May, or may not be related to Specter Coins.
Chips are vital to collect for a player in order to gain extra lives. When a player starts or has recieved a game over they will have 3 lives but for every 100 chips collected, a life is recieved.
In three, they cannot be used for that as they are used as currency only, in order to buy games, lives, health, and other random objects.
A special chip can be found in levels. Instead of being worth 1 chip they are worth 5 or more points. They are usually found by random encounter with an enemy, or within a group of smaller ones.
Their appearence and use changes with each game.
Ape Escape/On the LooseEdit
Ape escape 2Edit
In Ape Escape 2 as seen above, they are simple coin shapes.
Ape Escape 3Edit
In Ape Escape 3 the circles gain a Hexagon/pointed shape. But upon collecting so many they turn into silver stars, which doubles/5x the points given for each picked up. Upon picking up enough of them they turn into golden double stars that are 10x the amount. However, these only stay for a few seconds and then revert to their previous stage if not collected quickly.
In Ape Escape 2 and 3 the chips can upgrade to silver and gold stars.
|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|
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|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|