Rare footage of a live-action Sega game featuring Michael Jackson that was thought to have been lost at a car auction has been rediscovered.
In a 1993 game called Scramble Training, a cross between an arcade shooter and an interactive attraction created for Sega World theme parks, Jackson was the narrator who guided the players.
The late singer had a long relationship with the Japanese video game company, and was even inspired by the Moonwalker franchise, created by Sega based on the singer’s film of the same name.
Earlier this year, former Sonic Team head Yuji Naka also confirmed that Jackson created the music for Sonic The Hedgehog 3.
Now, footage from Scramble Training is available on YouTube after a tape was found at a UK car dealership, according to gaming blog Gaming Alexandria.
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A relative of a former Sega Amusement Europe employee sold the original tape, labeled “Sega AS-1 (Michael Jackson Vers)).
A group of Sega fans and the Oxford Duplication Center then extracted the material before uploading it to an archive and YouTube, which included a recording in both English and Japanese.
Apparently, this is the first known copy of the game mechanics of scrubbed Trainingalthough the game itself is still shrouded in mystery.
On the other hand, in October the production of a documentary on the album “Thriller” by Michael Jackson was announced. Sony Music Entertainment and the Jackson estate teamed up to produce the project.