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Information
Platform

PS2 MiniIcon

Developer

SCE Japan

Publisher

SCE

Release Date(s)

Japan July 18, 2002
Europe March 14, 2003
America June 30, 2003

Transcripts

America US English Transcript
Europe UK English Transcript
Japan Japanese Transcript /
日本語のトランスクリプト

Ape Escape 2, known in Japan as Saru Get You 2 (サルゲッチュ 2) is the second installment of the Ape Escape franchise, and the direct sequel of Ape Escape. It was released on PlayStation 2.

Plot[]

This game takes place after the events in Ape Escape 2001, where Spike had stopped Specter from taking over the world. After some time had passed, the Professor had left for a vacation leaving his granddaughter, Natalie, and Spike's cousin, Jimmy, to watch over the laboratory. The Professor has left them with one task: deliver a load of monkey pants to the monkeys in Monkey Park. Jimmy accidentally sends not only the monkey pants, but some Monkey Helmets as well, wrecking the laboratory in the process. Specter gets a hold of one, and yet again makes an army of monkeys bent on ruling the world. Under Natalie's orders, Jimmy aims to capture all the monkeys and stop Specter (due to the mess-up from earlier). However, Specter has supplied five monkeys, The Freaky Monkey Five, with Vita-Z Bananas, making them stronger and more intelligent than the average monkeys.

Jimmy manages to capture all of the Freaky Monkey Five, except Yellow Monkey. Before his fight with White Monkey, Pipotchi, a baby monkey accompanying Jimmy, has been kidnapped, in order to transfer the data in his Monkey Helmet (a re-engineered model which makes Pipotchi friendly) into a device called the Lethargy Laser. Rescuing Pipotchi, Jimmy makes his way through a monkey controlled military base, and confronts Specter, who is waiting for him with a redesigned version of his battle cruiser from the first game. Before the two can battle, Yellow Monkey, now a giant monster thanks to an overdose of Vita-Z bananas attacks the facility. Specter flees, and Jimmy manages to downsize and capture Yellow.

Jimmy, the Professor and Natalie then discover the purpose of the Lethargy Laser. By firing it at the globe, all humans worldwide will lose the will to fight back, making it easier for Specter and the monkeys to take over the world. Jimmy confronts Specter at his moonbase, who attacks him with a giant robot. Once defeated, Specter attempts to fire the laser, but Jimmy states that humans will never give up, and captures him. Jimmy and Pipotchi then flee the exploding moonbase.

Shortly afterwards, Specter escapes and goes into hiding. Jimmy then proceeds to capture all the remaining monkeys before the Professor discovers Specter's hiding place. Jimmy warps there, encountering Specter, and the two of them battle again. Specter loses and is once again captured. The game ends with Spike visiting the laboratory, which is again destroyed when Jimmy accidentally crashes a spaceship into it.

Gameplay[]

Gameplay is similar to the first Ape Escape game. Jimmy can run, jump, climb, and swing on objects. Throughout the adventure, he gains several gadgets from the Professor in order to help in his monkey catching mission. Like before, Gadgets are used with the Right Analog Stick instead of the face buttons. There are also new techniques, such as a long jump.

When Entering a stage, the number of monkeys that should be captured in order to complete the stage will be displayed. However, more may be available in the stage than asked for, which means that you will need to return into the stage another time to finish it entirely. The bottom-right corner of the screen displays a group of icons indicating how many apes have been captured (a net icon) and how many must still be captured (an ape head icon). Jimmy's Health is shown by cookies, which he can gain from cookies that are dropped by enemies. His life icon is symbolized by his vest.

Coins are also different in this . Instead of the conventional 100 coins= 1 life, coins can now go over 100, and max out at 999. Coins also have a combo meter, where every 5 coins turns every coin in the stage into a 5x coin, and every 5 coins turns into a 10x coin.

Gadgets[]

There are now 12 Gadgets in Ape Escape 2. All of the previous Gadgets in Ape Escape return, and are given an updated look. 4 new gadgets appear, with one of them only appearing with a special disk. Like before, more Gadgets are given to Jimmy during various events.

