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The Ape Escape (1999) US Transcript comprises the full verbal transcript of the original Ape Escape on the Playstation 1, specifically the US dub. Mailbox messages are also included.

Notes

  • Character and level names reflect the US dub as shown in-game. (Example: Jake does not go by Buzz/Hiroki).
    • The exception to this is Casi, who is only mentioned by name as "Casey" in the in-game credits[1], but is called "Casi" in the manual[2], as well as in the remake, Ape Escape: On the Loose[3], so this is believed to be an error.
  • Brief descriptions of the mailbox messages have been added for clarity.

Errors

  • Jake's quotes in both attacks are mixed up. If he wins, he says "You're pretty good, but it's not over yet!", but if Spike wins, he says "I'll go up against you any time you want!"

Prologue[]

(Cutscene)
Jake: Hey! Spike! Did the Professor finish the Time Station yet? Are we gonna get to go back in time?
Spike: He said he'd be finished with it today. Let's go!
Jake: I can't wait to check out the dinosaurs. And what about the future?
Spike: Yeah well keep talking, 'cause I'm going first!
Jake: That's not fair! Hey, wait up!
Spike: Yeah well you better hurry up! I'll see you later!

Spike: Hey, Professor!
Professor: Spike! Jake! Over here, watch out!
Natalie: Spike! The Time Station-!
Professor: No! No! Run, you two!
Spike: Whoa!
Jake: Ahh!
Spike: Wow!
Jake: Whoa!
Professor: It works. It actually works! We did it, Natalie! We did it! The Time Station is complete!
Natalie: We don't have time for celebrating! We've got to do something!

(Cutscene)
Professor: Spike, can you hear me? You must listen carefully. Something awful has happened. There's been an accident. The Time Station has been activated by Specter and you're being transported back in time. You'll soon arrive in The Lost Land when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Specter has sent the apes back in time to try to change the course of history. His plans for world domination have begun. And if we don't stop the apes, history will be changed forever. You're our only chance. Two of my gadget inventions, the Stun Club and the Time Net, were also caught in the transport. I want you to use them to catch the apes and send them back here. The Stun Club can be used to defend yourself against attackers, and when you use it on the apes they'll be stunned, and you'll have an extra second to catch them with the Time Net. There isn't time for any monkey business, Spike. Our fate is in your hands. We're depending on you. Be careful.

The Lost Land - Fossil Field[]

Casi (text):
WARNING!
Capture [3] monkeys
Monkeys: 0/4
Specter coins: 0/1

(Red Mailbox, Level Start)
Professor (text): Tilt the right stick and swing the Stun Club in any direction!
Professor (text): Beat the enemies by swinging and turning the Stun Club around. You can also make the monkeys fall down.
Natalie (text): Press the R1Icon button to jump! Swing the Stun Club with the right stick. Jump with the R1Icon button. Good luck!

(Red Mailbox, Beneath the crashed rocketship)
Professor (text): Switch the gadgets you're holding with the Oicon Xicon Triangleicon Squareicon buttons. Switch to the Time Net and catch the monkeys!
Natalie (text): The Time Net is swung by tilting or turning the right stick. You can swing the Time Net in a circle, too!

(Blue Mailbox, far right corner)
Professor (text): The round cookies up to your left show your health.
Natalie (text): When you've tossed all your cookies, your missions ends!

Time Station[]

(Red Mailbox, Warp Room)
Professor (text): Welcome to the Time Station! Everything here will help you with your mission.
Professor (text): This room is the Warp Room. In front of you, the round switch will take you to the stage select area.
Natalie (text): Behind you, the red switch will take you to the Load/Save data area.
Natalie (text): Be sure to read all the mailbox messages and learn from them!

(Red Mailbox, Save station)
Professor (text): Step onto the switch to save the game and check out the monkey data.
Natalie (text): The other rooms are the training space and mini game corner. You should try them out!

(Red Mailbox, Mini Game Corner)
Professor (text): This is the Mini Game Corner. To play a mini game, gather the Specter coins hidden in the stages.
Natalie (text): Once you collect the number of Specter coins on the monitor, you can play that mini game.
Professor (text): You can confirm the number of coins you've collected by pressing the START button and then the Oicon button.

(Red Mailbox, Training Room hub)
Professor (text): This is the training space. You can learn to use the gadgets you already have.
Professor (text): Practice here if you forget how to use a gadget.

The Lost Land - Primordial Ooze[]

(Cutscene)
Natalie: Look what I've got! A new gadget! Check it out!
Professor: This is the Water Net. Use it when you're underwater. I equipped it with an oxygen meter. I'm sending the new gadget over to you right now. Try it out in the Training Room. Without training it will be too dangerous for you continue on to the next area. Well, good luck and be careful.

Training Room - Water Net[]

(Red Mailbox, Level Start)
Professor (text): The Water Net appears when you are in the water. Swim around using the left stick.
Natalie (text): Exit the water by jumping near the surface of the water. Use the R1Icon button to jump.
Professor (text): To speed up, press the R1Icon button while swimming or resurfacing. The faster you swim, the faster you'll win!

(Red Mailbox, L3 Sign)
Professor (text): The sign on the left shows how the left and right sticks can be pushed in like a button.
Professor (text): To dive down, press the left stick in.
Natalie (text): Stop pressing the left stick and you'll swim back towards the surface for air.
Professor (text): Push the left stick in to dive. Tilt it away from you to go forward. Swim through the waterway under the waterfall!

(Red Mailbox, Net room)
Professor (text): Press the right stick in to launch the net. Use it to catch the monkeys in the water.
Natalie (text): There's a monkey in the pool. Catch him by pushing the right stick in and the exit will open! Try it!

(Red Mailbox, Exit)
Natalie (text): Here's the exit! You passed! Don't forget that you can swim fast by pressing the R1Icon button!
Professor (text): You can use the Water Net anytime in the water. Have fun!


Casi (text):
WARNING!
Capture [4] monkeys
Monkeys: 0/6
Specter coins: 0/1

(Red Mailbox, Level Start)
Natalie (text): Hey! You can dive by pushing the left stick in, but, watch your oxygen meter!
Professor (text): You'll drown when the oxygen meter is on empty. Go up to the surface when you need to get more oxygen.
Professor (text): Swim quickly by pressing the R1Icon button. Push the right stick in to shoot the net. Go get those monkeys!

(Red Mailbox, Fallen log, inland)
Professor (text): Press the L2Icon button to use the Moveable Camera. You can look around at your surroundings with the left stick.
Natalie (text): Press the L2Icon button again to return to the Normal Camera.
Professor (text): Next, I will tell you about the "Back Camera".
Professor (text): By pressing the L1Icon button, the camera will move behind you. Use it to turn the camera around quickly.

(Red Mailbox, Small rock cliff, next to fallen log)
Natalie (text): If you jump up onto a tree, you can climb up and down using the left stick. You're not afraid of heights, right?
Professor (text): Have you tried the 2-step jump? Press the R1Icon button, then do a 2-step jump by pressing the R1Icon button again.
Natalie (text): With the 2-step jump, you'll reach higher places. Just press the R1Icon button during the R1Icon button jump!

(Red Mailbox, Land bridge)
Professor (text): You can take cover by pushing the left stick in. This way, you can crawl to the monkeys without being noticed.
Natalie (text): You can swing the Time Net with the right stick while under cover! Sneak up on the monkeys and catch them off guard!

