History VideoGame / ApeEscape

22nd Aug '16 11:08:47 AM Mhazard
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** In ''Million Monkeys'', the Medium Robot is a bi-pedal mecha resembling the [[Franchise/{{Robocop}} ED-209]].
20th Aug '16 9:35:58 AM PF
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: ''Mesal Gear Solid''. Particularly, hearing ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}'' music in an ''Ape Escape'' game.
6th Aug '16 3:37:03 PM Fretless94
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*** The UK version of the game uses the word "Damn" quite frequently, especially Specter, who says it every single time he gets hit during his boss battle. The Professor also says that the monkeys are "raising hell" at one point.
** Before the final battle against Specter in ''Ape Escape 2'', Jimmy shouts [[ADateWithRosiePalms "I'm gonna spank you, monkey!"]]
6th Aug '16 1:52:43 PM res20stupid
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* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: Whenever you get a new Gadget, it's often vitally important to the level immediately after it's introduced. For example, the AquaNet is introduced just before you have to swim in ''2''.
2nd Aug '16 2:46:06 PM Mr.French
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* MrFanservice: Specter. WhiteHairBlackHeart[=/=]EvilAlbino? Check. EvilGenius MadScientist? Check. [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman Not really a human but not quite an animal either]]? Check. Evil army at his disposal that bows to his every will? Sits atop a bad ass flying throne? [[SharpDressedMan Looks good in a suit]]? Check. Creator/ChikaSakamoto's voice acting doesn't help matters much either.
2nd Aug '16 2:41:44 PM Mr.French
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All three main games are about a super intelligent EvilAlbino monkey named Specter who suddenly gains [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment super-intelligence]] through a hapless professor's [[HatOfPower intelligence-increasing helmet]], who proceeds to [[HilarityEnsues put said helmets on every other monkey in a monkey enclosure and teleport them all over the place]]. Your character's task is to...well, [[GottaCatchThemAll catch them all]]. In a possibly inadvertent ShoutOut, the second game's characters are all voiced by voice actors from ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}''. In the North American version, anyway.

Notable also in that the PAL versions of each game have a unique dub, with the Professor affecting a German accent and everyone else speaking in London children's show accents. Specter also sounds noticeably older than his North American counterpart.

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All three main games are about a super intelligent EvilAlbino monkey named Specter who suddenly gains [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment super-intelligence]] through a hapless professor's [[HatOfPower intelligence-increasing helmet]], who proceeds to [[HilarityEnsues put said helmets on every other monkey in a monkey enclosure and teleport them all over the place]]. Your character's task is to...well, [[GottaCatchThemAll catch them all]]. In a possibly inadvertent ShoutOut, the second game's characters are all voiced by voice actors from ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}''. In the North American version, anyway.\n\nNotable also in that the PAL versions of each game have a unique dub, with the Professor affecting a German accent and everyone else speaking in London children's show accents. Specter also sounds noticeably older than his North American counterpart.\n
11th Jul '16 4:39:41 PM PF
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* ''Saru Get You''/''Ape Escape'' (1999, [=PlayStation=]) - The first [=PlayStation=] game to explicitly require the use of the [=DualShock=] controller.
* ''Saru Get You 2''/''Ape Escape 2'' (2002, [=PlayStation 2=])
* ''Saru Get You P''/''Ape Escape: On the Loose'' (2005, PSP) - A port of the first game.

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* ''Saru Get You''/''Ape Escape'' (1999, [=PlayStation=]) UsefulNotes/PlayStation) - The first [=PlayStation=] game to explicitly require the use of the [=DualShock=] controller.
* ''Saru Get You 2''/''Ape Escape 2'' (2002, [=PlayStation 2=])
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* ''Saru Get You P''/''Ape Escape: On the Loose'' (2005, PSP) UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable) - A port of the first game.



* ''Saru Get You: [=SaruSaru=] Daisakusen'' (2007, PSP)

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* ''Saru Get You: [=SaruSaru=] Daisakusen'' (2007, PSP)
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* ''Furi Furi! Saru Get You''/''([=PlayStation=] Move) Ape Escape'' (2010, [=PlayStation 3=])

The series is notable for its control scheme, where the [=PlayStation's=] symbol buttons change your myriad gadgets and the right analog stick uses them (also, R1 and R2 are used to jump).

Spike appeared as a playable character in ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' in his ''Million Monkeys'' attire, albeit with a more westernized look.

