THE NORTH AMERICAN MEN IN BLACK CONSOLE GAMES RANKED

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the North American theatrical release of the first Men in Black film, a day when a comic book property that no one probably really knew about became a multi-billion dollar franchise that showed that Will Smith owned the fourth of July weekend (well, until Wild Wild West anyway). Over the past week I’ve…

REVIEW: MEN IN BLACK: THE SERIES (GAME BOY ADVANCE)

Now defunct publisher Crave was the first company to release a Men in Black game based on the animated series, doing so on Nintendo’s Game Boy Color. Although there were two other games based on the Men in Black animated series for the Game Boy Color, the third and final game released by Crave before they…

REVIEW: MEN IN BLACK II: ALIEN ESCAPE (PS2)

After years of games based on the Men in Black animated series, North American console exclusive gamers finally got their first ever Men in Black film universe game with the release of 2002’s Men in Black II: Alien Escape that released on both the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube. Hailing from a different developer from the team that put together the last MIB console…

REVIEW: MEN IN BLACK: THE SERIES – CRASHDOWN (PSOne)

As big as 1997’s Men in Black was, North American console only gamers wouldn’t be able to play as a member of the elite, shadowy, alien policing organization on a home console until a year after the PlayStation 2, and it wouldn’t even be on the PS2, but rather the original PlayStation. Like the MIB’s debut Game…

REVIEW: MEN IN BLACK 2: THE SERIES (GAME BOY COLOR)

Despite benefitting graphically from the upgrade to Game Boy Color hardware, everything else about Men in Black: The Series was utterly forgettable: The game and level design was boring; the play time was short as well as unchallenging and the controls were simple but at the same time weirdly convoluted. The weirdly titled Men in Black 2: The…

REVIEW: MEN IN BLACK: THE SERIES (GAME BOY COLOR)

Despite the box-office success of 1997’s Men in Black, based on the Malibu published comic of the same name, North American dedicated console gamers couldn’t play an interactive form of the alien busting bureau until 1998. While PC players and PAL PSOne owners got to experience Men in Black: The Game in 1997 along with the film,…