Conclusion: Relentlessly goofy, the 3D platformer Escape 3 has brains enough to parody classic actors and their works: a monkey prances in black-and-white as Charlie Chaplin, another sits on a huge bed and spins its head in homage to The Exorcist.
Excerpt: For the past few years, the Ape Escape franchise has quietly built itself up to be one of the more original and entertaining platformers around. While it hasn’t received the same recognition as Jak & Daxter or Ratchet & Clank , the series has still managed to hold onto a sizeable cult following.
Conclusion: All in all, Ape Escape 3 has great but not groundbreaking graphics, a corny but cute sound quality, and a very well polished replay value compared to the last two titles. But with so much monkey mayhem taking place, and with so many ways to join in the fun, Ape Escape 3 is definitely one of the best...
Summary: Some franchises reinvent themselves with
every installment, while others like Ape Escape thrive on their
consistency. While the developers give players a host of new mini-games
and the ability to morph into different forms, most of the conventions and
style that made the previous titles so appealing...
Excerpt: Developer - SCIE Publisher - SCEI Features: 1-player Memory card- 370KB Analog control Vibration function Ape Escape is back with its third game in the series. The evil monkey leader Specter has returned. Donning his helmet he has once again become the monkey mastermind bent on global conquest.
Excerpt: Somehow I managed to miss out on the whole Ape Escape thing. I was always aware that the series existed, but beyond that basic awareness, I didn't have any feelings towards it one way or the other.
Summary: It looks the same and plays the same, but once you've started chasing down those cute monkeys you won't want to put down the control. Ape Escape 3 gets nearly every element right, it's just not very ambitious in its goals.