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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 Sayaka prepares to nab Beast and Belle Monkey
Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 These green capsules power up your transformation and let you use it for longer
Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 Sayaka has stealthily caught a monkey - three more to go!
Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2 White Monkey has a mecha fire-breathing dragon - as usual, aim for the keys

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

Alternate Titles

  • "Saru Get You 3" -- Japanese Title

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User Reviews

Fun, funny and charming - more than the sum of its parts. Searly (30) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews Jun 21, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Game Chronicles Feb 08, 2006 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2006 8.75 out of 10 88
GameBump/Gaming Horizon Jan 25, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
HardGamers Feb 26, 2006 85 out of 100 85
IGN Jan 12, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
GameSpot Jan 17, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82
UOL Jogos Feb 23, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameswelt May 08, 2006 67 out of 100 67
1UP Jan 18, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65


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Joe Ix (245) added Ape Escape 3 (PlayStation 2) on Mar 04, 2006