Michael Jackson’s Long Lost Sega Game SCRAMBLE TRAINING Rediscovered


Michael Jackson appeared in a 1993 Sega arcade game called Scramble Training. This was made for the Sega World amusement parks, and it’s a game that’s pretty much been forgotten. Hell, there’s a possibility that some of you didn’t even know it existed! Well, it does and the original master of the footage shot for the game was found at a flea market earlier this year and uploaded to YouTube for your viewing pleasure.

In the game, which was called Michael Jackson in Scramble Training, players take the role of new pilots on a training mission in their eight-man spacecraft. Their flight trainer is Commander Jackson, and he guides them through the mission. Using each seat’s joystick and dual buttons, players are able to shoot down incoming spacecraft and other obstacles.

The game was identical to attractions like Star Tours at Disneyland, but the hydraulics were improved by actual tech-based shooting mechanics. Scramble Training no longer exists, and the only real record of Scramble Training’s existence came in the form of shaky camcorder footage.

Jackson had a strong relationship with Sega as he worked with them on games such as Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker and his involvement with the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 soundtrack.

The original master of Scramble Training was found at a car boot sale in the UK by a relative of a former employee of Sega Amusements Europe. A D-2 digital tape labeled ‘Sega AS-1 (Michael Jackson Vers)’ was on sale, and picked it up by a collector without even knowing what was on it.

You can read more about the history of Scramble Training at Gaming Alexandria.

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