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Bananarang AE2

Appears In

Ape Escape 2 USA PSABR Logo

Used By

Jimmy, Spike


Lure in certain types of monkeys towards the scent it creates, and can pick up items.

The Bananarang, known in Japan as the Banana Boomerang (バナナブーメラン), is one of the three new Gadgets introduced in Ape Escape 2.

In-Game Introduction[]

In Ape Escape 2, Jimmy is given the Bananarang by the Professor before starting The Blue Baboon as the 6th gadget obtained during the main story.


The Bananarang is a banana shaped boomerang. It has an orange star (the same one on Jimmy's vest) and a metal wrap that can open its banana flavor scent. Its handle is the stem.

Bananrang AE2


The Bananarang has the ability lures certain types of monkeys towards the scent it creates. Monkeys with low Stomach Fullness statistics will rush towards the Bananarang, while monkeys with high Stomach Fullness statistics will not be as interested. By pulling the right analog stick back, you can aim it. Let go of the Right Analog Stick to shoot the Bananarang. Rotating the Right Analog Stick in a circle will activate its banana flavor scent. The Bananarang can also pick up items.


Bananarang in PSASBR

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale[]

The Bananarang appears in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale as Spike's Side + Triangle move. By pressing forward and Triangle, Spike will throw the Bananarang. Its scent does not appear when thrown, making it a simple boomerang projectile.


Designs + Sprites[]


  • Its name and appearance is a pun off a banana and a boomerang.
  • This is the only Gadget from Ape Escape 2 to appear in Spike's Arsenal in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.
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