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How to improve my score On Men in Black

I need some tips in order to improve my score On Men in Black.

From Marco Trevino
Posted June 22, 2009 at 7:47 PM
I will be in Universal Studios Orlando next month and I would like to know some tips about Men in Black, thanks in advance.


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From William Clark
Posted June 23, 2009 at 10:53 AM
This is an easy one. Okay, first thing you do is shoot one alien, the lights will turn green on it. The second time you shoot the same alien the lights will blink red. Keep shooting the same alien over and over and your score will crank. Keep doing this throughout the ride and you are guaranteed to always be Galaxy Defender and you will always get the suit. Try it and let us know how you did.

I get the suit everytime using this trick. Even if the others in the car score poorly you should easily go over 500,000, getting you the coveted suit.

From steve lee
Posted June 23, 2009 at 9:02 PM
Be sure to target the opposing cars' exhaust port and don't forget to hit the red button first when you're about to enter the big bug.

From TH Creative
Posted June 24, 2009 at 1:16 AM
From the TPI interview with MIB Creative Director David Cobb:

"(There) *are* some good points to be had by really looking for aliens in difficult places -- like up in the higher windows, or hanging from the streetlights, or zapping at the Big Bug's teeth and eyes (look closely and you'll see some targets hidden in there). Another good one is Frank the Pug -- he's hidden to the right of the inside track, next to the Crashed Spaceship, at the Locksmith's counter. He's not animated or anything, he just sits there -- but he's worth a bunch. Right next to the locksmith, look for Steven Speilberg's head -- he's the disguise being used by the aliens holding up the newspaper -- if I recall, he's worth quite a bit, too.

Also, remember that your guns work via infra-red beams -- which are actually *cones*, and the diameter of your beam gets bigger as it goes farther away. In other words, you're slightly more accurate with distant targets than you are with close ones. However, the beam *power* falls off a bit as it goes farther away, too -- so it's a trade off. Try to stay on targets that are a car's length or two away from you.

Most importantly, stay on one target at a time. If you hit something, hit it again. And again. In quick succession. In fact, stay on a single target and hit it as many times as you can before you have to move to another one. Don't waste time targeting when you could be shooting and scoring."

From Nick Markham
Posted June 24, 2009 at 8:50 AM
If you want an easy 100,000 points, press and hold the red button just before the big bug when Zed tells you to. When he tells you to, the first person to push the button down will get the points and lock out everyone else who came after. By having the button pressed and held down during this time will guarantee 100,000 points. Everyone in the car can hold their button down before and get the points. When you press your red button, your gun deactivates so you can no longer shoot, so if you want to choose to go for shooting the big bug, don't push the button. However if you want an easy guaranteed 100,000, press and hold the button.

From dylan k
Posted June 24, 2009 at 9:09 AM
The one thing that always scores you major points is when the person tells you to aim for the red target on the other car aim for YOUR car. Its so easy all you have to do is turn around and start shooting away! Its really fun because every time you hit it the car spins! Also I always hit the targets in the windows they always give you major pionts.

From Gareth H
Posted June 24, 2009 at 1:34 PM
Or if you are really bored and sitting in the back row, just shot your own exhaust port. (Its fun to spin, ha ha) Use 2 hands, one to pull the trigger, one to steady the gun. Lock it on your exhaust port (Or the others I guess) and keep that position. It doesn't spin every time you hit it, so you can easily keep knocking your score up. You get 25k each time you hit it, 10 hits, 250k. Easy peasy.
Regarding the red button, it doesn't always work if you hold it down, but as soon as the big bug comes in view, just keep hitting it non stop until Bonus 100,000 comes up, works 99% of the time. That plus the 250k from the exhaust port means that YOU are a Galaxy Depender on your own, even if the rest of the "Team" are absolute rubbish, hee hee.

You need a average score of 150k per player to get Galaxy Defender.

Another tip as well, if you have seats empty, DON'T pick up a spare gun. That makes the computer think there is another player and you would have to get high score with both guns, at least 150K each. Using that gun and only getting say, 9k (Because you'll likely give up on it as you can't do well with 2 guns) just lowers your team average!!

Good luck and tell us about it, if you can remember it (Wear your shades ;) )

From Adrian Walker
Posted June 25, 2009 at 6:49 AM
I'll just give you my stratagem:

Start off - go mad at the training targets. Concentrate fire on the static targets; the moving ones take more effort to hit (unless you fancy yourself a particularly good shot). Switch from target to target with each successful hit. It's probably best to go back and forth between two to three targets.

Once the real alien threats appear - fire on the aliens near the crashed prison transport. Keep shooting the same bug until you get points - then move onnto the next target.

