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Ape Escape: On the Loose (PSP)

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There's trouble brewing at the zoo! An albino monkey called Specter got his paws on a Peak Point Helmet, making him super-intelligent! Now, he's gone back in time with an army of intelligent apes to rewrite history and make monkeys the dominant species! It's up to you to hop from era to era and round them all up!

Ape Escape: On the Loose is a remake of the PlayStation game Ape Escape. Our hero, Spike, has to travel through time, capturing monkeys using his time net. He'll also gain additional gadgets such as the Monkey Radar, Sky Flyer, Dash Hoop, and RC Car, which will help him reach some of the trickier primates.

While a key feature of the original game was innovative use of the dual Analog Sticks, the PSP has no such luxury. As a result, controls have been re-mapped to the face buttons. Jumping is performed by pressing X, while the other three buttons can be used to control the selected gadget, usually by holding or rapidly pressing the assigned button (depending on the gadget).

The game also features a variety of mini-games that can be played either solo, or via wireless multiplayer. These mini-games can be unlocked by collecting hidden "Specter Coins" which are scattered throughout the various levels. While two of the games, Snow Kidz Racing and Specter Boxing, are from the original game, there are two new games to unlock - Ape Ping Pong and Jake Attacks.


Ape Escape: On the Loose PSP Mail boxes bring helping later from friends
Ape Escape: On the Loose PSP Lamb at monkey head show it condition if it read it meant that I see you and will try to run away
Ape Escape: On the Loose PSP Level cleared results
Ape Escape: On the Loose PSP Specter in one of many story telling movies

Alternate Titles

  • "Saru Get You P!" -- Japanese Title
  • "Ape Escape P" -- European Title

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Game Chronicles Apr 16, 2005 7.2 out of 10 72
Gamesmania.de Jul 13, 2006 71 out of 100 71
Darkstation Apr 19, 2005 7 out of 10 70
MAN!AC May, 2006 69 out of 100 69
VGPub 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
Gamer Within May 13, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) May 31, 2005 3 out of 5 60
Jeuxvideo.com May 08, 2006 12 out of 20 60
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jun 18, 2005 5 out of 10 50
G4 TV: X-Play Mar 28, 2006 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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