The Lost Land - Molten Lava[]

Casi (text):
WARNING!
Capture [4] monkeys
Monkeys: 0/7
Specter coins: 0/1

(Red Mailbox, Level Start)
Natalie (text): You're surrounded by a steep cliff! If you fall off, you're finished! Be careful on the edge of a cliff!
Natalie (text): Use the D-Pad or L2Icon button to move the camera around. Check out your surroundings.

(Blue Mailbox, doorway to Triceratops)
Natalie (text): The triangular chips scattered around are called Energy Chips. You'll live longer if you gather 100 of these!

(Red Mailbox, before Triceratops)
Natalie (text): That door is blocking the way! How does it open?!
Professor (text): You'll need to find a red swtich to open that gate.
Professor (text): Use the L2Icon button for the Look Around camera. The left stick will move the camera around.
Professor (text): To trip the switch, you'll need a gadget that hits distant objects. Did I give you that yet?

(Blue Mailbox, tree stump next to Triceratops)
Natalie (text): Hit the bombs back at that Triceratops! You'll knock the monkey off his back!

(Red Mailbox, T-Rex)
Professor (text): The T-Rex is very aggressive and won't be hurt by your weapons.
Professor (text): Hit the T-Rex and run to the rocks. When the T-Rex runs after you, jump up out of the way!
Professor (text): If he hits his head hard enough, the T-Rex just might drop that monkey!

Mysterious Age - Thick Jungle[]

(Cutscene)
Natalie: Look what I've got! A new gadget! Check it out!
Professor: Here's a Monkey Radar. It'll help you track those monkeys down. I'm sending the new gadget over to you right now. Try it out in the Training Room. Without training it will be too dangerous for you continue on to the next area. Well, good luck and be careful.

Training Room - Monkey Radar[]

(Red Mailbox, Start)
Professor (text): The Monkey Radar is a gadget for finding monkeys. Turn the radar by rotating the right stick.
Professor (text): The sound changes when the radar detects the direction of a monkey.
Professor (text): The closer you are to the monkey, the louder the sound will get.
Natalie (text): You can find them easily by rotating the right stick.

(Red Mailbox, box room)
Natalie (text): Use the radar to find the monkeys hiding in the boxes! The exit will open when you find 3 monkeys.
Professor (text): Find the monkeys by rotating the radar, then step on the red switches to open the boxes!
Natalie (text): Don't open a box without a monkey or you'll have to start over!
Professor (text): Listen to the radar's sound!

(Red Mailbox, Exit)
Professor (text): To use the Monkey radar, press the START button, and then the Triangleicon button to go to the Gadget Select screen.
Professor (text): You must set up each new gadget in order to use them. Press the Start button and then the Triangleicon button!


(Cutscene)
Professor: Spike! You're now on your way to the mysterious time of the jungle ruins. You must navigate through thick jungles filled with beasts never seen before. Go on to explore the temple ruins. But be very careful. The temple is laden with treacherous pathways and dark dungeons. Oh yes, and you may have already noticed one thing. The apes have varying fields of vision, so in most cases you can sneak up on them by crawling around rather than running after them. You won't be noticed as quickly when you remain low to the ground. You'll discover many great things on your journey, but try to stay focused. You must locate all of the apes. Every second that passes gives Specter a chance to succeed. We're counting on you.

(Cutscene)
Specter: Hello Professor. Remember me? It's me, Specter, the future leader of the new age! That's right, apes will soon rule the world, just as it should've been from the beginning.
Natalie: Specter, what ha...who...what's going on here? What are you planning to do?
Professor: Specter, oh yes. You're the monkey that performs at the amusement park.
Natalie: What? He's that cute little monkey that everyone loves to come and see? But how?
Specter: Yes, that's right. I stumbled onto this incredible invention of yours, this Peak Point Helmet, and it's given me remarkable knowledge and great powers. And now I plan to rule the world, and I owe it to you, Professor.
Professor: Specter. You must listen to me carefully. It's true that the Peak Point Helmet will augment your intelligence to heightened levels when it's worn. However it is still incomplete. It's never been tested and may be very dangerous to use. I advise, no, I insist that you bring the Peak Point Helmet back to me immediately!
Specter: Bring it back? (chuckles) Are you kidding? I'm sorry, Professor, but it's too late. I've already made duplicate helmets for my new army of apes. There's no stopping us now. The future is mine! Ha ha ha ha ha! Don't try and trick me into giving this helmet back, Professor. I'm smarter than you! I even figured out how to use the Time Station! I've already sent my armies back in time to rewrite history! (laughs) No longer will humans be the dominate species! I will rule this world, don't bother trying to stop me! (evil laugh
Natalie: (scoffs) Spike will find you! Just wait, you'll see! We're not gonna stand around and let you take over!
Specter: Spike? That little runt? He doesn't scare me. I've got a surprise for him.
Professor and Natalie: Jake!
Jake: (chuckles sinisterly) I've always wanted to go up against you. Now here's my chance. I'm gonna have a great time destroying you and showing you who's the real hero.
Natalie: (frantically banging her fists on the console) What's happening?! What's wrong with you?! Do you realize what you're saying? Do you know who you're talking to? Snap out of it! Pull yourself together! Can you hear me?!
Professor: It's no use. Somehow he's been brainwashed and he's being controlled by Specter.
Specter: (claps his hands) That's right, Professor. You're very perceptive. The boy you see here isn't the same anymore. He works for me now. I'm in control, and no one, no one can stop me, especially not you. Well, I've got to go now, but I'm sure we'll be talking again soon.

Casi (text):
WARNING!
Capture [6] monkeys
Monkeys: 0/14
Specter coins: 0/4

(Red Mailbox, Start)
Professor (text): It looks like the monkeys are hiding somewhere! Find them using the Monkey Radar.
Natalie (text): To use a new gadget, press the START button and then the Triangleicon button!
Natalie (text): Assign the gadget to the Oicon Xicon Triangleicon Squareicon buttons in the Gadget Select screen.

(Red Mailbox, first lookout tower by river)
Professor (text): Locate a monkey, then switch to the Monkey Camera with the L2Icon button.
Natalie (text): Watch the monkeys in action!
Professor (text): There are limits to the L2Icon monkey camera. If the monkeys are too far away, you may not be able to watch them.

(Red Mailbox, Rowboat)
Professor (text): This river is very dangerous because a strange fish lives here.
Natalie (text): He'll shock you if you're swimming!
Professor (text): I've sent you a rowboat. You must use it!
Professor (text): Rotate the left and right sticks to move the oars. Learn to work the oars together in order to go straight.
Natalie (text): To get off the boat, use the R1Icon Jump!
Professor (text): Rotate the oars slowly or you'll get nowhere fast!

(Red Mailbox, Crank after 1st Rowboat)
Professor (text): If you find a strange device..... Use the Stun Club to hit & examine it.
Natalie (text): How did you like swimming fast with the R1Icon button? That Water Net can sure go fast, don't you think?

(Blue Mailbox, Tree Monster after 2nd Rowboat)
Professor (text): Don't hurt the precious plants in this period.
Natalie (text): Yeah! Don't hit the trunks of large trees with the Stun Club! They're real delicate!
Professor (text): We put a cookie jar over there. Hit it as many times as you need to fill yourself up!

(Blue Mailbox, UFO spawn / Rolling stones after 2nd Rowboat)
Professor (text): The Specter Coins open up the mini games in the Time Station. Try and find as many as you can!

(Blue Mailbox, Sky Flyer chasm / bouncy mushrooms)
Natalie (text): The results of my scanning show that there's something on the other side of that valley.
Professor (text): You need a flying gadget to get over the valley. If you don't have something like that, I should make one for you!

