Ape Escape 3 (PlayStation 2)

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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 These robots are called Teleborgs - their weak point is the big key
Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 These knight monkeys lose their armor if you whack them before catching them
Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 Fantasy Knight can catch many monkeys in close range at once
Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 White Monkey has a mecha fire-breathing dragon - as usual, aim for the keys

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

GameBump/Gaming Horizon Jan 25, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
PSX Extreme Jan 30, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamer Within May 16, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
GamingExcellence Mar 07, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
GameSpy Jan 17, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
UOL Jogos Feb 23, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de May 25, 2006 76 out of 100 76
Gamestyle 2006 7 out of 10 70
1UP Jan 18, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
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