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* ''Furi Furi! Saru Get You''/''([=PlayStation=] Move) Ape Escape'' (2010, [=PlayStation 3=])

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The series is notable for its control scheme, where the [=PlayStation's=] [=PlayStation=]'s symbol buttons change your myriad gadgets and the right analog stick uses them (also, R1 and R2 are used to jump).

Spike appeared as a playable character in ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' in his ''Million Monkeys'' attire, albeit with a more westernized Westernized look.



* AnimeOfTheGame: ''Saru Get You -On Air-'', which ran for a little bit over a full year with two seasons and a total of 77 episodes.
** Western Animation of the Game: A series of shorts by [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Frederator Studios]].

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* AnimeOfTheGame: AnimeOfTheGame:
** A series of shorts titled aired in Japan in 2002.
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''Saru Get You -On Air-'', which ran for a little bit over a full year with two seasons and a total of 77 episodes.
** Western Animation of the Game: A series of shorts by [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Frederator Studios]].Creator/FrederatorStudios aired on Creator/{{Nicktoons}} in 2009.



** ''Million Monkeys'' has the weirdest ones, with about 50% of the cutscenes ''filmed in real life''.

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** ''Million Monkeys'' has the weirdest ones, with has about 50% of the cutscenes ''filmed in real life''.



** In the first game, where monkeys with white pants are exceptionally alert, and thus pretty much impossible to sneak up on.



** In the first game, where monkeys with white pants were exceptionally alert, and thus pretty much impossible to sneak up on.



* {{Crossover}}: Appears as a MiniGame in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''. The third ''Ape Escape'' game also has a [=minigame=] called ''Mesal Gear Solid'', which is basically ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' except shorter and more kid-friendly.

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* {{Crossover}}: Appears as a MiniGame in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''.the [=PS2=] versions of VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}''. The third ''Ape Escape'' game also has a [=minigame=] called ''Mesal Gear Solid'', which is basically ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' except shorter and more kid-friendly.



** And to a lesser extent, the [=PlayStation=] Move game too, in terms of art style for the most part.

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** And to a lesser extent, the The [=PlayStation=] Move game too, to a lesser extent in terms of art style for the most part.



** In one of the early levels in the first game (Dark Ruins), four of the monkeys are named after the kids from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. One of them is named "Cratman".



** In one of the early levels in the first game (Dark Ruins), four of the monkeys are named after the kids from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. One of them is named "Cratman".



** In the third game, [[spoiler:Dr. Tomoki, who at the end is willing to give his life to stop Specter [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe because the kids didn't laugh at him and accepted his baldness]].]]



** Also in the third game, [[spoiler:Dr. Tomoki, who at the end is willing to give his life to stop Specter [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe because the kids didn't laugh at him and accepted his baldness]].]]



* [[ManBehindTheMan Monkey Behind the Monkey]]: [[spoiler: The ending of the [=PlayStation=] Move game implies that the monkeys (who were descended from monkeys launched into space and eventually evolved and devolved into their current state) were behind the invasion of Earth on their own free will, not Specter's. They decide life is boring without him and invade Earth again and kidnap him.]]

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* [[ManBehindTheMan Monkey Behind the Monkey]]: TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: The ending of the [=PlayStation=] Move game implies that the monkeys (who were descended from monkeys launched into space and eventually evolved and devolved into their current state) were behind the invasion of Earth on their own free will, not Specter's. They decide life is boring without him and invade Earth again and kidnap him.]]



** The final few levels of all three games are significantly larger than those that came before them. This actually corresponds with an increase in difficulty, as larger areas = more hiding places for monkeys.
** Crumbling Castle in the first game is a warm-up MarathonLevel about 75% into the game.

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** The final few levels of all three games are significantly larger than those that came before them. This actually corresponds with an increase in difficulty, as larger areas = more hiding places for monkeys.
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monkeys. For example, in the first game, Crumbling Castle in the first game is a warm-up MarathonLevel about 75% into the game.



* MrFanservice: Oh dear Specter, let me count the ways. WhiteHairBlackHeart[=/=]EvilAlbino? Check. EvilGenius MadScientist? Check. [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman Not really a human but not quite an animal either]]? Check. Evil army at his disposal that bows to his every will? Sits atop a bad ass flying throne? [[SharpDressedMan Looks good in a suit]]? [[DracoInLeatherPants Oh baby]], [[MrFanservice check]] [[{{Squee}} please]]! Creator/ChikaSakamoto's voice acting doesn't help matters much either.