(Blue Mailbox, Crank after Sky Flyer chasm)
Professor (text): The stage is completely cleared when every last monkey is caught.
Natalie (text): That'll be so great!
Professor (text): You'll be able to Time Attack the stages you've cleared. Then you should clear the stage as fast as you can!

Mysterious Age - Dark Ruins[]

Casi (text):
WARNING!
Capture [6] monkeys
Monkeys: 0/13
Specter coins: 0/4

(Red Mailbox, Level Start)
Professor (text): You can tell the monkeys' strength by their attribute levels. See their levels by using the Monkey Radar's close-up view L2Icon.
Professor (text): It's a good strategy to get the monkeys with lower levels first!

(Blue Mailbox, Block Dump)
Natalie (text): Looks like there's a block inside the ruins that you can push out of your way. Try pushing a block that looks out of place!

(Blue Mailbox, Hexagonal platforms)
Natalie (text): There's danger ahead! This area's difficult for beginners!
Natalie (text): Don't go further unless you've had experience exploring similar areas!

(Red Mailbox, After Hexagonal platforms)
Professor (text): Hmmm... that red switch must do something!
Natalie (text): Push the switch with the Stun Club or another gadget. Try to trigger it!

(Blue Mailbox, 1st Dungeon interior, purple Splitters)
Professor (text): I figured out the monkeys' lights!
Professor (text): Blue means all's well. Yellow means it's on guard. Red means it's in a panic!
Professor (text): When the monkeys notice you, the lamp will turn red. When it's red, be careful, because the monkey may be violent!

(Red Mailbox, Fan Room)
Professor (text): The monkey will turn on the fan if they see you!
Natalie (text): The wind is so strong it'll blow you away!
Professor (text): You'll be hard to find it you crawl forward while pressing the left stick in.
Professor (text): While crawling, you can pretend you're not there by pressing the right stick in. You'll be nearly invisible!
Natalie (text): Basically, you push both sticks in!
Professor (text): Pretending you're not there is way more effective than just crawling.

(Blue Mailbox, Fan Room exit)
Natalie (text): Spike, you know that you can use the D-pad to move the camera around, right?

Mysterious Age - Cryptic Relics[]

(Cutscene)
Natalie: Look what I've got! A new gadget! Check it out!
Professor: Here's the Slingback Shooter. Just pull back and shoot! I'm sending the new gadget over to you right now. Try it out in the Training Room. Without training it will be too dangerous for you continue on to the next area. Well, good luck and be careful.

Training Room - Slingback Shooter[]

(Red Mailbox, Level Start)
Professor (text): Use the Slingback Shooter to destroy distant enemies! Tilt the right stick towards you and release to launch a bullet!
Natalie (text): Tilt and rotate the right stick to set the target. The bullet will be aimed at the blue cursor. Good luck!

(Red Mailbox, First Person training)
Professor (text): The L2Icon button will help you hit switches that are out of reach!
Natalie (text): Press the L2Icon button to use your Slingback Shooter with the target view. Adjust your target with the left stick.
Professor (text): Press the L2Icon button again for a normal view.
Professor (text): Now push the L2Icon button to use the Slingback Shooter's target view and hit the red switch above the door.

(Red Mailbox, Ammo types)
Professor (text): The Slingback Shooter can use 3 types of bullets.
-normal bullets
-flash bullets
-guided bullets
Professor (text): When you have the Slingback Shooter, you can change bullets by pushing the right stick in!
Natalie (text): Only the normal bullets have an endless supply. When the other bullets run out, pick up items to refill them!
Professor (text): Try it out now.
Natalie (text): Change the bullets by pushing the right stick in. Aim with the L2Icon button. Go get 'em!

(Red Mailbox, Exit)
Professor (text): Nice shooting! Good luck out there!
Professor (text): When you need the Slingback Shooter, go to the Gadget Select Triangleicon screen.
Natalie (text): Remember how to set up the gadgets?
Natalie (text): Right! Press the START button and then the Triangleicon button. Assign the buttons in the Gadget Select screen.


Casi (text):
WARNING!
Capture [5] monkeys
Monkeys: 0/8
Specter coins: 0/1

(Blue Mailbox, Level Start)
Professor (text): If you focus on the monkeys, the enemy will get you. It is safer to get rid of the enemy first.

(Red Mailbox, Start + Left Path)
Professor (text): Don't forget your Slingback Shooter!
Natalie (text): Push the Start button and... Well, you must have it memorized by now!
Professor (text): Press the L2Icon button to aim at a target far away with the Slingback Shooter!

(Blue Mailbox, Camera Controls)
Professor (text): Speed the camera turn with the L1Icon button!
Natalie (text): Once you learn the L1Icon Back Camera, you'll like it!

(Blue Mailbox, Waterfall)
Natalie (text): As you clear the stages, go to the save area in the Time Station to save your place!
Professor (text): After running around for an hour or two, don't forget to save and take a break! Don't overdo it and hurt yourself!

(Blue Mailbox, Caged Monkey)
Professor (text): There are monkeys that can't be caught without certain gadgets.
Natalie (text): Sometimes, you'll have to wait to get a new gadget and come back later!

Dimension X - Stadium Attack[]

On-Screen:
- RULE -
First to goal wins.

Jake: I've been waiting for this for a long time. This is just between you and me! Follow me.

On-Screen: Jake Wins!
Jake: You're pretty good, but it's not over yet!

On-Screen: Spike Wins!
Specter Coin AE1Specter Coin AE1Specter Coin AE1Specter Coin AE1Specter Coin AE1
Jake: I'll go up against you any time you want!

Oceana - Crabby Beach[]

(Cutscene)
Natalie: Look what I've got! A new gadget! Check it out!
Professor: This is the Super Hoop! It protects you and makes you run faster! I'm sending the new gadget over to you right now. Try it out in the Training Room. Without training it will be too dangerous for you continue on to the next area. Well, good luck and be careful.

Training Room - Super Hoop[]

(Red Mailbox, Level Start)
Professor (text): Turn the Super Hoop into a dash shield by rotating the right stick!
Professor (text): While it's a dash shield, you'll run quickly and you can smack into the enemies!
Professor (text): To create the dash shield, quickly rotate the right stick around and around!
Natalie (text): Check it out!

(Red Mailbox, Timed Doors)
Professor (text): Step on the switch to open the gate. Once you're off the switch, the gate will shut.
Professor (text): Get the Super Hoop going & run before the gate closes on you!
Natalie (text): Okay! Get on the switch and start the Super Hoop! ...I bet you already figured that out!

(Red Mailbox, Exit)
Professor (text): Way to go! You spin that hoop like a pro!
Natalie (text): You can also turn the Super Hoop while running!
Professor (text): You probably haven't forgotten, but, set up your new gadget in the Triangleicon Gadget Select screen.
Natalie (text): Here's a secret! You can also request the gadget select with the SELECT button! It's easier that way!


(Cutscene)
Professor: In this next period, you'll find that most of the planet is covered with water. The Water Net will be very useful in catching the apes. There are lots of dangerous creatures below the surface. Be careful.

Casi (text):
WARNING!
Capture [5] monkeys
Monkeys: 0/8
Specter coins: 0/1

(Blue Mailbox, Level Start)
Natalie (text): Try pressing the left stick in while jumping! You'll land straight down with a Hip Drop Attack!

(Red Mailbox, Monkey Door)
Professor (text): If you catch the number of monkeys written on the lamp, the door will open.

(Blue Mailbox, After Monkey Door)
Natalie (text): It's dangerous to fall from a high place! Land as gently as you can. Don't run around near the edge of a cliff!