Minigames[]

Like in the previous game, Ape Escape 2 features 3 minigames. But this time, instead of being unlocked only by collecting Specter Coins, the player has to pay for them with Gold Coins, collected throughout levels, via a vending machine called the Gotcha Box in the Travel Station. However, you still need to clear a specific level in order to make those available in the Gotcha Box.

Name
Logo
How to unlock
Dance Monkey Dance Ape Escape 2 Dance Monkey Dance! Clear Ninja Hideout
Monkey Soccer Ape Escape 2 Monkey Soccer Clear Enter The Monkey
Monkey Climber Ape Escape 2 Monkey Climber Clear The Lost Valley

Characters[]

  • Jimmy: The main protagonist. He's out to catch all of the monkeys.
  • Pipotchi: Jimmy's partner and friend. He can help give hints on Gadgets.
  • Natalie: The Professor's granddaughter. She assist Jimmy on catching the monkeys.
  • Professor: An old man with a goofy personality. He's currently on vacation.
  • Specter: The main antagonist. This time, he's out to rule the world in Present Time.
  • Pipo Monkeys: The main enemies. There are 300 in total to catch.
  • Blue Monkey: The fastest member of the Freaky Monkey Five.
  • Yellow Monkey: The weirdest member of the Freaky Monkey Five.
  • Pink Monkey: The female member of the Freaky Monkey Five.
  • White Monkey: The smartest member of the Freaky Monkey Five.
  • Red Monkey: The leader member of the Freaky Monkey Five.
  • Spike: The protagonist of the first game. His current whereabouts are unknown.

Enemies[]

Various enemies appear throughout the levels of the game. For the full list, see Ape Escape 2 Enemies.

Levels[]

Each of the game level's are connected through the Hub world, now the Travel Station. Jimmy now has to catch 300 monkeys.

# Name Monkeys
0 Travel Station None
1 Liberty Island
6 Monkeys

Harley Q. Win (Secret Monkey)
George
Libby
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Chill (America Squat)
Henry
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Tomkey Kruise (America Cruiser)

2 Breezy Village
6 Monkeys

Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Dozy (America Loser)
Baboondini
Walter
Jon
Crusty
Balboa (Secret Monkey)

3 Port Calm
8 Monkeys

Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Dannyboy (America Sonny)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Seanyboy (America Monkichino)
Chili
Beday
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Florence (America Jen)
Punto
Lilo
Manuel (Secret Monkey)

4 Viva Apespania
12 Monkeys

Pogo
Slope
Billy
Ole
Chutney
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Wiz (America Carlito)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Birgit (America Bridget)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Lily (America Alison)
Trip
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Toro (America El Toro)
Annie
Luis (Secret Monkey)

5 Blue Monkey Battle! Blue Monkey
6 Castle Frightmare!
13 Monkeys

Arthur (Secret Monkey)
Virgil
The Invisible Monkey (Secret Monkey)
Monk Quixote
Van
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Simon (America Dynamo)
Pierce
Jumpy
Viv
Count Monkula
Hyde
Stein
Nana

7 Vita-Z Factory
9 Monkeys

Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Vic (America Uribe)
Bob
Snap
Al
Chomp
Arnie (Secret Monkey)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Phil G. (America Phil)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Bobby (America Pickles)
Skippy

8 Casino City
15 Monkeys

Pelvis
Jessica
Vincent
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Shaft (America Axle)
Jackson
Oozy
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Simian Seagal (America Bugsy)
Leo (Secret Monkey)
Ulysses
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Clint Apewood (America Apewood)
Raymond
Vindy
Pierrot
Jester
Bubbles

9 Ninja Hideout
16 Monkeys

Snooz
Twiggy
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Harry Karry (America Hairy)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Chan (America Saruchan)
Duncan
Somnia
Hideyoshi
Takashi
Rapido
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Jim (America Florence)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Bon-o (America Bon-obo)
Boxer (Secret Monkey)
Chuck
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Shiho (America Mifune)
Ledski
Harvey