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* MrFanservice: Oh dear Specter, let me count the ways.Specter. WhiteHairBlackHeart[=/=]EvilAlbino? Check. EvilGenius MadScientist? Check. [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman Not really a human but not quite an animal either]]? Check. Evil army at his disposal that bows to his every will? Sits atop a bad ass flying throne? [[SharpDressedMan Looks good in a suit]]? [[DracoInLeatherPants Oh baby]], [[MrFanservice check]] [[{{Squee}} please]]! Check. Creator/ChikaSakamoto's voice acting doesn't help matters much either.



* PatrickStewartSpeech: Jimmy, of ''all'' people, delivers one to Specter below finally snagging him with the Gotcha Net.

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* PatrickStewartSpeech: Jimmy, of ''all'' people, delivers one to Specter below finally snagging him with the Gotcha Net.Net:



* PeekABangs: Specter (again)

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* PeekABangs: Specter (again)(again).



* PutOnABus / WhatHappenedToTheMouse:

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* PutOnABus / WhatHappenedToTheMouse: PutOnABus:



** The first game has four monkeys named [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Stan, Kyle, "Cratman", and Kenny.]] They are all in the same level.
** The second game has plenty of monkeys named after Franchise/StarWars characters on [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon the Moon Base]], one of whom is frozen in carbonite. The same game also has a wizard wearing [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Mickey Mouse's Sorcerer outfit]] and [[Franchise/DragonBall a monkey called Goku]] FlyingOnACloud and attacking with a pole.
** The snowmobile in the second game is [[VideoGame/JumpingFlash Robbit]].



** The 3rd game includes cheats the play has to input in the main menu and then load the game with the corresponding save that gave you the code. After that you will unlock different monkeys in different cameo clothing. Two of them are straight references to the first two games while one other is a reference to ''Ratchet & Clank''.
** The previous games stuff them in the monkey and enemy descriptions as well.
** The first game has four monkeys named [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Stan, Kyle, "Cratman", and Kenny.]] They are all in the same level.
** The second game has plenty of monkeys named after Franchise/StarWars characters on [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon the Moon Base]], one of whom is frozen in carbonite. The same game also has a wizard wearing [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Mickey Mouse's Sorcerer outfit]] and [[Franchise/DragonBall a monkey called Goku]] FlyingOnACloud and attacking with a pole.
** The snowmobile in the second game is [[VideoGame/JumpingFlash Robbit]].

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** The 3rd third game includes cheats the play has to input in the main menu and then load the game with the corresponding save that gave you the code. After that you will unlock different monkeys in different cameo clothing. Two of them are straight references to the first two games while one other is a reference to ''Ratchet & Clank''.
** The previous games stuff them in the monkey and enemy descriptions as well.
** The first game has four monkeys named [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Stan, Kyle, "Cratman", and Kenny.]] They are all in the same level.
** The second game has plenty of monkeys named after Franchise/StarWars characters on [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon the Moon Base]], one of whom is frozen in carbonite. The same game also has a wizard wearing [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Mickey Mouse's Sorcerer outfit]] and [[Franchise/DragonBall a monkey called Goku]] FlyingOnACloud and attacking with a pole.
** The snowmobile in the second game is [[VideoGame/JumpingFlash Robbit]].
Clank''.



** In ''Ape Escape 3'', you can buy a minigame named ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3 Mesal Gear Solid]]'' where you play as a monkey-fied Snake trying to save an abducted Snake.
*** Both ''Ape Escape 3'' and ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' were worked on/released around the same time (''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3 Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistance]]'' was) and they both decided: "Hey, let's make minigames based on eachother's games!" As stated above, ''Ape Escape 3'' featured a ''Metal Gear Solid'' minigame and ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' featured an ''Ape Escape'' minigine.
* TankGoodness: You get to control at least one in all 3 games.
* TechDemoGame / UrExample: ''Ape Escape'' was the first [=PlayStation=] game that ''required'' the use of the [=DualShock=] controller. Thankfully, the game still managed to be fun enough to stand out on its own right.
* TimeTravel: You do this for all of the levels in the 1st game.
* {{Tomorrowland}}: Dr. Tomoki's ''Tomoki City'' level in ''3''.

