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Old 10-28-2003, 06:54 AM   #91
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OK MIB, I'm not saying my target is worth more than your hydrant one, I just struggled to get the sensor on the hydrant!
Switched to the one I talked about all the time and got the distinctive 'ker-ching' sound on occasions. Not sure what the target is worth but whenever I entered the spin after a 'ker-ching' it was always with one of my better scores.

Will be interesting to see what you can find out.
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Old 12-19-2003, 04:51 PM   #92
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I've thanked you, Kevin, before for this awesome guide but I just have to do it again. Thank-you, buddy! Now my two teen sons get 999999 almost every time and my husband gets it fairly often. (I'm still in the 7-800,000 range.)

But today! Woohoo! My youngest son got 100,000 plus in the training area and the next time he got 110,000! Yes, the training area! Since he consitently gets the 9's, if no one is sitting by him, he'll pick up another gun when he gets the 9's (and has maxed out his gun) and scores some more points. He got 999999 today and then another 459,00 with the second gun. He can sometimes max out one gun by the time he gets to the scan and then get more points after the scan with a second gun.

My sons are really hoping they meet you sometime to thank you for all your excellent tips. Did I mention how much we love living in Orlando? We don't even miss Texas.

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Old 12-22-2003, 05:19 PM   #93
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Finally, finally, finally I got the 999,999 today. Life is good!

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Old 12-22-2003, 06:44 PM   #94
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Congrats... the first is always the hardest!
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Old 12-22-2003, 07:09 PM   #95
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Thank you, Rocketman! I was afraid my wonderful news would be lost in this long (and relatively inactive) thread. I seriously considered renting a billboard!

Only one thing marred my experience. We have a rather recent tradition in our family. The first time someone gets the 999,999 in our family, we buy the photo. Both my sons and my husband have pictures (three pictures in all.) Well today, the photo didn't catch any scores for my winning picture and showed zero for everyone's score on the photo. It happens from time to time but why, oh why did it have to happen when I finally got my 999,999? I'll just have to max out again soon on MIB so I can buy the picture.
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Old 12-24-2003, 05:05 PM   #96
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My 2 kids and I went on MIB last night about 7. The queue was long so we hit the single riders line. I ended up in the back seat with 2 guys in their mid-twenties. The one next to me leaned over and told me to keep my finger on the trigger. "You mean to keep the trigger engauged?", I asked naively.
We got through the first area and I had 30k. Not my best but 3 times more than the other 2. I did good in the next area but when it came to our car hitting the opponents exhaust port these guys were terrible! I finally turned the gun on our own exhaust port and let us spin. I ended up with 600k while the other 2 had 129 & 140k, pathetic! Pulling into the dock I asked the guy, How'd I do?" "How did you score so high?", he asked. "I kept the trigger engaged!"
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Old 12-24-2003, 08:18 PM   #97
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I love riding single rider. For me, it is easier to get my points as my husband, sons, and I aren't all competing for the same targets. Nothing like seeing a mass of red laser dots and trying to figure out which one is yours!

I do the same thing that you do when I'm with strangers. They always seem to want to give me helpful hints. I just smile and say "thanks for the tips." One teen warned me to never push the red button or it would make us spin. So when I pushed it for the bonus points at the end (the one where you go into a spin inside the big, big bug) he said "I told you it would make us spin." I said, "Oops." But I left the ride with around 920,000 points and he left with 45,000.
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Old 12-25-2003, 06:50 PM   #98
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I saw one kid once that thought the reason the ride stopped midway through the training area was because he pressed the red button. His mom actually scolded him.

Try asking the operator after you get all 9's: "I beat the game, can I ride again?"
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Old 01-02-2004, 07:56 PM   #99
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I've thanked you, Kevin, before for this awesome guide but I just have to do it again. Thank-you, buddy! Now my two teen sons get 999999 almost every time and my husband gets it fairly often. (I'm still in the 7-800,000 range.)

But today! Woohoo! My youngest son got 100,000 plus in the training area and the next time he got 110,000! Yes, the training area! Since he consitently gets the 9's, if no one is sitting by him, he'll pick up another gun when he gets the 9's (and has maxed out his gun) and scores some more points. He got 999999 today and then another 459,00 with the second gun. He can sometimes max out one gun by the time he gets to the scan and then get more points after the scan with a second gun.

My sons are really hoping they meet you sometime to thank you for all your excellent tips. Did I mention how much we love living in Orlando? We don't even miss Texas.

Bev
That is a really great score by yourself since i see later in the thread you got the BIG 9's. Your son's score with two guns is really great. It sure out does what i have been able to do with two guns.

Way to go and it is great to find others that enjoy the game as much as the rest of us do!!!!
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Old 03-25-2004, 06:19 PM   #100
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Hi,

I will be going to US/IOA very soon and it will be my first time on many rides, MIB included. I have been reading the tips, but when you say sensors, what does the sensor look like?

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Old 03-25-2004, 08:01 PM   #101
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My son has some pictures of what the sensors look like on different aliens at: http://www.meninblack.tk

He has circled some sensors on the "Alternate Aliens Green Side" link on that page.

There are many kinds of sensors. Some are easy to see and some aren't. Many of them are 2" square metal plates.

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Old 03-26-2004, 10:57 PM   #102
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Hi Bev,

Thanks so much for the information. I appreciate it.

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Old 03-27-2004, 12:26 PM   #103
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My son has some pictures of what the sensors look like on different aliens at: http://www.meninblack.tk

He has circled some sensors on the "Alternate Aliens Green Side" link on that page.

There are many kinds of sensors. Some are easy to see and some aren't. Many of them are 2" square metal plates.

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Very nice pictures and good shots of some of the sensors. How did you find out about the sensors on the wall in the alley leading to the ambush area????

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Old 03-27-2004, 12:47 PM   #104
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One of the ride ops at MIB who had walked the track many times told us about those sensors.

We are pretty sure that the sensors aren't working on the green side (outside track) though. They are very easy to see on the green side but none of us have been able to get any points off of them. But the ones on the red side (inside track)which aren't very visible behind the ventian blinds on the window, give 15,000 points per shot. I don't know why the ones are disabled on the green side. I'm not sure if they're broken or intentionally disabled.

But on the red side, those sensors behind the venetian blinds at the ambush can really rack up some points. They are active even before you have turned to face them in the ambush.

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Old 04-20-2004, 03:20 PM   #105
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What a great thread!!!!

Have enjoyed reading it, and hoping to put everything into practise on my 2005 trip!
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