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Ape Escape On the Loose
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: I normally review sports games for Family Friendly Gaming, and felt like spicing things up by playing Ape Escape On the Loose for the Playstation Portable. It was a bit of an impulse purchase on my part, but I found out later that Family Friendly Gaming has not yet sounded off on the Ape Escape franchise. The storyline revolves around your character traveling through time to catch monkeys who have been transported there. You do this with a net.
Excerpt: Ape Escape: On the Loose allows you to take an update of the 1999 classic ape platformer on the go. The game is a solid platform title that allows you to go through various worlds battling crazy monkeys and other enemies. You take on the role of a boy, Spike, who must go through various worlds from medieval times to Oceana to a beach and caves in search of Specter and his monkeys who are trying to change history.
Excerpt: Those damn dirty apes have done it again. Specter (who has become just another circus attraction) has found his way to the Pipo Helmet yet again. This time though, Ape Escape: On the Loose has you traveling across time in search of Specter’s hench-monkeys and stopping them before they carry out the white hairball’s fiendish plan. The models and levels of On the Loose are slightly disappointing.
Excerpt: Features 1-2 Players Memory Stick Duo Wi-Fi Compatible (Ad Hoc) Ape Escape is a name that is synonymous with Sony’s PSone and PS2, so it makes sense to carry this game onto its newest machine, the PSP. What was interesting about the original Ape Escape on the PSone, and its eventual sequel on the PS2, was that is used the dual analog controls in a very innovative way.
Excerpt: If you’ve been a gamer for a while, you know that games inevitably get ported from one console to another, particularly if they’ve been successful. While some of the titles that have launched with the PSP have been original games, a large number of them are continuations of or re-imagined versions of older series. So it’s no surprise that Sony would take one of its more critically popular platforming series and bring it to their recently released portable.
Conclusion: The sound effects and music are exactly like the graphics, they are nice and do the job but there isn’t anything technically impressive here. The music is sweet and charming and the sound effects are all cute. It’s exactly like one would expect from a title like this. Some of the monkey squeaking can get a little annoying at times, but overall the music does what it’s supposed to.
Excerpt: Ape Escape: On the Loose is a lightly updated port of the original Ape Escape, which was released on the original PlayStation back in 1999. The game was a great platformer and was also one of the first games to require the use of Sony's dual analog controller. It's now available on the PSP, where it looks and sounds better than it did six years ago.
Pros: Good platforming action., Monkeys!, A whole lot of charm.
Cons: Control is a little rough., Camera gets hung up in tight areas.