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** In ''Ape Escape 3'', you can buy a minigame named ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3 Mesal Gear Solid]]'' where you play as a monkey-fied Snake trying to save an abducted Snake.
*** Both
''Ape Escape 3'' and features a ''Franchise/MetalGear'' minigame, while the [=PS2=] versions of ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' were worked on/released around the same time (''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3 Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistance]]'' was) and they both decided: "Hey, let's make minigames based on eachother's games!" As stated above, ''Ape Escape 3'' featured features a ''Metal Gear Solid'' minigame and ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' featured an ''Ape Escape'' minigine.
* TankGoodness: You get to control at least one in all 3 three games.
* TechDemoGame / UrExample: ''Ape Escape'' was the first [=PlayStation=] game that ''required'' the use of the [=DualShock=] controller. Thankfully, the game still managed to be fun enough to stand out on its own right.
* TimeTravel: You do this for all of the levels in the 1st first game.
* {{Tomorrowland}}: Dr. Tomoki's ''Tomoki City'' level in ''3''.''3'':



* UrExample: ''Ape Escape'' was the first [=PlayStation=] game that ''required'' the use of the [=DualShock=] controller. Thankfully, the game still managed to be fun enough to stand out on its own right.



** Also, when [[spoiler: Natsumi and the Professor are kidnapped atop TV Tower.]]
** The wham episode of the 3rd one happens twice: 1st is during the intro of the game, explaining why the new protagonists have to do what to do, while the 2nd explains a certain villians past.

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** Also, when When [[spoiler: Natsumi and the Professor are kidnapped atop TV Tower.]]
** The wham episode of the 3rd one third game happens twice: 1st first is during the intro of the game, explaining why the new protagonists have to do what to do, while the 2nd second explains a certain villians past.
11th Jul '16 4:07:30 PM PF
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All three main games are about a superintelligent EvilAlbino monkey named Specter who suddenly gains [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment super-intelligence]] through a hapless professor's [[HatOfPower intelligence-increasing helmet]], who proceeds to [[HilarityEnsues put said helmets on every other monkey in a monkey enclosure and teleport them all over the place]]. Your character's task is to...well, [[GottaCatchThemAll catch them all]]. In a possibly inadvertent ShoutOut, the second game's characters are all voiced by voice actors from ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}''. In the North American version, anyway.

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All three main games are about a superintelligent super intelligent EvilAlbino monkey named Specter who suddenly gains [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment super-intelligence]] through a hapless professor's [[HatOfPower intelligence-increasing helmet]], who proceeds to [[HilarityEnsues put said helmets on every other monkey in a monkey enclosure and teleport them all over the place]]. Your character's task is to...well, [[GottaCatchThemAll catch them all]]. In a possibly inadvertent ShoutOut, the second game's characters are all voiced by voice actors from ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}''. In the North American version, anyway.



** The first game has 4 monkeys named [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Stan, Kyle, Cratman, and Kenny.]] They are all in the same level.

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** The first game has 4 four monkeys named [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Stan, Kyle, Cratman, "Cratman", and Kenny.]] They are all in the same level.
11th Jul '16 9:08:12 AM N8han11
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* DiscOneFinalDungeon: Pulled ''thrice'' in the first game. The first time is Crumbling Castle (see "WhamEpisode" below). When you return to the present, you then have to deal with TV Tower, which is merely a front for Specter Land. In ''2'', you make it to Code C.H.I.M.P after defeating Red Monkey, only for Giant Yellow Monkey to crash the party, forcing Specter to retreat. You ''do'' get to confront Specter one level later on the Moon Base though. There's also the end of [[spoiler: Specter Land: Monkey Madness. After this, you have to go back and capture all the remaining monkeys before the true final boss.

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* DiscOneFinalDungeon: Pulled ''thrice'' in the first game. The first time is Crumbling Castle (see "WhamEpisode" below). When you return to the present, you then have to deal with TV Tower, which is merely a front for Specter Land. In ''2'', you make it to Code C.H.I.M.P after defeating Red Monkey, only for Giant Yellow Monkey to crash the party, forcing Specter to retreat. You ''do'' get to confront Specter one level later on the Moon Base though. There's also the end of [[spoiler: Specter Land: Monkey Madness. After this, you have to go back and capture all the remaining monkeys before the true final boss.]]
11th Jul '16 2:04:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedheadedHero: Spike ([[MulticoloredHair although he does have yellow streaks]]), Jimmy, and Yumi.
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