Oceana - Coral Cave[]

Casi (text):
WARNING!
Capture [5] monkeys
Monkeys: 0/8
Specter coins: 0/1

(Blue Mailbox, Start of 2nd area)
Professor (text): Guess what!? I've discovered something! The color of the monkeys' pants shows their abilities! According to the results of my experiments, monkeys in yellow pants are... your common, normal monkeys.

(Blue Mailbox, Top of the Submarine room)
Professor (text): I got it! Monkeys in red pants are... strong attackers! Be careful.

Oceana - Dexter's Island[]

Casi (text):
WARNING!
Capture [6] monkeys
Monkeys: 0/11
Specter coins: 0/3

(Blue Mailbox, Level Start)
Professor (text): What a great discovery, Spike! We found a completely unknown creature!
Professor (text): I named him Dexter! Do you like that name?! I think it suits him well!

(Blue Mailbox, Boat)
Professor (text): It's become clear! Monkeys in blue pants are... very fast runners! Catch them before they get away.

(Blue Mailbox, Slide)
Natalie (text): According to the scanner, there is a complicated maze in Dexter's body. Don't get lost!

(Blue Mailbox, Before Windows)
Professor (text): The normal bullets in your Slingback Shooter are pretty weak, but they're strong enough to scare the monkeys!
Natalie (text): Maybe to even knock them down if they are on slippery ground!

New Freezeland - Snowy Mammoth[]

(Cutscene)
Professor: You're heading towards the Ice Age. It'll be extremely cold in this next area. The planet is covered with ice, and in some areas with strong winds the temperatures will drop below freezing. The apes have adapted well to the new surroundings. Take full advantage of the gadgets so you can quickly move on.

Casi (text):
WARNING!
Capture [5] monkeys
Monkeys: 0/6
Specter coins: 0/1

(Red Mailbox, Level Start)
Professor (text): The sea in the ice age is severely cold. You will be hurt if you fall in!
Natalie (text): Be careful!

(Blue Mailbox, Start + Cliff to the left)
Professor (text): If you're reading this letter.....
Natalie (text): You are lost!
Professor (text): Use the Monkey Radar to find the monkeys. Switch it to the Monkey Camera with the L2Icon button to see them up close.

(Red Mailbox, Propeller generator)
Professor (text): It looks like the machine is moving the Propeller! I think we should destroy this hazardous thing.

New Freezeland - Frosty Retreat[]

(Cutscene)
Natalie: Look what I've got! A new gadget! Check it out!
Professor: Here's the Sky Flyer! It'll take you to high places. I'm sending the new gadget over to you right now. Try it out in the Training Room. Without training it will be too dangerous for you continue on to the next area. Well, good luck and be careful.

Training Room - Sky Flyer[]

(Red Mailbox, Level Start)
Professor (text): Use the Sky Flyer to get higher than a jump will get you.
Natalie (text): It's a great invention!
Professor (text): You'll fly high in the sky by rotating the right stick. Rotate while flying to jump a longer distance.

(Red Mailbox, Top Ledge)
Natalie (text): Oh?! What was that about using the Sky Flyer to jump long distances?
Professor (text): Well, you can fly farther away by rotating it continuously in the air.
Professor (text): While flying, guide yourself with the left stick. Practice using both sticks.
Professor (text): Also, the Sky Flyer can be used while jumping. Jump with the R1Icon button and rotate the right stick. Try it!

(Red Mailbox, Exit)
Professor (text): Excellent flying!! Oh, yeah. Let me tell you a trick.
Professor (text): When the Sky Flyer is turning, you can fly longer by rotating the right stick.
Natalie (text): That'll keep you going longer.
Professor (text): ..... Exactly!


Casi (text):
WARNING!
Capture [6] monkeys
Monkeys: 0/9
Specter coins: 0/3

(Blue Mailbox, Cave entrance, Stalagmite)
Natalie (text): You know, by pressing the SELECT button, you can go directly to the Gadget Select screen.
Professor (text): I didn't know that! Wait a minute!! Did you program that without my permission?!

New Freezeland - Hot Springs[]

Casi (text):
WARNING!
Capture [6] monkeys
Monkeys: 0/9
Specter coins: 0/2

(Red Mailbox, Polar Bear area, Level Start)
Professor (text): The passageway is blocked by an ice column. It seems like it'll break if you launch something heavy and smash it!

(Blue Mailbox, prior to collapsing ice bridge)
Natalie (text): There is a bridge made of ice up ahead.
Professor (text): Get over as quickly as you can, before the ice breaks under your feet!

(Blue Mailbox, Hot Springs bathhouse, top of waterfall)
Professor (text): What wonderful hot springs!! I'd love to relax in there!
Natalie (text): According to the scanner, the hot springs contain soothing minerals. Maybe we can come back some time and relax in them!

Dimension X - Gladiator Attack[]

On-Screen:
- RULE -
First to goal wins.

Jake: I've been waiting for this for a long time. This is just between you and me! Follow me.

On-Screen: Jake Wins!
Jake: You're pretty good, but it's not over yet!

On-Screen: Spike Wins!
Specter Coin AE1Specter Coin AE1Specter Coin AE1Specter Coin AE1Specter Coin AE1
Jake: I'll go up against you any time you want!

Medieval Mayhem - Sushi Temple[]

(Cutscene)
Professor: Spike! We finally located Specter! We don't know his exact whereabouts, but he's hiding somewhere within the period of the dawn of civilization. His army is growing stronger and larger, and he's finalizing his plans for taking over the new world. Transport there now and find him. Time is running out. Hurry!

Casi (text):
WARNING!
Capture [7] monkeys
Monkeys: 0/12
Specter coins: 0/3

(Blue Mailbox, Underground Specter statue, before lava)
Natalie (text): You might get hurt if you try too hard to get one monkey! Take a rest and relax before you lose your cool!

(Blue Mailbox, Temple interior, Giant Buddha statue, left corner)
Natalie (text): Here's the result of my analysis! Monkeys in green pants have great vision! They'll notice you from a distance!

(Blue Mailbox, Temple interior, Giant Buddha statue, right corner)
Professor (text): It's just as I thought! Monkeys in light blue pants are very gentle! Don't bully them too much!

Medieval Mayhem - Wabi Sabi Wall[]

Casi (text):
WARNING!
Capture [8] monkeys
Monkeys: 0/10
Specter coins: 0/3

(Blue Mailbox, Gong room entrance)
Professor (text): My studies show that the monkeys with white pants are very alert.
Professor (text): It's harder to sneak up on them without being noticed!

(Blue Mailbox, After gong room, before Buzzsaw gondola)
Professor (text): The guided bullets in the Slingback Shooter consist of 3 rounds to one set.
Professor (text): There are times the guidance will miss the target, but I can't help you there. Sometimes it happens, you know?

(Blue Mailbox, Buzzsaw gondola + straight path up and around to drawbridge)
Professor (text): I've figured out how to turn that round handle that looks like a big cogwheel!
Professor (text): Hold the Stun Club and rotate the right stck! Boy, I'm smart!

(Blue Mailbox, RC Car Monkey room, gray spiral ramp)
Natalie (text): According to my study, monkeys in black pants are dangerous & wild. They usually wear dark shades and carry weapons.

Medieval Mayhem - Crumbling Castle[]

Casi (text):
WARNING!
Go catch Specter!
Monkeys: 0/20
Specter coins: 0/4

(Blue Mailbox, before UFO)
Natalie (text): It's dangerous to run right up to a strong monkey! Think clearly! You won't lose if you outsmart them, right?!

