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Based on the series of 1960's movies that starred legendary actors such as Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell, the player takes control of a deep space astronaut by the name of Ulysses who crash lands on Earth after 200 years in space and awakens to discover that apes have become the dominant species and has nearly wiped out the human race. Joining with a group of survivors, the player must make their way to the heart of the Ape Empire and stop General Ursus, who is planning a final attack on mankind.

The gameplay is a side-scrolling action game, similar to Prince of Persia, having the player avoid various traps and pitfalls by jumping and climbing. They must also avoid various enemies including armed apes that will try to stop the player at all costs, but the player has weapons of there own. The player will start out with a knife and eventually will upgrade to a pistol and a shotgun.

There are 13 levels in all, with the story being told through still picture cut scenes that are modeled after the films. There is also a password feature for players to pick up and play at their leisure.


Planet of the Apes Game Boy Color Title screen
Planet of the Apes Game Boy Color Say hello to my friend - the shotgun.
Planet of the Apes Game Boy Color This is where the game starts.
Planet of the Apes Game Boy Advance Start of a new game

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Alternate Titles

  • "Plan├Ęte des Singes" -- French title
  • "Planet der Affen" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

GameZone Game Boy Advance Dec 14, 2001 8 out of 10 80 Game Boy Advance Nov 27, 2001 14 out of 20 70
Advance (Germany) Game Boy Advance 2001 67 out of 100 67
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance Feb, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
GamersMark Game Boy Advance Feb 20, 2002 6 out of 10 60
IGN Game Boy Advance Dec 14, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Gaming Target Game Boy Advance Apr 23, 2002 5.9 out of 10 59
Game Vortex Game Boy Advance 2001 55 out of 100 55
All Game Guide Game Boy Advance 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Nintendojo Game Boy Advance 2001 3.9 out of 10 39


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