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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 Fantasy Knight can block flames with the equipped shield
Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 Sayaka catches her first monkey
Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 Pipo Snake starts off without any weaponry, but later gets a banana gun
Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 This Teleborg attacks with twin clappers!

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Ape Escape 3 Screenshot
Ape Escape 3 Screenshot
Ape Escape 3 Screenshot
Ape Escape 3 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Saru Get You 3" -- Japanese title
  • "サルゲッチュ3" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Fun, funny and charming - more than the sum of its parts. PlayStation 2 Searly (30)

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Feb 08, 2006 8.8 out of 10 88
HardGamers PlayStation 2 Feb 26, 2006 85 out of 100 85
FOK!games PlayStation 2 Jun 19, 2006 84 out of 100 84
GameZone PlayStation 2 Jan 13, 2006 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos PlayStation 2 Feb 23, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 PlayStation 2 May 03, 2006 15 out of 20 75
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Aug 03, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
GameDaily PlayStation 2 Jan 23, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
1UP PlayStation 2 Jan 18, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65 (UK) PlayStation 2 Mar 30, 2006 6 out of 10 60


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