- Sega Master System
He's back... er bad... er, well, you get the idea.
M.J., the dancing man himself, has sashayed over to the Sega Master System. In this version of the arcade and Genesis title, Michael is once again out to rescue all the children in the world from the clutches of Mr. Big, the psycho mastermind of crime. The diabolical Mr. Big plans to brainwash the little tykes and use them as his slaves. But not if Michael has anything to say about it.
The J-Man's got some fancy moves in this one player version of the game. Although he's more limited than in the Genesis game, Michael can still kneel, punch, kick, jump and hit, Moonwalk, spin on his toes, toss his hat, and strut his stuff during a Dance Attack.
It's hard to get Michael to do exactly what you want him to with the Master System controller, particularly when he goes down stairs. Try using a Genesis controller tor better control - just remember you won't need one of me buttons at all.
The Dance Attack looks nice but doesn't do a whole lot for you. Stick with the basic moves for №e best results.
Twist and Shout
To make it to the final confrontation with the nasty one you'll have to slip into Michael's dancing shoes and "Beat It" on down to Club 30, a Parking Garage, a Graveyard, an underground Cavern, and the technoid towers of Mr. Big's hideout. It's five levels, each with three different stages, of vertically and horizontally scrolling arcade-style action, plus a final confrontation with the dreaded Mr. Big.
To clear each stage you and Michael must find all of the kidnapped children that Mr. Big has stashed in some pretty tricky hiding places: behind doors, near windows, in back of gravestones, and even inside the trunks of cars. The faster you find the children the more points you score. You've got three Michaels per game and unlimited continues. A Star Magic gauge on the left of the screen indicates how much life you have left.
In some hilling places you'll find little Michaels. When you snag one of these you get extra Star Magic on your power bar. A good strategy is to learn where these are located and avoid grabbing them until you really need them.
"It's After Midnight and Something Evil's Lurking in the Dark"
Mr. Big's cronies are a mixed lot. Club 30 is packed with gun-toting con men in blue suits.
Watch for the blue suits that jump out of the windows from above. These are usually the ones toting guns. Bad guys leaning against the wall and trying to look casual often have guns also.
Beat the blue suits at the end of each stage by kneeling, pivoting left and right, and punching them when they come to you.
A gang of tough guys, some packing bats, roam around in the Parking Garage, as well as a nasty pack of Dobies whose bite is worse than their bark.
The Dobies come in low and nip at your heels. Try to kneel and toss your hat at them.
To beat the Dobies at the end of 2-3 kneel just to the left of the red car, and keep tossing your hat.
Ghastly Zombies leap from tombstone to tombstone in the Graveyard and creep around in the underground Cavern with Spiders and laser-toting bad guys.
The best way to put Zombies six feet under is to hit Buttons 1 and 2 simultaneously to do a jump and punch move. If you punch them in mid-air they're done for.
Search inside of the Caverns for the missing children. The large Spiders on the wall show you the location of hidden doors.
To beat the laser-toting goons at the end of 4-2 just jump to the top of the cliff and let them drop to the floor. Then jump down behind them and get rid of them with a swift kick or punch.
Grab the children inside of Caverns like this by kneeling on the right edge of the ledge and punching the Zombie's feet.
Mr. Rig's laser-toting cronies at the end of 4-3 are easy to stop if you jump over them and kick them from behind.
Mr. Big's technoid towers are heavily guarded by goons with lasers as well as automated laser cannons on the ceilings that track you with a vengeance.
Kick the computer panels to destroy them. This will temporarily stop the ceiling lasers from firing and also open doors to different passageways.
You'll "Beat IT
Unfortunately Michael's magic, the gorgeous graphics, and the nifty tunes (including "Bad, Beat It, Billie Jean," and "Smooth Criminal") just don't make up for the "baddest" part of the game -- it's just too easy! But hey, if "you wanna' be startin' something" with Michael you may find the game's a "thriller" anyway.
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