Men in Black: The Series is an actionplatform video game developed by Tiertex Design Studios and published by Crave Entertainment for the Game Boy Color (GBC) on March 1, 1999. The game is based on the animated television series of the same name, and was followed by a sequel titled Men in Black 2: The Series, released for the Game Boy Color in 2000.
In May 2001, Crave announced plans for another game, also titled Men in Black: The Series, to be released on the Game Boy Advance (GBA). The game, developed by David A. Palmer Productions, was released in the United States on September 11, 2001, while a European version was released on September 27, 2001.
The Game Boy Color version is a side-scrollingplatform video game. The player controls Agent J, a member of the Men in Black organization, a secret government agency which monitors extraterrestrials who live on Earth and prevents the human public from discovering their presence. The player’s task is to kill alien enemies who plan to take over the Earth. The player faces 12 different types of aliens across six levels in Manhattan, including sewers, rooftops, an airport, and the Men in Black headquarters. Some alien enemies pop out of the ground while others can fly or camouflage themselves to imitate objects such as bicycles or road signs. The player must also battle against boss enemies, including the leader of the invasion: an alien who is hiding out deep in the Men in Black headquarters. A brief cartoon-style full motion video (FMV) appears at the end of each level. The game includes three difficulty settings, and a password feature.
The Game Boy Advance version is also a side-scrolling platform game, in which the player chooses to play as either Agent J or Agent K. The game features six levels, a password feature, and multiple weapons that must be used against aliens who are plotting an invasion of Earth. Weapons include the Noisy Cricket and the neuralyzer.