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Goliath Ape Escape

Goliath, known as Gorilliac (ゴリアック) in Ape Escape 3 and in the Japanese versions of all games it appears in, is a recurring mechanical boss in the Ape Escape series. It is usually the final boss before Specter.

History[]

Ape Escape[]

Spike encounters this machine in the castle of Specter Land. He first fights the head of the mech, which is able to shoot energy blasts from a cannon in its mouth. Soon after beating the head, it attaches itself to the main body which can summon two defensive drones and fire energy blasts from its arms. Spike had to strike the arms with his Stun Club after they fired a barrage of energy blasts, and each arm had to be struck twice to destroy them. Destroying both arms exposed another weak point, which only became vulnerable after the head unleashed an energy blast that was powerful enough to destroy part of the floor that Spike was standing on. Spike had to strike this weak point three times to destroy the mech.

Unlike most subsequent models, the first Goliath Armor had no legs.

Ape Escape 2[]

Ultra Goliath

After Jimmy destroys the Cymbal Crashing Monkey, it reveals itself as an upgraded version of Goliath, controlled by Specter, named the Ultra Goliath Armor. It had walking legs, however this didn't last very long, as the legs fell through the floor, making it stuck. Jimmy had to destroy Ultra Goliath similar to how his cousin did by striking the weak point in the chest, only he could expose it without destroying the arms by using the Electro Magnet to pull off the metal armor that was over the weak point.

Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed[]

Goliath appears multiple times in Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed during the fights with Specter and Dark Specter.

Ape Escape 3[]

Goliath appears in Ape Escape 3 under the name Gorilliac. Here, only its head attacks.

Ape Escape: Million Monkeys[]

Goliath appears in Million Monkeys, surprisingly as the first boss. He also appears a boss later in the game.

Ape Escape: SaruSaru Big Mission[]

Goliath SSBM

Goliath appears as the final boss of Ape Escape: SaruSaru Big Mission. Like the first Goliath, this model has no legs.

Other Appearances[]

Goliath PSASBR

Goliath appears as a stage hazard in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Goliath appears in the Invasion stage after the players have landed on the ground. He transforms the stage and releases Pipo Monkeys, and acts as the hazard of the stage. It will attempt to attack fighters with its reattachable arms and missiles. Goliath is later destroyed by the ISA. Polygon Man can also transform into Goliath during the final boss.

Ape Escape: On the Loose/Ape Escape P Enemy Book Description[]

Goliath Armor (Top)[]

"This is just the head portion, but it'll still attack you with deadly accuracy. It's best to use hit-and-fade tactics while you evade the onslaught!"

Goliath Armor (Body)[]

"The body portion, which fits together with the head portion that Specter sits in, will go all out to destroy you. Be patient, so you can pick the best positions from which to attack!"

Trivia[]

  • The first fight against Goliath in Million Monkeys is scripted, which means it is impossible to lose against him, Even by dying during the mission. It is also impossible to win against him, as the fight will end once enough time has passed.

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