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Ape Escape: On the Loose™
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Full name

Japan サルゲッチュ P!
Saru! Get You! P!/ Saru Getchu P!)


Backward Compatible


SCE Japan



Release Date(s)

PlayStation Portable
Japan March 17, 2005
America March 22, 2005
Europe May 5, 2006

Ape Escape: On the Loose, known as Ape Escape P in Europe and as Saru Get You P! in Japan (サルゲッチュ P!) is a remake of Ape Escape released on the PlayStation Portable in 2005. This new version features some changes from the initial release.


This list contains notable changes between Ape Escape on the original PlayStation and this remake:

  • Due to the PSP having no right analog stick or L2 & R2 -buttons, the controls are different.
    • Spike now jumps with X, and as a result he can only equip 3 Gadgets instead of 4.
    • Gadgets such as the Sky Flyer and Dash Hoop that require analog rotation are now used by mashing the buttons, while Gadgets such as the Monkey Radar and R.C. Car are used with the D-Pad.
  • A new Enemy Book is available, describing enemies outside of the Monkey Book.
  • Casi's Data, a bunch of quotes and expressions, are available only in the Japanese and PAL versions. They can be found through the yellow USB-key in the Save/Load computer, just beside the Enemy Book.
  • There are 4 minigames available: Specter Boxing, Ski Kidz Racing, Ape Ping Pong and Jake Attacks.
    • Specter Boxing and Ski Kidz Racing have been updated and heavily modified.
    • Galaxy Monkey has been removed, likely due to the PSP not having the right analog stick.
  • Jake's hairstyle has been updated to match its later style.
  • The European version uses the Japanese character names despite both the original game and the US version using the English ones.


Required Tokens (/60)
Ski Kidz Racing Ape Escape Ski Kidz Racing 10
Specter Boxing Ape Escape Specter Boxing 20
Ape Ping Pong Ape Escape On the loose APP 40
Jake Attacks Ape Escape On the Loose JA 30




List of trophies in Ape Escape: On The Loose


  • This is the first and so far only remake in the series.
Ape Escape Franchise
Main Games Ape Escape ( On the Loose )  · Ape Escape 2  · Ape Escape 3
Spin-offs Ape Escape 2001  · Ape Escape Million Monkeys  · Saru Get You: Pipo Saru Racer  · Ape Escape SaruSaru Big Mission  · Ape Quest
Party games Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed  · EyeToy: Monkey Mania  · Ape Academy  · Ape Academy 2  · Ape Escape Move
Soundtracks Ape Escape Originape  · Ape Escape 3 Originape  · Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed ~Sound Tracks!!~
Other Media Anime  · Cartoon  · Shorts  · Comics  · Manga  · Cameos
Gameplay Chips  · Cookies  · Glitches  · Grid Core  · Peak Point Helmet  · Shirts  · Specter Coins
Minigames Galaxy Monkey  · Ski Kidz Racing  · Specter Boxing  · Ape Ping Pong  · Jake Attacks

Dance Monkey Dance  · Monkey Climber  · Monkey Soccer
Mesal Gear Solid  · Super Monkey Throw Stadium  · Ultim-ape Fighter!

Protagonists Spike  · Jimmy  · Kei  · Yumi  · Professor  · Casi  · Natalie  · Helga  · Aki  · Pipotchi  · Pipo Snake
Antagonists Specter (Dark Specter)  · Jake (Dark Jake) · Doctor Tomoki  · Monkeys  · Monkey Five ( Blue  · Pink  · Red  · White  · Yellow )  · Pipotrons (Pipotron J)  · Virus Casi
Enemies Ape Escape Enemies  · Ape Escape 2 Enemies  · Teleborgs
Gadgets Ape Vacuum  · Bananarang  · Banannerizer  · Dash Hoop  · Electro Magnet  · Magic Punch  · Monkey Radar  · R.C. Car  · Sky Flyer  · Slingback Shooter  · Smasher  · Stun Club  · Time Net  · Water Cannon  · Water Net
Vehicles Boat  · Pipobot  · Robot  · Snowmobile  · Sports Car  · Submarine  · Tank
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Characters Casi  · Jake  · Natalie  · Professor  · Specter  · Spike
Gadgets Dash Hoop  · Magic Punch  · Monkey Radar  · R.C. Car  · Sky Flyer  · Slingback Shooter  · Stun Club  · Time Net  · Water Net
Levels (/ Apes/ Enemies)
Hub World
Time Station
Prehistoric Era/ The Lost Land Fossil Field  · Primordial Ooze  · Molten Lava
Cenozoic Era/ Mysterious Age Thick Jungle  · Dark Ruins  · Cryptic Relics
Dimension/Dimension X Stadium Attack
Primitive Age/Oceana Crabby beach  · Coral Cave  · Dexter's Island
Ice age/New Freezeland Snowy Mammoth  · Frosty Retreat  · Hot Springs
Dimension/Dimension X Gladiator Attack
Recent Past/Medieval Mayhem Sushi Temple  · Wabi Sabi Wall  · Crumbling Castle
Present-Day/Futurama City Park  · Specter's Factory  · TV Tower
Present-Day 2/Specter Land Monkey Madness
Dimension/Dimension X Peak Point Matrix