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The Time Station (タイムステーション), known in the Japanese version as the Time Machine (タイムマシン), is the main hub in Ape Escape and Ape Escape: On the Loose, where Spike can access any stage. It's comprised of a central Warp Room that has access to the stage select, training room, and minigame room.


The Time Station is where the whole story begins. The last invention from the Professor was finished, but he and Natalie were captured by Specter and his monkey army. The Time Station itself is divided into several areas:

  • Warp Room: the main room of the Time Station.
  • Stage Select Area : when Spike presses the round switch, a select screen appears, where he can choose a level.
  • Load/Save Data Area: The area where the player can save their game. In Ape Escape, this station also contains the Monkey Book. In Ape Escape: On the Loose, it includes the Monkey Book, Enemy Book, Casi's Documents, and a System Language menu.
  • Minigames Room: A room where Spike can play 3 (or 4 in Ape Escape: On the Loose) minigames from a giant arcade machine. He needs to jump on a green button in order to launch a minigame.
  • Training Area: The area where the player can replay gadget tutorials.

Beta version[]

In the Beta version (or the demo released in the Pizza Hut disc), the stage select has its own room, the warp room. According to the piposaru20th Twitter account, the room was cut because "the distance was long and troublesome."[1]

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale[]

The Time Station appears as a stage in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. The appearance, however, is based off it's appearance in the Ape Escape cutscene, and not the hub world. In the background, Specter uses the time portal to summon various creatures, such as the Ciokina from Patapon, a Lurker Shark from the Jak and Daxter series, a Harpy from God of War III, a Vermin truck from Twisted Metal and a Warhawk ship from Warhawk. Pipo Monkeys were seen with every summoned creatures. Eventually, he summons the Satan Chimera from the Resistance franchise, which serves as the main stage hazard. It attacks the players by spewing green bile from its mouth as Specter laughs maniacally. Shortly before the end of the match, the Satan Chimera will be pulled back into the portal, and the Time Station malfunctions and eventually falls apart, leaving Specter to sit and mope over his failure.

Natalie and the Professor makes a cameo on the computer screen on the left of the stage.


Ape Escape Beta (Pizza Hut Demo Disc)[]

Ape Escape[]

Ape Escape: On the Loose[]

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale[]


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!

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
ApeEscapeTemplate ApeEscapeOTLTemplate
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