Once the car's passed them, concentrate fire on the bugs near the windows - they garner the most points in that area. Ignore all other targets, just keep aiming for the windows. If it becomes impossible to hit window targets, focus fire on the more obvious bugs until the oppertunity arises to resume shooting at the windows.

Keep shooting the windows until you reach the alien ambush area - keep shooting the one bug until his friends pop out. Identify yourself one bug and shoot at him when you can; by now you'll be spinning out of control so take a few shots each time you pass your identified bug. alternatively aim for the ones hanging on the clothes lines overhead (but they are harder to hit than the ones scattered around you in the trash cans).

After the car has stopped spinning aim for the green eyes in the trees on your left. If they are red DON'T Shoot - red indicates they have already been hit. The other car (depending on which side you're on) can get in the way of your blaster shots so aim for the aliens playing chess (don't aliens have better things to do during a prison escape?!).

Next up is the bio scanner (massive points available here) - as soon as the other vehicle becomes visible, aim for the fusion exhuast port located directly above the vehicle (a.k.a the red thingy on the top of the car). Keep shooting at it even when the the opposing car is spinning. Eventually the cars will gain distance from eachother. You could aim for the bugs around the area but if you're going for maximum points, KEEP SHOOTING the opposing vehicle's fusion exhaust port!!! This will garner more points than any other section on the ride - With exception of the last section but if you're good, you'll equal at least 2-3 times worth of the final section points. If you're neck is up for a bit of straining - shoot any vehicle INFRONT or BEHIND you (provided their exhaust port is flashing red and NOT blue - no point for blue).

Final section - Stop shooting the exhaust ports - by now they should have returned to blue. You'll easily notice the big bug. What to do??? Start shooting it! You get a few more points for that. BUT - keep your strong/writing hand free and use your other hand to keep shooting at the bug. Keep your eyes on the red button whislt shooting the bug. Listen very carefully to the speaker; Agent Z will issue instructions to push the red button.

Obviously it's in your best interests to push it - 500,000 points is up for grabs. However, this section is all about timing - push too early and you'll fail. Push too late and the other passengers will get the bonus, freezing you out of the bonus and you will fail.

The key is to keep your eyes on the button and press it THE MOMENT it lights up. If you listen to the speaker, it occurs sometime when Agent Z says "...push the red button".

The whole speech goes like this - "Oh boy! Only one thing left to do! Push the red button."

And that is that! Hopefully you'll have thousands of points and you can brag to your comrades or the opposing vehicle.

Hope that helps :)

From Marco Trevino
Posted June 25, 2009 at 10:23 AM
Hey, William, Steve, TH Creative, Nick, Dylan K, Gareth H and Adrian Walker, that was really fantastic, with yours tips I will become the king of the galaxy, thank you very much, you will know my score in next August, thank you again.

From TH Creative
Posted June 25, 2009 at 10:29 AM
Mr. Walker Writes: Switch from target to target with each successful hit.

I Respond: That's Incorrect. Once you have locked on to a target hold the trigger down and whale on it. You can score on a target multiple times.

From TH Creative
Posted June 25, 2009 at 10:31 AM
It's actually Agent Zed and I am pretty sure the red button is only worth 100,000.

From Gareth H
Posted June 25, 2009 at 11:01 AM
tis true, 100k for red button, and you can hit it as early as you like

From William Clark
Posted June 25, 2009 at 11:11 AM
TH Creative is correct here. Keep shooting the same alien repeatedly, as often as you can. Also when the eyes glow red keep shooting it, your score really cranks then.

Not to brag or anything, really, but I've managed to top the score out at 999,999. It won't go higher than that. If I can do it so can you. Good luck.

From Adrian Walker
Posted June 25, 2009 at 2:29 PM
"Mr. Walker Writes: Switch from target to target with each successful hit.

I Respond: That's Incorrect. Once you have locked on to a target hold the trigger down and whale on it. You can score on a target multiple times".


Ah, should've clarified - that's just for the start (the training area). For the rest of the ride, shoot at everything as many times as you like.

During the training area, the targets display green lights (shoot em'). When they go red, you should switch to a nearby target because red = no points until regenerated.


"It's actually Agent Zed and I am pretty sure the red button is only worth 100,000."


Correct about the points, that was my mistake! And yes it is correctly spelt 'Zed'.


Don't you ever get tired of being right TH Creative? ;)


Once before I did get 999,999 points - but that was when the ride broke down during the exhaust port section. So it doesn't really count!

Best score? Was in the 800,000's but I don't remember the specific digits.

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