Michael Jackson's games: DDR, Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac-Man

An online auction catalog of Michael Jackson memorabilia offers a glimpse into the games that caught the King of Pop's attention.

The late Michael Jackson was not only the "King of Pop," but also an avid collector of pop culture memorabilia.

In early 2009, Jackson's estate contacted Julien's Auctions with plans for an April 2009 auction of relics Jackson had collected throughout the '70s, '80s, and '90s.

Among these treasures, housed at Jackson's Neverland Ranch, were art, furniture, toys, and video games . The items were abruptly pulled from the auction block on March 5, the same day Jackson announced his 10-concert London comeback tour.

The status of these items remains unknown for now, according to a Julien's Auctions representative, who could only confirm that his site continues to maintain a good relationship with the Jackson estate. But regardless of where the artifacts end up, they offer a look into the games Jackson played--or at least owned.

Konami's Dance Dance Revolution, circa 1992, is featured in Julien's online auction catalog and was just one Jackson's arcade video games. Click through the gallery above to see more.

 

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