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Men in Black: The Series

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Title Screen

Men in Black: The Series

Developer: Tiertex
Publisher: Crave
Platforms: Game Boy, Super Game Boy, Game Boy Color
Released in US: December 1998


DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.


Black suits, shades and a dental plan better than the FBI's won't even be able to rescue this game.

Unused Music

Every last Super Game Boy song from A Bug's Life remains inside the game, probably because Tiertex was going to give Men In Black the Series an enhanced soundtrack for when played using a Super Game Boy. Probably because of time and how other games were in development during the same time, chances were not possible. Shortly after starting up, the unused A Bug's Life Super Game Boy music can be accessed via Game Boy Game Genie codes 0?7-5BF-E6A + 57C-43F-3B4 + 07C-44F-F72. Alternatively, the Super Nintendo PAR code 010340?? will also work on emulators.

Main Theme

ID 01

Level Theme 1

ID 02

Level Theme 2

ID 03

Fight Hopper

ID 04

Bonus Level

ID 05

It's Tough to Be a Bug

ID 06

Compile Information

Starting at 0x2D8BC is a ton of development-related text, some of it is leftover from A Bug's Life!

R_PALETTES 032F1
 INITENGINEFALSE 01DB4
 JAY1_ANIM_TABLE 0750A 16
 JAY1_ANIMATIONS 07546 16
 JAY2_ANIM_TABLE 077FC 17
 JAY2_ANIMATIONS 07840 17
 PLAY_SFX_DRIVER 00EF4
 PLAY_VOICE_FOUR 011DC
 P_COPYXYFROMOLD 020B8
 P_NOREALLOCEVER 020D6
 P_GETLEAFCOORDS 0259B
 P_NEWRESETPOINT 025E0
 SET_PALETTE_SPR 03294
 SFX_FLICK_WATER 04904 04
 SFX_GRASSHOPPER 04957 04
 W_WAVE1_QUIETER 000A4
 INITSUPERGAMEBOY 00947
 GEN_COLL_CORNERS 01DE2
 COLOURDMASPRITES 03200
 CHECK_RAM_BLOCKS 04412 01
 DMA_CLEAR_ATTRIB 036C3
 PLAY_VOICE_THREE 0116A
 P_DEALLOCATEBOTH 022AF
 P_NEWRESETPOINTY 02620
 P_SETBOUNCESUPER 02AA4
 SFX_SKELETON_DIE 04976 04
 SFX_FIRE_EXPLODE 049B0 04
 WAIT_FOR_FADE_OUT 00C3C
 ENEMY1_ANIM_TABLE 053D4 19
 ENEMY1_ANIMATIONS 053F4 19
 SFX_DRAGONFLY_DIE 04968 04
 SFX_FIREBALL_FIRE 04991 04
 SFX_SHADOW_APPEAR 04995 04
 SFX_SKELETON_SWIPE 04971 04
 SETPALETTESINDIRECT 00804
 SETATTRIBUTEINDIRECT 00814
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_dialog_level
_dialog_action_func
_dialog_type
_dialog_row
_dialog_col
_dialog_size
_dialog_disp_buf
_dialog_data_buf
_dialog_radio_buf
_dialog_mode
_dialog_pb_state
_dialog_default_pb
_dialog_exit
_dialog_data_buf
end_of_line
search_fwd
[FLINSCRP]
execute_macro
_dialog_action_func
_exit
beginning_of_line
_dialog_enter
_dialog_exit
_dialog_data_buf
end_of_line
search_fwd
[FLINSCRP]
beginning_of_line
_dialog_enter
_dialog_exit
_dialog_data_buf
search_back
[FLINSCRP]
top_of_buffer
search_fwd
[FLINSCRP]
_dialog_enter
_dialog_exit
_dialog_data_buf
top_of_buffer
search_fwd
[FLINSCRP]
_dialog_enter

Debug Features

Several debugging features exist and are quite useful too. Enable them by using the Game Genie code FF3-67F-E6A or Gameshark codes 01FFA1C5 01FFA2C5.

Power Weapon

Your Cricket gun will be super-powered for a few shots by holding Select and pressing A. This will destroy any enemy onscreen in with single shot.

Level skip

Once the debugging features are enabled, level skipping features become accessible. Pause and Press Start and Select to skip the level, password included. Secondly, level-segments can also be skipped by pausing and pressing Start and A. Alternatively, when the Access Code 2409 is entered in the game's password menu, entire level skipping features and restarting the level with A button is enabled.

Free Movement Mode

Enabled along with level skipping, a free-movement mode is activated. Hold Select, and press Up, Right, Left or Down to move anywhere onscreen. Keep in mind that obstacles cannot be phased through and enemies still hurt you. Let go of the buttons to drop and resume normal controls. Alternatively, the access code 0601 will only allow you levitate until Up is released.

Leftover Placeholder Levels

Several placeholder levels exist though they will be black. Appearing as indefinitely scrolling levels with garbage graphics and no music, they were probably used as a space-filler. Game Shark code 01??CBFF 27-32 will load the placeholder levels on the next screen.