The death of the King of Pop has shocked the entire world ... including the video games. This icon of musical culture also brought their dance steps to entertainment titles with its own 'cameos'. A few days before his death, even leaked the development of a new game that is now in the air. "Moonwalker" (1988) is the title of the movie that starred the singer in the 80s and also , became a video game. Sega, which at the time consoles and developed recreation, was the company responsible for moving this atypical film from theaters into homes and classrooms' arcade '.
The argument followed in the footsteps of the block 'Smooth Criminal' by 'Moonwalker', in which Michael Jackson was a packed gangster costume to fight crime and save the children through their powers, which come from their dance moves. In this way, the game was conceived as a way of action in the third person in which players could shoot lightning or transform the singer a robot.
Major versions of the game 'Moonwalker' is in recreation, Mega Drive and Master System, but with changes in development, the arcade version argued for a perspective to an isometric front side consoles. Also, the title was adapted to popular computers of the era such as Commodore 64, MSX and Spectrum.
Obviously, the soundtrack to these games was one of its main attractions, with topics such as' Smooth Criminal ',' Beat it 'or' Bad ', the album that inspired the film primarily as a tool for the promotion and exploitation of Michael Jackson as a figure of the entertainment world
'CAMEO' AND UNCERTAIN FUTURE
Although this was more the appearance of Michael Jackson dream in the world of video games, it was not the only one. Over a decade later, the interpreter of 'Thriller' was involvement in two games for the Sega Dreamcast console as a 'cameo': 'Ready to Rumble', a boxing game, and 'Space Channel 5' dance.
The presence of Michael Jackson latest in digital entertainment brought u s appearance in music video games like 'Rock Band', 'Guitar Hero' and 'Lips'. For the first two, the King of Pop has crept into the consoles through their song 'Beat it', which players can recreate the form of peripheral instruments.
For the karaoke game for Xbox 360, Microsoft introduced the song 'ABC' of the Jackson Five. Following the success of social play, new to the public world of video games and his imminent return to the stage in London, Michael Jackson was about to burst back into the console.
The website dedicated to singer MJ Data Bank made the June 21, five days before his death, MJJ Productions is preparing a Christmas play that will come in a Playstation 2, Playstation 3 and Wii. This is the last news of a rumor that had been circulating for several months repeatedly. However, no progress has been made of any data type that kind of title would be the final step to the shops. It is strongly speculated to play music, so fashionable today, of the style 'Guitar Hero' and 'Rock Band'.
UN SingStar OWN?
Another possibility would be a karaoke game like 'Lips' and Singstar. "In both cases, are the usual single-versions of these games out by a single group, such as' Guitar Hero Arosmith', 'Guitar Hero Metallica', 'AD / DC Rock Band, '' Rock Band The Beatles', 'Singstar ABBA' or 'Singstar Queen'. Finally, it would not be surprising that we bet on a dance mat as the style of 'Dance Dance Revolution'.
After the death of the singer plans to doubt whether the development goes ahead and if this game will be released commercially to exploit the incredible media coverage of unexpected event.
With such a background, perhaps to achieve the milestone match for 'Thriller' and become the best selling video game of all time. Because, who would not want to do the 'Moonwalker' in front of the console?