10 Yellow Monkey Battle! Yellow Monkey
11 Snowball Mountain
14 Monkeys

Bernie
Zebedee
Jibber
Threedee (Secret Monkey)
Monkey Claus
Chill
Parka
Raver
Elodie
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Davee (America David)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Big Bopper (America Blooper)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Jimmy (America Rudy)
Eddie the Falcon
Zippy

12 Lookout Valley
10 Monkeys

Olivia
Ally
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Ty (America Sarah)
Livingstone (Secret Monkey)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Louis (America Rich)
Lily
Gunn
Gill
Chris
Simian Tell

13 The Blue Baboon
12 Monkeys

Helmut
Sandy
Gloria
Michelle
Erin (Secret Monkey)
Brad
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Mulder (America Moldy)
Rik
Montague
Shorty
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Speedo (America Speedy)
Sooz

14 Pink Monkey Battle! Pink Monkey
15 Enter the Monkey
20 Monkeys

Jean Paul
Simeski
Barry
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Chan (America Monkie Chan)
Marshall
Wesley
Chaz
Daimion
Bruce Monkee (Secret Monkey)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Miyazaki (America Tai Shing)
Johnny
Naseem
Ming
Ryan
Martin
Jools
James
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg John Ook (America Monk)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Goku (America Songokou) (Secret Monkey)
Daniel C. Ooke

16 Simian Citadel
19 Monkeys

Sly
Norman
Alex
Jonah
Mermonkey
Colin
Nicky
Vaughan
Dave
Gonzales
Daley
Ollie
Dolph (Secret Monkey)
Tommy (Secret Monkey)
Grace
Jim
Rex
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Brucie (America Spruce)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Woody (America Woodward)

17 Panic Pyramid
17 Monkeys

Piz
Stu
Stevie
Jimbo
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Roberts (America Robert)
Uri
Eric
Curley
Chimpette
Dane
Slim
Cleo (Secret Monkey)
Spud
Anthony (Secret Monkey)
Becky
Gordon
Sphinx

18 White Monkey Battle! White Monkey
19 Pirate Isle
20 Monkeys

Pugwash
Burt
Hawkins
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Kelly (America Kelli)
Stephenson
Mel
Dick
Bradley
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Tabasco (America Spicy)
Bonzo
Scratchy
Vic
Indy
Bobby
Freddie
Denis
Oliver
Captain Ook
Jeffrey
Lee (Secret Monkey)

20 Land of the Apes
21 Monkeys

Rupert (Secret Monkey)
Craig
Hear no Evil
Brian
Smell no Evil
Speak no Evil
Bones
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Mr Frosty (America Mr. Frosty)
Lynn
Lars
Stone
Seb
Torvill
Dean
Monkski
Robinson
Murray
Linz
Philippe
Mona
Patrick

21 The Lost World (The Lost Valley America )
18 Monkeys

Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Homer (America Homey)
Sam
Grant
Mervin
Terry
Murdoch
Monko Polo
Emma (Secret Monkey)
Stumpy
Baz
Des
Christy
Stanley
Lewis
Prince
Lunch
Ovett
Babe

22 Red Monkey Battle! Red Monkey
23 Skyscraper City
23 Monkeys

Brendan
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Ali (America Champ)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Jim (America Dexter) (Secret Monkey)
Ricardo
Douglas
Cameron
Slider
Spank
Din
Sue
Dum Dum
Jitter
Robson
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Spud II (America Tater)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Cole (America Linda)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Ty (America Eamon)
Slacker
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Kengo (America Frank)
Rory (Secret Monkey)
Eubank
Miller
Spacey
Ivor

24 Code C.H.I.M.P.
21 Monkeys

Kiki
Cole
Mimi
Tanjobi
Major
Ebiike
Corporal
Sloth
Heston
Buzz (Secret Monkey)
Matt
Gaelle
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Arnold (America The Chimpinator)
Sylvester
Sandra
Boots
Sinclair
Keeble
General
Laura
The Cleaner

