal mastermind MR. BIG, a callous villain who’s not only mean, but a racist – and very, very devilish.
Staff review by Sho (July 16, 2004)
Sho enjoys classic video games, black comedy, and poking people until they explode -- figuratively or otherwise. He also writes a bit.
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