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).

Screenshots

Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 Personae transformation menu - right now, you can only become Fantasy Knight
Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 This Teleborg attacks with twin clappers!
Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 Mesal Gear Solid Title - A game within a game!
Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 Naturally, the monkeys have swiped a whole heap of bananas

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

Game Chronicles Feb 08, 2006 8.8 out of 10 88
PSX Extreme Jan 30, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
GameBump/Gaming Horizon Jan 25, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
FOK!games Jun 19, 2006 84 out of 100 84
Gamer Within May 16, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
GamingExcellence Mar 07, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
Deeko Jan 29, 2006 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de May 25, 2006 76 out of 100 76
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 30, 2006 6 out of 10 60
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