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Ape Escape
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Console: Sony PlayStation
Region:U
Year: 1999
RFG ID #: U-061-S-00490-A
Part #: SCUS-94423
UPC: 711719442325
Developer: SCEI
Publisher: SCEA
Rating:
E (ESRB): Mild Animated Violence

Genre: Action/Adventure
Sub-genre: Unique
Players: 1
Controller: Dual Shock
Media Format: CD-ROM x1
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Collection Stats:

  • 190 of 7339 collectors (2.5%) have this game in their collection
  • 24 of 7339 collectors (0.3%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 1 of 7339 collectors (0%) have this game for sale or trade.
Overview:

From the back of the box:

A boisterous band of baboons carry out a daring zoo escape. It's ape anarchy and it's up to YOU to stop the chimps before they make chumps out of the human race!

From the manual:

MONKEY MAHEM!

Spike, can you hear me?... It's Natalie!

You've warped through the time station and you're miles...actually centuries away. The good news is that the Professor's Time Station is a huge success! The bad news is that you, Jake, and a wild band of mean monkeys are lost in the past! I'm sorry we weren't able to explain what was going on in the lab before you were transported away but... we were "tied up!"
Anyway the Professor and I were about to test the Time Station, because it seemed like we were pretty close to making it work. When all of a sudden, the door flew open and a gang of monkeys ran in and took control. They were all wearing the Peak Point Helmets that the Professor had created!
Their leader is Specter, that sly little simian from the Amusement Park. Somehow he got ahold of the Peak Point Helmet and his intelligence level is unbelievable! While they were tying us up, I heard Specter ranting about changing history! He's going to make the monkeys the masters of the world, and put all the humans in the Amusement Park!
We need you to stop them. You're our only hope. But beware, with their helmets on, the monkeys are much smarter that you think. The Professor's putting the final touches on some new Gadgets. We'll send those to you as quickly as possible. In the meantime, watch out for those apes!

Review:

This is one unique action/platformer. You basically run around trying to catch chimps with your net, but you have a ton of gadgets at your disposal to reach those chimps in places that are hard to get to. There are mini-games galore in Ape Escape as well to add variety and lastability to the game. The graphics and sounds are quite nice and the game has a ton of replay value. Two bananas up for Ape Escape.

RF Generation Review Score


90%

Extra Media:

Inside case art
Manual Back Cover: Ad - Official Strategy Guide
Variations:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Sony PlayStation A S Ape Escape [Platinum] Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) 2001 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation U S Ape Escape [Playstation Underground Demo] SCEA 1999 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation U S Ape Escape [Greatest Hits] SCEA 2000 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation Italy S Ape Escape Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) 1999 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation Italy S Ape Escape [Platinum] Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) 2001 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation DK, FI, SE, GB S Ape Escape Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) 1999 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation Germany S Ape Escape [Platinum] Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) 2001 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation Germany S Ape Escape Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) 1999 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation Netherlands S Ape Escape Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) 1999 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation BE, FR S Ape Escape Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) 1999 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation BE, FR S Ape Escape [Platinum] Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) 1999 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation United Kingdom S Ape Escape Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) 1999 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation Spain S Ape Escape: La Invasión de los Monos Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) 1999 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation J S Saru! Get You! [PS one Books] Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) 2005 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation C S Saru! Get You! Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) 1999 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation J S Saru! Get You! [Playstation the Best] Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) 2000 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation J S Saru! Get You! Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) 1999 Action/Adventure
Related Games:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Sony PlayStation 2 U S Ape Escape 2 Ubisoft 2003 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation 2 U S Ape Escape 3 SCEA 2006 Platformer
Game Trivia:

  • This was the very first PlayStation game to incorporate the use of BOTH analog sticks in unison. A unique and impressive feature that was pulled off flawlessly.
Easter Eggs:

  • 99 lives - Pause during the game and press R2, Up, L2, Down, Left, Up, Left, Right, L2, R2.
  • 10 lives - Pause during the game and press X, Circle, X, R1, R2, L3+R3 (L3=left analog; R3=right analog
  • More explosive bullets - Pause during the game and press R2, Down, L2, Up, Right, Down, Right, Left. Now you can collect up to 99 explosive bullets instead of only 9.
Game Credits:

*Partial Credits*

Produced and Published by (SCEA):
Producer - Susan Michele
Senior Producer - Perry Rodgers
Director of Marketing - Ami Matsumur-Blaire
PR Manager - Kirsten Merit
Director of PR - Molly Smith

Created and Developed by SCEI (Japan):
Producer - Susumu Takatsuka
Executive Producer - Shuhei Yoshida
Designers - Kenkichi Shimooka, Hingo Matsumoto, Katsuyuki Kanetaka
Graphics Artists - Takamitsu Iajima, Hiroki Nishi, Taichi Ogawa
Music and Sound - Soichi Terada, Masatoshi Mizumachi, Keiichi Nishimoto

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