25 Giant Yellow Monkey Battle! Giant Yellow Monkey
26 Moon Base
20 Monkeys

Lardy
Tom
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Bruce (America Willie)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Han (America Ham)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Neil Apestrong (America Apestrong)
Chelsea
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg SAL-01 (America APE-01)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Kubrick (America Quirk)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Chewy (America Chewmonkey)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Obi Ook Kenobi (America Kenobape)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Darth Apester (America Apester)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Luke Apewalker (America Apewalker)
Neo
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Tsubasa (America Scotty)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Boba (America Bobo)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Lister (America Lester) (Secret Monkey)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg G. Ookas (America Ookas)
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Scully (America Sulky)
Kai
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg Yoshi (America Megamonkey) (Secret Monkey)

27 Showdown with Specter Cymbal Crashing Monkey/Ultra Goliath
28 Final Showdown with Specter Specter

New Game+[]

If the player has successfully complete the game and catch all monkeys, Spike can be playable on a new file. Highlight the "New Game" option on the Main Menu, hold L1 and press Start to play as Spike. In this mode, all of the Monkeys become harder to catch, but all of the Gadgets in the game become available for you at the start. There are also no cutscenes in this mode.
Ape Escape 2 Spike

Development[]

The music of the game was composed by Koji Hayama, managed by Don Makkou and Bungo Fujiwara of Two Five and data programmed by Masaaki Kaneko of Procyon Studio. The game's sound effects were created by Takashi Kanai and Junko Sano. The voice acting of the American version was recorded by Dan Rich and Jeremy Blaustein. The voice acting of the European version was recorded at Side UK on Great Titchfield Street in London, with Andy Emery serving as the voice director.

Ape Escape 2 was re-released as a PSN title in 2016, featuring trophies and upscaled graphics.

Voice Actors[]

Voice Actors
Role American Voice Actor European Voice Actor Japanese Voice Actor
Jimmy/Hikaru Veronica Taylor David Holt Motoko Kumai
Pipotchi Tara Sands David Holt Omi Minami
Natalie/Natsumi Rachael Lillis Rachel Preece Jouji Yanami
Professor/Hakaze Dan Green Jonathan Keeble Tomoko Kawakami
Specter Gregory Abbey Marc Silk Chika Sakamoto
Blue Monkey/Ukki Blue Gregory Abbey Richard Pearce Takahiro Sakurai
Yellow Monkey/Ukki Yellow James Carter Cathcart David Holt Shoto Kashii
Pink Monkey/Ukki Pink Rachel Preece Rachel Preece Miyuki Matsushita
White Monkey/Ukki White Gary Littman Marc Silk Kenichi Ogata
Red Monkey/Ukki Red Gregory Abbey Uncredited Daisuke Gori
Spike/Kakeru Dan Green Richard Pearce Fujiko Takimoto

Gallery[]

See Ape Escape 2/Gallery.

Trophies[]

List of trophies in Ape Escape 2

Trivia[]

  • There are 300 Monkeys to catch, which is 100 more than the previous game.
  • The PlayStation 4 re-release of Ape Escape 2 has the European voice actors in the US release. It is currently unknown why.
  • The Japanese release on Ape Escape 2 (Saru Get You 2) has a Quick Gadget Select, similar to Ape Escape 3. It was removed outside of Japan.
  • A bonus Gadget called the Saru Buster was available in the Japanese version of Ape Escape 2 (Saru Get You 2) via a special disk called Saru Get You 2: Ukki Ukki Disk (サルゲッチュ2: ウッキウッキーディスク). Since the disk was never released outside of Japan, this Gadget is impossible to get for Jimmy.
    • Due to a potential oversight, Spike is able to use the Saru Buster (Due to him having all the Gadgets at the start) in all versions by pressing L1 or R1 on the Monkey Net on the Gadget Select.
  • New Game+ is non-canon.
  • Jake and Casi were originally planned to appear in the game. It is unknown why they were removed.
  • Despite popular belief, Soichi Terada did not compose the Ape Escape 2 soundtrack. The composer for that game was Koji Hayama.
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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