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Ape Escape SaruSaru Big Mission™
Ape Escape SaruSaru Big Mission
Full name

Japan サルゲッチュ ー サルサル大作戦
 Sarugetchu Saru Saru Daisakusen







Release Date(s)

Japan July 26, 2007

Story Edit

Specter kidnaps the Professor, Aki, Sayaka, Satoru, Hikaru and shrinks his laboratory, with Kakeru and Natsumi and who he kidnapped inside. Despite that, the lab is at least small enough to be disguised as a Pipo Helmet, which then Natsumi and Kakeru have to control the monkeys (named Piposaru in Japan) to help rescue their friends as well as defeat Specter.

Gameplay Edit

Unlike other stand-alone titles in the series such as Pipo Saru 2001 and Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed, the game borrows heavily from Ape Escape 3. The same graphic engine is used, which is a first for Ape Escape, as usually all game's graphic's are re-created for each game. In a different approach to the normal Ape Escape gameplay, SaruSaru Big Mission has you controlling the Pipo Helmet shaped lab. By latching it onto a monkey, they can gain control of it, including any abilities it may have. If the monkey takes too much damage, they will lose control of it. The aim is to utilize the monkeys' abilities to reach the end of the level safely.

Trvia Edit

  • The game features monkeys based on Kei and Yumi, which is a possible direct follow up to Ape Escape 3 having monkeys based on Spike and Jimmy, which are based on Spork and Shimmy.

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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