(Cutscene)
Specter: Well, look who's here. So you've finally found us.
Spike: Specter. Jake!
Specter: And how is everything coming along?
Jake: Everything is under control, coming along very nicely, according to plan.
Specter: Very good. Then let's get going.
Jake: Right.
Spike: Hold on! You're not going anywhere!
Jake: Oh yes we are! I don't have time to bother with you right now. Oh, but we will. We will meet again. You just wait. You won't even know what hit you!
Specter: Another time, another place. You'll have your chance.

(Cutscene)
Spike: Hey, wait a minute, what's going on here?
Spike: Hey!
Spike: Whoa!
Child: Look, it's a UFO!
Mother: No! Get inside!
Man: Ahh! Please help me! (Exhausted breaths)

Casi: Spike! Listen! I have a message from the Professor!
Spike: Let's hear it!
Casi: Understood.
Professor: Spike! I'm sure you've seen the strange things going on outside. While you were gone, Specter and his gang of apes swept in and have taken over the town. The entire town is running scared. Everything's been turned upside-down. It's a mess and we need your help. Here, take a look. Specter's built his base right in the middle of town. The apes are everywhere. His army is getting stronger and more dangerous. You're the only one who can save us all. You got the gadgets, now go use them. Time is running out. We're counting on you.
Natalie: Ahh! Hey, wait a minute! What are you doing?! Let go of me!
Professor: Hold on! Gah!

Futurama - City Park[]

(Cutscene)
Casi: I've just finished evaluating a new gadget for the Professor, and we've sent it over to you. You'll find it in the Training Room. As the Professor's already told you, if you don't complete the training you can't advance to the next area. Good luck!

Training Room - RC Car[]

(Red Mailbox, Level Start)
Professor (text): The RC Car appears when you push the right stick in. You can drive the car with the right stick. Try it.
Professor (text): You can also run along with the RC Car. Race the car to the exit of this room!

(Red Mailbox, holographic enemies)
Professor (text): You can beat the enemies by hitting them with the RC Car. And, you can trigger the floor switch with it!

(Red Mailbox, fence)
Natalie (text): See the switch on the other side of the fence?
Professor (text): Drive the RC Car through that small opening!

(Red Mailbox, Exit)
Professor (text): What a great gadget! You can also use the RC Car to get items. Don't forget that!


(Cutscene)
Casi: Spike! Something has gone terribly wrong! The Professor and Natalie are nowhere to be found! The laboratory has been ransacked, and much of the equipment has been destroyed. The apes were here, and I believe they've taken the Professor and Natalie away with them. You're now being transported to Specter's base area. His exact location is unknown. All I can tell you at this time is that his base is an old factory building located in the middle of town somewhere. Specter's taken it over and is now using it to manufacture weapons. But first, before you head over to the base, find the energy storehouse. The energy storehouse is the heart of Specter's factory. By destroying this, you'll shut down all the power to his base. The energy storehouse is hidden somewhere within a nearby park. Please hurry! The Professor and Natalie may been in great danger! One more thing. The base has a heavy and very powerful security system that will not be affected by the power shutdown, so be careful!

Casi (text):
WARNING!
Capture [8] monkeys
Monkeys: 0/13
Specter coins: 0/3

Futurama - Specter's Factory[]

Casi (text):
WARNING!
Capture [7] monkeys
Monkeys: 0/10
Specter coins: 0/2

(Red Mailbox, Tank)
Professor (text): Hop in the tank and get going! The left and right treads will move with the left and right sticks.
Natalie (text): So that means you can go forward by tilting both sticks to the front, and back by tilting them to the back.
Professor (text): Launch bullets by pushing the sticks in. The right stick is the cannon, and the left stick is the machine gun.
Natalie (text): Use the L2Icon button for targeting. Jump with the R1Icon button to get out of the tank!
Professor (text): Oh, no! The monkeys are here! I've given you all the help I can! The rest is up to you!

Futurama - TV Tower[]

Casi (text):
WARNING!
Go catch Specter!
Monkeys: 0/12
Specter coins: 0/2

(Cutscene)
Professor: Oh, Spike!
Natalie: Spike!
Jake: Hmm!
Spike: Professor! Natalie! I'm here! Don't worry! I'll get you out of here!
Specter: Oh no you don't! I still need them to help me, so they're not going anywhere! Ahhhh! You're really starting to bug me!
Professor: I'll never cooperate with you, Specter!
Natalie: Yeah! (Turns to Jake) And when we get out of here, you'll be sorry!
Specter: Take them away!
Jake: Yes!
Natalie: Stop it, let go of us! Hey, look at us! Snap out of it!
Professor: (chokes, grunts)
Spike: Let 'em go!
Specter: Now you really made me mad! It's time to get rid of you once and for all!

(Upon defeating Specter's Battle Cruiser)
(Cutscene)
Specter: Hmm. Well done! I am impressed! I can't believe you made it this far.
Spike: That's right! I won't be beaten by you! Now return all my friends!
Specter: I'm not giving up that easily! Mm-hmm...I just had another brilliant thought. So I have to run now, but I'll see you later. You can be sure of that. See ya!
Spike: Hey! Wait a minute! Where do you think you're going? Wait!

Specter Land - Monkey Madness[]

(Cutscene)
Specter: Welcome back to the amusement park. I've been expecting you. But we're not here to have fun. This is all about payback. You've ruined my plans one too many times. You've captured some of my soldiers, and in return I've decided to take your little friends. If you want them back, you'll have to play a simple game of hide and seek. You see, I've hidden the Professor and Natalie somewhere in the park, and it's your job to find them before something terrible happens. The soldiers in the area are angry and ready for retaliation, and I won't be responsible for their actions! Ha ha ha ha. Take a look around! I fixed up the park just for you! Are you ready for the ride of your life?

Casi (text):
WARNING!
Go catch Specter!
Monkeys: 0/24
Specter coins: 0/10

(Red Mailbox, Roller Coaster)
Jake (text): Welcome to the Terror Coaster! Will you make it back out alive?!
Jake (text): You can jump off the Terror Coaster with the R1Icon button. Hurry or you'll crash! Signed, Jake.

(Upon finding Natalie)
(Cutscene)
Spike: Hey! How's it going?!
Natalie: Hmph! Well don't just stand there, get me out of here!
Spike: I can't reach you from here. I've gotta find a way in there!
Natalie: There must be a way in here somehow! I remember that they walked me around that way. It took a long time. Just find a way and get me outta here! Will you hurry up?!
Spike: ...Okay.
Natalie: Oh hurry up, please get me out of here! It's cold, I'm scared, and I have a fear of heights!

(Upon freeing Natalie)
(Cutscene)
Natalie: Ow! Hey! Couldn't you bring me down a little more gently?
Spike: Well it's not my fault! Didn't you see that the cage fell on its own?
Spike: That's the thanks I get? Hope you didn't hit your head too hard.
Natalie: Um, I'll pretend I didn't hear that. Now, where is Specter?
Spike: I haven't found him yet.
Natalie: What about Jake?
Spike: Nope.
Natalie: Ugh! What have you been doing all this time?! Let's go, we've got to find them!
Spike: Where are you going?
Natalie: I'm going back to the lab! We can't find them or beat them without or equipment! Besides, you don't need me here!
Natalie (distant): Ahh! What was- that?! AHHHHH!
Spike: ...Ugh.

(Upon finding the Professor)
(Cutscene)
Spike: Ah! Professor! Are you hurt?
Professor: No, no. Don't worry about me. I'm fine. How are you? Are you okay?
Spike: I'm fine.
Professor: Good. Well I'm glad to see that you're alright. Oh, what a predicament I'm in. I need to get out of here and back to the lab. Do you think you can help me?
Spike: Sure! But how do I get in there?
Professor: The entrance is at the very top. You should be able to get in here from there.
Spike: Alright. I'll be right there!

