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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).


Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 Fantasy Knight can block flames with the equipped shield
Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 Whoops!  Because of Specter's broadcast, the Professor and previous heroes are dribbling fools!
Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 These knight monkeys lose their armor if you whack them before catching them
Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 Mesal Gear Solid Title - A game within a game!

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

Critic Reviews

PSX Extreme Jan 30, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
FOK!games Jun 19, 2006 84 out of 100 84
IGN Jan 12, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
GameSpot Jan 17, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82
GamingExcellence Mar 07, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
GameZone Jan 13, 2006 8 out of 10 80 May 03, 2006 15 out of 20 75
Gaming Target Aug 03, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Gameswelt May 08, 2006 67 out of 100 67
G4 TV: X-Play Apr 11, 2006 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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