Michael Jackson's baby-dangling exploits have spawned a video game in which the player has to catch babies in a basket as a cartoon version of the pop star hurls them from a rooftop.

At the end of the game, called "Michael Jackson Baby Drop," players receive a score and a supposed evaluation of their parenting skills.

Jackson startled German fans last month when he dangled his baby from the balcony of his fourth-floor hotel room in Berlin, a moment captured on film and widely broadcast.

The eccentric pop star held the baby, whose head was covered by a towel, over a balcony with one arm to horrified gasps from the crowd of fans on the street below. The singer later apologized, saying he had been caught up in the emotion of the moment.

In the game by www.madblast.com the cartoon Jackson also throws spiders from the rooftop, which the player has to dodge.

The pop star, who keeps tarantulas at his Neverland Valley ranch in California, was recently bitten on the foot by a spider.

No spokesman for the singer could be reached for comment.

Celebrated in tabloids, and now video games: Michael Jackson's baby-dangling incident.