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Ape Escape: On the Loose (PSP)

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Description

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.

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Ape Escape: On the Loose PSP Specter in one of many story telling movies
Ape Escape: On the Loose PSP Mail boxes bring helping later from friends
Ape Escape: On the Loose PSP World info and goal before it starts
Ape Escape: On the Loose PSP On some level you will need to use boat to avoid being Zapped by giant eel!

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
GameBump/Gaming Horizon Apr 16, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN Mar 24, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Extreme Gamer Oct 29, 2005 7 out of 10 70
VGPub 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
Gamer Within May 13, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
GameDaily Dec 14, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) May 31, 2005 3 out of 5 60
GamingExcellence Sep 20, 2005 4.2 out of 10 42
G4 TV: X-Play Mar 28, 2006 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Ben K (23017) added Ape Escape: On the Loose (PSP) on Jun 10, 2006