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This article is about the overview of the series. For other uses of Ape Escape, see Ape Escape (disambiguation).

Ape Escape, known in Japan as Saru Get You (サルゲッチュ), is a series of video games developed primarily by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, starting with Ape Escape for PlayStation in 1999. The series often incorporates ape-related humor, unique gameplay, and a wide variety of pop culture references; it is also notable for being the first game to make the DualShock Controller mandatory.

Main Series[]

Game
Platform
Cover
Logo
Release Date
Ape Escape PS1 MiniIcon.png Ape Escape JAP.jpg Ape Escape NTSC-J.png Japan.png June 24, 1999
Ape Escape ntsc front.jpg Ape Escape NTSC-U.png America.png May 31, 1999
Ape Escape Pal.jpg Ape Escape PAL.png Europe.png July 2, 1999
Ape Escape 2 PS2 MiniIcon.png
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Ape Escape 2 JAP Cover.jpg Ape Escape 2 JAP.png Japan.png July 18, 2002
Ape Escape 2 USA Cover.jpg Ape Escape 2 USA.png America.png June 30, 2003
Ape Escape 2 PAL Cover.jpg Ape Escape 2.png Europe.png March 14, 2003
Ape Escape 3 PS2 MiniIcon.png Ape Escape 3 JAP.jpg Ape Escape 3 JAP.png Japan.png July 14, 2005
Ape Escape 3 USA.jpg Ape Escape 3.png America.png January 17, 2006
Ape Escape 3 PAL.jpg Ape Escape 3 EUROPE.png Europe.png May 5, 2006

Spin-offs[]

Game
Platform
Cover
Logo
Release Date
Ape Escape 2001 PS2 MiniIcon.png Ape Escape 2001.jpg Ape Escape 2001.png Japan.png July 5, 2001
Ape Escape Million Monkeys PS2 MiniIcon.png Ape Escape Million Monkeys.jpg Ape Escape Million Monkeys Logo1.png Japan.png July 13, 2006
Ape Escape Racing PSP.png Ape Escape Racing.jpg Ape Escape Racing.png Japan.png December 7, 2006
Ape Escape SaruSaru Big Mission PSP.png Ape Escape SaruSaru Big Mission NTSC-J.png Ape Escape SaruSaru Big Mission.png Japan.png July 26, 2007
Ape Quest PSP.png Ape Quest JAP.jpg Ape Quest JAPAN.png Japan.png March 19, 2009
Ps store logo.png Ape Quest PSN.png America.png January 10, 2008
PSN Only
Ps store logo.png Ape Quest.png Europe.png May 1, 2008
PSN Only

Party Games[]

Game
Platform
Cover
Logo
Release Date
Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed PS2 MiniIcon.png Ape Escape Pumped Primed Japan Cover.jpg Ape Escape Pumped & Primed JAP.png Japan.png July 1, 2004
Ape Escape Pumped and Primed USA Cover.png Ape Escape Pumped & Primed.png America.png October 20, 2004
Eyetoy: Monkey Mania PS2 MiniIcon.png EyeToy Monkey Mania Jap.jpg Ape Escape Monkey Mania JAP.png Japan.png August 4, 2004
EyeToy Monkey Mania Cover PAL.jpg Ape Escape Monkey Mania.png Europe.png March 18, 2005
Ape Academy PSP.png Piposaru Academia Cover.jpg Piposaru Academia.png Japan.pngDecember 30, 2004
Ape Escape Academy.jpg Ape Escape Academy.png America.png January 17, 2006
Ape Academy Pal Cover.jpg Ape Academy.png Europe.png September 1, 2005
Ape Academy 2 PSP.png Piposaru Academia 2.jpg Piposaru Academia 2.png Japan.png December 15, 2005
Ape Academy 2.jpg Ape Academy 2.png Europe.png September 29, 2006
Ape Escape Move 50Ppx Ape Escape Move Japan Cover.jpg Ape Escape Move JAP.png Japan.png December 9, 2010
Ps store logo.png Ape Escape Move.png America.png July 5, 2011
PSN Only
Ape-Escape-Move PAL Cover.jpg Ape Escape Move.png Europe.png June 22, 2011

Updates and Remakes[]

Game
Platform
Cover
Logo
Release Date
Ape Escape: On the Loose
Based on Ape Escape 1
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Ape Escape p JAPAN.jpg Ape Escape P JAPAN.png Japan.png March 17, 2005
Ape Escape On The Loose PSP boxart gamescanner.jpg Ape Escape On The Loose logo gamescanner.png America.png March 22, 2005
Ape-escape-on-the-loose-psp.jpg Ape Escape P EUROPE.png Europe.png May 5, 2006

Other Media[]

Soundtracks[]

Name Cover Artist(s) Release Date Tracks Disc length Based on
Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed ~Sound Tracks!!~ Ape Escape Pumped & Primed OST.jpg Soichi Terada Sep 23, 2004 38 Ape Escape: Pumped and Primed
Ape Escape
Originape Soundtracks
23946-1297452292.jpg Soichi Terada November 18, 2011 43 74h24 Ape Escape
Ape Escape 3
Originape Soundtracks
27334 239156.jpg Soichi Terada May 28, 2012 Disc 1: 40
Disc 2: 39
Total: 79
Disc 1: 68h13
Disc 2: 62h29
Total: 130h42
Ape Escape 3

Animation[]

Name Cover Logo Original Run Based On
Saru Get You (Corocoro Manga) Ape Escape, Ape Escape 2
Ape Escape (Shorts) Ape Escape 2
Ape Escape (Cartoon series)
Ape Escape Cartoon DVD.jpg
2009 Ape Escape 2
Saru Get You ~On Air~
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April 8, 2006 – October 1, 2006 Ape Escape, Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed, Ape Escape: Million Monkeys
Saru Get You ~On Air~ 2nd
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October 7, 2006 – September 29, 2007 Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed, Ape Escape 3, Ape Escape: SaruSaru Big Mission

Guest Appearances[]

Name Platform Cover Logo Release Date Ape Escape Content
Monster Rancher 4 PS2 MiniIcon.png
Everybody's Golf 4 PS2 MiniIcon.png A Pipo Monkey appears as an unlockable caddy in the Japanese version.
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal PS2 MiniIcon.png A Pipo Monkey costume is available for Ratchet in the Japanese version.
Ratchet: Deadlocked PS2 MiniIcon.png A Pipo Monkey costume is available for Ratchet in the Japanese version.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater PS2 MiniIcon.png
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Solid Snake is tasked to catch Pipo Monkeys in a rainforest with stun pistols.
LittleBigPlanet PS3 MiniIcon.png A Pipo Monkey appears as a costume for Sackboy.
Tokyo Jungle PS3 MiniIcon.png A Pipo Helmet can be equipped on all monkeys in the game.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale PS3 MiniIcon.png
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Spike appears as a playable character, as well as several references to Ape Escape.
Super Bomberman R A Pipo Monkey (named Pipo Monkey Bomber) appears as a playable character.
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  · Ape Escape Racing  · Ape Escape SaruSaru Big Mission  · Ape Quest
Party games Ape Escape: Pumped and 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 Cartoon  · Comics  · 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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