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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 Monkey in UFO
Ape Escape: On the Loose PSP If you crawl you can sneak to monkey back with out being spotted
Ape Escape: On the Loose PSP Level cleared results
Ape Escape: On the Loose PSP Next world select screen

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Alternate Titles

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

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GameZone Apr 06, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75 Jul 13, 2006 71 out of 100 71
VGPub 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
Imperium Gier May 14, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68 May 25, 2006 62 out of 100 62
Gameplanet Jul 13, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Cyber Gaming Network (CGN) Jun 20, 2005 3 out of 5 60
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) May 31, 2005 3 out of 5 60
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jun 18, 2005 5 out of 10 50 Apr 14, 2006 42 out of 100 42


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