Tubby the Clown: Welcome to my circus!
Tubby the Clown (when damaged): (gasps)

(Upon defeating Tubby)
(Cutscene)
Professor: Thanks for saving me. I'm so glad to see you, and glad to see you're safe. You've gotten stronger.
Spike: Thanks to your gadgets, Professor!
Professor: No, the gadgets don't contain any real power. It's all in how you are able to use them. The true power is inside of you, Spike. You've grown. You've learned a lot and you've truly become stronger.
Spike: You think so? Thanks, Professor, but I don't feel any different.
Professor: By the way, Spike, have you been able to find Specter yet?
Spike: No.
Professor: Okay, I'll go back to the lab and fix the equipment. If we don't hurry, Specter may change history forever and destroy us all. I'm afraid there isn't much time though, Spike. Maybe you should continue to search for Specter in the amusement park. It could be dangerous so promise me that you'll be careful.
Spike: I will.

(After freeing the Professor and leaving the circus)
(Cutscene)
Specter (loudspeaker): Well, you've gotten farther than I thought you would. But the fun is just beginning. Listen carefully. Go to the GoCart room. Your friend will be waiting for you there. This will be the final showdown. But believe me, it won't be as easy as rescuing the Professor. There's no turning back, so don't wimp out now. Let's see what you're made of!

Chariot Attack:[]

(Cutscene)
Spike: Jake, we don't have to do this. Just come back to the lab.
Jake: Don't even bother, Spike! You and I have always been good competitors, but this is it. Let's settle this once and for all! Let's see who's really the best. Let's go!

(Upon defeating Jake)
(Cutscene)
Spike: Jake!
Jake: Huhhh...what? Where am I?
Spike: Jake! Are you okay?
Jake: Spike? Oh, this is so weird! I don't remember-- uh-- I can't remember what I've been doing!
Spike: Are you okay? Don't you remember anything at all? Have you forgotten about the apes? Or about working with Specter?
Jake: Specter? Apes? What are you talking about? Ow ow ow, ouch! My- my head.
Spike: Yes! It's really you! You're back to normal! I'm so glad to see you again.
Jake: I...I do remember something about Specter and apes or...something, but what?
Spike: YEAHHHH! I'm so glad you're back! Let's go tell the Professor!
Jake: Ah! Ha ha, ow, ouch! You're hurting me! Put me down! Ha ha ha.
Specter (loudspeaker): Oh look, you're broken the spell. It's just as well. I really don't need you anymore anyway. Everything's going exactly as I planned it.
Jake: Who's that?
Spike: It's Specter.
Specter (loudspeaker): Spike! I guess I underestimated your strength! You're smarter than I thought you were! I could use somebody like you. Why don't you join me and we'll conquer the world together? When we're a team, no one will be able to beat us.
Spike: You're crazy if you think I'll team up with you!
Specter (loudspeaker): Relax. Just meet with me. You're looking for me anyway. You'll find me in my new castle in the middle of the amusement park. Come as my guest. I'll even leave the entrance open for you. I'll be waiting.
Jake: Are you really going?
Spike: Yeah! I've gotta catch Specter!
Jake: Uh, I'm going with you! Ah, ouch...
Spike: No. It's better if you go back and help the Professor. You need to regain your strength. The Professor will need your protection.
Jake: But--!
Spike: ...
Jake: Okay. I understand. I'll do that. I'll get back right away!
Spike: Can you get back there on your own?
Jake: Of course. No sweat!
Spike: Okay then. I'm going too.
Jake: Okay...
Jake: Spike!
Spike: ...?
Jake: Good luck!
Spike: ...

(Castle entrance)
(Cutscene)
Spike: Wha--?! Whoa!
Spike: Huh? Wha? The castle's flying!

(Upon reaching Specter)
(Cutscene)
Specter: What's wrong with you? I can't believe what a mess you made! You didn't have to blow everything apart. I told you the door would be open! I only wanted to talk to you. That's why I invited you in. So what do you think of my castle? Do you like it? This castle is the most powerful fortress ever constructed! It will be so easy to conquer the world. It really is perfect, isn't it?
Spike: What are you saying?! Are you out of your mind?! Just stop this crazy plan already!
Specter: Why don't you stop fighting me and join me instead? You know, like your friend did?
Spike: No way! I won't be controlled by you!
Specter: Well, we'll see about that. With my new powers and my superior intelligence it would be so easy to put you under my control. You can fight it all you want. [You won't] be able to resist. Like this!
Spike: OWWW!!!
Specter: Is that painful? Give it up! Join me! Unless you do, the pain you're feeling will only get worse!
Spike: No! No! No, I won't!
Specter: You really think you can fight and beat me?! You're no match for my powers!
Spike: I don't want to! I won't!
Specter: WHAAA-! What's going on?! My powers! Why aren't they working?!
Spike: I'll tell you why...
Specter: What?!
Spike: Power alone isn't the true strength!
Specter: NNNN-?!
Spike: Well, something like that.
Specter: I can't believe this is happening! I have no use for you now! Get out of here!
Spike: Hey! Wait!
Specter: Take this!

(After destroying the Goliath head and torso)
(Cutscene)
Specter: You ruined everything! If it weren't for you, everything would be perfect!
Spike: Specter! Put a stop to this now! I'm taking you back to the amusement park!
Specter: You must be joking! You're not taking me anywhere! I'll never go back! I'm never going back to that rotten place! You listen, and you listen good! I will return! And when I do, I'll destroy you, and the world as you know it! So you better be ready, because next time I won't fail!
Spike: Wait! Specter!

(Cutscene)
Spike: Heyyy!
Natalie, Professor, and Jake: Spike!

Credits[]

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Designers
Kenkichi Shimooka
Shingo Matsumoto
Katsuyuki Kanetaka
Kenji Kaido
Hidekuni Sakai

Graphic Artists

Character
Takamitsu Iijima
Hiroki Nishi
Taichi Ogawa

Stage
Shunsuke Saito
Makoto Doi
Satoru Miyaki
Yusuke Watanabe
Shingo Takahashi
Mikiko Takeda
Hideaki Takaku
Toshiyuki Yonekura
Shuhei Hashimoto
Takeshi Sugiyama

Movie
Shoji Miyazaki
Kentaro Yoshida
Shinya Murakami
Hiromasa Horie

Programmers
Yuji Yamada
Kazuo Kato
Kaoru Hagiwara
Toshitake Tsuchikura
Kensi Ishii
Makoto Wakabayashi
Kiyoshi Sakai

Music & Sounds

Composer
Soichi Terada

Data Programmers
Keiichi Nishimoto
Koichi Yamazaki

Sound Effects
Masaaki Kaneko

Movie Sound Effects
Masatoshi Mizumachi

Supervisor
Takashi Sora

Director
Masamichi Seki

Producer
Takafumi Fujisawa

QA Staff
Masaki Hiyoshi
Akira Okano
Shinya Inagaki
Kazuko Oikawa
Atsushi Sakai
Hideyuki Ikeda
Manabu Endo

Overseas Coordinator
Mikiko Okai

Marketing
Masatsuka Saeki
Megumi Hosoya
Tomoko Inoue

CG Staff
Shuji Hiramatsu
Masaaki Nansen
Mari Watanabe

Special Thanks
Akira Sato
Toshiyuki Miyata
Yukio Nagasaki
Yukinori Takada
Eiji Nagao
Yoshiko Watanabe
Akira Hiramine
Shiro Fujitaka
Moni Moni Members

