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Ape Escape 3 (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Specter is back once again in the third main game in the Ape Escape series. With the help of a human scientist named Doctor Tomoki, Specter has turned the monkeys loose on TV. Even the previous heroes of the series - Jimmy, Spike, and the professor - are all caught up in the insidious TV shows.

Kei and Yumi take the lead as the new heroes. Their quest is to capture all 400 monkeys. You control either Kei or Yumi. The gameplay involves using various methods and weapons to catch them all. The game has many levels with different themes, such as a Haunted Castle, a Racing level, Jungle settings, TV studios and other settings. You can slow the animals down with various objects such as a stun club or a slingback shooter, and then you can capture them with a net.

New to the series are the morphing abilities, eight in all. You can morph into various characters, like a knight and perform a powerful attack or a gun fighter and shoot em up or a ninja and run along walls. You can also vehicles such as a race car to knock down the monkeys. Other features are the familiar Monkeypedia and the unlockable Mesal Gear Solid mini-game (a Metal Gear Solid spoof).

Screenshots

Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 You can crawl through ducts like this
Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 Personae transformation menu - right now, you can only become Fantasy Knight
Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 Hiding from enemy apes
Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 Watch out!  If a monkey is angry like this, it could swipe your weapon and use it on YOU!

Alternate Titles

  • "Saru Get You 3" -- Japanese Title

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User Reviews

Fun, funny and charming - more than the sum of its parts. Searly (30) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

GameCola.net Jun 21, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2006 8.75 out of 10 88
Game Chronicles Feb 08, 2006 8.8 out of 10 88
PSX Extreme Jan 30, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Jan 17, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82
Deeko Jan 29, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Play Magazine 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Jan 17, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gaming Target Aug 03, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
GameDaily Jan 23, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Joe Ix (176) added Ape Escape 3 (PlayStation 2) on Mar 04, 2006