Producer
Susumu Takatsuka

Executive Producer
Shuhei Yoshida

Sony Computer Entertainment America

Producer
Susan Michele

Senior Producer
Perry Rodgers

QA Manager
Mark Pentek

Technical Coordinator
Neil Musser

Lead Tester
Christopher Keith

Assistant Lead Testers
Noel Silvia
Shawn Dobbins

Testers
Charlie Huenergardt
Bruce Cochrane
Charles Delay
Conner Morlang
Trenton Haskins
Randall Cooper
John Sweeney
Rick Bruemmer
Steve Dreo
Carlos Del Valle
Chris Levie
James Hong
Armand Pilotin
Chris Jackson
Jesse Delacruz
Albert Lams
Charles Hernandez

VP Marketing
Andrew House

Marketing Director
Ami Matsumura-Blaire

Director of PR
Molly Smith

PR Manager
Kirsten Merit

Voice Talent

Spike
Scott McGregor

Jake
Peter Bayhem

Professor
Michael Sousa

Natalie
Christiane Crawford

Specter
Pete Burrows

Casey
Peggy Small

Add. Voices
Susan Michele

Voice-over Director
Sara Holihan

Voice-over Production
Hunter A. Pipes III
Dubey Tunes Studios

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Epilogue 1[]

(Cutscene)
Sign (text): The "Ape-Misbehavin' " Magic Show has been cancelled. Sorry
Professor: Specter will definitely be back, and when he is I'm sure he'll do more evil.
Spike: Professor, I'll go back and find Specter.
Professor: That's a good idea, but first, use the Time Station to return to the past and check each era for any remaining monkeys on the loose. We can't leave any of them wandering around. While you do that, I'll go back to the lab and track down Specter. Then we'll find him and stop him for good.

(Cutscene)
Natalie: Look what I've got! A new gadget! Check it out!
Professor: This is the Magic Punch. It's really powerful. I'm sending the new gadget over to you right now. Try it out in the Training Room. Without training it will be too dangerous for you continue on to the next area. Well, good luck and be careful.

Training Room - Magic Punch[]

(Red Mailbox, Level Start)
Professor (text): The Magic Punch is a gadget that punches out a mighty fist! You can get items with it.
Professor (text): Tilt the right stick in the direction you want to punch.
Professor (text): The harder you push the stick, the harder the punch will be!
Professor (text): Walls that look strange may be breakable with the Magic Punch!

(Red Mailbox, Switch Room)
Natalie (text): There are switches on both sides of the wall. You can use the Magic Punch to trip the switch. Aim well!

(Red Mailbox, Exit)
Professor (text): That really packs a powerful punch, doesn't it? I've invented some really incredible things!
Professor (text): Go back to the cleared stages with this gadget. You'll find lots of things to break!
Natalie (text): Get the monkeys that are still hiding out!


(Upon capturing all monkeys)
(Cutscene)
Professor: Spike, we've found Specter! We programmed the location so you'll be able to select it from the Time Station. Time's running out. Please hurry! You'll need to leave right away.

Dimension X - Peak Point Matrix[]

Casi (text):
WARNING!
Go catch Specter!
Monkeys: 0/0
Specter coins: 0/0

(Cutscene)
Specter: So you've finally come. You just won't give up, will you?
Spike: Of course I'm here! Someone's gotta teach you that you can't conquer the world. Give it up!
Specter: You are so irritating! I just don't understand you!
Spike: What? What do you mean?
Specter: You have all that power and energy! Why not use your powers for something better?!
Spike: I'd never do anything harmful or destructive. You'll never get me to turn against my friends.
Specter: Ugh. You're so naive.
Spike: I'm still better than you are.
Specter: Yeah, yeah, give it a rest. You're still only human. But one more thing...
Spike: What now?
Specter: How is the man that raised me?
Spike: What? You mean the trainer at the amusement park?
Specter: Yeah.
Spike: Why do you ask? Where you thinking about going back? I think that's a great idea. Everyone will be so happy. I'm sure if you apologize they'd welcome you back to the amusement park. Let's go.
Specter: What?! Apologize?! That's ridiculous! Why should I apologize?! After the way they treated me? I told you I'm never going back! Why should I? I've come across such incredible powers and intelligence that I'm better than they are! I can do anything!
Spike: That's not true power. You're being controlled by the Peak Point Helmet. If you knew what was good for you, you'd throw that thing away. Now do it, and let's go.
Specter: Quiet! I'll prove to you just how great my powers are!
Spike: Go ahead. But if I beat you, you get rid of the helmet.
Specter: Ha ha ha ha ha! Oh you won't beat me!
Spike: Don't be so sure, Specter! Here I come!

Specter (combat):
• EEYAH! (Firing energy blasts)
• WAHH! (Damaged)

Spike (upon capturing Specter): GOTCHA! GOTCHA! GOTCHA!

(CREDITS roll again, same text as before.)

Epilogue 2[]

(Cutscene)
Natalie: Oh no! Look at the time!
Spike: We'd better hurry! Or it'll be too late!
Jake: Hey! Wait up!
Natalie: Wait for me, you two!
Natalie: I said wait!

On-Screen: THE END

Mini Games[]

Ski Kidz Racing[]

(Title Screen)
On-Screen Text:
Press Start

• Start
• Match Race
• Option
• Quit

(Option menu)
• Vibration [On/Off] 1P
• Vibration [On/Off] 2P
• [Stereo/Monaural]
• Delete Record
• Return

(Delete Record menu)
• Yes
• No

(Pressing Start)
On-Screen Text:
GAME MENU
• Choose character
Choose character
• Select course
Select course
• Qualify
Each racer can repeat this course to improve their starting position.
• Final
Each racer starts from the position achieved in the qualifying round and competes for first place. The game ends when the top three racers finish.
• Replay
Replay
• How to play
Controls and TIPS
• Return
Main menu
COURSE [1/2/3]
[1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th] GRID

(How to play menu)
On-Screen Text:
1. How to play
Right-stick controls right ski [sic]
Left stick controls left ski
Press up to use jet
To ski parallel,press sticks toward middle [sic]
Press Oicon to return
2. Maintain a good posture for more speed
Ski parallel and crouch
Press Oicon to return
3.use jet [sic]
Apply inner brake and use outer jet to turn sharply
Press Oicon to return
4. Turbo charged
When ski parallel, the color of the jet changes from red to blue and to orange, indicating that the jet power is increasing. [sic]
Press Oicon to return

(Choose Character menu)
On-Screen Text:
CHOOSE CHARACTER

Spike
Age: 10
Height: 135cm
Weight: 32kg
Type: Short-tempered


Jake
Age: 10
Height: 138cm
Weight: 34kg
Type: Indecisive


Monkey
Age: 3
Height: 122cm
Weight: 26kg
Type: Paranoiac


Natalie
Age: 14
Height: 155cm
Weight: ? kg
Type: Hospitable


Professor
Age: 60
Height: 170cm
Weight: 80kg
Type: Forgettable


(Select Course menu)
On-Screen Text:
SELECT COURSE

Course 1
EASY
732m
4LAPS
RECORD TIME
---.---
FASTEST LAP
##.###


Course 2
SNOWBALL GARDEN
667m
4LAPS
RECORD TIME
---.---
FASTEST LAP
##.###


Course 3
SNAKE RIVER
1574m
3LAPS
RECORD TIME
---.---
FASTEST LAP
##.###


(Gameplay, HUD):
On-Screen Text:
LAP TIME
##.###
##.###
##.###
##.###
FASTEST LAP
##.###
TOTAL TIME (Final mode only)
##.###
###km/h

(Gameplay, text):
• NEW RECORD (Obtaining a new Fastest Lap)
• RANK UP (Finishing a lap at a higher place than before)
• WRONG WAY (Facing the wrong way during a race)
• FINAL LAP (Starting the final lap of a race)
• Press Start to quit (Finishing all required laps in Qualify mode)
• 1st (Finishing a race in Final mode)
• 2nd (Finishing a race in Final mode)
• 3rd (Finishing a race in Final mode)
• 4th (Finishing a race in Final mode)
• 5th (Finishing a race in Final mode)

(Gameplay, pause menu):
On-Screen Text:
PAUSE
• Continue
• Quit Qualify (Qualify mode only)
• Retire (Final mode only)

(Quit menu)
• Yes
• No


Specter Boxing[]

(Title Screen)
On-Screen Text:
Press Start

• Start
• Option
• Quit

(Option menu)
• Vibration [On/Off] 1P
• Vibration [On/Off] 2P
• [Stereo/Monaural]
• Delete Record
• Return

(Pressing Start)
On-Screen Text:
SELECT MODE
• ◄[CHAMPIONSHIP/VS MODE/TRAINING]►
• ADVICE
• RETURN

(Pressing ADVICE)
On-Screen Text:
HINTS
◄[1]►
Press up to punch
Pull down first and up to punch harder.
Press Oicon to return
◄[2]►
Pull down to guard.
Press Oicon to return
◄[3]►
Move left or right to sway.
Press Oicon to return
◄[4]►
To punch consecutively, the right timing is important.
Press Oicon to return

(Pressing TRAINING)
On-Screen Text:
SELECT BOXER
◄[PUGS/ROX/ALI/SLIK/NOAH]►

(Training mode HUD)
On-Screen Text:
##
###.#kg
####HIT
###.#kg
####HIT

(Quit menu)
On-Screen Text:
• YES
• NO


Galaxy Monkey[]

(Title Screen)
On-Screen Text:
GALAXY
MONKEY
• NORMAL PLAY
• 3 MINUTE TIME ATTACK
• HOW TO
• OPTIONS
• EXIT

(Option menu)
• 1P VIBRATION [On/Off]
• 2P VIBRATION [On/Off]
• [STEREO/MONO]
• SCORE RESET
• RETURN

(Score Reset menu)
On-Screen Text:
SCORE RESET
• YES
• NO

(How To menu)
On-Screen Text:
PRESS OiconXicon TO SKIP
LEFT STICK MOVE
RIGHT STICK SHOOT
POWER UP (Text scrolls in from the right)

🐷 ... 200 POINTS
⭐️ ... 400 POINTS
🤡 ... 800 POINTS
🧿 ... ??? POINTS
🛸 ... 100 POINTS

HIGH SCORES
NORMAL PLAY
########
3 MINUTE TIME ATTACK
########

(Pressing Normal Play or 3 Minute Time Attack)
🛸 1P
🛸 2P PRESS START BUTTON
PRESS START BUTTON

(Gameplay HUD)
On-Screen Text:
PLAYER 1
########
HIGH SCORE
########
PLAYER 2
########
0#:## (3 Minute Time Attack mode only)

(Gameplay)
• READY (Intro)
• GO! (Intro)
• LEVEL ### (Counter at the start of every new level)
• GAME OVER (Upon losing all lives)

(Pause menu)
On-Screen Text:
PAUSE
• CONTINUE
• EXIT

(Exit menu)
On-Screen Text:
EXIT?
• YES
• NO

General[]

Pause menu:
• SELECT GADGET
• EXIT
• STATUS
• OPTIONS
• Return

Select Gadget menu:
• Stun Club
Club your enemies and stun the monkeys. Swing the Club around for a 360 attack!
• Time Net
You can't catch monkeys without your Net! Keep it with you at all times!
• Monkey Radar
The Monkey Radar tracks down those pesky monkeys. Press L2 button for a close-up view.
• Slingback Shooter
Use this gadget for long distance attacks. Pull right stick towards you and let it go! Press L2 button for targeting.
• Super Hoop
Spin the Super Hoop round and round to create a shield. You'll run faster too!
• Magic Punch
Push it out HARD for a powerful punch.
• Sky Flyer
Rotate the Sky Flyer for an uplifting experience!
• RC Car
A Radio-Controlled Car! It's really fun AND it'll get into areas too small for you!
• Return

Natalie (between missions):
• You did great! (Stage Cleared)
• You did it! (100% Complete)

Spike (gameplay):
• I'm going for it! (Begin stage)
• Let's go! (Begin stage)
• Hiyah! (Double jump)
• Yah! (Stun club swing, climb up a ledge)
• Huh! (Spinning Stun Club in a circle)
• Ow! (Taking damage)
• Huhuhuh! (Taking damage from lava or icewater)
• Oh nooo! (Losing a life)
• This bites! (Losing a life)
• Whoaaaa! (Falling off a cliff)
• Gotcha! (Capturing monkey)
• EEYES! (Completing mission)

Jake (during races):
• Yah! (jumping)

Game Over screens[]

Professor:
• Don't give up now!
• Get up! And go get those apes!
• Hang in there!

Natalie:
• Be careful next time!
• Get up and get going!
• What happened to you out there?

Casi:
• Are you hurt? Can you hear me? Wake up!
• Don't give up now! You can do it! We're depending on you!
• Let's get you out of here, now!

Jake:
• You stink! I used to think you were strong!
• What a baby! Am I supposed to feel sorry for you?

Specter:
• What a total loser!
• What's the matter, human? Can't beat a bunch of apes?
• What?! Are you giving up already?

Trivia[]

  • A small part of Specter's dialogue appears to be glitched in the game. Near the end of Monkey Madness he says, "Well, we'll see about that. With my new powers and my superior intelligence, it would be so easy to put you under my control. You can fight it all you want ... be able to resist."[4] In context, it can be inferred that the line is "You can fight it all you want. [You won't] be able to resist".
  • Jake's voice lines at the end of Stadium Attack and Gladiator Attack are mixed up in-game. If you lose he says "You're pretty good, but it's not over yet", and if you win he says "I'll go up against you any time you want". These lines are supposed to be switched.
  • In the 3rd cutscene for Thick Jungle, the Professor and Natalie are talking to Specter, where he gloats that he's going to rewrite history. Natalie's response, in this version of the game, is: "Ha! Spike will find you! Just wait, you'll see! We're not gonna stand around and let you take over!"[5] This is the only version of Ape Escape where she does not turn to the camera and say "Right, Spike?"[6][7] Her facial expression changes to look friendly, but that is all that remains. For Ape Escape: On the Loose, all versions have this line, including the US dub.[8][9][10]

References[]

  1. Ape Escape 1999 NTSC - Casey, credits [1]
  2. Ape Escape 1999 NTSC - Casi, manual [2]
  3. Ape Escape: On the Loose NTSC - Casi, credits [3]
  4. Ape Escape 1999 NTSC - Specter voice line [4]
  5. Ape Escape 1999 NTSC - Right, Spike? [5]
  6. Ape Escape 1999 PAL - Right, Spike? [6]
  7. Ape Escape 1999 Japan - Right, Kakeru? [7]
  8. Ape Escape: On the Loose NTSC - Right, Spike? [8]
  9. Ape Escape: On the Loose PAL - Right, Spike? [9]
  10. Ape Escape: On the Loose Japan - Right, Kakeru? [10]
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!

Universe
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
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